Thursday, June 23, 2011

Don't forget the little people

With a recent trip home to see family, an afternoon visit with a dear friend, lunch with another dear friend, and just looking at my Facebook newsfeed posts, I decided I needed to dedicate a post to the joys and blessings in my life; those that I refer to as: The Little People.

No matter how bad of a day you're having, just one smile from these guys and your heart melts. I may have done a lot of complaining about the stresses from all the maternity leaves I had to cover at work, but from looking at the reasons for the leaves, you can see it was well worth the ending reward. I have reached the stage in my life where I don't just have friends, I have friends with little people! I am so blessed to have them all in my life and now I need to introduce them to you! Please say "HI!" to all my little people!

Brayden (almost 5) (also my Godson) and Lane (2) are techinically my cousins, but with their mom more like my sister and me being there for Brayden's birth while his daddy was deployed, they are really more like nephews. =) I am sad they live so far away but SO happy when I get to see them!

The little man of my life and the second Brayden (5). Love this boy!

Owen (9 months) was the first Student Affairs baby to be born and I'm sure he'll lead the rest of the boys into all their future endeavors together. Love him!

Then came Carter (4 months)! You don't have to try too hard, he'll give that smile right up to you!

Finally Ryan (3 months) joined us and his big sister Aubrey (4) who is as precious as he is.

As much as I love all the little ones, I love all their mommy's just as much!

Can't you tell why I love them all so much?! There is something to be said for the innocence of a child. The funny faces they make at you to the funny things they say and the very different and unique personalities they each have. They may be little, but they hold a big place in my heart. I am excited to watch each chapter in each of their lives unfold as well.

Notice how they are all boys?? With the exception of Miss Aubrey of course. There is a girl on the way!! Coming in October! =)


  1. It's baby central!! Everyone is having babies!!

    Is "Coming in October!" an announcement you're trying to make....................?


  2. It is baby central and has been for a while now! No...not my announcement but another friend. =) Thankfully!