Monday, December 8, 2008

Aunt Candi

I am so proud to call myself an Aunt. I know I don't mention my nieces and nephews much but I love each and every one of them. I am so blessed to have so many amazing children in my life.
Tristan came first... he made me an aunt at the age of 15. Tristan Chad is my brother Jason's first born with his first wife. He has been spoiled from day one but you wouldn't be able to tell because he has to be the best kid ever! He is so sweet and patient. The boy has to be with 5 (almost 6) sisters! He is the only boy in his families! He is now 12 years old and we are all so proud of him.

Tristan on the climbing wall July 06

Maddie, Jacie, Tristan, and Kennedy July 06

Next came Madison or "Maddie". What a cute, chubby baby she was! She has such a sweet spirit and can always make you laugh. She is Jason's second born from his first marriage and is 9 years old! We don't get to see Maddie and Tristan very often because they live with their mom and sister but we look forward to the time we do get to spend with them.

Maddie and Kennedy
When Jason married his current wife, Sloane (Skeet's younger sister), she brought into our lives her beautiful and sweet daughter Kennedy or "Kenny" as we like to call her. She is also 9 and she and Maddie are joined at the hip when they are together. I have a feeling they will always be best friends.
Jacie and Skeet, July 07

Jason and Sloane's firstborn together is little Jacie, or "Jacie Bug". She is too cute and I think she knows it! She has a new baby sister coming in March and when you ask her what the baby's name will be, she answers "Baby Jacie". Then you ask her what her name will be if the baby has her name and she answers "Princess". She is definitely a princess too... you rarely see her without one of her pretty dresses on! Uncle Skeet adores her and she adores him.
Jason and Sloane are expecting another little girl in March, as of right now we are calling her Cameron.
Maddie, Skeet, Candi, Cayson, Kennedy, Tristan and Riley
Skeet's older brother has 4 kids. Three boys, Riley, Cayson and Shae, and one girl, Mika. We don't get to see them very often at all because they are currently living in South America. They are adorable kids and we miss them so much!
Skeet and Mika.


Ayden is my only sister's firstborn. He is my little buddy and I miss him every day. He currently lives in Philly with his mommy and daddy while his daddy finishes dental school. Ayden is the apple of his Papa's eye and has Grandma wrapped around his finger too. And as the only other boy on my side, he worships his cousin Tristan. Ayden just turned two in October.

Skeet and James
Skeet's 2nd youngest brother, Whitney, has two boys. James and Austin. James will be 2 on the day after Christmas and Austin is almost 2 months. They are both adorable and so much fun to play with! They are very proud of their daddy who is currently serving in Iraq. We miss him and look forward to his return in March.

Me and baby Austin.

I also get to be called Aunt by a couple of other adorable children and even though they are not technically family I love them just the same.
Candi, Kadence and Carrie- July 07
( I was 5 months pregnant in this picture so please excuse the swollen face!)

Kadence is the daughter of Skeet's and my best friends, Matt & Carrie. She is adorable and incredibly smart. We don't get to see her as much as we would like but we love the time we do spend with her and her parents.
So I may not have my daughter to hold and cuddle but I do have quite a few cute kids to go to when I need some love! I feel so blessed to have them all in my life and I am so proud to call myself their Aunt Candi!


Never forgetting Gregory said...

You have a beautiful family. I am a proud aunt as well. It is a great role to play and it sounds like you do it well and happily!

Amy Jo said...

They are all so lucky to have you and Skeet in their lives!

The Buhler's said...

Candi, Kadence is very lucky to have her Aunt Candi and Uncle Skeet and Callie in her lives. She loves you very much as do we!