Growing up, I spent a lot of time in the company of my cousins. All 10 of us cousins were born within 10 years. We spent many days and weeks in our shared cabin up north. We played in the sand and water. We built snowmen and performed synchronized skating routines. We put on theatrical productions and we sang in the front of church.
I don’t remember the last time we were all up north together- but we seem to do a pretty good job of staying in touch.
We had a baby shower for my sister-in-law Melissa this weekend, and almost all of the girl cousins were able to attend (Nikki, we miss you but you’re totally excused from attending this one!)
Our family is most definitely in an “expansion period.” How special it is to see so many babies being born, and more new people to love.