Although I guess if you call a Marine a "kid" that says something about your age.
This weekend has been good. Busy. Very busy, but very good. One of my sisters-in-law that we rarely ever get to see is visiting from Vancouver, WA. Its been fun.
I don't talk about them often because distance has made it difficult to really know my nephews but I have 8 nephews! With my own two sons that makes 10 young men coming up in the next generation of our family. Not a girl in the bunch until my oldest nephew just had a baby GIRL a few weeks ago. I am immensely proud of all of these kids. Of the 10, there are two ministers, an architect who is has some really cool new ideas for making affordable housing for low-income families, a few firemen, one police officer, a Naval Officer in training and several who are serving in the military. All great young men. Michael (pictured) is one of my nephews. The last time I saw Michael he was a little kid who picked on me the whole time. He found a special place in my heart by doing that. Crazy how that works. Now he's all grown up and serving in the Marines and his wife is expecting twins very soon! I really do thank God for Facebook because its a way for me to stay connected on some level with what's happening in their lives. This is a very recent pic of Michael. I look at it and am filled with pride and love for this "kid".