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Emily Swenson  โ€ข LDS โ€ข Wife to Er๐Ÿปโ€ข Mommy to Leyna๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿผโ€ข Hoping to Adopt๐Ÿ’›โ€ข Help us spread the word! โฌ‡๏ธ

http://www.swensonfam.com/

My life was completed when @robertschwartzman let me hold his hand while he strummed and later after almost being hit by his guitar he rested his hand on my head. To say last nights concert was the best is a huge understatement. @rooney continues to be my all time favorite live show, especially when my two best friends are enjoying it with me! #robertpalmedmyhead #rooney #rivernorth #nowletsgowatchprincessdiaries #ortheoc

For those who haven't heard, we're trying to adopt! It has taken lots of work to get to this point, but we are so excited to finally be a โ€œwaitingโ€ family.
Now we are stepping a little bit (okay, a lot) outside of our comfort zone and asking for your help with some things we can't do nearly as well on our own:

Share. Share our website (link in bio), share our social media posts, share our story with anyone you can--and then tell them to share it!
Saturday, August 19 - Save the date and come attend an awesome fundraiser event! More details coming very soon.
Pray. Pray for us and pray for the expectant parents. We know that our family is in God's hands, but your prayers keep us grounded in His peace. We hope the same for those making the impossible decision to place their children.

We are so grateful for all the love and support that we have felt along our way. We are blessed with the best friends and family we could ask for. Words cannot express how grateful we are to everyone ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› #findingbabyswens #adoptionrocks #hopingtoadopt #lovemakesafamily #openadoption

Leyna as we left Baskin Robbins "Mommy I love Chelsea. You love her to?" To which I responded "I love her very much". Love having little things like trips to BR to remind me all the great memories we have Chelsea Sue ๐Ÿ’› some days are just harder. Right now I'm so sad that all the plans we had for little Leyna are happening and your not here in person to teach her all of life's important lessons. Im sure your busy loving on and teaching your niece and my future baby. #bestbuds #wishyouwerehere #chelseasueimissyou

Leyna's name was chosen weeks before we conceived her after hearing her song and feeling like the chorus described my current battle with infertility. I knew I wanted her song lyrics and baby blessing printed somewhere that she could read each day to confirm how special she is to not just Erik and I but also her Heavenly Father. I finally got her baby blessing printed and hung. I wanted to give the hugest shoutout to @lydiaslines for getting it all perfectly right and matching the signs I already had up in her room. She does such beautiful work and I'm currently trying to find other designs and watercolors I need done so she can keep making beautiful artwork for my house! #allforleyna #babyblessing #lydiaslines

Rise Against tonight with my besties โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค #wolfpack #riseagainst #dreamsdocometrue

Lately when someone tells Leyna she is beautiful or cute she replies with "I know" or she will come out and announce that "I am so pretty". For a moment I thought I'd teach her to say thank you instead but for right now she sees herself as flawless and beautiful and I want to soak up all of these "I'm so pretty" moments. I know that one day she will grow up and have insecurities and not feel as confident. I'm not sure why we are so hard on ourselves but I know as long as this little girl remembers that her Heavenly Father loves her she will be okay. ๐Ÿ’› #lyricswithmeaning #thankyounursery #mybeautifuldaughter #leyniebug

Leyna started soccer today with @soccershotsslcsouth She has been asking everyday for weeks when she gets to play soccer with friends. She slept in her "soccer shoes" the last two nights ๐Ÿ˜‚ It should be a fun summer cheering on my little Leynie Bug! Glad there is a place that allows a bunch of 2 year olds to run around and possibly pick up a thing or two. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ#daddysgirl #startthemyoung #soccerstar

Jam session for Fathers Day and we wanted to give a shoutout to our lead band member who couldn't be here in person... Mister Marshall Maxwell. This song goes out to you and all the Moana Shiny Members. #moanashiny #futureband #soshiny #fathersdayfun @meganrtanner @shtanner8 @hannah_edginton @mrpossim @erik.swenson

All the love and appreciation in the world for this patient and loving man. He works so hard to provide the best life for us and we know we are the luckiest to call him ours. Leyna loves her Daddy๐Ÿ’œ and I love watching him be a Dad๐Ÿ˜ #luckygirls #weloveerbear

I remember hearing this song three years ago and telling Erik that we would one day have a Leyna who we would have done everything we could to get her, and that we were giving our all for. Two weeks later I got a positive test. I knew it was our Leyna ๐Ÿ’œ thank you Billy Joel for writing an awesome song for my little Leynie Bug. She is absolutely obsessed with her song these days. Even when she is still working on waking up she can belt the chorus ๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽน #allforleyna #searchingforsiblingsongs #morningjams

Scraggy (@hannah_edginton) gave me the most amazing opportunity today. I went into where she works and taught one of her clients about hair and nails because her dream is to do nails and Hannah is working on finding an opportunity for her to accomplish that. In just a few hours Amber not only mastered her manicure skills on me but also made me absolutely want to help her reach those dreams. If any of my stylist friends know of a need for a nail technician or ANY opportunity where Amber could practice her skills please let me know! I am grateful for moments like today that remind me how much God loves each and every one of us. Also grateful for my sister and her example of serving and fighting for these wonderful people to have opportunities every day. #futurenailtech #helpherliveherdream #bestgelmanicureever

Leyna is loving that we ripped our front yard out and have added piles of fresh dirt for her to roll around and play in. She spent an hour walking around the yard singing and playing. I love how much she loves to be outdoors. She has quite the imagination and her new found skill of making up her own songs are my favorite. #futuremusician #futureconstructionworker #leyniebug #newyardproject

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