Monday, November 28, 2011


My cousin caused me to reminisce about family and holidays. When we were kids, we always created these crazy games. There was doggie soccer, soccer with a beach ball, trampoline basketball, some sort of a hide and seek game. We would play for hours and wake up the next morning super sore. Holidays were always fun and happy. The adults would talk, play jeopardy or some sort of a intellectual game. The cousins would go play our own board game or cards or something active. Grandma would bring chocolate cream pie and banana cream pie. Turkey was always a little dry but what can you do about that. The feeling would be warm and inviting. Thanksgiving was truly a time to be grateful for the family we have. Now that we are all older, married, and have kids a great many things have changed. The family is never completely intact. One person is here another is there. We are too old to crouch down in the doggie stance and play soccer. We all have sort of become unfamiliar with each other. Being with family is so important. We are all lucky to have the one we have. I am grateful for that. Our childhood together as cousins and family will forever be the best past time we will all know. We still talk about them. I just hope we don't forget them and what it was like to be so close and together.


  1. Ghost in the Graveyard....goalie soccer in Grandma's backyard....Dark Tower.....Rico, who had the most magnificant crush on on your driveway....I miss those days.

  2. I remember when Grandma made a banana chocolate pie mix. It was the hit of the holiday. I also remember doing some kind of bar tender game. We had the cheep 2 liter drinks and Ryan was usually the tender. We made some weird sugar filled goodness.

  3. I will take you on in a game of doggie soccer anytime, any place!