Our little unexpected visitor.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

This weekend has been a delight, especially because of some unexpected visitors we had.
On Saturday morning, I got a text from my dad asking if I could call him when I got a chance, but nothing urgent. When I called, he asked me if I might have one more spot open for sewing night, and when I said "sure," my sister (who lives in Ohio) got on the phone and said, "Can I come?" I. was. shocked. (My mom was shocked too... Dad and Kels had been scheming for a while about this surprise trip.)

So of course, she brought little Charis along and I couldn't help but take a million pictures of her. Because I love her. And because just when I thought she couldn't get any cuter, she showed up wearing overalls and a ponytail on top of her head.

And then just when she thought I couldn't get any cooler, I gave her a Ring Pop. She and that Ring Pop... buddies. Does that make me a good aunt or a bad aunt?
Oh, how I love her. I've become "that aunt" who can't help but plaster a million pictures of her niece all over the internet.

And I think my parents have become "those grandparents" who dote on every little thing she does.
She's got us all wrapped around her little finger.

10 comments:

  1. Yea!!!!!! She is SO CUTE! Don't worry- I love being "that" auntie. :) Beautiful photos! Hope sewing night went well friend! T-minus 1 week.

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  2. Being an aunt is so sweet! Is she your only niece or do you have more? My parents are the same way with their grandchildren -- the sun rises and sets with those two. :)

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    1. She is my only, but she's about to be a big sister! My sister is due in August.

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  3. Im' not surprised- she's a complete cutie!!

    And, may I say, that I'm LOVING your blog!! Your photos, style and content have me swooning!! I've signed up to follow you (avidly!!).

    Sarahx

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  4. Whitney, it was great getting to know you a little over sewing night. Thank you again for hosting!
    I've thought of a few ideas for future nights if you're still interested: casserole dish cover, camera strap/way to turn any bag into a camera bag, baby gifts (bibs, onesies, etc), some sort of scarf (like the infinity or braided scarf going around pinterest), or maybe a pillow cover for a standard sized pillow and then embelish as desired (I'd love to know how to make covers that allow for seasonal changes without getting a whole new pillow.)
    Just some ideas. Have a wonderful week!

    Katie
    www.dearmushka.blogspot.com

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    1. It was so great meeting you too... and I LOVE all your great ideas!

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  5. She is so very precious - Ilove the black and whites! You have a beautiful family to be sure! I love, love, love surprises like the one your sister and dad sprang on you. My son did that to me (he lives in SF, CA and I live in VA - so it was no small feat). My heart sang with joy for days ~ The Lord is so good to us!

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