Monday, January 24, 2011


One of Avery's favorite things to do with Daddy at lunch time...FLY!!

I caught this cute video of them today! And of course she has to fly her baby once she is done flying with Daddy! We are so thankful he comes home for lunch most days!

We need to work on her hand placement! Poor Baby!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Avery had another post-op appointment last week and unfortunately the news wasn't what we wanted to hear, but we somewhat expected it. Since her surgery we have still seen her eyes wander out, not nearly as much as before, but still discouraging. We found out that we have to proceed with patching and exercises to try to get her brain in synch with what her eyes are doing. I'm thankful that majority of the time, she has great focus. We are still praying and believing for a full miracle on her eyes!
Gabe found a great verse that we are now praying over Avery!
"Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you." Proverbs 4:25

Sunday, January 16, 2011

It's a...


We are so excited to announce that Baby J #2 is a GIRL! We had the ultrasound tech write down the gender on a card I made and waited to open it at dinner that night. It was hard to wait, but so much fun to open it just the two of us on a date for Gabe's birthday!

I loved growing up with sisters, so I couldn't be more thrilled that Avery will have a sister of her own! Can't wait to meet you in May ( or June) sweet little girlie!

We are getting closer on deciding the name, not sure if we will keep it a secret or not, but I'm excited to start calling her by name!

Wedding Bells Ring!

My friend Ashley DeVore ( now Ashley Cook) got married last weekend ! I had my sister Ash go with me and Avery since Gabe wasn't able to go; he had an all day wrestling tournament in Pueblo. It was such a beautiful wedding and Ashley was a gorgeous bride! It was also great to spend time with my sister and see friends I don't get to see all the time! Once the music started, Avery and Jane danced the night away!

Dancing with the bride and my friend Jess

Dancing with Auntie Ash

Me and Megs!

Dani, Me, Jess and Megs

Such a beautiful bride!

Gabe turned 30!!

This past week Gabe turned 30 on 1.11.11! Because it was such a big birthday, I decided to surprise him over the course of a couple of weeks. First off, I surprised him with his present which was a flat screen TV. He has wanted one for so long, so I thought it would be the perfect gift. And it was! He was definitely surprised and impressed with my ability to pick it out, get it on sale, hide it in the basement, etc. It was fun surprising him with it on Rose Bowl day because his friend John was coming over to watch the game. Thanks to his mom and my mom for helping me get this gift for him!

Next, was his surprise party. I had it at Champps and for the most part he was completely surprised. He got a bit skeptical the afternoon of the party because my story was getting interesting. He thought I was planning something for his actual birthday, not the weekend before, so I think I caught him off guard. Regardless, he had a blast and we are so thankful to all of you who came! Thanks for making Gabe's birthday so memorable and special!

Lastly, on Gabe's actual birthday we found out what Baby J #2 is! For all of you who don't know already...you will have to wait for the reveal post! Stay tuned ...
Happy Birthday Gabe! You are such an amazing Husband and Daddy! We love you!

The birthday man!

Avery and Grandma had a blast playing with this pole!

Avery and Grandma playing!

Yummy Cake!

Muttie and YaYa

Avery with Muttie and Pop Pop

Ash and Eileen

Bobby, John and Gabe

John Hutton with his little guy, Aza

With my sister Ash

Shawn & Mary Yost and John & Jessica Zachman

My little sister Ash and her friend Alyssa

Bobby and Alexandra Rainbolt. Gabe grew up with Bobby. They live in Ft. Collins now. Thanks so much for making the drive to come to the party guys!

Billy Gabel and Gabe's Dad

Lots of Grandparents to love on Aves!

Avery so excited to see Daddy!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sweet Friends

Avery and Jane had a fun playdate yesterday...as you can tell from this video!

Around Christmas, I was able to get together with these sweet friends. Some of us live in CO, but others live across the country, so it's always a treat when we can all get together! I have known them since elementary/middle school. They are such sweet women and I'm so thankful they are still in my life after so many years! We always have so much to catch up on, but we can always pick it up like we see eachother everyday! I just love them!

I'm excited to see some of them again this weekend for Ash's wedding!

Check this picture out...I found it in one of my old photo albums. I don't have a scanner so I just took a picture of it.
This is our last day of 9th grade!
WOW! Look how we've changed!

I pray that Avery would always have strong and lasting friendships! I pray she would always be a faithful friend! There is nothing like a sweet friendships!!