Saturday, January 3, 2009
Sadi My Cousin Victoria's Cat got into the Christmas Tree
Picture also of Victoria, Amber, and ME
I left my trip to Texas feeling so grateful for family. My parents are divorced, and have been for many many years. Even as an adult, I divide up the holidays when I can. I know have my own family...so we work it out. Any way, this Christmas was spent with my mom's side of the family and it was much like a family reunion. My mom is one of five girls (no boys)! We are such a diverse bunch! Most of the children that have kids...have bi-racial children. It was amazing to see them all together. As my grandmother, mother and aunts get older...it is becoming more and more obvious that it will be up to us, the next generation to keep the tradition of getting together alive.
My husband and I stayed with my brother...It was really special. I moved with my father when I was 12yrs old, and as a result...I didn't have a consistent relationship with my brother. Not to mention that he is about 7 or 8 yrs older than me. I also have an older sister but she was not at the reunion. So... it was great to stay with my big brother and look at the lives that we both have and the families that we have. When I was about 8yrs old he would walk me to school and all of his friends would say "she's so cute, she's so cute!" Such a funny memory! Him and his wife were the perfect hosts. I love them deeply.
We also stayed with my aunt and uncle who live about 10 min. from my brother. I love there house...so amazing. Most of the family stayed there. Or I guess we could say those without kids stayed there.:-) My aunt and uncle are so much fun, and such a great example of love and commitment.
We played the game Would You Rather...Pls. Pls. get the game!!! It is so much fun to play!!! It comes with a board, but we just asked the questions and answered them... you will be dying!!!
One of the questions was: "Would you rather have a mouth full of loose teeth or a mouth with every fourth tooth missing?" You cannot say neither, you have to choose! It is so much fun to hear what people think. It brings you together as a family, and you can play it anywhere and at anytime.
I've talked long enough...here are some pics!!!
These are pictures of my Brother-in-law and his wife and son, the Beautiful Women in the Family, and a pic. of Lee & Josh and my uncle Marion Too!!:-)
Cousins, Cousins, and more Cousins
Me, Amber, and My brother's wife Jenea'
My niece Amber is in this pic. with her two boys Isac and Isaiah!
My cousin Amy with her husband Johnny and their three kids Hannah the oldest, Clair, and baby Nathan. Nathan and Josh are only a few weeks apart in age. Josh was born Dec. 18th and Nathan was born Jan 5th I think.
Amy, my niece Amber and I were all pregnant at the same time!!!!!!!
Uncle Charles with Josh
Okay these are all cousins
from left to right Carson 2yrs, Isac 1yr, Camden 8mo, Josh 1yr and Isaiah 6yrs
These are my nephews (my brother's sons) Camden 8mo, Carson 2yrs, Chuckie 17, Caleb 14
My brother with his son Camden