Ava Grace and I made a quick trip to Chattanooga to meet some VERY special people recently! It was a quick trip... down on a Wednesday and back home Thursday, but we had fun! My sister was in from Montana and Ava Grace hadn't met her aunts, uncles, and great-grandparents yet!
One of our first stops was at my grandparent's (her great grandparent's) house! Great-ma couldn't wait to get her hands on Ava Grace! She met us at the door with arms ready! Ava Grace wore her cute Valentine's outfit that Great-ma got her and sent in the mail! It was a perfect fit and just happened to match a red head band we hadn't had a chance to wear yet!
Great-pa got in some snuggles too!
We had a wonderful time visiting and catching up! I really don't get to see my grand parents often enough, and it was so nice, long, un-rushed visit! It made my heart smile to be able to introduce our baby girl to these two very special people! We can't wait to go back and visit again soon!
It was also wonderful to introduce Ava Grace to her Aunt Sarah and Uncle Malcolm! Sarah and Malcolm don't have any human babies of their own (just three furry ones), so they really enjoy the kind they can give back, lol! They soaked up the snuggles with Ava Grace, because they'll only get to see her (and us) about once or twice a year! Hopefully some time this summer or fall we'll get to see them again... I'm scheming a girls trip! ;-)
In order to meet her cousins and other Aunt and Uncle on my side, we had to go to Couch's, of course! So we met for dinner and Ava Grace's first trip to Couch's. This is a big thing in our family, as you can imagine!
It was fun having everyone together, but we sure missed Chris and Lily! They both had school obviously, since it was in the middle of the week, and were not able to come! Above are Kensley and Bentlee loving on Grandmommy.
And here we all are... minus Chris and Lily... they sure were missed by everyone!
And a picture of Ava Grace with Papaw and my brother, Ken. We had to "officially" document her first Couch's trip by a trip behind the counter! As you can see she was thrilled... she slept the entire time, lol!