last weekend team gilmore headed down to niagara for my daddy’s annual barbecue. it happens every year, and every year i blog about it in an attempt to make all of you realize what an awesome family i come from.
every year is a little different, mostly because our [already huge] family is growing and i have 10 or 11 nieces and nephews now (can never keep it straight) plus all of the second-cousins that are being born to my first cousins. it takes a bit of skill to remember the names of us all, especially since the majority are fair-skinned and blonde-headed.
another thing that makes it a bit different, is that my own little midgets are getting progressively older and more independent. i actually had time to sit and visit with my sisters and cousins (and practice some name-remembering skills) without running after my kids every three seconds. in fact, at the end of the day i realized that i’d hardly seen my kids at the party, and that’s definitely a sign of them getting older.
it was a whirlwind of a weekend, and i hardly have words to explain where the time went. i just know that the time flew by, and at the end of the weekend i was satisfied with how it was spent.
here’s a picture of my nephew and second-cousin sharing a special moment during dinner. i think it adequately captures the awesomeness of my big family :)