Tuesday, May 27, 2008
My Adorable Niece Lauren
This week my adorable niece Lauren, came to stay with us for a few days. It has been so much fun. I remember when I was about her age, I used to go stay at Aunt Camille's house and just hang out and it is fun for me now to be in the adult role. Lauren is such an amazing girl she is so smart and just sweet to the core. She was my first niece and so she will always hold a special place in my heart. It is fun to watch Lauren grow up especially now that she is in adolecence. She is just blossoming in every way. Sometimes it's kindof painful as she tells me about the trials and tribulations of junior high and it makes me want to personally drive down there and and choke some of the snotty girls...but then I remenber that dealing with snotty junior high girls is a right of passage and Lauren does remarkably well. She has a quiet confidence about her and she know who she is so she doesn't get ruffled easily. Lauren is also very beautiful but seems to have no idea. One of my favorite parts this week was doing her makeup. I of course am a makeup junkie, so its no surprise that I took my first chance to doll her up. She looked so grown up and I could all of a sudden see my little baby niece as an adult. It blows my mind how fast time flies. She is my favorite shopping buddy and so we had a ball at the mall. I just love having her around. Cheryl of course is dying without her, which I completely understand so she will go home in the morning, but I intend to steal her away a lot this summer. Its always amazing to me what an incredible family I'm blessed with.