It happened this past weekend in Bainbridge Island, Washington. My sister’s home used to be where we held many family parties, as well as the place to be during strawberry and raspberry seasons to help out on the farm. My sister moved to my house in Seattle about 10 years ago to be closer to her kids and grandkids, and rented out her place. It is no longer being rented; also the place has recently been renovated. The past year, the place has started to be used again for family gatherings.
This past Saturday, they held a birthday party for Kyle, a great-nephew. On Sunday, it was the location for my nephew Edward and Maria’s wedding shower. I am sure I have missed out on some good ‘ol family fun. Most were there during the entire weekend.
I just received the following photos thru the family yahoo group. Both are pictures of all my nephews and nieces -- all 20 of them; sons and daughters of my seven older siblings; and my late Inna’s and Amma’s grandkids. Seven of them have a total of 16 kids of their own. So it makes for huge family gatherings once you start adding the husbands and wives. These events become even bigger as they usually include in-laws, cousins, and close family friends
So who is my favorite among the nieces and nephews? It's the one with the brightest smile in the first picture where they are lined up from youngest to oldest. You know who you are already, so there is no need to divulge. It will be our little secret.