Thursday, May 03, 2012


I think I've probably mentioned that I come from a big family. And by big I mean HUGE.  Last week the girls, my mom and I spent Spring Break in Orlando.  While we were there I got the chance to visit with my mom's family.  I love spending time with my family and don't get a chance to do it often enough!

To give you some perspective, my mom is the oldest of 14.  What this means for me is that I have roughly 30 something cousins (no, I do not know the exact count).  Some of my cousins are actually younger than my own kids.  At one point Baby Girl asked me just how many cousins I had since she'd been playing for hours with some kids she thought were my nieces and nephews (obviously they weren't but she's used to kids her age being related that way...).  I told her the number to which she stared at me with disbelief.  I then asked her how many cousins she had.  The look on her face as she slowly said four was pretty dang funny.

My family is loud, fun and amazing.  We only got one day with everyone and it wasn't nearly enough.  I stayed up way later than I should have considering I drove 12 hours home the next day, but it was so worth it.  Getting down for visits is hard to fit into our crazy schedule but when we do I'm also reluctant to leave.

I want to say thanks to my grandma, aunts, uncles and cousins for coming to see us.  I try not to name names for people that haven't given me permission, but you guys know who you are.  And a special thanks to one of my cousins who was gracious enough to share her birthday party with us since we crashed into town at the last minute.

Love you guys!



PM's Mother said...

Cherish those moments with your cousins. I am the oldest of 14 cousins (and one brother) in my mother's family and now there are only 8 cousins (and one brother) still living. Our annual family reunion will be in August and I am looking forward to it.

Angel said...

Sounds like so much fun!!! That's kinda how it is when my mom's family gets together - all laughter and talking and eating. And the hubby's family too.

Glad you had a good time and are home safe!!!!

Playground Monitor said...

Sounds like a great time. I will have to miss my mother's family reunion this year. Damn job.

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