Saturday, January 7, 2012

We are family...

 ♩ ♬ I've got all my brothers and me!  ♪ ♫ 

Well, really there's only two brothers. But hey, when we get together it feels (and sounds) like there's like twelve of us! Not to mention what happens when we gather with our respective families. We're many and we're loud and we're intense and oh, SO FUN!

My older brother and his family decided to surprise us with a visit from Florida. And surprise us they did! And even though we had the pleasure of getting together with them while we were in FL for our Disney trip (photos to come,... I promise!),  it was wonderful getting to see them all again. We got to spend New Year's weekend together and it was absolutely glorious.

Here are a few shots of our few, but awesome, days together.

The boys (old and young) held a poker tournament:

The girls,... yeah, not so much!

We took the kids out for a cousins photo session. 
It was SO much fun getting all these goofballs together.
I love being around them.

Their energy is contagious...

and exhausting. 

But their love for each other... well, it's beautiful!

Would you believe that I didn't take a single picture during our New Year's Eve family celebration? 
Not a single one!
It was THAT much fun just talking and eating and drinking and playing and counting down and being together and just living in the moment.

Thank you, guys, for taking the time, making the drive and coming to see us. 

We love you!
And we're next!

There are fewer places I'd rather be than with my entire family.
I am so BLESSED!


alison said...

is that a gators sweatshirt i spy?? i would get along famously with your family ;)