Monday, December 20, 2010

Eighth Day of Christmas

On the eighth day of Christmas I'm truly grateful for:

Eight aunts and eight uncles, their spouses, their kids and their kids' kids.

My mom has one brother and four sisters.  My dad has one brother and two sisters. Since they're all married I also have four uncles and one aunt from my mom's side and one aunt and two uncles from my dad's side. On my mom's side I have 21 cousins.  On my dad's side I have 6 cousins.  Out of those 27 cousins, I have 4 little second cousins.  And that's not even counting my step-aunts, uncles, cousins and second-cousins.  I've been blessed with so many wonderful people in my life that I get to call family.  I've made so many wonderful memories with these great people.  Here are a few memories that stand out right now: putting make-up on Gr'pa while he pretended to be asleep, Christmas dinner at Grandma's, the cabin up in Flagstaff, Scott and Patty's wedding, Aspen Grove, Trips to California, Grandma and Grandpa's plaid carpet, 50th Anniversary at Disneyland, wedding musicals.

Here are some pictures of these lovely people:

Kevin and Susan and their kids
From Left: Adriana, Alexis, Weston, Zane, Little Zane, Kevin, Susan, Lauren, Colin, Abigail, Allison, Jenny and Cameron at Colin's wedding
Suzanne and Ken and their kids
Aunt Suzanne with Uncle Ken who we love and miss so much
Suzanne, Emma and Kate at Paige's wedding
Shelley and Mike and their kids
Shelley, Mike, Spencer, Clark, Lauren, Anne, Matthew, Mindy, Baby Opal and (and Mindy pregnant with Elias) when Clark got home from his mission in Scotland
Kristen and Eric and their kids
Adam, Kristen, Baby Tate, Eric, Carter and Alex at Aspen Grove
Amy and Nathan and their kids
Amy looking gorgeous right after giving birth to India with Ava, Elle, Nathan and Rock
Scott and Patty and Summer
Patty, Scott and their dogs
Scott's daughter Summer with her mom, Deanna
Syd and Bob and their kids
Syd and Corey in a dress she made herself in school
Corey, Katie (Bob's daughter), Braden, Tyler and Bob
Marianne and Larry and her kids
Spencer, Marianne, Katherine, Alex and Larry singing karaoke at Scott and Patty's housewarming party

And here's some proof that I actually know some of these people

Most of us at Paige's wedding
FAO Schwarts
I put this up because of Ana's face in the background
Scott and Patty's wedding
Me and Colin making cute faces

So, on this Eighth day of Christmas, I'm truly grateful for:

Eight Aunts, Eight Uncles, their Kids and their Kids' Kids,

Seven Pets, Past and Present,

Six Grandparents, 

Five Nieces and Nephews,

Four Middle School Friends, Four High School Friends and Four China Friends,

Three Brothers, Three Sisters and Three Siblings-in-Law, 

Two Loving Parents


One Promised King. Savior of the World.

1 comment:

Robinson Fam said...

Brooke -- what a fun idea. I love you... have a very happy christmas! I feel far away and miss just sitting around on the couchfor sunday dinner and catching up on all that my darling neices and nephews are up to...hope you are happy and well. XOXOXO