Thursday, January 18, 2007

I'm an aunt!

My sister T had her baby V last week, and he's beautiful! He weighed close to 9 pounds and was 21 inches long. It sounds like the doctor was right to induce T so early, or he might've gotten stuck or something. Plus, V was born on R's birthday, with only 2 1/2 hours to spare (before being born on a less cool day). So now R feels a kinship with his new nephew and has sent a copy of the Miles Davis album "Kind of Blue" to try and influence his birthday-sharer's interests :)

It's a nice thing, to have nieces and nephews on both sides of the family now. I was the only one out of my siblings with a kiddo until last week, so now I'm Aunt K on both sides, and it's nice! It's made a little neater (sorry R's family's kids) by the fact that we have genes in common, you know? It's my sister's baby, crazy! Plus M might play with the little guy at future Christmases or what have you. It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside!
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Also, my little sister M is turning 19 today. I'd like to give a shout out to her, and how great I think she is: We have a lot in common and love to talk about anything and everything. She will vent to me, and let me vent to her. She's extremely understanding and really listens when you talk to her. She used to have long long hair, but from what I've heard, has cut it off in a fetching new do. She is attending hair school in Utah and is enjoying it so much that she's actually excited to have a job in her field (a good thing to feel). She's got freckles, and because of them reminds me of strawberries. She's got good taste in music, and likes to go to live shows. The voice mail message on her cell phone says "You've reached M. Congratulations." and makes me laugh every time. She's beautiful, and has repeatedly amazed me with her determination and ability to make her goals come to fruition. She's worked hard to get where she is and knows her worth and is proud, but is still grateful for what she's been given. She has dreams and aspirations that are all about being artistic and wholesome and creative, and is admirable for it. She's basically wonderful. Happy Birthday Mimcay! You're the greatest and I love you :)

5 comments:

Melissa said...

How would it be to have nieces and nephews? I may never know since all my siblings (and three of them are married) have failed to reproduce. Is Erin gonna help a girl out? Hard to say.

And I am charmed by your sister's voicemail message.

Travis Butterfield said...

In regards to your post on books a few days ago . . . I wasn't aware that "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" was a book. There is a song by that name on a CD by Anberlin. I guess that's where they got the name for that song. Interesting. I think I want to read it now. And, as for The Stranger, that's a great book. I've always wanted to read The Plague, also by Camus. I hear it is good as well.

Claire said...

Kendahl, I love your sister's voicemail idea and just might have to steal it for my own. Imitation is the best form of flattery, right?

kendahl said...

travis, i DO recommend the book, and must admit that I wasn't aware that A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius was a song :) also, I haven't heard of Anberlin, but now I'm curious and will look them up.

and, Micah has never said anything about patenting her voicemail idea or anything. as far as i'm comcerned, it's fair game. imitate and flatter away, Claire!

Jord said...

Kendahl! I found you through Claire and loved catching up on your life! First, congrats to Torrie on the new baby boy an to you for being an aunt. One of my friends said that you love your nieces and nephews who are your siblings kids more than your husband's siblings kids, but who knows! I am waiting on Claire to see if that one is true. Second, I am totally with you on making it through the next few months on little (NO) income! I wish I had a magic secret on making it, but alas we just finished paying off the debt we incurred over the summer last month! Finally (5 months into the job) we can start saving for more fun things- like a second car that we've been going without for those same five months! Anyway, good luck this summer. I have a zoo pass and can take someone with me for free so feel free to mooch, I'm definately available! I am also proud of your reading and just joined a book club myself. It is my first venture into the book club world so we'll see how it goes! Well, now that this is the longest comment ever I will stop. Ta ta for now!