Saturday, April 18, 2009
"Cousin to cousin we'll always be,
Special friends from the same family tree."
I never had cousins. It is a mysterious relationship to me. Lance has tons of them, I think a few of you even read my blog (say hi sometime!)
My son will have lots of cousins too.
My niece Eliana (my older brother Mike's daughter) saw Judah on Skype the other night...she was so stinkin' cute. She said that he was "adorabable" and "I love him!" and "He's so CUTE!" and "that's a funny name *giggle*"
She is five and pretty stinkin' "adorabable" herself. She is about to have a baby brother in May.
My nephew Beck (my younger brother Ira's son) hasn't seen him yet but when Ira told him his name was Judah Byrd he laughed and laughed. He thinks it's a silly name. Why wouldn't we say Judah Baby instead of Judah Byrd? lol. His dad tried to explain that it was a middle name just like Beck was Beck Wayne. He then started calling him Judah Baldwin which is his last name (my maiden name). He can't figure out why we would call our baby a bird. I love kids.
He is 3 and has a joyful personality and a fun outlook on life.
Not sure what my niece Evie (also Ira's child) thinks of it all but she is a baby lover and when they were here for the baby shower she loved looking at my belly and asked if I could please get the baby out so she could see him. haha, I wished! I'm sure she will love on him like any good little 2yr old mama when she gets the chance.
And then there are my nephews Max and Jacob (Lance's sisters children) ...we talked to them when I was still in the hospital so I am having a little hard time remembering exactly what all they said (the hospital haze)...but I remember that they were excited Judah was born and they love their Uncle Lance to pieces so always love talking to him on the phone taking turns.
They are 6 and 4 yrs old. We have photos of them when they were babies on our family wall and Judah sure looks like them. I wonder if Lance's sister will think so when she comes to visit. I am curious to find out.
So Much to Love
I love people. I love bright eyes. I love my sons, Judah & Lucas. I love laughing. I love my ringtone. I love love. I love Jesus. I love tattoos. I love milk. I love creative expression. I love smiles. I love Philippians. I love bridges. I love my house and haven. I love a rainy night. I love doing nothing. I love almonds and banana chips. I love music. I love cowboy hats. I love Anna Maria Island. I love (diet) dr.pepper. I love a good story. I love wildflowers. I love to fly. I love rod iron. I love babies. I love going to the movies. I love midnight. I love allegra. I love sunsets. I love long kisses. I love the color red. I love starshollow. I love community. I love doing life with friends. I love witty banter. I love jessilynn.com. I love my family. I love pretty things. I love cruisin' with my girls. I love remembering when. I love authentic individuals. I love hot tamales. I love when kids giggle. I love Lance. I love bonfires. I love finding people I thought I'd lost. I love yard sales. I love tacobell. I love seeing people do good. I love violins and steel guitar. I love driving to the airport. I love seeing people around me succeed at their dreams. I love being included. I love flipflops. I love blogging. I love long talks. I love dreaming.