The Extended in oHIo
These past 3 days have made me realise what an awesome extended family God has blessed me with. I haven’t really been able to get to know them due to visits being every 3 years and brief. So much has changed since I last saw them, including 7 additions: my cousin Suzanna’s quads, (Jodie, Grace, Tobias & Samuel), my cousin Sarah’s son Cooper and my cousin Tim’s wife, Michelle, and son, Camden. (Unfortunately I never met the last two because they were out of state with Camden, who was having an operation 😦 ).
First of all, let me introduce you:
Here is my cousin Suzanna blowing out candles on her 32nd birthday.
She is as mad as me, which is perfectly understandable, with 4 offspring.
And here they are. (L to R) Grace, Tobias, Jodie, Samuel.
My cousin Sarah and new addition, Cooper. He has many talents…
Sarah’s other offspring consist of Emmie and Marin, who is named after a bike by her cycling enthusiast dad, Dustin. She wasn’t enjoying this.
Most of the time my dad, Uncle Mike, cousin-in-law Dustin and sort-of-Uncle Kerry played Tiger Woods Golf. This is the monster my dad created. He has a pony tail on his head. He came joint second with Kerry. Dustin came last.
A picture of a picture of cousin Tim, Camden and Michelle.
It was a bummer saying goodbye to everyone, knowing I won’t see them for an unknown amount of time. What was slightly embarrassing was the fact that twice it was said that I should be married. With 6 kids (I think that was in jest, but given my family’s track record, who knows?). There is a big impression here that you should get married early and start a family by the time you’re 30. Which is fine by me, but can you sort of… leave it up to God? His timing is perfect!
Now I am heading off to 2 Christian bookstores with my ‘rents and sister. Who is below.