And we can't even conversate yet! Although she does say 'TeeTee' (Tootie), dada, ball, and duck.
We took Ava on her first airplane ride two weeks ago. We went to Utah for our niece's graduation. Ava looked so cute (in the baby carrier situation, seen below) that it felt like walking through the airport as a celebrity (Or so Jesse said. I wouldn't know as everyone was staring at Jesse). The airplane adventure really started out so well, us giggling over how ridiculous she looked in the baby bjorn and feeling like we could totally pull off this traveling with spirited baby thing.
And then, by the time we were about to land in Denver, Ava had cried through about 2/3 of the trip, and we had experienced the most turbulent plane ride of our lives.
And as if that wasn't fun enough, as we were about to land, Ava projectile vomited three times into my black maxi dress. Three. There was barf in my purse, in my hair, in my flip flops...I exited the plane with a naked baby, holding my puke dress and trying to contain the disaster until we got to the bathroom.
There were about 100 people standing at the gate waiting to board the plane.
And then we had 30 minutes to catch our connecting flight to Salt Lake City.
It was just such a special day, ya'll.
She's pretty cute though, right?
So, Utah was beautiful. We had a really good time. Jesse's parents flew in from Florida, and it was great to hang out with everyone and let Ava crawl around and try to eat everything on Missy's floor (his sister that lives in Utah).
All in all, a great time with family, very rejuvenating, even after the barf debacle.
Also, Ava did totally fine on the plane ride back. Although, if you've ever flown with a baby like mine, who just wants to crawl and move and explore people's shoes, you know that by the time you get off of a 3 hour flight, all you want to do is go home and play dead in your bed for 48 hours.
But, you can't, because you have a baby.
It's intense, people.
But, omg, the love runs deep.
Since we've been home it's been beautiful here, although really hot (but, I love that kinda weather) so we've been spending a lot of time outside, swimming in our 'above ground pool'.
Money can't buy you class. Elegance is learned, my friends.
And as of today, we've been spending a lot of time sitting on patios and going for walks at the park because we have to get out of our house so that strangers can walk through it.
Because this is happening!
Yep! I'll go into much greater detail in my upcoming posts, but for now, all I'll say is that we found another fixer upper in our dream location and it was too hard to pass up. So, we bought it. We have so much work to do, and will basically be starting over on a whole other house all the way across town!
I can't even tell you how excited I am, and I can't wait to tell you all of the details about the new place. There will be some crappy before photos, that's for sure. We just listed our current house for sale last night and have already had a few showings, so I'm hoping it goes quickly so that we can get started on the new place.
I know a lot of you will be sad to see us leave this home. And I know....I feel it, too. I will miss this house so much! It was our first house, the house where my blog was born, the house where Ava was born, the house where I went from age 26 to 32 and basically grew into myself. It really inspired a whole new direction for my life. It will always be so special to me. But, it's time for us to move on to an exciting new chapter in our lives, and it's time for this house to inspire the next family.
Thank you guys so much for following along throughout this chapter of my life. It's been such a gift to have this place where I can tell people about my life and my home. I'm so excited to invite you into my next home in the same way. It's probably gonna be crappy and ugly for awhile as we slowly breathe life back into it, but I promise to take you along for the ride and just let you bear witness to my inevitable design mishaps and (hopefully) glories.
Also, Ava is (almost) one, and I'm about to have a lot of stuff to share in regards to renovating our next home, so hopefully I can find my way back to being a working woman with life goals (aka posting regularly).