Marrying into a Family

Monday, January 31, 2011
Marrying the man you love is a matter of choice. But you don't get to choose the family that he comes with. Some get lucky with that. Some don't. I happen to be one of the lucky ones. I should say blessed! My husband's family are the best. I love them so much, and I'm so proud to be part of them - we are having some wonderful times with cousins, aunts, uncles, neices, nephews, even neices and nephews-in-law. I tell you - these people are great; fun to be with, and nobody's getting on anybody's nerves. Well . . . as far as I know we aren't . . . or maybe they're just not telling me! LOL!

Here are some photos from the last few days.

Lovely times around the table eating and talking.

 Fresh schnapper caught by my nephew who actually likes doing the messy bits, and doesn't mind sharing with 20 other people.

Delcicious salads.

I don't drink wine, but it is lovely to photograph!

Barbeques . . .

Beautiful nieces and my wonderful sister-in-law.

Kind Uncles who don't mind carrying around a cuddly, tired wee girl.

Cousins . . .

Beautiful niece with her little cousin. Are you allowed to have favourite nieces? She is one of my favourites.

And so are these two. Lovely, clever, creative neices.

I tell you - those sweet girls in the above photos are the cream of the crop!
And two of them are not married yet.

Big cousins who read to little cousins are amazing!
(And that is my oldest son in the background with a cast on his leg - he broke his foot - another blog for another day - but he had three 'family' doctors looking after him)!

We have done lots of talking around the table outside after dinner with candlelight.

Two of my nieces and their mother. Some of my most favourite people in the world!


bettyl said...

How great to have such a loving family! You truly are blessed!

Heather L. said...

You really are so blessed!! It looks like a wonderful time! ANd I enjoyed seeing all the good food too.

Cottage Tails said...

Ahhh looks like you are having a great break - not fun re foot tho!
Love Leanne

Sharolyn said...

I also inherited an amazing family when I married my husband. I feel honored to be a part of the family and adopted so lovingly. Will also be wonderful for our children to be a part of 2 big families who all get along. My parents and my in-laws were great friends already. Your celebrations look beautiful.

Sandy Addison said...

Rach I am so glad you have had an amazing and refreshing time away with family. I love the fact your kids have so many cousins, that is something my kids really miss out on.

Cate said...

Yep - you really are blessed with this lovely looking family :-)

Really looking forward to seeing you!

Ange said...

I love reliving these memories on your blog :)
The photo of dad carrying Alice is lovely. And your candle photo is wonderful!

I'm SOOO glad you're in our family. Love.

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