This is Miss Elizabeth, the cutest 3 year old niece on the planet!
I was so excited to come see her today ---my brother Mike and his wife Nicole moved from Meridian, Idaho to Eagle, Idaho just over a year ago and this was the first time I was able to see the new place that they have worked on so hard.
It’s a wonderful house, and what a yard – it’s like a garden! Which is no surprise since Mike takes after my mom and step-dad, and he has turned this overgrown jungle of an acre and a half into a haven of fruit trees, rolling lawn and garden plots. I am so proud of them both!
It’s been a couple of years since I have seen them…so little Elizabeth was only 1 year old at the last time I saw her –today she took me by the hand and introduced me to her dog, Boomer and glued herself to my hip. I was enchanted!
My brother Mike and Elizabeth, Daddy/Daughter love!
We enjoyed a great BBQ on the deck and were also joined by my brother Scott and his wife Alicia. Family is so important and it is when I am here that I realize just how far away I am in North Carolina. I am vowing to make it home more often – if I have to add a leg onto a trip to spend a couple days with family, it will be worth it.
Here’s some flowers, Miss Aunt!
Elizabeth had a hard time remembering my name and she came up with “Miss Aunt” all on her own. I’ll take it!
I got loads of kisses from Boomer too!
Peek a boo, I see you!
I know my ABCs, my 123s, AND my colors!
Tomorrow morning I’ll be packing it up and heading home. My heart is full, and my battery feels recharged, you know what I mean?
I’m also ready to hit the sewing machine!