This is why...

This blog has been created to give our family and friends an idea of our journey through infertility and the steps we chose to take to make our dream of becoming parents a reality. There may be a few graphic details here and there, along with some fun photos, but most importantly, we wanted to document these events in our lives for our future children and for anyone else who dreams of becoming a parent. Enjoy!

*Anyone who may be interested in us as adoptive parents, please feel free to check out our link at Bethany.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Claire's First Vacation

Sorry we haven't posted in a while but we have been super super busy! Now that it's summer time, I have a little more time to keep up on our blog. So now I'm going to take us back to April. We were able to take Claire on her first vacation to Yosemite. When my Grandpa died, he wanted his ashes spread in Yosemite so we promised to take a family trip each year to not only keep his memory alive but to visit one of the most beautiful places on this Earth. Darryl's sister Trisha, her husband Bryan, and cousin Audrey also came with us and we had a blast! Here are some pics of our trip.

 Uncle Bryan and cousin Audrey
 The whole gang climbing one tough Mist Trail
 The Shirley family! Look at our little Claire Bear!
 The Vine family!
 We love Yosemite!
 Trying to feed the little one and not the 4 squirrels who had us surrounded.
Audrey and Papa

More Yosemite Pics!

Here are some more pics from Yosemite!
The hubby and I getting ready for our first hike!

Our sleeping beauty. She did so good on all of our hikes. Thank God for the Bob!
Waterfalls everywhere! This was one of my Grandpa's favorites.
 It's cold out here but I'm a happy camper! 

Audrey, Bryan and Trisha looking all cute by the river.
The Shirleys. This is where we said goodbye to Grandpa a year ago. The big rock marks the spot.
I told Trisha she has to take a few pics like this. :)
Audrey and Mommy
Papa and Audrey walking along.
Such a cute pic! :)
Claire loves her baby Bjorn. I think Daddy likes it too!
Off to see another waterfall.
"Hi Mama!"
We felt the need to re-enact the Dirty Dancing scene! (We didn't know other people were watching us! Hahahaha!)
Standing at the foot of one of the waterfalls and getting pretty wet!
Smile! Pretend you're not getting soaking wet right now! :)
So pretty!
The whole gang!
The deer just walked around everywhere! Pretty cool to see!
Trisha and Audrey taking a little walk before dinner.
Beautiful Audrey
Uncle Bryan and his girls.