Between us, Ken and I have 8 sisters and 4 brothers, who in turn have 40 children, who in turn now have 61 children. Not counting the in-laws, the stepkids, the fosters, etc., this means, if you include both the ‘regular’s and the ‘greats’ , we now have reached a milestone 101 niece and nephews!
Meet #101, Abigail Grace, who is the darling new daughter of my goddaughter Deanna, and her husband, Justin.
My niece is very lucky to already have two great little helpers, my great-nieces, Lilia and Calleigh.
Our nieces and nephews are mostly within 2 hours of our hometown, several within a few miles of us, but some are as far west as Washington state (where one of the next ‘greats’ will be born to Ken’s goddaughter) with others as far east as Myrtle Beach (where we’ll head for a wedding next June). We also have one in the Army who is currently in the Middle East and sadly won’t be able to make it back for Kyle’s wedding. Really sad to miss the life of the party, Joe!!
And, of course, this count is a moving target since I know that by year end it will increase by at least two!
The summer months are full of opportunities for us to get to see bits and pieces of this group as they come and go for holidays and reunions. Being part of such a big, loving family is one of the greatest joys in our lives even if its getting increasing difficult to keep everybody straight!!
Just thought I’d throw these current family ‘stats’ in the blog since we are currently home doing mostly FAMILY stuff!