Sunday, August 09, 2009

How Six Became Twenty-two

We just returned from our fabulous, biennial trip to Canaan Valley Resort State Park in Davis, West Virginia with my side of the family. Two years ago, we weren't able to attend because of a little trouble-maker. He was sure glad to be there this time, however--he and the rest of his family! One of the many wonderful things about the week were the many pictures that were taken. Lots and lots of pictures.

Just for fun, thought I'd share a little magical math problem using some of these pictures.

You take a family of six and...

Turn it into twenty-two!
So, my sister, Karen, married Dan and had Erin, Patrick, and Megan.

Then my sister, Kathy, married Charlie and they had Allison, Matthew, and Sarah.

And my brother Eddie? Well, he married Darcy and they have three boys: Derek, Austin, and Jack.

And of course, as most of you already know, I married Duncan and we had Amelie, Violet, and Linus.

Did you catch that? The four of us kids each got married (4+4=8) and we all had three children. (4x3)+8=20.

And the last two?
Well, that would be Grandma Barb and Grandpa Ed, of course!
They started it all on December 8, 1962--nearly 47 years ago!
We're all so thankful!

Oh, and this little vacation we just finished? Well, it's the impetus for many posts that are a'comin'. So, make sure to stay tuned!

1 comment:

Lynn said...

I'm impressed that everyone in your family makes it a priority to attend this vacation. It's hard to coordinate 22 schedules!!!

Glad you had such a great week...can't wait for more.