January 6, 2009
Happy New Year!
2008 proved to be an exciting year. There were many joys: the birth of Avila in March, her Baptism in April, more massive remodeling to our home, our trips to Denver, Wyoming, Spokane, North Dakota, and Black Butte, celebrating our second anniversary, and all the joys that come with our growing family. There were also many struggles this past year, which proved to be incredible opportunities for growth and revelation. We are so excited to see what 2009 will bring and pray that God will bless our year and yours.
On a side note, here are some pictures from our recent Zoo Lights trip. The night we were scheduled to go was cancelled because of snow, so we ended up going during a downpour instead! With hot chocolate in hand, we made our way through the zoo, thankful for the break up of the rain clouds, until Avila started to get grumpy - either from the wet and cold or from the one hundred layers I had her in! So, we decided to ride the carousel! It was a fun night and one of many memories we will have forever.