My nieces are always the best part of my trips to my parents and my hometown. They aren’t actually my nieces, they are my second cousins. Their dad, his sister and me and my sister were very close growing up. I’m the oldest of the four of us and he is the youngest, with all of us being a year apart. He’s the only who got married or had kids so us girls spoil them rotten, so does everyone else, but they are such good girls! They look so much like him and therefore his sister when they were young. I know I love them, but every time I see them I’m surprised at how fiercely I do. We hung out and watched Barbie Dancing Princess and played with my dogs and blew bubbles in the house.
They made helped their mom make this Christmas ornament for my tree. I never thought I’d put anything on my tree like this. I like that its simple with glass balls, beads and bows, but this was promptly hung right in the front and I’ll be wrapping it carefully when I put aways decorations so I can hang it next year.