Monday, October 20, 2008

Birthday Bash

A couple of weekends ago several of our good friends came over for Ava's first birthday party. The kids had a great time eating cake and playing together, and it was really nice for the adults to get to visit too. Chris and I are so thankful for all of the awesome friendships we have, and love that everyone was able to come over and help us celebrate. Thanks to all our friends for making Ava's first birthday a blast!

Moments before Ava's introduction to smash cake
All the little party-goers

Opening presents
Yep, thats a snail :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Family Camping Trip

Here are some pictures from our camping trip on the Buffalo River last weekend. We had an awesome time with the family: hiking, fishing, campfires, s'mores - so much fun!

Cozying up by the campfire with Dad

Mobile naptime
Happy trails...
Robbie, Leah and Sarah (our resident ham), hiking to the old homestead

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Ava!

It literally does not seem possible that a year ago I was in the hospital just getting to know this little girl. She has changed more than I could have imagined over this past year, and has far exceeded any expectations I might have had. Happy 1st birthday Ava, I have loved this time with you more than you'll ever know. I can't wait to to see what next year brings!