A sincere thank you to all of you who take the time to leave a comment. I read and appreciate each one.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

A Ready Made Friend

     My father was the youngest of eight so I had quite a few cousins. Many were much older then me. But fortunately I had several around my age, also three on my mother's side. If you're lucky, cousins can be ready made friends. Growing up I always had someone to play with whether it was friends from school or my cousins. But today I want to share pictures of my grandchildren, one of my favorite subjects. They are cousins and a year apart in age. They don't get to see each other frequently, as they live about a 1000 miles apart.

Rex and Miranda first meet in 2008

This picture and the one below are the next meeting (2009)
Also see post Ice Cream, You Scream
Yay! Bubbles

The next was in April 2011 when Rex and family went out to California to visit and go to Disneyland.

They also had fun dying Easter eggs, some pool time and just plain being silly time.

And of course some Southern California beach time.

August of the same year, Miranda and family came to Wyoming for a visit. More fun cousin time ensued.
Hanging out in our backyard

A trip to the fish hatchery

A picnic in the Big Horn mountains

Just pretending

In July 2013 we had a family reunion with my brother and sister and families. We spent a week at Flathead Lake in Montana. Besides cousins Rex and Miranda, our son and daughter had their cousins to hang out with also. We even had a new addition of a second cousin for Rex and Miranda.
Lots of water fun

They were pretty much inseparable the whole week

Miranda and Rex had fun entertaining the newest 2nd cousin, Leo. They were on the go from the minute they got up in the morning. They fell asleep watching fourth of July fireworks over the lake. 

     As I said before Miranda and Rex don't get to see each other very frequently. They do also Skype now and then. What I find interesting is that when they do get together or talk on Skype it is like they've never been apart. There is a few minutes of shyness, then they are talking a mile a minute. I ran across this quote, "Cousins are connected heart to heart. Distance and time can never break them apart."  I've found this to be true for myself, my children and my grandchildren.

A thought to ponder: "In every conceivable manner the family is link to our past, bridge to our future."                                                Alex Haley


  1. What delightful photos and sweet memories. My two sets of grandkids live in different states and we all enjoyed a grand reunion this year and it was such a sweet delight. It doesn't happen often, but, like with your sweet family, it's a joy. And now I need to schedule a visit with my own dear sweet cousin - thanks for a lovely visit via the Grand Social.

    Kaye Swain

    1. Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Family reunions can be so enjoyable.

  2. it is amazing the connection they have and not see each other often. I have a set of grandsons in Co and a set in NC then the rest in WV. The Denver boys had not been together with the others for almost 2 years until this summer and they all just played like they saw each other every week. I have some great pictures with them and love these kinds of stories.

    1. I'm happy you enjoyed my story. There is nothing I enjoy more then writing and talking about my grandchildren.

  3. Such joy in the photos! I simply cannot wait until my three grandsons have cousins!! Soon, I hope. (Yeah, a little selfish on my part as that would mean I have more GRANDKIDS!)

    Thank you for joining the GRAND Social!

    1. Thanks for hosting, it's nice to have a place to share grandchildren stories.

  4. Jackie, this is just precious! I am the youngest of 8 kids and growing up my older kids had lots of cousins that they had so much fun with. Cousin time definitely is priceless! These two are so darn cute and you can just see the love they have for each other! Thanks for sharing with SYC.