Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I think Avery likes my new camera too! It was literally the first time I could actually get her to pose! That makes for a happy Momma!

And then of course she needed to do some plumbing work under the sink!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Guess who...

Got a new camera! Yes, its me! Thanks to my Mom, Dad and Gabe, I got the most amazing birthday present!

Here she is...

I love it, love it, love it!

Thank you all so much! Look at the quality of these pictures!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Avery's Vacation!

Avery had such a wonderful and fun filled week with Muttie and Pop Pop in Kansas. She spent a ton of time outside; she even has sun kissed cheeks now. She met new friends. Went four wheeling with Pop Pop and Libby. They definitely kept busy the entire week and Avery was, what we hear, an angel! :) She sure loves her Muttie and Pop Pop!

Not sure what she is eating here...but she looks like she is thoroughly enjoying it!

I guess she carried around this picture of me and Gabe all week! How cute is that?

Her new friend Libby!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

So Long...


Today I attended the Beth Moore Simulcast event.

All I have to say is....SO LONG!

I'm excited for this new journey!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Mexico Trip!

We are back! It has taken me a few days to get back to blogging, mainly because I've been trying to make a slight dent in our huge mountain of laundry! Thankfully I'm getting somewhere.

We had a great and interesting trip to Mexico. It was wonderful to spend time with one another and not have any responsibilities, but it also came with some challenges that we had to push through. I think we might have done enough complaining while we were there, so that's not what I'm here to do. We were actually trying to learn how to REJOICE in every circumstance, especially when God humbled me by reminding me there are such greater "worries" in this world. With that said, we had to get over me losing my camera on the first day (I had a major breakdown), the weather being pretty terrible, and coming home to a flat tire. Aside from the challenges, I believe we made the most of our vacation and we did really enjoy ourselves! Our last day there was our first day with sunshine and we were SO thankful for it! We spent the entire day outside and came home like lobsters! We were just happy to get some SUN! I was so happy to relax in the sun! By now, our redness has turned to a tan!

Although we had to take cover for a lot of our vacation, we spent every minute that we could outside. We had fun taking adventures, like walking to the other Riu resort. On the way there we got drenched, but it was a fun memory! We definitely weren't going to sit in our hotel all day! On a different day we took the bus to the opposite end of Cancun. Gabe really wanted to snorkle, but the water was too rough. So we walked probably around 4 miles along the coast, which was beautiful! So aside from a few complaints from both of us here and there, we still had a blast together!

Avery had a fun vacation of her own ( stay tuned for those pictures). She stayed with Gabe's parents, Muttie and Pop Pop, in Kansas. We definitely missed her more than she missed us! By our last day, we were very ready to see our girl!

We are so happy we took the time to invest into our marriage and friendship! What a blessing to get away together. A HUGE thanks to Muttie and Pop Pop who kept Avery for the week! She had an absolute blast! I'm sure she was disappointed her vacation was over.

Get ready for photo overload! Thankfully Gabe has a Droid, so we were still able to get some pictures without having my camera! HUGE blessing!

Gabe kayaked on the last day

Gabe swimming and wave jumping with one of the life guards

The view from our balcony

My 27th birthday was wonderful! Our waiter brought over this whole cake during breakfast while they sang to me and threw confetti all over me!

Beautiful rainbow after an entire day of rain!