May 17, 2012

our little ones

there are few things in life better than being an aunt. or an uncle. we're so fortunate to have five little ones under the age of three, with number six joining us any day now. it's especially fun to watch our oldest nephew because he's so much like ian. and they are hilarious together. if paladin doesn't want ian's arm around him, he says so. if ian wants some of paladin's food, he says so. they're both very particular and very vocal about those opinions, but in the best way.

ian loves being with all of our little squirts and on saturday we will celebrate our youngest nephew's first birthday. each of them is a gift.

thankful for family. and that tomorrow is friday:)



heloisa Paulino said...

Dear Sister Larissa

Ian and his life has been a insentivo for my faith in God!
Have a great Friday tomorrow! I'll be praying for you guys, my husband and I

with love
Heloisa - Brazil

Mrs.Rabe said...

Aunties and Uncles are so important in a child's life. They allow them to have interaction with adults who love them but are different than Mom and Dad. You get to be the 'cool' ones forever! lol!

I guess though that not all Aunties and Uncles are adults - my granddaughter has aunties and an uncle who are not teenagers yet! :)

I want to thank you for sharing your story. My daughters (ages 18 and 20) and I saw it on Facebook. It spoke to them of the beauty of true love and sacrifice. As young women waiting on God for His best for them, it was encouragement!

Thanks Ian and Larissa. God is using you to show forth the beauty of His love for us!


Anonymous said...

She has the most beautiful eyes and you get to look into them often. How fun!
Have a great weekend with family.
Wendy in MD

Anonymous said...

Hi Larissa!

I love your blog. It's really beautiful. May God bless both you and Ian. By the way, is Ian able to walk?

Thank you so much!

In Christ,


Leslie Dawn said...

"Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock."~Psalm 107:41 Beautiful!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I completely agree...nieces and nephews are a beautiful gift! :)