Raining cousins and talking xmas trees

I couldn’t count the number of folks at the cFam party yesterday if I tried. Or maybe I could but I don’t really want to. Somebody posted a pic of one branch of the fam on facebook today — the Lord and Lady of Linden and their kids — and I think I counted 19. This was the GG’s sister and her husband and all of the other people in the pic are our nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews, 1st cousins and 1st cousins once removed to the beach urchins. I am not going to post that pic here but below is one that I took of a clump of our teenage grand-nieces and nephews driving the Lord of Linden’s golf cart around. The Lord of Linden is their granddad.

Today. Grizzly Peak with, hmm, my aunt and uncle, two of my 1st cousins (their kids), my kids, and my cousin’s kids, who are my first cousins once removed and my kids’ second cousins. And nephews of npJane, one of said 1st cousins. We finished off the day over here at The Landfill with the second cousins visiting for the afternoon. Here is a pic of the Landfill Man Cave from my introvert’s vantage point behind the xmas tree. No you can’t see any people in this pic. I’m sitting behind the xmas tree. We had a great time though and before the wonderful young men we used to call the Boyz of Noyz left, the non-driver had a ‘hattan with us. (We loved them back when they were the Boyz of Noyz too. I so often miss those days.)

I am feeling blessed to have so many friends and relations and to be able to spend time with them over the xmas holidays. And BTW, last night one of my young grand-nephews asked me which holiday I celebrated. My answer? Every single one! That was the right answer but even though I don’t really celebrate every holiday, I celebrate every person’s right to celebrate their own holidays. Love y’all and “the kids are all right.”

All of this on a snowy xmas eve, one where we aren’t worrying about anyone driving in from any kind of distance. I sat in the Reading Chair, which was behind the xmas tree and let me tell you, sitting behind a big bushy lit up tree gives you a lot of room to say whatever you want. Talking xmas tree.

3 Responses to “Raining cousins and talking xmas trees”

  1. l4827 Says:

    Merry Christmas from those late Night ‘Yule log’ elves …

  2. Margaret Says:

    Yep, every holiday and the “kids are all right.” I just posted something similar about being thankful for what I have, although I have also indulged in some pity parties lately. You have a large family!

  3. isa Says:

    Was Nathe the grand nephew?