Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lovin Life!!! Part 1

I havent written for a bit and yet I have lots to post! 

So I thought I would steal an idea from my friend Jeni over here on her blog. She had her daughters create a blog post, about what they thought of their family's surrogacy journey. So...I had my eldest daughter Maddie, write about her thoughts on our fams journey. So, here she is folks. My wonderful daughter, who I am very proud of. Shes a really great kid, thoughtful and kind and helpful. Shes a pretty awesome kid.

I also have some pictures to post so after the below post written by Maddie, please, keep reading, because theres more in the next one!!

Hi, my name is Madison. I would like to talk about the journey my mom went through and how I felt. When my mom first asked my sister Braelyn and I, if it would be ok for her to become surrogate I first asked what it was. She had said it was when a women carries a baby for someone who can't have a one. I was amazed at what my mother said she wanted to do. "Yes!" I had said. I was so excited. A little while later we had met A and D and they had brought A's parents. We had a great dinner and they were all very nice. When my mom went to Seattle to get the embryo transfer, I would think to myself 'Wow. It's really happening. The baby that would one day make A and D very happy was being placed into my mother at this very second.' When my mother finally came home she showed us the picture of the embryo. The picture showed it to be be green so my first reaction was 'This baby so far is my favorite colour.' Later on, when the baby was big enough to kick, my mother had taped the kicks and sent them to A and D which I thought was very, very kind of my mom to do. When the baby was finally ready to be born, I had no idea because I was asleep. Later when the baby was born we went to the hospital. I was the first child who got to hold Hazel Grace Prinsen Naples. She was the cutest thing I had ever seen. When they took her away to give to my sister I wasn't pleased. She was that cute to me. I walked out of the hospital very, very happy to see Hazel and to see A and D so happy. Every time my mom shows me the picture of A catching her own baby, I want to cry. In conclusion I think surrogacy is an amazing thing to do. Not just to make the person your doing it for happy but to make you and your family happy. I think what my mom did was amazing and A and D are amazing. I would like to be a surrogate when I grow up.              

Lovin Life!!! Part 2

Ok...prepare for photo overload!!!! Seriously! Sine there are so many photos, I wont spend a lot of time writing lol Not much has happened lately other then the fact that I seem to be working non stop! Its probably for the best that I am, being that it looks like were going to have to get a new car...and soon! Otherwise...its trudging along!

We had our family photos taken! And I love them!!! I love how vibrant they are! Im so thrilled I chose to go blue! I hope you like them as much as I do!!!

So.... the family and I met up at this awesome lake near by, with A, D and Hazel!! We had a picnic and the kids went in the lake (I forgot my bathing suit!). It was an awesome afternoon!! Hazel is such a sweetie! We had lots of cuddles and I stood up as high as I could hike my shorts and she splashed and got me soaked but I didnt care! We had a blast!! She was wearing the cutest baby bathing suit EVER! And there is quite the story about how they managed to get it. Too funny.

Of course there are some photos from our afternoon together on a beautiful afternoon at Buntzen Lake!!! The sun was out, the food was great (I made an AMAZING potato salad...seriously, and Im not a big potato salad person...shocking since I LOVE potatoes...ok....a little off track...) and the company was even better!

My family <3 td="td">

Juli Anne

Braelyn Raine
Madison Aileen Ivy

My love and I

I love this one...Juju's face is priceless!

The loves of my proud to be their mom.

Fun and quirky!

And here are pictures from our day together!!!

K...had to.

All of us together....self timer and lighting was terrible by that point!

Sweet Hiz and I

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture. I love how the light comes through the hands!!!

K cute is this bathing suit??

Daddy was making faces at her behind me

Oh my goodness....PERFECTION ....the whole picture!