I feel compelled to mention, right now, that my mom has 8 siblings. Many of whom are married and have children, and several of those children, children of their own. I have a lot of cousins, and we all grew up together here in the Atlanta area. Frequent family birthday parties, holidays, summer beach trips, and get-togethers were the forces that shaped my childhood, and are still important to me today. An abundance of blessings have come from having everyone nearby. Several years ago there was even talk of us all moving to North Carolina and living in the same neighborhood (why didn't we do that, y'all!?). I have never known a day where I have not felt encouraged and loved beyond measure by these precious ones!
What follows are some photographs I took of my cousin Elizabeth and her cute family. Their third boy will be arriving any day and I posively cannot wait to meet that little man!