Gratituesday: The Cousins

We have had a great big cousin filled weekend. The boys are dirty, tired, and basking in the memory of the past few days.

We were blessed to go to Kansas for an extended weekend where we had two different reunions. I come from a very large extended family. My grandfather was the youngest of twelve children, and my dad was the youngest of nine children. So when I say large extended family, I mean large extended family.

And oh the cousins!

I’m thankful for the blessing of family. I’m thankful for the blessing of a Christian heritage. And I’m thankful that I was able to celebrate both of those this weekend.

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  1. says

    This post I linked to is by Lanier Ivester. I think it is the best article on being a stay at home wife and indeed about honouring your husband, that I have ever read. I hope you like it as much as I. Blessings, Glenys


  2. says

    My sister’s best friend is the same. Mom is one of 12, Dad is one of 9. She has 84 FIRST cousins! Needless to say, she has a lot of stories…
    God bless!


  3. says

    Like you, we had a family reunion this weekend, but we did not get to go because of my mother’s illness. She is one of 13, and my dad was one of 11. I’ve lost count of my relatives – it’s in the 100’s. The older I get, the more I value family.

    Shalom and blessings,


  4. Frieda says

    It sounds like a wonderful weekend. It makes me a little homesick! I grew up in the middle of 8 on a farm in Kansas and we now have a huge family. We live too far away and don’t make it back nearly as often as we would like. I can’t wait for our next trip.


  5. says

    I love Kansas. That’s also where my family is from. I went there many times while growing up. My parents both grew up on farms in Kansas. Thank you for hosting this wonderful linkup!



  6. says

    Extended family gatherings are such sweet memories — such is the stuff of summer!!

    Sharing a post about shifting our perspective to be busy with gratitude to the Lord when we get too busy with everything else. Thanks for hosting!


  7. says

    I just began blogging not more than a month ago. I love it. My first post is about gratitude. I am grateful for the situation that is MY LIFE! :) Children…both young and young adult and the possibility of adoption! I love it! I ask people on my voicemail to leave one thing they are grateful for….many do! :) have a blessed day!


  8. Rhonda says

    I am so thankful for all the same things. I wish you had a LIKE button!


    Rhonda Reply:

    Now I see your LIKE button:)


  9. lcg says

    Have you ever heard of this: Whole30 challenge. Pretty radical way of eating (and somewhat different than the Paleo diet). Made me think of your little one with the eczema. Although your cooking is very healthy for most people, you do eat a lot of sugar and I didn’t know if the sugars could be a contributing factor for skin issues


  10. says

    Our new puppy was born yesterday on Memorial Day. It is special because we just had to put our dog down in August so having our new puppy born on Memorial Day is fun. If everything goes well we should have the new one in 6-8 weeks.


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