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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

What's so funny/sad?

A year ago, the family reunion...sibling lunch. All nine of us. It was fun. A little too fun.

What's so funny?

The left behind parents, spouses and kids...they don't really get this "sibling lunch" thing we do. And maybe it IS kinda rude not to invite anyone else. Okay, to blatantly exclude everyone else. That's more like it. But when we go, and when I look at our pictures and think back on the hour we all sat around the table, not really talking about anything special or even reminiscing all that much, I'm so glad we did it.

Please ignore all the fillings in my teeth, that I just now pointed out to you and you otherwise may not have noticed.

I'm laughing just looking at the pictures.

And a year later...

Family reunion...sibling lunch.

What's so sad?

This one here, is our third "sibling outing." The first time, we were pretty sure it would never happen again, though we all vowed it would.

Oh, my goodness!

What could have happened?

Maybe we're all thinking how much we'll miss our Ethan as he embarks on his 2 year mission to Croatia. He leaves December 16th!! Our little baby brother...
Stay tuned for...What's so scary?
or What on earth is that smell?
Haven't decided yet, but it won't be for a couple years since Ethan will be gone and all nine of us won't be together again 'til he's back. We WILL miss you, Ethan...but we're all a bit jealous as well. :)

I love my sibs.
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  1. You forgot one of the laughing and Cammy. Ally and Cady are on there fair! I think you're right about the crying pics...I'm sure we're all crying cuz' little Ethroy is leaving us. How sad and happy. I'm gonna miss him!!!

  2. Oops! Sorry Lu! I fixed it and you are FIRST now.

  3. Oh, my babies. All grown up! Seems like... oh, only 30 years or so ago (give or take 10)... they were little bitty. I love you all. And your babies.

  4. Looks like fun! I'd like to do that with my siblings, but one just out of jail, one is about to have a baby and lives with her boyfriend, one has a baby and lives with her boyfriend and the youngest is in high school! lol

  5. (Can you crop my arms out of the pictures of me?)

    I do love our sibling outings. And you're right, the significant others don't get it. But too bad!

  6. Congrats to your brother and of course the lunch :)! I'm excited because Chad went to Croatia and I rarely if ever hear of someone going there or has gone there. Cool, I think the language is beautiful!

    BTW it was fun to see you this month, I still can't believe I didn't even know you were here in Utah again! I feel out of the loop, but I think I put myself there - I need to 'get out' more.