Wednesday, June 4, 2008

New life...

It's official...I'm an Auntie for the 12 the time...two of my two brother's wives have just had girls. Our 8th niece in a row, lol. They're such precious little ones...beautiful gifts from our Heavenly Father. Whenever I hold one of my nieces or nephews, I just cannot wait for when God allows me to be a wife and Mom. To me, that would be the highest call...raising little ones to grow up in character, virtue, and to love the things that are the most pure and wonderful in life.

In 3 days my sister Elizabeth is getting married...so terribly soon. How I'll miss her! Because of the busy-ness of it all, I'll have to keep this post super short...but because this happens to be a raw-ish blog I'll leave ya'll with a super tasty, scrummy smoothie. I am such an addict of orange smoothies. Mmmmmm...

Smooth Green

2 oranges, peeled with pith on

3 cups of spinach

2 TB. raw honey

Blend with a little water as a base and then add ice slowly.

10 comments:

Paulina said...

Congratulations on being an Auntie for the 12th (?!!) time! Like you, I can't wait until God allows me to be a mother and a wife. I've wanted this for such a long time so hopefully it'll happen for both me and you in the future :)

God bless!

fatma said...

What a beautiful picture of you and your niece. May you experience a lot of joy. I can see you and Paulina one day holding your babies and being wonderful mothers.
Love your blog.

Fatma

HiHoRosie said...

What a beautiful tiny baby! Aw, that is such a sweet picture. Love little babies. No doubt you'll be an awesome mom when the time comes.

And the spinach/orange smoothie is one of my faves. In fact, I'm hoping to make some tonight to take to work tomorrow for b'fast. I usually leave the agave out but that would be a nice sweet touch. :)

Penni said...

You are so precious and blessed to have so many little ones in your family! Best wishes to your sister and the whole family for a blessed wedding this weekend!

xoxo.....Penni

Charissa said...

Paulina~ I hope that for you too! Big hugs!

Fatma~ Thank you so much...so glad you enjoy my blog, that's always encouraging.

Heidi~ Good idea...I'm going to try it without honey...I'm afraid I'm a sweet addict. Oh, and thank you! I hope I'll be a good "Mommy" someday. :)

Penni~ Thank you SO much! I know it'll be a beautiful wedding. I can't wait!

Lesley Anne said...

Gotta love being an aunt! You get all the fun parts:D

Charissa said...

You're right...thanks Leslie Anne!

yardsnacker said...

What an amazing photo. So precious, and says it all about being a Mom, or in your case, Auntie. Beautiful.

jessica said...

beautiful photo. congrats on the little niece. what a big family you have.

Charissa said...

Yardsnacker and Jessica~ Thanks so much! I am blessed.

All your comments mean so much everyone! Thank you!