Saturday, December 11, 2010


So here is the only good thing that came out of November, my little sister Jen, had a beautiful baby girl.  Her name is Olive Haven Packer.  "Oli" is what we call her.  She was a little 5 pounder and about as cute as they come.  I don't think it's possible for my sister to have anything but stunningly beautiful children.  I flew out to visit them in Cali. and to be honest, I only lived through that month because of her and my cute nephews and niece, Henley.  Oli's little spirit is so peaceful and sweet.  While letting Jen have a nap, I held her for 3 hours.  That's like a record for me.  I couldn't help but stare at her and kiss her cheeks off.  I'll be honest, it didn't give me any greater desire to have children, but I was amazed as always...with how special these little spirits are.  And I thought, "Oli, I know that you know this...but you got sent to a great family!  And they will love you, cherish you, and make you laugh tons!" :)

She's beautiful...and so is her mother.  It amazes me to think that MY little sister has four children.  I honestly believe I love them as much as she does.  As I was struggling while visiting, there were love notes and hand drawn pictures, hugs and kisses that were constantly given to me.  I felt so happy to know that these little kids love their Aunt Kim as much as she loves them.  They make my life more beautiful and more bearable.

Olive, welcome to the family! :)