Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Conversation with Mia

Please do not mind my annoying baby voice interjection...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Finalization Day = Relief

Today Mia is officially ours! Although we had the best adoption experience ever, it is nightmarish to imagine her being taken away from us...which she could have been...until TODAY! Mia knew it was a special day. She smiled all morning. In the court room, while I just kept anticipating some dramatic interlude that would keep the judge from saying those final words, David was busy trying to contain his emotion. He didn't do a very good job.

Mia in her special day outfit
In the courtroom Dad 'n Mia in front of the court house

Mom 'n Mia " We like her.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Spokane to Sandpoint Relay

We just finished our first 190 mile relay race this weekend. It was great fun. David was so intense- he ran 18.5 miles and then ran two legs of my 13.2 miles with me! Our team of 12, called "Run for Your Life!," began at 8 am Friday morning and arrived at our destination around 12:30 in the afternoon on Sat. The team took a quick break to ride the Tremors rollercoaster in the middle of the night. It was quite the thrill!

Mia was dressed and ready to accompany us on the run! (gentian violet tongue) Here we are at David's first leg of the race-

I'm all "lit up" for my middle of the night leg. One woman wore a bikini made out of glow sticks. She passed me. I noticed that she shed part of the bikini along the trail. Those "g" strings can be constrictive.
Our whole team at the finish line! I was sooo done at that point...hence my very non-race attire.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Two Months: Lots of Pictures

Big Mia.
Hi, Dad!

I bunddled Mia up while doing laundry in the chilly basement. She just sat contented in the pile for so long! It was funny.Mia always has lots of smiles for Gma K.
Ready to go for an evening jog in our hi-tech BOB stroller. We LOVE it!
Another one of those side-ways photos. Mia has such pretty, bright eyes!
Mia LOVES her baths. Here is one of our modest post-bath photos.
Mia is beginning to notice herself in the mirror. This time, she didn't like what she saw.
Ready to go for the day!
Napping while mom takes a break from making dinner. Whew! Being home all day is hard work!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


We have been lucky to have Grandma & Grandpa Heinz, Aunt Amy & Eli here to visit this week. Mia got to meet them for the first time and was quite taken with her Great Grandma.

Mia smiled at Great-Grandma this entire afternoon!

Amelia hangin' with Great-Grandpa (whose mother is her namesake)

Cousins McKenna and Eli checking out Mia's little appendages

While at grandma's birthday party, Arianna had some time to bond with her horse, Lady.

Daisy pulled us around in Nick's little chaise for Grandma's birthday. If you have never tried this, you are missing out.

On our way up Schweitzer

On top of Schweitzer