Sunday, July 27, 2008

Back from vacation and I am an aunt (again)!

We had a wonderful week of vacation with my mom's family - there were 23 of us there over the course of the week, ages 1 through over 60. It was the 25th year that my mom and her two sisters have vacationed together. We started when I was 14 tent camping for a week. That was the last time we tent camped but we've been in cabins ever since. This year we had three cabins, one for each sister. We canoed, swam, played lots of board and card games, read, walked, biked, played corn hole, shopped, chatted and laughed. I look forward to this vacation with my family every year and it's always fun.

This year I did not get as much reading done as I usually do. I only finished two books, Made in the U.S.A. by Billie Letts and The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz. I've also started The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry. I also was happy to come home to three new books in the mail to add to my TBR list. From Marie at the Boston Bibliophile I won Biter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster. I won Sisters of Misery from J.Kaye's Book Raffle. And I will be guest reviewing a signed copy of Body Scissors by Michael Simon for J.Kaye's blog. Guess I'd better get reading!

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Then the best part of my vacation week. My mom watched my two-year-old nephew all week at our cabin (with help from all of us). Here's a picture of him feeding the ducks. He is such a cutie! He chatted with all of us, laughed, played and even went canoeing! My mom was watching him because his momma (my little sister) and daddy were having his little brother! King 036
Yes, I am an aunt again! The first picture is when he's talking to his momma on his birthday. Then the other two are my kids holding him when we dropped off his big brother on our way home. You forget how teeny tiny little babies are! And I'm so used to big noggins (see my boy?!), that his very cute normal-sized head looks so small. We are excited to welcome this new member of our family during a week of lots of family togetherness. Overall it was a good week.
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3 comments:

J. Kaye Oldner said...

WELCOME BACK!! I just love those pictures. Ohhhhh so sweet!!!

2 Kids 3 Martinis said...

congratulations! sounds like your week was pure bliss.
The photos are wonderful. I especially love the ones of your kids holding their new cousin (and a very alert, adorable cousin he is!)...precious!

Shana said...

Congratulations on becoming an aunt Michele.

I love the picture by the water - wow it looks like it was done professionally.

Cheers,
Shana
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