The original Introducing – The Family was published in March 2013. There have been a few changes and an addition since then. This required updating my About page and my ‘Introducing – The Family! (Part Two)’ has now become a page instead of a post. Here’s the update. Enjoy!
Yes, I have a BIG family. Besides H and I there are children and grandchildren. 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 (ha-ha), and the only one still at home, even though he mostly isn’t at home! Enough about him now – his turn is last today. Read about my favorite daughter when you click on the four girls link above!
The first of my children are actually twins – Terri and Kerri. I know what you are thinking – I must have been out 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. They lived in the same town in Central Louisiana where they both grew up until a year ago and 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 could do the same. Cousins are the best!
Terri is the oldest, married to Jason and they have two growing boys. Ty, my oldest grandchild, is eighteen, out of high school and working. Will is ten with nothing on his mind but having a good time!
Kerri is twenty minutes younger than Terri and has two girls. Her and the girls now live in Atlanta near her younger sister Jessie. More cousins to play with! Lia is eight and Charlee is five. They both love to dance and Lia has recently started playing softball. I think she’s found her niche.
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 at fifteen. Abby is fourteen. 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 ten years old and I think she is going to be crafty and she loves to sew like her grandmother. Aly, the baby is seven 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 three children. Two girls and a boy – she had to do things differently. Cadence is five and Ethan, my youngest grandson is almost four. They are both a little young to be doing much yet but will make their mark soon. Watch out! Sydney Paige was two in November and is keeping up with them both.
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! He will be off to grad school in 2017.
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. 😉