We have been blessed with many new friends since Richard moved to DC four years ago, and Max and Ashley have become two of our closest friends here. I remember very clearly our first dinner with Max and Ashley at Pizza Paradiso in Dupont Circle on one of my early DC visits, when they showed up almost an hour late. We had a wonderful time regardless and laughed most of the night, and I don't think we've both been on time to a dinner ever since.
They shared the exciting news that they were expecting late last winter, and we have watched Ashley's belly grow over the past several months. Sweet Anderson Joseph Pusz was born last Thursday morning, on September 22nd, and we got to meet him last Thursday evening. He is adorable and looks just like his daddy. Welcome to the world, Anderson!
Max and Richard with Anderson
the five of us- doesn't Ashley look great?
We threw Max and Ashley a baby shower back in August, and I realized I never shared those pictures on the blog. Alana and Bryan also helped host, and we had fun putting everything together.
it's hard to see, but the ribbon had colorful animals on it to coordinate with Ashley's nursery theme
monkeys and zebras
playing the "what candy bar is in the diaper?" game
Walter Reed friends
loved these lanterns and poms we found at Party City
hosts and hostesses
And in other news, since this seems to be the year of the baby (and 2nd baby!), how absolutely precious is this video? Jess was my roommate at Clemson, and her daughter, Ella, is one of my most favorite redheads. I love her, her mom Jess and dad Paul and am so excited for this awesome family. Their love of Christ emanates in everything they do!