Monday, July 9, 2007

Family Reunion and Birthdays - July 8, 2007

Yesterday was my DH's birthday and my SIL's birthday. My husband and his sister were born on the same date six years apart. While growing up, my SIL told everyone that my husband was more her brother than anyone else's (there were 4 other siblings around at that time) because my husband was born on her birthday!

We were together as a family yesterday to celebrate the reunion of the families of my FIL and his sister. Both my FIL and his sister are now deceased. It has been at least 30 years since this branch of the family has gotten together.
This is a picture of my FIL and his sister taken many years ago before they were both married.

These are the first cousins.

First cousins again arranged in order of age. Yes, my husband is really the youngest in this photo!

First cousins again.........this time arranged in order of height. There was quite a bit of laughter and joking around while we were organizing these photos. Arranging the cousins in order of age and height for photos was a family tradition--"Just like we used to when we were little!" could be heard above the laughter.

These are the children of the first cousins--or at least the ones that were at the reunion. Unfortunately, not all of the kids could make it.

And finally, the grandchildren of the first cousins.

These two stole the show as far as I was concerned. These two boys are sons of my husband's niece.


  1. looks like lots of fun having your family just can't get rid of your relatives and you wouldn't want to most of the time........I have tagged you on my blog....take a look..........

  2. I love love love these pictures!! thank you for sharing fun for everyone!


  3. Norma, those are wonderful family photos.

  4. How fun...
    BTW My grandfather, my father and my fathers youngest brother were all born on May 26. By the time my youngest uncle came along, my grandmother refused to go to the hospital until the had the boys birthday cake finished. (My dad was 15 at the time.)

  5. Looks like you all had a terrific time together. I love the fact that you arranged the first cousins by age and then height carrying on that family tradition. Happy Birthday to Harold and his sister on such a special day for the whole family. I think he really looks a lot like your FIL, don't you?