Monday, July 14, 2008

Family by Birth... Friends by Choice

We had a good time this weekend at our family reunion in Alabama. The highlight for me was seeing the cousins that I got to spend two weeks every summer with growing up. We would play from sun up to sun down. Because they all lived within walking distance of one another, we would go from house to house to house. My Aunt & Uncle and my Grandparents also lived right there, so we had the perfect set-up to never be bored. That, combined with my Aunt's pool...

We lived the good life!

I'll have to find a vintage picture to post on here sometime of the six of us as young'uns.

This is a picture of five us. Ginger couldn't make it to the reunion. For some reason, she didn't want to carry her six kids there! Pictured here is my sister, Michelle, Calvin, me, Curtis and Amy. We have some terrific memories together! Oh, and we were t.r.o.u.b.l.e.

I know, it's hard to believe! ;) It was a fun kind of trouble though!
Here is Curtis with his crew. His wife, Amanda is so sweet and these are her two boys - Cousins - still friends after all these years.


9 comments:

Fran said...

These pix are amazing!! What sweet sweet times Darlene. I cannot wait to see you in person next month.

Have a great week.
hugs,
Fran

Shelley said...

I love it! I am very close with my two cousins. It's a special bond, and I'm so thankful for it! I love the pictures, and would love to see how you troublemakers looked back in the day!

Rochelle said...

"fun kind of trouble"

Fun for who? lol

Looks like a great time!

Heather said...

That is so great! I didn't have cousins until I was old enough to babysit.

I am glad you had a good time.

Janelle & Ella said...

I have a similar bond with my cousins! There was six of us too and we always had so much fun together. That is such a blessing.

MAC5 said...

Glad to hear you had a great time! Looks like you all could have been trouble. :)

klutzymama said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Your pics are very good!

Alana said...

You guys look like such a fun bunch!! Glad you had a good time!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Makes me miss my cousins...in FL...we get together bi-annually, but for the first time it didn't work out and this was going to be the summer to do it.