Saturday, June 27, 2009

MY Cousins Are Cuter Than YOUR Cousins!


I love cousins. I like just being with them. Feeling connected, knowing that we all came from the same roots.. and that we've all eaten at the same fancy, meticulously set dining room table at Memas.. snuck gingersnaps from her pantry.. and played games on Papas beautiful acre of land. I love that we all know what real figgy pudding taste like.. and that we were all privy to closed-captioned T.V. at a young age. Oh.. and our Moms and Dads are brother and sister. I like that part too. As different as we all are.. and as little as we're able to get together.. as soon as we do-- it's homey. Cozy. Easy. I really do want to know what they're doing.. I really am interested in what their spouses are like.. and I really do like their chic and unique fashion flair. Yesterday I got the chance to meet up with them AND my sister (BONUS week! She's been here this week too..)at the Gateway in SaltLake.
I'm a spaze.. and know the streets of Salt Lake City about as well as I'd know the streets of Brooklyn-- so it took me awhile to actually ARRIVE at the Gateway.. but once I did.. was so worth the drive to find my sister and kids, cute Aunt, and 3 of my fun girly-girl cousins all ready to swap Old Navy deals and potty-training talk. I was of course too busy chattin' it up to take alot of pictures of my actual cousins.. but loved watching my own kids play in the fountains not only with their own cousins.. but my cousins kids. Yeah. I love cousins.

Cousins from American Fork.. Wisconsin, and Vegas...

(Does this count as water ballet??)
Can't wait til' next time.

6 comments:

Kristina said...

So glad you got to be with your sister and cousins. There is something so fun about being with family. It is the best!

ALO said...

It was joy...pure joy! You described it perfectly and I was so grateful to be there! I left with all the plans in my head of how we are going to get together and make sure our kids are best friends and I have all the therapy I need! Thank you! Cute Old Navy swimsuits, little girls with beautiful bellies, Ben & Jerry's ice-cream, and favorite cousins...perfection.

Heather Zwygart said...

I love cousins too! The picture of Sophi and her cousin hugging is so cute!

emma jo said...

Oh it hurts, it just hurts so bad. That closed captioning comment totally made me laugh...I kind of like watching TV with CC, is that why? Don't you wish we could all have another Sunday evening at Mema and Papa's. I miss that so, and all of those people, you wonderful people.

Leese said...

So jealous...did you go to the zoo without me too? apparently i need to get myself (and my children of course!)out to utah! looks like you had a ton of fun! cousins ARE the best - and i have to agree with emma jo - miss those nights at mema and papa's!

mo said...

Oh that was a fun day! Thank you all for traveling the long distances. I loved sitting there and just watching the next generation connect amidst shooting water spouts and mist.