Sunday, January 17, 2010

Step one of learning to crawl!!!

Ava crawled up in this position today just for about 10 seconds and rocked back and forth like a little rocking horse before she fell back to her tummy! I was so proud! YAY AVA!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

I caught a smile!!!

As hard as it is for this little smiley punkin....she has been one little grumpy bear for the past week but I can't blame her, she has a tooth coming in! But I did manage to catch a few smiles out of her this morning and had to run and get my camera of course. She sure is going to look adorable with a pirate tooth grin when it cuts through!!!

Ava's 6 month photo session with Anne-Camille!!!

Ava's 6month photography session with my dear friend and photographer, Anne-Camille are up and ready to view! They are amazing as always!. Her link is

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Friday, January 8, 2010

My New Year, not so new year Resolutions :)

Keeping it simple folks.
1. LOSE THE REST OF MY BABY WEIGHT. No Joke. I'm going to do it.
2.Join a Yoga and Spin Class
3.Read more.
4.Start riding again. It's been 15 months since my last Dressage lesson. I'm aching to get back on a horse, it's my true passion.
5.Take our first family vacation.
6.Put all of Ava's pics from birth to present in scrapbooks and keep them current.
7.Now that Ava is older....have a date night with the hubs at least 2x month :)

Just a thought....

Mother Thersea

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;

forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;

be kind anyway.

If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies;

succeed anyway.

If you are honest people may cheat you;

be honest anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;

build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;

be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;

do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;

Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the end, it is between you and God;

it was never between you and them anyway.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Trust him.

There is something about snow falling that is comforting. Peaceful. As I sit here drinking my 1st..err, 2nd cup of coffee :) I can't help but get entranced by it's whimsical flutter as I stare out the living room window. It seems in our busy lives we too often don't stop enough to take a breather and thank God for simply giving us life on this beautiful earth. Appreciate, respect, love, NEVER TAKE FOR GRANTED.
I personally believe God never hands you anything that he believes you cannot handle, even if you don't believe in can find the strength. A good friend of mine once told me " The lord has a plan, and always a good lesson learned-trust him."

This is how I want to start out my new year... with no fear, to live with my eyes wide open and my heart full.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Thankful. Blessed. Loved. Changed.
These are the first things that pop into my head as I think of 2009. It was an amazing year, life changing. Looking forward to what this year has in store for our family of three.
Happy new Year to all of our family and friends! May this year bring you peace love and happiness.