Wednesday, June 30, 2010


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!

Hugs, C


Happytrails said...

Wow! Congratulations on such a large and wonderful family. We, unfortunately, were not blessed with such a large family. Wish it were larger! Families are a blessing.

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

Levonne said...

I changed the name of my blog. The one on your blogroll is outdated (John and Levonne's California Odyssey). My husband and I have been on the road in our RV now for 10 months. We are currently at our third campground host assignment - Morro Strand State Beach. We are focused right now on exploring Central Coast California and expect to be at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park next. You're invited to stop by when you have a moment. I have two blogs - Levonne's Pretty Pics and A Camp Host Housewife's Meanderings .

Frerx Adventures said...

Yes, Gerri, big families are a blessing (until you have to feed them!!)
Levonne, thanks for the update. I'd change my bloglist.