Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Skiing Snow Bowl!!

It is incredible to me that only a 2 hour scenic drive north from Phoenix will take you up 10,000 feet to the beautiful mountain town of Flagstaff and a surprisingly really nice ski resort Snow Bowl!! I must say I was hesitant at first.....who thinks about skiing when you live in Arizona? But, I was amazed!!

We decided to take the girls on Ava's actual 3rd Birthday and it was PERFECT!! It was their first time to ski. Emma spent the day in Ski School and Ava took on the slopes for the first time with mommy & daddy!! Both girls were amazing.....Emma's instructor said she was a natural and could ski the first hour of class!! Ava had no fear and like any independent 3 year old just wanted us to let her go so she could "do it by herself"!! She loved to go fast and only had a couple of near tree encounters....ha ha!

We had so much fun and were happy when both girls didn't want to leave!! Ava has been asking every day when we can go "ice skiing" again!! We hope soon! Such fun to watch our little girls learn to ski and we're looking forward to many more family ski trips in the future!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday "baby" Ava!!!

Ava can't believe she is 3 already.....and we can't either! I keep telling her I want her to still be my baby.....her response..."mom, if you'll just let me be 3 and have my birthday party at the zoo, i'll be 2 again and be your baby"....so sweet!! We had a fun party at the Phoenix Zoo with G-ma Lor Lor, Baby Jim, Steve & Stephanie and our new wonderful friends from Omaha Grace and Cameron.
Ava was thrilled to get a new "big girl" bike like Emma's! Thanks to everyone for making her day special!! So fun to have a February birthday outside at the zoo....only in Arizona!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hiking Pinnacle Peak

We took full advantage of one of dad's days off last week and hiked Pinnacle Peak Mountain! It was really fun and the girls did great! Ava did fall asleep just as we arrived and Jon had to carry her 3/4 of the way up while she napped. Emma got a little tired but nothing the words "i think i can" couldn't help motivate her with! What a view when we finally made it to the top!!

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We are a classic doctor-nurse romance that started in Dallas in 2003. Marriage quickly followed in 2004. Our lives have been blessed by Emma Grace in August of 2006 and baby Ava Elizabeth in February 2008. Many smiles and much laughter fill our home each day!