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.