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Wordful Wednesday: Family Reunion

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

p.s. I'm guest posting today over at Life of TOI. She is a new mommy who was super smart to ask readers to share mommy wisdom while she took a blogging break to care for her newborn daughter. Please read my guest post over on her blog and then check out some of pregnancy articles.

Marlie and me took a quicky trip to Miami at the last minute to visit my family and for her to meet by brother for the first time who I haven't seen in three years. Yes, it was expensive. Yes, traveling with a toddler while pregnant was exhausting. Yes, there was drama (because my family can't help but drive me crazy). And yes, I would do it again.

Here's why:

To sit my hefty, pregnant butt down on a park bench and watch my daughter play with her Auntie

To sit on my hefty, pregnant butt and watch my daughter and her cousin "comb" my mom's hair :-)

To take my daughter to the beach
Only to have to turn back because jellyfish littered the shore

To hang out with my 5 siblings because that doesn't happen often. That's all of us...3 girls and 3 boys!


Maureensk said...

Glad you had a good visit! I didn't realize that you came from such a large family. It makes me wonder what my family photographs will look like in ten years....How often will all of my kids get together? And will I be happier when they don't? :-) (My older daughters can really go at it - sometimes you'd think they were 8 and 7 instead of 18 and 17, hopefully things will improve by the time they are 28 and 27!)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Awww that's so awesome! Glad you made the trip...Marlie looked like she has a ball. Sometimes some experiences are pricey but really priceless!

Felicia said...

What a wonderful trip and a blessing that she was able to do all of those wonderful things and meet all the family again!

Mama Up! said...

Looks awesome :)

It's funny, the first picture in the series really drove home for me how very much Marlie looks like you! She's like a little mini you!

Stacy Uncorked said...

Awwwww! That's definitely a trip that needs to be repeated. Loved all the shots! :)

Celebrating with Chuck

Krissy said...

What a great looking bunch y'all are. Strong genes in your fam. Y'all all look so much alike!

Marlie looked like she had a good time. Your mom is brave! Lol

You and that bump are so cute! Lol

keyalus said...

I always thought Marlie favored your husband, but she is the spitting image of her cousin!

Off topic - would love to see you post about how pregnancy is different the second time around.

Claremont First Ward said...

Adorable babies. Happy faces. LOVE these pictures.

Theodora Ofosuhima said...

I love the picture of Marlie on the beach. I am happy the reunion went wel :)

Alexia said...

Looks like a great trip! Can't believe it was nice enough to hit up the beach (minus those nasty jellyfish!)?! My freezing Michigan butt is jealous!

And I love that you got to see all of your sibling at once. As crazy as the family gathering made you, it was worth it, right?

Merry Christmas to you, Damon, Marlie and Little Chocolate Chip!!!

Lisa R Charles said...

Looks like your little sweetie enjoyed her trip and combing grandmas hair lol.

jmt said...

What a beautiful family you have. And Marlie...she looked adorably at ease and playful in all of those photos. It makes me feel good to see you visiting family at this time of year. And you look great pregnant again!

Quiana said...

Looks like you captured some awesome moments! I have LOVE Marlie's focused face while doing your mom's hair. She's quite the stylist. It's so great all your siblings were reunited!

Kim said...

I couldn't and wouldn't imagine traveling alone with the kids and I'm not pregnant. I come from a big clan too.

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