Today is Ava’s 9th birthday and if her 9th year is ANYTHING like her 8th? It’s gonna be a wonderful year. Not only is this little girl an amazing personality, but she is growing like a weed and she holds a special place in my heart. This year saw her cheering for the Spartans, joining a swim team, taking horseback riding lessons, receiving scholastic awards for her writing ability, learning to ride a bike, playing volleyball, going to her first concert and on & on. She’s quickly becoming as independent as her mother and she’s as perfect as she can be. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Monkey! I love you soooooooo much and I can’t wait to see where this 9th year journey takes you!