Friday, August 27, 2010

Duties of an aunt

Late Wednesday night, my bil (brother-i-law), sil (sister-in-law), niece (18yo) and nephew (6yo) came for a quick visit. They live in Florida, and we haven't got to see them since the wedding.

This was actually my first time to be around the kiddos as an aunt to them. I knew my niece and older nephew (he stayed behind for school) before Thehubs and I even started dating due to my relationship with Thehubs' sister. Yeah, it gets confusing. But never acted as an aunt- until now! :)

Anyways, they were passing through town to take my niece to college in Nashville. I got to experience how excited and lively 18 year olds are about moving away to college. But I also saw the other side of heartache and sadness of mommy and daddy's little girl leaving them.

I absolutely loved the time I was able to spend with the entire family!!!
I'm so blessed to have such wonderful in-laws!

They are up in TN today and part of tomorrow, then passing back through to stay the night before their long trip home....this time without their daughter. :(

But she's only 3 hours from us, and I've already promised to get her on weekends if she gets a little homesick. She won't have a car, so I told her she has to hitch-hike down. lol

I am an aunt of 7....all from Thehubs side of the family. Yeah, if you know my family at all, you know it will be A WHILE until my brother makes me an aunt.
However, all 7 of the nieces and nephews live out of state.

Tennessee- 1

This was my 1st experience with any of them, actually being an aunt to them. Weird, huh?
I guess I could move on to other news....

Since they were coming to visit, I went out and finally bought some sheer curtains to hang in the doorway of our laundry room, which is in the bathroom. This has been needed since April when we moved in here.

I also bought a table cloth for our kitchen/dining room table and actually set it with my Fiesta Dishes. I LOVE IT!!

Don't you just love it?!?!?
Only $20 was spent!
$10 tablecloth and $10 on the fake fruit. Everything else I already had.

Next purchase shall be decorative art for the wall. :)


Bailey said...

yes, i love you.
classes went well.
i still have one more to go.
so expect a text soon! (:

Love Unawakened said...

You make me smile everytime i read your post!! It is kinda sad for the teens leaving the home also... I cant imagine being that far away!! Have a gret rest of the week!! :)