I come from a big family and have 11 nieces and nephews so far! So blessed! I am very proud of my nieces and nephews and love to show them off! I have a lot so I will do them in order of age:
First is Tori (age 20) - the first person to ever call me Aunt Jessie :) It melted my heart. Tori has grown up from an adorable little bald girl to an amazingly driven young woman. She recently moved to Los Angeles and seems to really be in her element and loving it! She has really gotten into fitness lately and I am very proud of her. She is so strong and beautiful inside and out!
Next is Christian (age 16). Christian is in the middle of being a typical teenager and testing his limits, but everyone learns on their own. He is very funny and I love his sense of humor. He is very sweet and always offers to help me carry things or opens doors for me. He is a lot smarter than he lets on, but that can work to his advantage too. He has not had it as easy as most kids but he is doing so well now thanks to a lot of people who care about him.
|Photo by Ann Price Photography|
Bridger (age 14) is Tori's little brother and he also lives in Los Angeles. Sadly, I haven't got to see him much in the past year and a half since they moved. Bridger is wise and so smart and he loves to read. When they were here visiting over the summer I was amazed at the depth of the conversations he wanted to have with me.
Savannah (age 11) informed me she is a "pre pre teen" - oh Lord, here we go. She is absolutely beautiful and her Daddy (my brother Eli) is going to have his hands full with the boys very soon. Savannah is in the stage where she isn't fond of her little sister (just like I didn't like my little brother Eli) but I am hoping they grow closer over the years. Savannah loves little kids and kids love her. Whenever she comes to my house she wants to clean (oh, by all means, knock yourself out) and play with the kids.
Jaxon (age 10) is Tori's other little brother and he also lives in Los Angeles. He is so funny and I love hearing what he has to say about what is going on. He says things sometimes that sounds like something an old man would say. He is adorable and likes taking crazy pictures. He seems to really like living in California, even though I am sure he misses me :)
Kayden (age 8) is such a smart little boy. He loves to play video games and to read, and anything Star Wars, Lego, or Ninjago. He also likes to gross me out with the dead animals he kills when he goes hunting and he loves riding horses. He is such a sweet and smart boy - and he cares a lot about others.
Eliza Nell (age 6) is Savannah's little sister. Eliza Nell is so special. She is SO smart and goofy and clumsy just like her momma. She loves to cook and has the best imagination - she can tell stories like it is nobody's business. She started school this year so she is full of stories about what is going on in kindergarten every time I see her. She is also becoming quite the beauty queen - she has been doing pageants lately and loving it. I never know what is going to come out of that sassy little mouth of hers, but usually whatever it is cracks me up!
Marley (age 3) is such a sweet and quiet little girl. (Her momma might disagree with me on the quiet part but she is always quiet around me.) She lives about an hour and a half away so I don't get to see her very much, but when I do, she is coloring, painting, or playing with baby dolls.
Greyson (age 1) is Savannah and Eliza's little brother and the baby of their family. He is already sports obsessed thanks to his Daddy! He has a certain charm about him and this look he can give to get you to do almost anything! He is very smart and talks up a storm!
Madden (age 1) is Marley's feisty little sister. They are night and say different from each other. Madden talks to me or anyone and runs around playing. She knows what she wants and will fight to get it - which is an awesome quality to have, even if her parents can't see that right now.
Last but not least is Paxton (age 9 months). He is the only niece or nephew I have on my husbands side! He is adorable and growing so fast! He has took off with crawling and pulling up and it won't be long and he will be running! I just love how he smiles at me when I talk to him :)
You throw my two in there Noah (age 2) and Ryan (6 months) and it is pretty crazy at family gatherings! I love being Aunt Jessie and I am so glad my kids have lots of cousins!