Tuesday, July 19, 2011


"Cousins are the first friends most people have as children."

You know, I've never really thought about that before. But it's so true. They are there at your first birthday party....before you've really made any other friends. They are there for all the really important things in your life.....birthday parties, Christmas (and lots of holidays for that matter), family reunions, etc.   They are the first playmates of your youth...your first companions.

I have such fond memories of these cousins:

Their mom and my mom were first cousins and the best of friends.

We did not remain close as we got older but I have recently reconnected with them on Facebook and it's great to now see THEIR children!

 I will never forget the memories I made with my cousins.  

I pray these cousins always remain close:


Shannon Willcutt said...

So sweet and so true! I never thought about cousins that way...but I love it!!

You are such a fun Nonny!! I've said before, and I'll say it again...I hope to be a Nonny like you one day!! Especially with the cool playhouse...I want one of those NOW!!

Danielle said...

You are such a wonderful Nonny! Those kids are so luck to have you!!

Connie said...

You are so right...our first friends are usually cousins. As we get older, that bond is there whenever we get together even if we've grown apart.

Love your post!

Paula@SweetPea said...

You are so right, cousins are your first friends. One of my cousins is one of my best friends and was my maid of honor and then I was hers.

Just a little something from Judy said...

It is good to hear about other families whose children are great friends with their cousins too. In our family there were 16 cousins and they are all good friends. You have a beautiful family of cousins.


We moved away when I was 7, so I was not able to spend alot of time with my cousins...but those few short years we had alot of fun together!


Anonymous said...

so happy that you had good memories with these cousins. I had many fun times with their mother.
Thank you for keeping 'our' cousins close and helping them make memories.
love you, mom

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

As a child we spent a lot of time with our cousins on both my Mom and Dad's side of the family. I have wonderful memories of times spent with them. We don't spend that much time together now, due to being apart from each other, but have enjoyed staying connected via Facebook. Love & blessings from NC!