The word for Five Minute Friday today is familiar.
We just spent our Thanksgiving weekend together as a whole family. That was my husband, me, our three daughters, their husbands, and their 7 children, ages 5-14. It was a delightful weekend in a rented house on a lake. We converged from Seattle area, St. Louis, and the Huntsville, AL areas.
There was lots of room for everyone to have space to be alone…or not. There was room to run around, walk in a lake calf-deep in mud, shoot BB guns at cans as well as find lots of other interesting things to do like laughing, talking, playing games along with eating lots of food and tossing in a few football games.
We spent a lot of time catching up with each other in person. We got to talk about things you don’t go into detail about on the phone or in emails usually.
The last time we got together was for the last wedding nearly 10 years and 4 grandchildren ago. Of course, groups of us have gotten together since then. It just doesn’t seem that we all make it. Usually, someone was having a baby, making a career change or… stopI do know that they are more familiar with each other now and like each other. They have a happy memory of spending time together. Click To Tweet
The cousins clicked well together. There was very little fighting. They managed to find things to do that they enjoyed. I’m not sure if their familiar genetic makeup helped or not. I do know that they are more familiar with each other now and like each other. They have a happy memory of spending time together. For that, I am very happy!
Yes it’s definitely harder when distance separates. I feel like I grew up with my Aunt’s, Uncle’s and cousins and now we rarely see each other. I’d love to plan a reunion, but I’d have to do it all long distance. Others have talked about it,but we can’t seem to get anything nailed down.
that was where part of our problem came christy. finally, the girls got together and planned it this year when we saw that ron couldn’t travel like he once did. it takes a lot of moving parts, the larger and more diverse the group is. i can tell you it was well worth it:) agreeing that each of you will take on a different aspect of it helps a lot…well, after choosing where it will be!
Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Treasure those moments.
it was wonderful Tara. we definitely treasured our time together:)
Martha lovely to have a glimpse into your family get together. Precious that you were all together in one spot – a moment to hang many memories on. God bless. Your FMF neighbour.
thanks for stopping by tracey:) nice to meet you!