Thursday, November 17, 2011

it's the little things:: our kiddos


I was going to write a regular little things post, detailing the things that have made me smile this week, but my camera battery is dying and apparently my charger is still somewhere in MD. So I don't have any photos of mugs of tea and $400 airline vouchers to show you. 

But there are ten little 'things' that I'm incredibly thankful for. They're the kids of my brothers and sisters, but I kind of think of them as my own. 


Every time I return home, I'm so thankful that my kiddos react to me as if I've never left. My heart leaps when they run out of the house, whooping and hollering, just as excited to see me as I am to see them. I love seeing them clamber all over Chris and watch him as their uncle. I can't wait for the day when he gets to hold his own kiddos. 

I've been an auntie for 13 years (holy cow, can't believe my oldest niece is 13 years old-- I remember that day when I sat in 6th grade homeroom waiting for her birth!) and I think it's one of my very favorite roles to play in life. My heart is at its happiest when I'm squished into bed with 3 kiddos listening to me read books, or sitting at the breakfast table discussing life with my 4 year old niece. I don't have the privilege of being a mama just yet, but boy, do I love being an auntie to these kids. Shoot, now I'm gonna get all blubbery cuz I have to wait another 6 months before I can see them. 

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19 comments:

  1. Just from looking at these pics I think you two are going to make amazing parents =-)

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  2. aaawww - you guys are gonna be the coolest parents ever! love these photos, friend. :)

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  3. this is adorable, I totally know the feeling! Although my nieces/nephews aren't as numerous...we don't live near them and I always LOVE seeing them. It's so fun to watch my husband with them too, so glad you got to spend some quality time with that cute bunch :)

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  5. those are precious photos! You two are gonna ROCK at being parents someday! :)

    ♥Samarah

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  6. So stinkin' adorable. Love this post! You guys are going to be the best parents, too! I hope you have 10 kids of your own. :)

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  7. Hi Lindsay!
    Welcome back - I am enjoying reading your posts about your trip to MD and all the baby smooshing going on! How are you and Chris not parents yet? You guys look like naturals in these photos. :)

    I know how hard it is to spend time with family (and new babies) only to have to say goodbye and then begin a countdown until you can see them again (I just did that in August with my niece and nephew), so I totally "get" the blubbering. Six months will go by quickly...just you wait and see!

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  8. So sweet! You've got such a big, beautiful family!! All those little babies make me miss my little 18 month old nephew back in the states. So happy you got to spend some time loving on their sweet faces!

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  9. You have such a beautiful family!!! Great pictures. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. Awwwww! This makes me want kids too!

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  11. Aw, this is so adorable! I love my little kiddos, my nieces & nephews. It's fun to be an auntie. :)

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  12. How stinking cute!!! And it's funny, you and I were both Aunts in 6th grade for the first time. My nephew was born on the day of the high school prom, in our school district, we had the day off so I got to sit in the waiting room of the hospital waiting for him to arrive.

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  13. Nothing is better than time with family!! :)

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  14. they are precious! i bet you are the best aunt ever!

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  15. i found your blog through another blog I follow. i have family in hawaii and did some growing up there. i have cousins who own a coffee place in kailua called Chadlou's. You should check it out! anyway, happy to follow you!

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  16. you have SUCH a beautiful family, love!! have a great weekend!!

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  17. Isn't being an auntie awesome? I love it. I only have one niece so far but am excited to have more, and hopefully kids of our own some day! Great post and cute kiddies.

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  18. So happy for you and your trip back home! Such an awesome family, I love hearing you talk about all the love! You are one wonderful auntie to those kids!!

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