Friday, September 28, 2012

A very special birthday

My grandpa turns 84 years old today, which completely blows my mind!! The past few years have been a downward spiral for his health, but this mans mind & soul are very much alive. He is still witty & charismatic, with a heart like a lion.  He is a very brave and bold man and although he may not be as strong and mighty at this day in age, I pray for his health and thank god each and everyday for his presence in my family. I wish him a great birthday today.
Happy Birthday to you grandpa!
your granddaughter
(one of many)

{ohh p.s. Avery Anne is 16 month old today! It really is an amzing day, here's to celebrating beautiful people!]

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bump ahead & no it's not mine.

In early August my adorable niece, brother & sister-in-law announced they are expanding their family by 2 feet! With a St.Patrick's day due date, my sister-in-law just reached her second trimester. She is sicker than ever this time around, but we are all thrilled for this new addition!!!


Monday, September 24, 2012

Music to my ears

" ma ma ma, what's that?
what's that ma?

At almost 16 months Avery's vocabulary has exploded! She is a little bird chirping in my ear all day long and I absolutely love it. Although a lot of her words are still unclear, she is learning new words daily and it's truly music to my ears! She repeats, re-listens, & asks "whats that?" while pointing her little finger all day long. Seriously, all day!! Communication in our family has been taken to a whole new level, we are no longer leaving Avery out of conversation.She loves to listen and respond to instructions, such as: throw this away, put your clothes away, take this back, pick up your toys, let's let the Moose out, are you ready for a nap, are you tired, are you hungry, want to go play at the Y, lets go outside, etc. These action phrases are really exciting for Avery, Bryce and I. We have our hands full with this little girl, but each day is a learning experience for the three of us.


Monday, September 17, 2012

There is a sweet harmony in autumn

Despite our crazy stressful search for a house; Sunday we found time too get outside and enjoy the crisp autumn air that's quickly moving in. Avery's first visit to the farm was just what we needed to remember God's greatest gifts!
PS. House update coming soon... we found a house, say a little prayer for us!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Above all, Love each other deeply.

It seems like forever since my last blog post; we've been so busy lately and let me tell you I absolutely love it! Between house searching and our daily adventures I haven't put much thought into my blog and i'm really okay with that. Yet, i'm here now and I need to note all the fun things going on before I forget them. Bryce and his brother stood in a good friends wedding on Labor Day, so last weekend we spent 6 hours traveling to Cincinnati. In between all the wedding extravaganza we explored the town, shopped a bit & ate really good food. Avery did extra awesome for spending so many hours in the car; she amazed us at rehearsal dinner & even was so well-behaved at the wedding. I was one proud mamma all weekend, she is really hit or miss on all-the-above and she pulled through when we needed her too. Yayy, go A go!! I started MOPS (moms of preschoolers) this week and I can't talk enough about it. A group of moms coming together 2x a month at a local church to give each other support, a good laugh when you need it, & even prayer when it's most important. We chat and enjoy breakfast together, while the little ones are in the nursery or classroom playing. Avery spent the entire 2 hours in the nursery & they said she didn't make a peep! Well, not literally this girl is trying so hard to talk lately; her words aren't clear yet, but she is defiantly working on her communication skills. MOPS is really a great group of women who I am so excited to meet more of. I am really starting to find my nitch for this stay at home mom gig. Now that Avery is a busy body its important to keep our days filled with interaction. We still go to the YMCA during the week & playgroup is usually 2-3x a month now. I am really happy with where we are in life and each day is truly a blessing! Of course I can't leave without a picture dump, so enjoy! 

"Love each other as if your life depended on it"
Peter 4:8