We are family!

My mum comes from a family of nine.  I have 22 cousins on one side and we’ve lost count of how many great-grandchildren.  However, the oldest great-grandchild is 19 and the youngest is 3 months.  Like most families we only ever get together at weddings and funerals but this summer we had our first family reunion ever and it was brilliant.

Seven out of the nine families were represented.  It as held at my aunt’s rather large house in Aldergrove, BC, Canada which is just outside of Vancouver.  They opted to keep it fairly simple and we had a BBQ, each adult threw in a tenner.  One of my aunts had the genius idea of each family wearing a different colour shirt.   This was a godsend as you could work out who belonged to whom and check out the apple tree my aunt and cousin did!

My family, as you have guessed, are slightly mad so there were loads of laughs.  At one point they used a rope and tied one of my aunts into the port-a-potty!  Everyone enjoyed it so much they are threatening to do it again next year.

A big thank you to my Auntie Mary, Cindy and Marg for all of their hard work.

Author: mediocremum

A slightly older mum of one, who drinks far too much red wine and has an unhealthy obsession with her slow cooker. During the day she's an ICT Trainer, Social Media/Online Marketing consultant and does a bit of public speaking. Full Profile on Google+

One thought on “We are family!”

  1. WOW! That sounds like loads of fun! I love the t-shirts.
    Hope you manage to repeat it fairly regularly. It is lovely to get together with the wider family when it’s not a formal occasion. (Especially not funerals)

    Thank goodness for Social media, I know it has helped pull our scattered family together a bit. Do you think it helped with your reunion too?

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