Monday, January 28, 2008

Family faces are like magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future.

This weekend, the boys and I traveled to Vacaville for my cousin Mary's baby shower. It was so wonderful seeing all my family! Sadly, since my grandmother passed away almost four years ago, we don't make it down to see everyone as much as we used to. I loved growing up surrounded by so many aunts, uncles, and cousins and I get so much joy out of bringing James & Owen to see these people I love so much. It is awesome seeing all of the "second generation" cousins visiting and playing together. So many wonderful memories, and so many more to come!

cousins: Tweety, Anna, Aiden & I
my Aunt Diane, and second-cousins: Sarah, Samantha & Danielle and I

my mom with James & Owen, Samantha holding Aiden, Susan holding Clayton
"Diane, stop taking a picture so I can take a picture!" Anna, Diane, Sarah & Danelle
James giving Avery a hug goodbye. Julian told me, "Avery does NOT like James. Last time they just argued the whole time!" Good thing they got along perfectly this time!
Second-generation cousins: James & Owen with Clayton, Avery & Julian
Aiden is so sweet! Love those chubby cheeks!