wings and things


on December 24, 2013

If I had to choose a single word to describe my first niece, I would use the word “twinkling”. She and her husband arrived last night from Scotland just in time for Christmas. They are going to live here now – yippee!

Late last night she got to see her own first niece for the first time. Do you see what I mean by “twinkling”. Actually in this picture both of them are twinkling!

Ashtyn and Neve

My first niece is also my god-daughter as well as being Ming’s cousin and god-mother. I have always been in awe of her ability to twinkle no matter what, and her homecoming is the best gift any of us could receive this Christmas. She is a vital cog in the machine of this family and her presence enables us all to twinkle with delight; when she smiles, her whole body smiles; when she enters a room, she exudes beauty, grace and hilarity. She is fun and laughter and I love her so much and can’t wait to see her tonight at my mother’s Christmas Eve party.

I feel very lucky to have this fantastic, twinkling niece – very lucky!

24 responses to “Twinkling

  1. They are both beautiful!

  2. ytaba36 says:

    She’s gorgeous! Just the medicine you need right now, Julie.

  3. FlaHam says:

    Julie, your 1st niece is a very lovely woman, and you can see the twinkle in her eyes and smile. You’ll are quite lucky to have her as part of the family, as she is for having you’ll as her family. This time of year does in fact bring out the twinkle. Thank you for sharing this with us. Please take care, be safe, and Merry Christmas. — Bill

  4. How wonderful that she arrived just in time for Christmas

  5. lensgirl53 says:

    Just so very lovely. I can hear your joy! xo

  6. bulldog says:

    This is just beautiful Julie… may your Christmas be all you want it to be…

  7. mimijk says:

    She really does glow!! I’m so happy she is home

  8. Twinklers have a way of twinkling up a room as soon as they enter and causing the twinkle index in everyone present to rise up by a point or two! Have a wonderful, twinkling Christmas!

  9. What a nice way to celebrate Christmas. Have a Merry time!

  10. janeslog says:

    Lovely photo. Will be nice to spend Christmas in warm, sunny conditions instead of dark, wet, cold and windy ones. I would love to live in Australia and would probably get in to live there as I have degrees in economics and computing.

    I’d miss my family and friends too much so I’ll have to stay in Scotland.

  11. elizabeth says:

    What wonderful blessings, and especially so right now! 🙂

  12. I have some lovely twinkling nieces and grand nieces, and the nephews and grand nephews are zany
    Your niece looks lovely with her niece

  13. those that twinkle are truly a joy, and have a special gift. How lovely she will be around locally to twinkle here and there. Merry Christmas dear Julie. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, peaceful 2014! Big hugs, Margie

  14. janechese says:

    That is wonderful! I feel the joy of the family get-together.I will be going to friends tonight, to a brunch tomorrow and to friends’ for supper tomorrow (with walks in between). I had the joy of visiting Candy Cane Lane ( a street that displays Christmas decorations) with my friend and her three-year old son. that was fun, we were talking back and forth until I said something and there was just an exhale from him-passed out.I wish you and your family Merry Christmas and thank you for the joy of getting to know you, your family and your home.

  15. Terry says:

    Merry Christmas my dear friend

  16. Lynda says:

    Yes, they are the twinkliest, of twinklers, and I have no doubts about the twinkle in your own eyes when you saw them both! I’m so happy to know you have family near you at Christmas, Julie.

    Wishing you and your family the blessings of Christmas and a wonderful new year!

  17. niasunset says:

    They are so lovely both, Blessing them all. Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday, love, nia

  18. Judith says:

    Such a wonderful, holiday gift–having your niece back. Enjoy. And happy holidays! Hope 2014 is good to you:)

  19. tersiaburger says:

    Hope you have a great Christmas my dear friend.

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