Thursday, November 24, 2011


Here I am in Vegas.
I actually ate my Thanksgiving dinner outside, on the patio, in 80 degree weather. How lovely, right? That's just one thing to be thankful for- good weather (something we don't experience lately... or ever... where I come from-- Good ol' Utah). 
We had dinner at my Aunt Judy's vacation home with a bunch of cousins I've never met. And a really cute baby. She was adorable. It made me think of how grateful I am for the biggest blessings in my life: My wonderful, adorable, amazing and absolutely kissable, contagiously smiley...
Nieces and Nephews :) 

I. Love. Them.

If you haven't had a chance to be an Aunt yet, I strongly suggest doing everything in your power to become one.
(I have NO idea what that would entail... and it's making me uncomfortable to think about, but do it)
The happiest moments of my life have been being an aunt to these amazing children. I have 12 nieces and nephews on one side of the family, and 10 on the other. 
And I love each and every one of them.

If I posted a picture of each one of them, we'd have 22 pictures on here, so I'll just post a few favorite pictures, this having no reflection on favoritism.

 Dante and DJ
That second one is of DJ on his 8th birthday this year.. he is my first nephew that I remember babysitting and taking care of, at the wee age of 8, myself. I still feel like he's just a baby.
He's my best friend (and he's too cool for me now).

 Jonathan and my Momma Camping. Jonathan is adorably shy. 

 This is Isaac- he is the baby of the family (for now!)
He just turned one.. JUST LOOK AT THAT FACE!

 Paulo and Andre
They live with me currently, and it is ALWAYS an adventure (just like Honks!) I love these boys. 

We have what we call the "10 year curse" in my family which basically means, we only get boys. For instance: The first time we had nieces born...
I was the same age as them. 

Here I am at my sisters wedding with Savannah, Sage and Thalia- my three nieces all around my age. Crazy stuff. But after these girls, we were not blessed with a little girl until ...

 Isabela (10 years later). Hence, she and I have a strong bond. I love this little lady and I've been missing her INCREDIBLY much, since my life has been super busy and not very quality-time-with-niece-friendly.

 I love her :) 

Anyways. I know you all probably don't care THAT much about my adoration for my nieces and nephews. But, it being Thanksgiving, I decided to blog about the thing I am most thankful for. And that is the opportunity I have to share my life with these wonderful children. 

Savannah, Sage, Thalia, Kade, Seda, Daryan, DJ, Solomon, Dante, Josh, Bentley, Haven, Joey, Tanner, Paulo, Isabela, Roman, Andre, Ryder, Jonathan, Haley and Isaac.
(And one on the way!)

As a bonus, I've been given many nicknames from these creative kids as well!
May May
Auntie Mare
Auntie May May

I thank my Heavenly Father everyday for allowing me to have these kids in my life and that I get to be their Auntie forever and ever.

Happy Thanksgiving!

If you want to be happy, be.

1 comment:

  1. awwwwwww, we love you Auntie May May!!! Come see us sometime soon!