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Introducing – The Family!

I’ve mentioned my children before in a few of my posts – haven’t I? I really should introduce them to you as individuals. There are four girls and a boy. I know I mention Andrew the most, but that is because he is the youngest, and my favorite son(hahaha),  and the only one still at home, even though he mostly isn’t at home! Enough about him now – his turn is last today.

The first of my children are actually twins – Terri and Kerri. I know what you are thinking – I must have been I of my mind to give them rhyming names. You don’t want to know their middle names because you really will think I had lost it! They are very close, always having each others back.  Living in the same town in Central Louisiana where they both grew up, their children play together having the advantage of being close first cousins. They grew up playing with and being close to their cousins and I’m glad their children can do the same. Cousins are the best!

Terri is the oldest with two boys of her own. Ty, my oldest grandchild is sixteen and getting ready to get his driver’s license – it can or cannot be a good thing! Will is nine with nothing on his mind but having a good time!

Kerri is twenty minutes younger than Terri and has two girls. She lives in Louisiana also, with her husband Lee and girls. Lia just turned seven and Charlee is almost four. They both love, love, love dancing with Ms Marlene!

Three years later came Amie – the middle child. She’s a music person, plays the trumpet, and teaches band at a school in North Louisiana. Amie and her husband Don have four girls! Maddy is the oldest and is fourteen. Abby is thirteen. They both play musical instruments and their mother is their band teacher, (They can get Andrew’s take on that because his dad was his band director in high school!) They also both play basketball. Gabby is eight years old and I think she is going to be crafty and she loves to sew like her grandmother. Aly, the baby is six and loving school. Amie has her hands full, but I’ve been there, done that! You have to take it one day at a time.

Jessie is the youngest of my girls – seven years younger than Amie and ten years younger than the twins. What can I say about her? She was very spoiled by her older sisters and actually ended up as a responsible adult in spite of it.  She lives in Georgia with her husband Davey and they now have two children. A girl and a boy – she had to do things differently. Cadence is almost four and Ethan, my youngest grandchild is almost two. They are both a little young to be doing much yet but will make their mark soon. Watch out! Sydney Paige was just born in November and fits right in.

That brings us to Andrew again. As I said, he is the youngest of my children and the only boy. T and K are eighteen years older than him – yes I was brain-dead! Don’t know what we would do without him though. His three oldest sisters are more like his aunts, but the older he gets, the closer they become. He is also a music person specializing in percussion and is majoring in Music Ed at Troy University in Troy, Alabama which is only about two hours away from us. I think we go to see him more than he comes to see us. He claims he is really busy and I do know he is studying a lot because his grades are pretty darn good!

Well, that’s the family. What do you think? Eleven grandchildren and I am sure there will be more. I hope I got all their names spelled right and their ages correct or I’m sure I will hear about it! It’s so hard  to keep up with birthdays these days.

This may be the most boring blog I have written if you have just tuned in. If you are actually following it and reading them all, and keeping up, then you will now know who I am talking about when I mention a name. Now that I have introduced everyone, I won’t have to stop and explain who so and so is anymore. 😉


About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress. Recently published is Coffee-Drunk Or Blind - a nonfiction story of homesteading in the Alaska wilderness with her parents and four siblings, told through letters by her mother and remembered accounts from the family.

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  1. Maddy is 13. You did spell all mine correct 🙂



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