Just before we left for Colombia (more about that soon!), we celebrated River’s 1st birthday! On the big day we enjoyed lunch out as a family and then we had some good friends over for supper. Then on the weekend some of Pete’s family came up from Michigan and my family joined us for her little party. This was the first time since our wedding that our families have come together like that and it was really special! Definitely a day we won’t soon forget. A friend of ours made the cakes and they were amazing! River had her own little one and it was fun to see her ever so gently exploring this new and glorious “snack”. We are so grateful for her first year of life and the fact that our families drove the distance to celebrate with us really made it the perfect day.