I have a fairly large extended family.
Both of my parents were 1 of 6, and the lines on both side branch out progressively from there.
A couple cousin’s of mine were in town this past week visiting with family, which resulted in a small get together yesterday evening at my aunt’s place.
Unfortunately Heather was sick, so she couldn’t attend, but I was fortunate enough to be able to attend. It was incredible to see so many members of our family in one place at the same time – being able to catch up with cousins that I haven’t seen in years, or whom I have seen but haven’t had the opportunity to speak with in depth, was great and an absolute pleasure.
Having grown up with large family get togethers being a normal occurrence, I always find it special when things things happen, as infrequently as they do these days.
The highlights of the evening for me?
- Discussing our family’s heritage with a couple of my cousins.
- Having three of my cousins try to guess names, which Heather and I have on our ‘list’ of names for our upcoming arrival.
What a great time to have had.
On a side note, I felt the baby kick again today – it always startles me…