Friday, October 14, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
A lot has happened the past couple months with our #1 boy Joshua. Here is a little run down of all the excitement.
First, Joshua got to be the ring bearer in my cousin's wedding. We've known about this for about a year and it came down to last second of whether or not he would actually walk down the aisle. He wouldn't really take any pictures beforehand and told us numerous times he wouldn't do it. But, with a little bribery of chuck e cheese and doritos at the end,he chose to do it. He looked so cute!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
My dear grandfather passed away on Sunday, September 18. He was 90 years old. Although I am saddened and will miss him greatly, I know he is in a better place where his suffering and ailments will no longer trouble him. I am thankful that Joshua and Avonlea were able to meet him. He was a wonderful man who lived a life full of accomplishments, love, and happiness. I love you Pop Pop.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Back on May 31, Kevin turned the big three-oh! I had all kinds of grand plans for his birthday (a surprise party, lots of expensive presents, a hot date) but I failed miserably. I did manage however to pull out a few surprises. I stayed up super late the night before taping pictures on the wall in the shape of a 30. It turned out awesome! We also have a NYC trip planned for just the 2 of us which I am beyond excited for.
Totally nothing to do with Kevin turning 30 (but I just couldn't resist), here are some pics of baby girl. She is just getting cuter and cuter!
More random thoughts... The first week of July we were in Seattle for Kevin's family reunion. It was a ton of fun which may be why we didn't take any pictures. Lame. Kevin has an enormous extended family and it was wonderful meeting and getting to know them. Joshua was in heaven with all the kids and fun things to do at Grandma and Grandpa Downing's! Aunt Diane sent me these phone pics of Avonlea with her great-grandparents which are adorable!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
On Sunday, May 22, our sweet baby girl Avonlea was given a wonderful blessing by Kevin. We were fortunate to have Kevin's dad and my parents travel in for the occasion. Kevin's good friend Graham and some friends in our ward were also able to be a part of the blessing. Avonlea wore my blessing dress and looked like a doll in it. It was such a wonderful day!
The decorations, which were a headache. I was originally going to use the fabric balls I want to put in Avonlea's room but realized that was going to be pushing my time limit. So, I decided to make some tissue balls. I ordered the tissue online and when it came the day before, it was the wrong color. So, I went scrambling around town trying to find some sort of substitute. It ended up working out but I was definitely a bit stressed!
Joshua was not excited to interrupt his playing time to take a picture. He usually loves his picture but he had way to many friends to entertain him!
Beautiful girlie! Seriously, she looks like a doll here.