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 -


Jim and Michelle said...

I saw your post and it's so great to hear from you! Somehow I deleted your comment. Please e-mail me so we can chat and catch up.

I'm glad to hear of your growing family. I'd love to see photos.

Thanks for following our blog.

Cherie said...

Michelle...Your little girl is awesome. My computer gliched a few months ago and I lost all my address book. So I haven't been able to email so I thought Id get you this way.It look likes you are having so much fun. She is beautiful and I always knew you would be a great mom!