Saturday, April 30, 2011

My Newest Nephew

My sister Melanie and her husband were recently able to adopt this cutie after being foster parents to him for most of his life. This was m y first time being able to meet him; at the sealing in the Sacramento Temple. Thanks to my wonderful husband and great friends, I left (sadly) my family behind and went by myself. I was so glad I was able to be there. I am so happy for my sister, whom I never get to see, and it meant a lot to me to be a part of her special day.

Joshie and big brother Ben

My niece and nephew, Beth and Nick. I caught them both smiling at the same time! I love these kids, but it's so weird, they are all grown up now.

Spending time with my parents and sister was just what I needed, we had a great day at the temple.

The happy family of 7!

This little cutie is baby Scarlet. My oldest and dearest friend, Megan lives in Medford, so I flew in to spend the night with her before heading down to Sacramento. It was a really short visit but great nonetheless. I love chatting with Megan...she's one of those friends I wish could live right next to me in my dream cul-de-sac. Her baby is gorgeous and SO GOOD. She smiles all the time and is so happy, she was so fun to snuggle. Thanks for having me Megs!


Jenni said...

The jealousy, OH the jealousy! Thank you so much for posting pictures, because I've been dying to see some. That Joshie is SO cute! I just love him and I am so glad you got to be there. I love that picture of beth & nick! Nice shot!

And I also love the one of you and mom and mel, and the one of you and dad! Mostly I love them all!

And that Scarlet is truly a DOLL!!! So glad it was fun. Love you!

Christi said...

Glad that you could go and be there with family!!!

Megan and Greg said...

So funny, I was scrolling down your post and was like, "Who is this cute baby?" and then I realized it was Scarlet! It was so good to see you. Stop by anytime, even if it's short. Love you!

Carol and Bruce said...

SUPER great picture of Joshie to start with, he looks heavenly just like the day was. Good thing it was Easter because the three of us look like an easter basket and those are darling picture of Joshie and Ben and Nick and Beth.

I forgot that I didn't have my camera. Thanks for those, if there are more please email them to me.

So glad you came, it was wonderful to spend even that little time with you. Oh and thanks for posting the photo of Scarlet too, she is so cute!
Love you so much.

Kara said...

What a special day and event to be part of! I'm so glad you were able to be there. I hope you had a fun week with your sis and her family. Let's get together this week- we miss you!

Paul & Ashley Justensen Family said...

What a special occasion. I am so glad you got to be there!

Jill said...

So jealous too! Haven't seen those kids in forever and I'm dying to meet Joshua! So glad you could be there. Thanks for posting such great pics.