Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas memories

Ava Lu enjoyed the joyous Christmas season so much this year. She had her own tree and Nativity in her room. Here's Ava Lu in her Christmas jammies ready for her goodnight story time with mommy - one of my favorite times of the day!

And, I was able to capture a few photos of her enjoying Christmas morning. You can see she had just a few gifts to open (mostly due to the generosity of family - daddy and I were very good about not overspending this year :)).

As we count our Christmas blessings, our Daughter of Promise reminding us of the true meaning of Emmanuel - God With Us is the best gift of all.

Merry Christmas!


Friday, December 12, 2008

Ava Lu's "camera debut"

Ava Lu participated in a commercial photo shoot last week for ads for my company. I wasn't sure how she'd do since she's not always been the best at posing for photos. But, she was really just an accessory for this shoot - the "model grandaughter" for our hired grandma/senior woman who was the focus of the shoot. And, these photos are very lifestyle in nature and given that Ava is great at life I thought she'd do well. She did!

Here are a few of the photos from the shoot. She didn't really care for the large ducks! You can see in one photo she was saying "enough"with her expression! Nonetheless, I was a very proud mommy. She's my precious girl