A good year.

I know it’s so cliché to say, but: where has the time gone?!? It seems like just yesterday I was meeting this little munchkin, my niece, on her birthday.

It’s now a year later, and she’s grown into an impossibly adorable one-year old who can ramble, walk, giggle, and entertain her adoring fans for hours on end.

She has enriched our lives beyond words and I can’t wait to introduce her to her new cousin in September. Happy first birthday, Ginger! I love you SO much.


Last week, a lovely little girl joined our family — my niece, G. I love her so much already, I can’t even stand it.

Aunt Brooke & G, enjoying some girl talk and downtime

I was lucky enough to meet her less than 12 hours after her birth, after a drive to Brooklyn in rush hour traffic. It was worth every second of gridlock. Nick couldn’t come along on that trip, so we went back to visit on Saturday so he could meet her. We spent a glorious 4.5 hours hanging out with the little one and her elated parents. Since then, it’s not uncommon for us to ask each other, “What do you think G is doing right now?” at least five times a day.

Checking out this “Uncle Nick” character

We are in love, and forever changed. We are so grateful to my brother and sister-in-law for bringing this amazing little creature into our lives. We can’t wait to watch her grow up.

Aunt Brooke

Have you heard? I’m going to be an aunt!

My brother and his wife are waiting to be surprised about the gender, so I won’t know for another 19 weeks or so if it’s a little niece or nephew… but rest assured Nick and I will love her/him to pieces no matter what! And, of course, we’ll be spoiling the little one as good aunts and uncles should… after all, I’ve been collecting ideas for months!

source… I love this

Can’t wait! Congrats again, J & K!