Saturday, April 30, 2011


One year ago today, Tyler and I drove with Svetlana to take Ava out of the Baby Home forever.  Yipee!  Wow one year, it goes by so fast, and then on the other hand it seems like Ava has always been here.  Our lives have changed for the better, and Ava has blessed us sooo sooo much.  She has softened the boys and has them tied around her finger.  I love to see how they care for her, they are not jealous of her at all (this is a question I get a lot)!  She has brought more laughter to our house and more imaginative play!

Thank you God for your beautiful gift.

See how she loved my necklace
I wore that necklace every time we saw her

getting all bundeled up

hello world, Ava is here! 
Outside her Baby Home

Easter 2011, trying to blow her pinwheel

April 30, 2011 our beautiful princess
Poppy Dip Dress
 We love you Ava Grace so much!


Jeanette said...

Ava is so beautiful and lucky to have such a wonderful family! Congrats!

Jen said...

It's amazing how she's grown! Her hair even looks long compared to last year! It all just goes too fast...

Jen said...

Love it! Happy one year anniversary - love all of the pictures. I remember following along a year ago - and being so frustrated for you when your paperwork got delayed (that happened, right? I didn't just make that up, I hope). I can't believe that was a year ago - isn't it crazy how time flies?

Amy said...

Oh she is just gorgeous!!!!! We may share the same Svetalana!!

Eric and Kathryn said...

Happy One Year Anniversary!

tammy said...

She has blossomed this past year! What a beautiful little girl. i love her easter dress.