To say my family is small might be a bit of an understatement. If you add up all my living relatives on both sides of my family, you’ll reach a grand total of 18 people. Yes that’s right, I said 18. Aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, siblings, nieces and nephews all equal a whopping 18 people. Though I don’t live close to anyone outside my immediate family, it probably isn’t surprising that I’m close to a lot of my family members. Last week, I got to take a vacation and go and spend time with some of my most favorite members of my family! I’ve spent the last 5 days in Tennessee with my brother, his wife, and 3 of the most adorable children that you ever did see…if I do say so myself 😀 A few interesting facts about my brother and I: there is a 13 year age difference between us, we never lived together growing up, and really, if you want to get all technical about things, he’s my half brother; we have the same dad. So, needless to say, when I get to spend time with my brother and his family, I love every minute of it.
Though I intended to take more pictures during my visit, I got wrapped up in just enjoying my time with my 3 loves and my camera fell by the wayside. I very much wish I got to see not only these 3, but Chris and Stephanie far more often than I do. I love them all so much. I love their company, love chit chatting until all hours of the night, and love how much we laugh when we’re together. I’m already looking forward to the next visit, but until then, here’s a few of the pictures I did snap while I was there.
Carter (on the left) is the oldest of the three at 6 and 1/2. He is so even keeled, so loving, and inherited the Strode red hair. Both my father and my brother have red hair like Carter, as did my grandmother in her younger days. Riley (on the right) is the middle child, is full of energy, yet he loves to snuggle.
Cutest thing I ever did see.
This is my sweet Emily. She’s not only the baby of the family, but the only girl. She is incredibly observant, loves to say dada over and over again, and has a smile that will absolutely melt your heart.
Oh and she’s got gorgeous eyes. While editing, I didn’t touch them in photoshop. They’re just that awesome…
Pride and Joy 🙂 Love these 3 so very much
And one last one of little girl in her cute little dress from Aunt Lindsay 😉