a decade


Back in our early days here in Idaho this little miss here turned 10. 

We were able to celebrate back in Colorado with a group of her bestest friends and while the house was still in boxes here I did manage to make her favorite chicken pot pie, chocolate cake, and had a fancy little night just for her.  

Ava is a true gem. 

I often say that she parents herself and that is still 99% true. She just gets it. She is so self aware, responsible, kind, cautious and brave. 

I was reminded this summer when we hiked to Ice Lake that she is also strong which often surprises me. When things get hard she knows how to get to work and power through it. 

When we are out and about she is always watching out for her crazy little sisters and accounting for them. She willfully grabs their hands and keeps them safe and in sight when my hands are full. I catch her doing this and it just makes me smile. I often need her extra watchful eyes. 

She is usually up for any kind of fun and will often give new things a try once she has had a moment to process it. 

We are moving into tween and teen years with her and I'm honestly excited. I love hearing her laugh and interject with Easy and I.

She is turning into such a wonderful girl that I just adore.

A through the years:

Ava Suzanne Birth 11.21.05 - 13_2 

Scottsdale, March 2006 - 5_2

Reception Brent Gardiner, August 2006 CA - 1











Lori said...

She has always been so stunning.


Oh man. We just love Ava! What a smart, fun beautiful sweetheart she is! You guys got so lucky with all your girls.

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