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I had wanted to put a photo of Aaron Jr's first birthday in that last posting, but forgot. Besides the actual birth, it was the only birthday Aaron was here for. So, I wanted to post this photo from last year. As you can see, Aaron Jr got down and dirty. The cake fell to the floor and that is when it was all over. Aaron Jr even got Daddy's face dirty... always wanted to be like Daddy.
Last year on Aaron Jr's first birthday, we wanted to celebrate with just our little family. So, we had cake in the morning, then we headed up Spanish Fork Canyon in the afternoon to go and cut down Christmas trees. It was really snowy and cold, so I had to stay in the shallower snow with Aaron Jr while Aaron went in deeper to find and cut down some great Christmas trees. Before Aaron Jr was born, I would help Aaron with the choosing of the tree because I could go where he went, but this day, I stayed with Aaron Jr while Aaron picked and cut the trees. Then, once he was back with each one, I would put Aaron Jr in the truck and I would help Aaron carry the trees to the truck. This was a tradition we had planned to have throughout our lives. We thought it would be fun for our kids to go each year... pick and cut down our Christmas tree. We had fun while it lasted.
I loved that time spent with Aaron each year. I love and miss you Aaron.
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