My mother's extended family has always been dear to me.
There were 26 grandchildren, so lots of cousins.
Now those cousins have many children too.
Three years ago the girl cousins started gathering together
for a weekend of shared stories and play, plus good food too.
This is the first year I was able to join them.
I am the oldest girl cousin and remember carrying some of them
on my hip.
How totally delightful to gather together in condos in Angel Camp, California.
We shared meals together and shared our stories.
Secrets were revealed and differences in our remembrances shared.
Afternoon tea, zip-lining, shopping, and walking through a cavern
were part of playing together.
I absolutely loved getting acquainted with some of their daughters.
These times together are precious and must be treasured.
Thanks to these lovely ladies, it was a DELIGHT.