We got down to my grandma's just in time for dinner and to have a nice, relaxing glass of wine. The night was calm in comparison to the two other nights at the beach. You see, the beach is where my family reunites and this past weekend was no exception.
I have nine cousins on my dad's side of the family...and if you've ever met my dad you would know that it's sometimes hard to get a word in edgewise...well almost all 22 members of the family are like him or even louder, so it's always entertaining. This weekend we had three cousins, two friends, 1 aunt, 1 uncle and 1 grandmother with my sister and I.
The cousins are a big deal in my family. As a child we were always going down to the beach together. We would go exploring, try to climb over fences, get lost in the waves, or just spend hours upon hours looking for sandcrabs. We have always gotten along well (for the most part) because a lot of us are the same age. Ok so one time I did kick one of my cousins in her bad knee...I was young though!
|All dressed up to celebrate my grandfather's 70th Birthday...yes we decided to|
choreograph a dance to the Spice Girls for his 70th?
|Christmas - notice the sisters matching dresses....thanks mom.|
|Ya-ya party with the fam - yes we all put on hats and little candles and became|
ya-ya sisters like the book/movie
|Memorial Day weekend 2010|
|Memorial Day weekend 2009|
|4th of July 2010|
|this past weekend...man I'm a shrimp!|
Do you have cousins that you enjoy being around? Have you taken some time to catch up with them lately? Is there somewhere that the whole family goes to get together? Take some time this summer to catch up with family, you'll be glad you did!
Next stop - California! OK so I may not be writing until Vegas (Tighe and I start our road trip tomorrow and have to do a lot of moving...) but I will be sure to update on the travels as we go!