Family – First Forever!!

I write about my boys and Chris a lot because they make up my world!!!


Besides these 3 boys who I love with every fiber of my being, I also love my siblings!!!


Because all 3 of them live in Texas it is rare that we are all together.  In the last 10 years the only times we have all been together have been for sad occasions  – Mema’s funeral 4 years ago, Poppa’s funeral last fall and when my dad had a heart attack about a year and a half ago.

Mema & Poppa
Mema & Poppa

But…..this coming weekend we will all be together for a happy occasion!!!

Tim (my twin) and my dad are flying up Saturday morning.
Sam (6 years younger) and Stacy are driving all day Friday (12 hours each way) to be here Friday night through Saturday night and then they will drive through the night Saturday night to get home.
Mandi (my sister) is driving up (7 hours each way) with her sweet 5 month old (Griffin) Friday and will turn around and drive back on Sunday.

I’m very much looking forward to all of us being together even though it is for a super short time!!!

They are all coming to help celebrate Chris’ promotion  (the promotion ceremony is Saturday afternoon).

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I can’t even put into words how much it means that they are all taking time out of their lives to come up this weekend!!!  And, the best news is that every one of them told me on my birthday – pretty great  present!!!

Chris is worried that I will be a basket case by the time the party gets here since I’m getting our house and venue ready for family and friends and doing all the food.  I told him that this week will be all about sticking to my lists ( I’m all about check lists!!!) and making sure I get things done in advance so I can enjoy my family and Chris’ big day!!!

I will probably take a small break in blogging just to make the week more manageable.

How often do you get together with your extended family?

Happy Monday!


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