Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A heart filled with Thanksgiving

Ava Lu doesn't understand Thanksgiving yet but she is freely saying "thank you" when she appreciates something being done for her. Her "thank you's" are often for the simplest little things - a reminder to me to be thankful at all times, even for the small things in life!

As we reflect over 2007, our hearts are filled with thanks. Thanks to God for our dear daughter of promise, thanks to our family and dear friends who have stood by us these last several years on our journey to Ava Lu and thankful to each other for another year of dedication and love.

Here's our Thanksgiving picture as a family. Those of you who know Ava Lu well know that it took many "takes" to get one of her posing for the picture. I'm not giving up - we'll get a good family portrait yet!

Also, you can see Ava Lu enjoyed meeting her cousin Hannah while we were in Nevada for Thanksgiving.

And, Ava Lu even did well with the long drive over the weekend.

With a grateful heart -

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fun at the Pumpkin Patch

Ava Lu picked her first pumpkins. She calls them pumpum. Jim and I started going to this pumpkin patch years ago and always talked about taking our little girl. It was a day of great fun including pumpkin hunting, apple pie and looking at the animals on the little farms in Apple Hill.

We certainly have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving - not the least of which is our little pumpum girl!