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The joys of being an Aunt.

It’s true what they say, you will never love anyone more than your sibling’s kids.

Okay, I don’t know if they say that but they should, because its 100% true. I am very lucky to have two amazing siblings, and even luckier that they have both had children & made me an Aunt. (2 nieces, 2 nephews) I have been in the delivery room for three of their births and to experience something like that is nothing short of a miracle. My heart is so full of love at the arrival of my newest niece that it just might burst! So without further adieu, I welcome Lena-James Cisilia Williamson. (Lena was my dad’s grandmother whom he adored and still talks about to this day, James was my Uncle Michael and my Uncle Al’s middle names, may they rest in peace, and Cisilia is my mother’s name. She does not have a middle name and Tamara wanted her name to be Lena’s, I love it.)

Lena-James Cisilia Williamson

Born: February 26, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

7 pounds, 4 ounces, & 20 inches of perfection.

One of the first pictures I took of her.

One of the first pictures I took of her.

Those Lips !

Those Lips !

She is so mellow, didnt cry a bit.

She is so mellow, didnt cry a bit. (Thats the antibiotic they have to put on their eyes, not tears.)

Precious little feet!

Precious little feet!

This picture makes me cry. It is such an emotional experience for me I cant imagine what its like for the mommy & daddy!

This picture makes me cry. It is such an emotional experience for me I cant imagine what its like for the mom & dad! My sister did awesome, couldn’t be more proud of her.

My first time holding sweet Lena

My first time holding sweet Lena

Big brother Jack waiting for her to come out of the nursery

Big brother Jack waiting for her to come out of the nursery

Jacksons first time holding her. All he kept saying was "Look how small her fingers are!"

Jacksons first time holding her. All he kept saying was “Look how small her fingers are!”

Ben & Lena.

Ben & Lena.

So happy to have a girl we can dress up in PINK!

So happy to have a girl we can dress up in PINK!

My sister did some at home shots.

My sister did some at home shots.

Jackson & Lena-James

Jackson & Lena-James

Sweetness

Sweetness

I cant take these!

I cant take these!

Baby girls first photo-shoot

Baby girls first photo-shoot

Siblings, who I pray one day will understand the love I have experienced through them.

Siblings, who I pray one day will understand the love I have experienced through them.

– Sasha

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This is not a sad post.

Really, I promise. Yesterday would have been my grandmother, Jennie’s, birthday. She was my only grandparent and was a very important woman in my life. I miss her dearly. Now I said this was not a sad post, and its not. Its just the time of year that always makes me think of her, especially since it is Mardi Gras as well and we always would stay with her for the festivities. Funerals in New Orleans are a bit different, yes there is the part in the funeral home that is always very sad and time for everyone to say their goodbyes, but after that it is a party. A celebration of your loved ones life, there is food, dancing, drinking, celebrating. So that’s what I am doing, sharing my celebration of my grandmother with you. This is a picture of a essay I wrote in my senior year of high school for my senior scrapbook about who I wish I could see again. (You have to click on it to enlarge so you can read it) Enjoy!

Jennie

Getting a tattoo with my mom & sister in memory of my grandmother at a tattoo shop in the parish she lived in.

Getting a tattoo with my mom & sister in memory of my grandmother at a tattoo shop in the parish she lived in.

 

The finished product.

The finished product.

My mom choose to get hers on her ankle.

My mom choose to get hers on her ankle.

Ben & I are on there somewhere going on a tour of the Quarters, I think this was our first trip to New Orleans together!

Ben & I are on there somewhere going on a tour of the Quarters, I think this was our first trip to New Orleans together!

Ben & I during Mardi Gras with my nephew Jackson, he was so small then!

Ben & I during Mardi Gras with my nephew Jackson, he was so small then!

Sir Saint & I! (the Saints mascot)

Sir Saint & I! (the Saints mascot)

Sherri (my second mom) my sister Tamara, and I two years ago during Mardi Gras

Sherri (my second mom) my sister Tamara, and I two years ago during Mardi Gras

My mom and I and some of our CRAZY family :)

My mom and I and some of our CRAZY family 🙂

My FAVORITE parade, Endymion. all the floats are lit up, its a must-see!

My FAVORITE parade, Endymion. all the floats are lit up, its a must-see!

Another oldie.. Us on Bourbon St!

Another oldie.. Us on Bourbon St!

 

 

– Sasha

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