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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Semi Wordless Wednesday

My baby girl's first "black eye"

 Table at Country's BBQ - 1  Ava - 0

Link up with Daphne here

Monday, June 20, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Last week I was on vacay.  First full week of vacay that I have taken in three years!  It was not a planned week of vacay though.  The initial plan was for me to take Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off, but my boss (best boss ever) decided kinda last minute that I should go ahead and take the whole week.  It was our first vacay since he became Judge, and I really can't do anything when he isn't around anyway.  Since it was a last minute decision, we had no extravagant plans.  I must say that I rather enjoyed having no specific plans.  I really enjoyed just spending time with my little family.  Here are some random pictures taken during the week...

1. Started her first addiction...Starbucks (disclaimer: it is decaf and I only allowed her a sip)

2. Introduced her to all kinds of fish 

3. Made cute new friends

4. Enjoyed some nakey time

5. Visited far away family

6. Played with the cutest cousins  

7.  Told all the guys how it goes

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

Fun and games with Daddy
sweet smiles and laughing with Brodie
serious talks and swimming with mommy
cute and prissy in a pink tutu
serious concentration and splashing with water animals
giggles and squeals on the trampoline

All of these were the experiences of our Ava on Memorial Day weekend 2011.
Hope everyone else had a safe and HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
God Bless our Troops!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Yesterday afternoon I had a little free time, and I found myself taking up that spare time by browsing old pictures on Facebook.  After a few minutes of clicking through pictures I realized what a change my life has made.  It happened over time, so I guess it kinda snuck up on me.  It is a wonderful change, and I would do nothing to go back to that other time in my life.  
What is the "other time" you might ask???  The "other time" is the time before my sweet Ava.  There are the times b.A. (before Ava) and the times a.A. (after Ava).  While life b.A. was fun and I have countless good memories of that time, the time a.A. is indescribably better.  Things are not pretty all of the time, but they are so worth every second with that sweet girl!

Happy Couple
Surprise Life Changer
My favorite picture from the hospital...he was wrapped the second he saw her.
Sleeping Beauty
First Family Picture
The Family one year later.  We LOVE our new life.
I am constantly amazed at how one little girl can have such a tight grip on my heart.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than to take a beach trip with your fam??!!
First trip to the beach!

Taking it all in with Daddy.

Venturing out with Uncle Marc.

 Playing in the sand with the boys.

Found a friend.

Playing in the waves with Mommy.

Wore out.


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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Easter Fun

Easter was so much fun this year!  Even though it was not Ava's first Easter, she was 1 week 5 days old last year, it was the first one she was excited about.  She really enjoyed every minute of it (except when we tried to make her put the eggs she found into the basket)!!!
Ava wakes up...
 realizes that the Easter Bunny visited while she was asleep...
 and there were lots of pretty & fun things in what he left...
 and  yummy things in what he left (yes she had jelly beans for breakfast).
 Then we got all dressed up and we went to Pa-paw and Mimi's for Easter lunch...
with Daddy and Mommy...
 with Uncle Marc, Aunt Cannon and Mason.
 Then it was time to hunt Easter eggs...
 she had figured out earlier that the eggs contained candy, so she REALLY did not want to put them in the basket lol...
 and she tried to sneak a few eggs from the boys' baskets while they were taking pictures.
 Then it was time for more pictures with the fam.  Ava with Pa-paw and Mimi...
 Mommy and Daddy...
 Uncle Marc, Aunt Cannon and Mason, Mommy and Daddy.

The older Ava gets the more fun holidays become!  It is so much fun to watch her get excited over every little thing.