The best bit about the wedding was seeing members of my family that I haven't seen for moons and moons. I love my family so much, I can't explain how it pains me to be so far apart from them most of the time. I'm not as close to some as Id like to be (relationship wise) but there is some unwritten rule that its OK to not be in constant contact and that at gatherings like weddings etc, you can pick up where you left off without feeling guilty about the lack of contact....... you know what I mean?
Here is my cousin Andrew and his family - Jake, Shauny and Julie, how wife. Shauny is 14 and is taller than me. That scares me. I take from my mothers side "my lack of heightage". Stumpy, is what my hubby likes to call it. Blah blah blah. Nice surprises come in small packages I say!
Next come some of the kids from our families. Shauny on the left is my cousins daughter, Stacey (14) is my cousin, Marybeth (11) is my cousin, Jake (11) is my cousins daughter and Emily (15) is my cousin and my god daughter. There were lots more family members running round and not in the snap. I will treasure this photo though, it makes me smile and feel grateful to be part of a huge family.
Here is my Uncle Morris, Marybeth, Emily and my Anny Janny (Aunty Janet). I am going to love this picture forever because love the happiness in this photo - especially as its the day after the Leeds Rhino's whupped St Helens ass in the rugby league final the night before. These guys are Leeds Rhino fans in the extreme. And I mean EXTREME. I'm talking obsessed Rhino fans.
Marybeth gets my vote in the "young photographer of the year". She was dying to use my camera and snapped Belle and I before we left the wedding festivities to go home. Great Job, Marybeth!
And as we dropped Stacey off at home, we bumped into her Brother (my cousin) Darren. I havent seen him in 4 years and I screamed when I saw the size of him. Look at the state of my size and Stacey for that matter. He is so flaming tall. He didn't come to the wedding as he was working so you can imagine my shock as I got glimpse of him after a heavy night on the pop! Mum - do you see the size of him? He could pick you up!More albums to fill, mantel pieces to be decorated..... love my family xx