Friday, December 23, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

My Girl

My girl, my Russian Princess as I call her is getting older.  She is such a happy girl and we are so blessed to have her in our lives.

Ava Grace before Church.  She just looked so grown up carrying her purse!

I love to watch how Ava Grace looks over all the ornaments

showing me a few of her favorites
Tinker Bell and a crystal church

A Russian Doll ornament that we picked up in St. Petersburg

With all the wonder and excitement this season brings
I am reflecting on our many treasures that
God has given to us....
His Son
Is the GREATEST gift ever

Friday, December 9, 2011

All I really want for Christmas

I saw this on another adoptive blog here , It really tug at my heart strings so I thought I would share it with you all...

All I really want for Christmas

God is good ALL the time....

Lets remember the reason of the season, we can not possibly give a better gift then the one that God has already given us...


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bass Pro Santa

Love this place!

I wrote about my dealings with the mall Santa last year here, so I made my way over to Bass Pro again and had another wonderful experience.  I'm telling you, this Santa is wonderful, so kind, so caring, dosen't wear any kind of wig, so real...so patient.  Ava played a little shy at first, but then Santa saw her holding a horse, and that was all it took for Ava to open up...she showed Santa her horse, made horse sounds and they laughed together...never again will I go to a mall Santa.





after seeing Santa,
they gave Ava Grace a candy cane
and a reindeer bracelet
(you see her holding the reindeer bracelet up
and the candy cane all over her mouth)


My happy girl, love her to pieces
So for those of you within driving of Bass Pro
go there instead of the mall
you won't be dissapointed!

Merry CHRISTmas

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Fogotten pictures


Ava Grace enjoying her ice cream
who says Russians don't like anything cold?
This girl loves her some Ice cream. 

At the end of October
the ladies go on our annual
Door County trip 

My bff Kelly with her mom 


while shopping at Von Maur
Ava Grace jumped up onto the sleigh
she looks so cute... 

now no longer forgotten, enjoy this wonderful season as we celebrate Christs birth.