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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Cousins Day!


Front row - Halle, Shaelyn, Arianna
2nd row - Heather, Aaron, Laura
back row - Nick, Andy, Katelyn, Chelsea
(Nick, Halle and Arianna belong to Cheri, Katelyn, Chelsea and Shaelyn are Terri's and of course mine are Laura, Aaron, Heather and Andy)

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Today (July 24) is cousins day! The picture posted here is all the kids on my side of the family. This picture was taken a few years ago, shortly before Andy left for the Army. As you can see, they get along well and have fun together!
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I've been blessed with a great family, including lots of cousins. My Dad had 10 kids in his family and my Mom had 9. If my addition is right, I have 53 cousins!
If you have cousins, today is the day to send a greeting their way!

31 comments:

Nancy said...

What a group, you have a great family!!

a corgi said...

what a beautiful family!!! My mom came from a family of 10; I have cousins I've never met

I didn't even realize there was a Cousins Day :)

betty

skywind said...

Wow, a very big family.

septembermom said...

Wow! You have a lot of cousins:) Great picture and how nice to remember all our cousins out there.

Wendy said...

Aw, great picture!!

Cheri said...

Didn't know there was such a day either. Besides Heather- it looks like the younger kids are the only well behaved ones!

Brooke said...

wow - and i thought i had a big family! i have about 28 first cousins.

Kim said...

Is Cousin's Day, an official Hallmark holiday? Sheesh, I never knew.... I have 45 first cousins. Love big family gatherings, but we are spread all over the USA.

Growin' with it! said...

what's even better is my boys cousins!!!! nephews, nieces...warm my heart!

Lorie said...

Very nice picture! I didn't know about Cousins day...

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I've never heard of Cousins Day!

53 cousins? That's a lot!

Pat said...

Cousins Day? Whooo hoooo!
I need to drop my cousins and email!

Heart2Heart said...

Mari!

Beautiful picture of all your cousins! I love the layout of the people in the picture! What a priceless and treasured memory!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Lois Lane II said...

Awwww...how sweet!!

TJ said...

I didn't know about cousins day either. You must have wonderful family get-togethers.. Yes, you are blessed.

Demara said...

I didn't know or didn't remember that today was cousins day. I remember seeing this pic before though and perhaps it was put up last year on cousins day.

you have a big family!

Connie said...

I didn't know about Cousins Day.
Nice picture. I have a bunch of them too.

Crown of Beauty said...

wow, 53 cousins! that's a lot. I come from a small family, only two siblings, and now my only sister lives in the US.

What I know about big families is that the children grow up to be less demanding and more self-giving...

Thanks for sharing this post and the lovely picture. I continue to remember your son in the army.

Have a great weekend.

Love
Lidj

Mary said...

Mari,

I had a lot of cousins too. Many are not in this area anymore and many have passed on at a young age. The picture is a treasure. What great memories.

Blessings,
Mary

Raise Them Up said...

That's cool! I'll have to send out "belated" happy cousins day greetings. Better late than never.

That's a great picture, by the way. I don't have any pictures with my cousins like that. Wish I did!

Rebekah said...

having a good family is one of the best blessings! You are Blessed

~Ginger said...

Not sure if Cheri told you that my parents know your dad. They even went on a trip with your folks years back. Who knew??? They said your dad was loads of fun. I'm beginning to see a pattern here. It seems I love being with you and "the sisters" and the next generation appears to be a silly as you guys :)

Sandra said...

How cute, I love the photo Mari :)

Bonnie said...

great photo Mari ! I'm not surprised that they all get along so well, considering how well you and your sisters get along !!

cousin day, who knew ? :) glad i know now !

Mike Golch said...

Mari,nice posting,and by the way I have an award for you.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Oh, my! 53! I grew up knowing 2! If I'd known my natural father's side of the family I'd have had a lot more since he had five siblings, but that's just not the way God had it planned.

Love the photo...you can tell they get along great.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Totally missed cousins day! I'll say it again Mari you have a great family!

Deb said...

Great picture!! Never knew about that day either:)

Lynn said...

Fun! We just had a family gathering where I saw all my cousins (who could make it) on my mom's side. We get together about 3 times a year. It's amazing how much bigger everyone's kids get over that time.

Kathy said...

I love it! There's something wonderful about the one in the blue shirt looking up....it puts the picture as a whole over the top! : )

A Captured Reflection said...

What a lovely photo of your family Mari. Mari you have to be one of the nicest people in blogland. I was thinking of you yesterday and kept smiling, thinking what a lovely lady you are - so thought I'd tell you.