Thursday, August 20, 2009

Nana's 70th B-day

We had a wonderful time in July celebrating my mom's (Ava Lu's Nana) 70th birthday with dear family. She was so blessed by all those who came from out of town to mark this wonderful milestone. Here are a few shots to show the flavor of the weekend!The girl cousins by the pool.

Ava Lu and "baby Noah" as she affectionately calls her little cousin.

More cousins. . . .

My mom and my dear, dear cousin Laura. We had a wonderful night out with the "girls" at American Idol! They share the same birthday. These are two of Ava Lu's favorite women.

Ava Lu & Noah again. No need to hold onto him to stay close to her. She has a bowl of chips!

Ava Lu took swimming lessons late in June at the Club. Here she is with Miss Maddie.

4th of July in River Park after mommy's 5 mile Independence Day race. She still had energy!

We are so blessed by the many memories we've made in the summer of 09!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tahoe 2009

We continued our Tahoe summer tradition again this year and had a wonderful time.

Ava Lu swam in the lake, thanks to her swim lessons earlier this summer! But truly her favorite beach pastime remains digging in the sand which she did daily.

It was a great week away. We went to concerts on the beach and golf course, enjoyed slow relaxing dinners and even snuck in a nap or two. The icing on the cake was when Ava Lu looked up at me on the lawn swing one night as the moon was shining and said, "mama, I'm having a wonderful time on vacation with you and daddy."

In our hearts, that's what it's all about.