Today was the annual Cousins' Picnic for my dad's side of the family. Cousins includes my dad's generation of cousins and his aunts and uncles and the kids on down the line. To say that the family has had a baby boom this year would be a mild understatement. They might have given the flies a run for their money, except the flies must have flown in from every state in the US for this party! Someone commented that there will be 10 babies this year. Five of which were at the party tonight. Every time you turned around there was a baby somewhere! It was so much fun. I was in baby heaven. Landon and I read a book together, and Gavin and I did lots of jumping together (well, Gavin jumped, I just encouraged him to work those legs!), and Charlotte and I watched a bags game and looked at flowers. And I got to eat dinner with Autumn, who is five. And I asked Christopher about his new baby sister who was born on Thursday and he said "She came out. I'm not answering any more questions!" Oh, yeah, and I got to spend time with cousins, aunts and uncles, and my mother too :).
And I also got the answer to the mystery of why I'm not married! And from a five year old. You know the saying, everything you learn, you learn in kindergarten? Maybe it's true! I overheard Autumn's mother telling a story about how Autumn was telling her that she was going to get married first because she was the tallest. I poked my head into that conversation and exclaimed, "Is THAT why I'm not married yet?!" I thought Sara was going to fall over she started laughing so hard! But at least I know now. Now, there's only a few problems with Autumn's theory for me:
1. I have a cousin who told me a few years ago that he is never getting married. And he's taller than me.
2. My brother turns 13 next weekend. He just passed me in height and is not of marriageable age yet.
3. Sara also pointed out that if my future husband is the shortest in his family, we might be waiting around for each other for quite a while!
I'm just glad to finally have some answers. Now I don't have to worry about it anymore! Oh, wait, I wasn't really worrying about it before I had the answers. :)
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