Nothing is worse than feeling like you're missing out on something. I feel like that a lot when I think about my nieces and nephews. Speaking of which....
My youngest sister just had a baby. Boy, is he the cutest thing ever. Sweet, Hudson. I have a video of him sleeping and making the sweetest faces. My heart melts every time.
My other sis is having a baby in the spring. I got to be the at doctors office with her when she found out that she's having a boy! What an incredible place to be. The gender doesn't matter to me, what matters is that my sister is bringing to life a little human. Humility and grace, wrapped up in a moment of glimpsing the ultrasound and realizing that what is moving around on the screen is a real person. Wow.
P.S. everyone I know is pregnant right now, it seems.
My brother's wife, is pregnant with a child. Gender is a mystery still. Can't wait to know though. He's go two boys already. A third would be great, but a girl would be so special too.
Also, my husband's cousin is pregnant. Due in the early spring I think. Her and her husband aren't going to find out what the baby is until it's born. How fun! I love surprises, but I also loving finding out the surprise before hand... I was the child who didn't want to ruin her Christmas surprises pre-Christmas day. However, I couldn't help peeking at what my brothers and sisters where getting!
I am super excited about all these new babies. Sometimes I get pretty down when I think about how fast they will grow up and how I will be missing out on a lot of their lives and experiences.
All I can do is learn to make the most of it when I do get to spend time with them. For them, they will always have an aunt who will spoil them!
Check out these sweet faces that I got to see this past week:
|Hudson the cutest reindeer!|
|Miles, Dustin, Me, and Ethan...What a funny picture!|
Okay, so Georgia was great. I saw my parents, grandparents, and I got to spend some QT with my sibs and their kids. Most importantly I got to see the new baby. He was so precious. I love him!
Last thing I want to share with you is my latest craft. I made an Advent Calendar over the course of a week. I spent HOURS hand sewing 24 ornaments, felt pockets, and the numbers. I really would have loved to have kept this, but really it was intended for my sweet nephews (see pic above) and their parents. I always loved getting to countdown the days until Christmas with our calendar when I was young. I hope they'll enjoy it as much as I did.
Here you go! Let me know what you think! I followed a sew along on a blog I follow Homemade by Jill. She has some great tutorials if you're into that. I definitely am.
Ethan made one of the ornaments...see if you can find it! It's a dinosaur. What could be more perfect than a handmade dinosaur on a Christmas tree? He drew it, I cut it out, I threaded the needle, He sewed it by himself. It's perfect!