Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Blog Identity...

so when I started this blog in 2009, I had just discovered a few blogs for the first time and was inspired to start my own little place in internet-land. I just started writing random things about my day and life as a new mom and it was so nice to share my life with family who live out of state. Sense then I have been following tons of blogs - you can see a list of some of my favorites on my blogs I love page (which I need to update soon). Sometimes I feel like I should have some kind of centered topic to this blog or make it not so random but this is just my life and it's random. So it is what it is. Some days I feel like I could stop writing because there is nothing to share. But if I did that my sister (maybe my only reader)(shout out to Kayla-hey!) would probably be all up in my grill about not posting pictures of the kids.

So buckle up for some complete randomness...

...let's talk about my sister for a minute shall we - we are 19 months apart. I'm the oldest. She lives in Texas with her husband and her two kids. She also has a boy and a girl. I get all of my niece's hand me downs for my daughter and she gets the hand me downs from my son to hers.
Here is Cain with his two cousins

Growing up my sister and I were close but fought all the time. We are closer now that we are grown up. I miss her. She comes up to Michigan usually once a year. I wish I could go to Texas with my family but we skype and keep up on Facebook and this little bloggity blog.

...I have two half sisters. They are 17 and 12. They live with their mom and I get to see them when they are with our Dad. Cain loves his aunts but we just don't get to see them as much as we would like to.

...I have two adopted brothers. They are 21 and 19. My Dad adopted them when he married his second wife. Again we don't see them often.
this picture is really old but it's of my Dad and all of his kids

...My Mom and Dad had me when they were 18 years old. They got divorced when I was in like 6th grade. They both remarried. My mom is still married to my step dad going on 16 years or something like that. My Dad is now divorced. I am close to both of my parents and talk to them almost everyday.

...All of my grandparents are alive and one of my great grandmas. Sense we have moved we don't get to see them as much as I would like but we do still see them. My one set of grandparents go to Florida for the winter so they are gone a few months out of the year. Cain calls my grandma GiGi and associates her with chocolate milk and ice cream :)

...I have like a crap load of aunts and two uncles. My dad is one of eight children. He is the only boy and has seven sisters. My mom has two sisters and two brothers. This means I have more cousins then I can count. I wish I could say we were a close family but we are not.

...I have super awesome in-laws. I couldn't ask for a better second family. Chris has one sister. She has two kids a boy and a girl. My nephew is two months older then Cain and they are so close. His mom and dad are divorced (happened when he was in his 20's) and his dad is remarried. His family is all super close - he has aunts, uncles, and cousins that all get together regularly and it's so nice!

this is some of Chris' family