Five nieces and nephews.
|From top: Nixon, Miles and Lorenzo|
|From left: Lily and Violet|
My favorite thing about my life is being an aunt. I remember people talking about how much they loved their nieces and nephews and thinking that it would be cool, but since they're not your own kids, it's really not that cool...
|Cool train ride.|
|Cool lipstick done herself|
|Cool ride waiting for a real ride at Disneyland|
|Cool self-made stuffed animals|
I was completely wrong.
I'll spend hours thinking about them. Just thinking about them. If I wasn't worried about coming off as annoying and self-centered (... ok, moreso than I already do), I'd be constantly talking about how awesome my little kiddies are. They're so awesome. They're so awesome. They're so awesome. They really are the sweetest, funniest, funnest, beautiful-est kids in the world.
Nixon is hilarious.
|Playing pirates... again|
|Thumbs up. I love this picture.|
|Gorgeous little boy|
Then came Lily.
|Wearing my glasses|
Miles, oh Miles.
I just always want to be squeezing Miles.
|Frustrated and crying... and adorable|
|His Godfather shot|
|Happy with ice cream|
|Happy with an Oreo|
|Happy with cake|
Violet, the smiley baby.
|Being a model|
|At the hospital, still happy|
|With her daddy|
Lorenzo, the newborn.
|Wide-eyed with some lady I don't know|
|Sleeping like a baby|
Yes, he is.
I know there are tons of pictures, but I don't care.
They're my favorite. I love them.
So, on this Fifth day of Christmas, I'm truly grateful for:
Five Nieces and Nephews,
Four Middle School Friends, Four High School Friends and Four China Friends,
Three Brothers, Three Sisters and Three Siblings-in-Law,
Two Loving Parents
One Promised King. Savior of the World.