Sunday, January 30, 2011

Oh Ava...

Ava and daddy watching a really intense Little House on the Prairie.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Tea and Crumpets

No actually its coffee and a Panera bagel. Yeah you heard me right. I bought 13 of the cinnamon crunch bagels from Panera and froze them before I left the states. They were thawed when I got them here to England but I stuck them right back in the freezer and they are wonderful with just 50 seconds in the microwave. I get a little taste of home every now and then.

Ava looking cute...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Someone stole my car.

We have been busy the last couple of days dealing with car stuff. Someone stole my car Saturday night and so Sunday morning we woke up to my car missing. Gregg must have dropped the keys when he came in Friday night. That was the last time we drove the car. I guess they found them Friday night and decided to wait until Saturday night to steal it. I am so thankful they didn't break into our house because my house key was on there as well. God was looking out for us. Now the locks are changed and better than ever. I am just so bummed because I loved my car. I treated it so good and it never had any problems. We will wait for the right car to come along and not get in a hurry. This whole ordeal has taught Gregg and I an important lesson. Protect your keys with your life. We are so careful now with our keys, so hopefully this will never happen again.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Little Piggy

Eating cake for Ava was not a joking or laughing matter. She hardly smiled at all. She was overwhelmed by her freedom I think. She kept looking at us as if she were thinking, "Aren't you going to stop me"? It was hilarious. She just dug in!

Ava's 1st Birthday Party

These are the cupcakes I made for Ava's party. Aren't they sweet?

Ava and her friends had tons of fun!

Ava is 1 year old!

Oh what a blessing our little girl is. She is such a bright little sunshine in our lives. God has blessed us with Ava and we are so thankful for her. Here are a few pictures of her this morning with her new stroller and baby. She loves them! She is always stopping to kiss the baby and then she takes the baby's pacifier and puts it in her mouth. She was all smiles when we gave it to her. We are doing the rest of her presents and her birthday cake tonight when Gregg gets home. I will post more pictures tonight!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ava is almost one...

Twinkle Toes:)

Ava opening presents from Nanny and Papa:) Thanks mom and dad!

This one cracks me up! Look at that smile!

Zoom in and look at her crazy hair!

Here are a few pictures I have taken in the last couple of days. My goal is to post a new one every day so hopefully from here on out I am better about posting. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


OKay so Ava has learned how to say "no". I knew it would be coming soon. I took these pictures of her and her baby because she has been playing with it all morning long (Thanks Kristin for the doll:). She pulls it along with her everywhere.
She also has been telling the doll "no" all morning. She gets the baby right up close to her face and says,"no no no no no". She even used the doll to touch things that she is not supposed to touch and then told the doll no over and over. What a little rascal!

You would think from this that all she ever hears is "no" but you will notice that the last picture is of her giving the baby a kiss. She is so funny!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Why So Serious?


We pulled Ava's pants up high. She started laughing and walking to us. She is walking really well now. She still crawls some but she is walking better and better every day.