Friday, August 22, 2008


Barbara and I and her boys had a special visit a couple of weeks ago with Jennifer and her newly adopted twins. I was so excited to visit her since she and Kevin have been through so much trying to adopt and it is interesting to see how it all worked out in the end. God had bigger plans for them - one baby would not be enough. They were being saved for such beautiful bundles.
Ethan and Owen are so teeny tiny - something almost foreign in our family (we grow big babies!). There is nothing better than the feel and smell of newborn babies, especially twins.

Me enjoying being a great auntie.
I didn't want to leave. I could watch them for hours.

I love the idea of being a great aunt and I just hope I can see them fairly often, just as I saw Jennifer, James and Jason as they were growing up. I loved watching all of my nieces and nephews grow up and I cherish those family times.

When the next generation become parents all those years of parenting and other influences in their lives come into fruition. I am looking forward to seeing my nieces and nephews become nurturing parents.
Now Barbara and Joanne, these are newborn babies!

I'm so proud of you, Jennifer. You make such a wonderful mom. What a natural.


Karen said...

Oh wow... how amazing.... congratulations, Catharine. Enjoy your new nephews!

Dave said...

I do not want to rush the next generation. I have told my sons there is one title I am not ready to have applied to me .... grandfather.

Jenn said...

haha - what a terrible photo! i look totally stunned!!!! you wouldn't even believe how much they've changed already. can't wait to see you again :)

Evie said...

Great pics, Cathy. I always thought having twins would be pretty cool. I'll have to enjoy the experience vicariously through Jenn.

Barbara said...

I'm loving being a great auntie too. I want copies of your pictures.

Stephen said...

A great aunt - what that really means is that you are getting old!