Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!!

Happy Birthday Anika Grace! You are such a blessing to us! We are so thankful for your life. You are our most priceless treasure, and we love you more each day. Can't wait for your party next weekend! Love, mama and daddy

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Zoo!!!!

Tuesday it was a beautiful fall day here. Tuesday is also Brad's usual "day off", so we decided to head to the zoo. We had such a great day! I know the quality of these photos is awful...we decided to take our little point and shoot camera rather than our good camera...but you can still tell we had a lot of fun. Anika LOVES animals. Her favorites were the elephants (just like her favorite stuffed elephant "Ellie" she has at home), and the giraffes. She was completely mesmerized, and it was hard to draw her attention away from them to take some photos. :) She also loved playing some of the drums in the Africa exhibit. It was a much needed day off and it was great to "re-group" as a family and spend the day together after the busyness of the last few weeks. Only one more month until we celebrate a first birthday! Can't believe it!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

10 months old...

One year ago today we received a phone call. A baby girl was to be born in November, and would we want to be her mama and daddy? Oh, how our world was changed that day. We love you more each day, Anika Grace, and can't imagine our lives without you!

Monday, August 30, 2010

First Concert!

This last weekend Anika got to go to her first concert. A Portland Christian radio station put on an outdoor music festival on Saturday. Some friends of ours won tickets but couldn't they gave us the tickets. We made it in time to catch Brandon Heath and Jeremy Camp. Anika LOVES music. She had a great time being outside and dancing with daddy to the music. By the end of the night it was COLD (fall is definitely coming!), and Anika was sound asleep in my lap. Unfortunately my camera battery died, so I didn't get as many photos as I would have liked, but here's a few. :) It was a fun night!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Spaghetti Sauce...

Last night after church was over, and the kiddo was in bed, we decided to make spaghetti sauce out of all the produce we had cluttering up our counters waiting to be eaten. Garden fresh tomatoes, shallots, celery, carrots, green peppers, and herbs went into the was SO tasty and made for a great late night dinner. Now I just need to go get some pretty jars for the finished product!


Mmmmmmmm........watermelon!!!! It's the little things that make perfect Summer evenings! :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

9 months old!

Exactly three months from today, we'll be having a birthday in the Vos house! I can't believe it! I better get started planning. :) :) We love you, Anika! You just get more fun every day!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Coastal Getaway...

We decided to make a quick getaway to the coast this weekend. We had a blast!

We walked for miles on the beach...

Love you, daddy!!

Swimming at the hotel...a highlight of Anika's. :)

What a water baby! :) :)

Flying her first kite with daddy!!

Wet and cold, but happy as clams. :)

We had such a great time, and only wished we could have stayed longer! Don't worry, beach...we'll be back soon. :) :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

8 months old!

Happy 8 month birthday, Anika Grace!! We love you more each day!

Working so hard at getting this crawling thing down...

And, there she goes! Watch out world, once she gets a little faster there's no stopping her. :)

Just another day in paradise...

The view from my kitchen this morning...

...definitely the best part of waking up. :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010


While we were all dressed up for Kevin and Meara's wedding someone snapped some great impromptu photos of our family...definitely a perk of having a photographer in the family. :) I think we clean up pretty good. :) Thanks again, Auntie Staci!! :) :) :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Museum of Flight!

Yesterday we ventured to Seattle to meet up with Brad's folks for the day. We decided to visit the Museum of Flight next to Boeing Field. It was AWESOME! We highly recommend it!

We had a blast! You gotta visit this museum if you are ever in the area. Thanks for a great day mom and dad Vos!

This week also marks both mom and dad Vos' birthdays. Happy Birthday! We love you and miss you already! Can't wait to see you again soon!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!!

First bus ride to Fort Vancouver to see the fireworks with mommy and daddy!

Dancin' to the music!

Waitin' for the fireworks to start...

She was SO mesmerized by the fireworks. I don't think she even blinked during the show! It was pretty cute. Happy Fourth of July Everyone!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Happy Fathers Day, daddy!! You are the BEST daddy a girl could ask for. Thanks for loving me so much, and taking such good care of me. I love you with all my heart, and I'll always be your little princess. Love, Anika