Wednesday, February 27, 2008


This past weekend I attended a professional conference in Nashville. It is always a great conference, but my favorite part is getting to spend time with my cousins who live in the Nashville area.

I may be biased, but I think my little second cousins are terribly cute.

Wonderfully sweet.

And smart and well-behaved.

And of course this is due to their being the children of my first cousin, who looked an awfully lot like her younger daughter (top photo) when she was about that age! And is sweet and smart, and was always well-behaved.
It's wonderful to have extended family. Even though we don't see each other nearly as often as we did when we were the young ones, it's a lovely thing to call somewhat up and know you'll be welcome to stay, even if they are in the midst of building a new garage, moving furniture, and one of them teething.
As it worked out, I was able to help out a bit by giving some pointers on how to use a metronome to the older girl, and watching the two littlest while all the moving was going on, so I hope that made up for the extra sheets that had to be washed the next day.
When I count my blessings, I count cousins.
(With apologies to the older son; I didn't get a picture of him, what with the moving and all going on once he came home.)


Lisa said...

They are wonderful, aren't they? And isn't it funny to see David's old "Howard Cosell" hair on little Daniel?

Yes, cousins are blessings. Always have been.

Lucy said...

Glad you had a nice time. Does the little girl in the top one look a bit like you?

Sheila said...

Hmmm, Lucy, I never thought about it. I just see her mom so much in her, nothing else ever occurred to me. And I would never think that her mom and I look alike.

I do see some general family characteristics, but since I was white blonde with blue eyes, and she is brown, I would not have thought of it.

Now that you've asked, though, I'm looking at a picture taken of me around age 2, and I see some real structure similarities.

Family resemblances intrigue me.

I don't think I was as sweet as her, though! Nor as patient. This child has caught butterflies in her hands and let them go uninjured....And she waited nearly two hours for me to read her a story while I was there, without anything but one reminder request.

Lawrence Underwood said...

Yep, they are cuties! What great genes they possess; well at least on the mom's side ;)

Daniel's hair is a riot. I haven't seen that in years. Neither has David. Heh, heh. He's catching up with me now.