it's been a while!
i have been busy living. my little brother and sister came into town this weekend to celebrate ava's first birthday. i tell ya, pretty much no one can make ava light up like those two can. they are so special to her and she is so special to them and i am so glad that they made the 9 hour trek from utah to celebrate with us!
we went to the pumpkin patch to kick off ava's birthday extravaganza and i just about was ready to explode with giddiness! pumpkins and a petting zoo and ducks (ava's favorite!) and train rides and we even left with a tiny pumpkin for my tiny girl. this age is just magic to me; getting to watch ava experience new things is so exciting and rewarding as a mother. i know i've said it a thousand times before, but i really mean it when i say that being a mom is the best calling and best decision i ever could've been blessed with.