This is the 2nd year of what is to become an annual family get together organised by a couple of my cousins. A great idea as we don't see much of each other day to day. The main idea behind it is that our parents are getting older and some have now passed away. We were only meeting up at sad occasions, so decided to make this a happy event. I am in the middle in the red dress and my older sister is next to me in the purple dress. My other sisters and brother couldn't make it this time round but my Dad really loved seeing a couple of his brothers meeting so many of his family, exchanging memories and photos. My Dad is at the front with one of his brothers (4th along) and his in-laws. Next year we hope to get all of our own children and their children to come along too - we will need a bigger venue! My Dad is one of 8 and I am one of 5 so you can guess how many we are when everyone can make it!
What a brilliant idea - it is usually the way that a funeral or sometimes a special birthday celebration are the only things that get families all in one place. I think you all look fab and very happy to be together. You're very lucky x
We meet up in Southam near Leamington Spa where one of my cousins lives - he organises everything. A lot of family still live in the midlands as my Dad's family were born in Birmingham but some of the cousins have come as far away as Bournmouth! Yes 6cherry lots of women cousins but the next generation are outnumbered by boys, it's funny the way that works. My Dad is one of eight - four girls followed by four boys!
What a lovely idea. Family is important. I don't have much, in fact I don't have enough.My OH and I are both only children and I only have 2 real cousins who live in Canada. I've met them about twice in my life. I do have some second cousins but they live in Scotland. I'm very thankful for WhatsApp. It keeps me and my cousins in constant contact. I've already texted one of them 3 times this morning.
I'd love to have enough to have a big meet up like yours. It looks great. Post again and tell us how it went.