I am so very blessed to have four beautiful nieces:
Gabrielle "Gabby" - My first niece! What a special girl she is. Gabby has always had a quirkiness about her. She's very serious and extremely intelligent. She's a girly girl and loves pink (seriously, you have no idea about this, the girl is pink everything). At only five years old, she was ready to take on kindergarten just six short months ago. She's extremely sweet, thoughtful and independent. She was so excited when she found out I was pregnant and "supplying" her with her first cousin. My sister took a picture of both girls the morning Mia was born and here is Gabby's. I just love it. She makes my heart melt. I enjoy every moment I get to spend with her, I just wish there were more of those moments.
Graysen "Graygirl" - #2 - My buddy. I could just leave it at that, but I think we all know by now that I am not short with my words. There was a special connection with Gray and I from the very beginning. I remember that well and although specific details about how that started I can't recall, I can however recall how large that special place in my heart is for this little girl. Now at three years old, she has such a fun spirit and makes me laugh every time I see her. She's a hugger too! She too loves her cousin and was thrilled when my sister told her the morning Mia was born as demonstrated here. Graysen is similar to me. I think she'll be an athlete. She is so special and I just love her little self to pieces. I can't get enough of her, I just wish I could spend more time with her.
Upon my union with hubby, I was lucky enough to get two more special ladies in my life as well:
Lindsay - the oldest of all of the nieces - she is becoming quite the young lady. I look back on pictures of her when I first met Mark and wow how much (and how quickly) she has grown up. Lindsay is very sweet and loves Mia like crazy. She loves to hold her and doesn't want to leave her side when they are around each other. Over the holidays I captured this sweet picture of the two of them reading together. She's very creative and will definitely be the performer of the family. She writes plays and her Uncle Mark will often videotape them. They will make for great blackmail once she starts dating!! Haha!! Unfortunately we don't get to see each other enough, but I am certainly blessed.
Samantha "Sami" - What a cool kid Sam is! A lover of vegetables and fruits, this little fire cracker has really come out of her shell the past couple of years. When I first met Mark, she was just a baby and now she has transformed into a such a little lady. She too loves her cousin. One of my most recent and favorite pictures of her reading a book to Mia. Sam is very laid back and relaxed most of the time. Like Lindsay, I don't get to see her enough, but I have been certainly blessed by her as well.
To all my girls:
I love you each more than I can ever express to you in words. You are each very special to me in your own different ways. Thank you for being a part of my life and always bringing a smile to my face.