1.) This has been my first week of summer break and I made sure to hug my family a little tighter and held on to them a little longer. I told them I loved them over and over again. I prayed non-stop for everyone involved in all of the tragic events in Orlando. My heart aches for them. I can't imagine the pain and heartbreak they are experiencing. I ask that you take a moment in your day today to pray for Orlando. You never picture something like this happening in your hometown. It's crazy to think that my high school is just a few miles down the road from the Pulse night club, or that Joey and I recently attended a concert at the Plaza, or that I have been to the Grand Floridian hotel. It's just so sad and I can't even imagine the heartache and pain they are all feeling. I pray that God help them through this time and I ask that you do the same.
2.) Today Ava turns 10 months old! I can't believe she will be one soon. We are proud to say that we have a crawler on our hands! That's right...she started crawling the other day and has been on the move. She loves finding cords and chasing after Georgia's tail.
3.) On Monday Ava and I will be heading to the beach for a few days with my parents. We can't wait! I ordered the book, "The Coincidence of Coconut Cake" from Amazon that was recommended from another blogger. I am hoping I will have some time to read it at the beach while Ava is napping. Although that could be wishful thinking. I have to admit when I first saw the book I thought it said, "Confidence of Coconut Cake". HAHA! I thought...hmmmm that's interesting. What are some books your reading this summer or have read that you recommend? I love romance novels!
4.) Last weekend some friends of ours had a pool party to celebrate summer. It was so nice to see everyone and spend time with some wonderful people. Ava got to see one of her best buddies and have a play date, then she took a dip in the pool with her new float and she loved it! She also met a new friend named Luna. Poor Luna might be missing a few hairs. The pool party was a great start to summer break!
You can find Ava's new float below. It's easy to blow up and folds up for easy storage!
5.) It's true what they say about the love you encounter by watching your husband be a dad. Every day, every second, every moment that I see Joey being a father to Ava my love for him grows deeper and deeper. We are beyond blessed to have such a wonderful man in our lives.
I also want to take a moment and thank my dad for being the best dad a girl could ever wish for. One of the greatest gifts he gave me was believing in me. My dad has always believed in me and taught me that I can do anything I put my mind to. Whether it was when I wanted to be a tap dancer when I was little, a great athlete growing up, a teacher, a wife, a blogger, and now a mother. My dad has always believed in me and encouraged me to the best ME and because of this I am the woman I am today. Thank you dad!
Happy Friday Everyone!
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