Sunday, November 20, 2011

52 Weeks of Memories: Week 2

Baby showers are always memorable.
It was busy Friday and Saturday for me this weekend. In my quest to “Get up, get out and do something,” and create 52 weeks of memories, I packed in a couple of activities.
Memory 2.1 featured a baby shower for a cousin on my mother’s side Friday. She’s in her 40s and just sent her last child to college. Someone must have forgotten to remind her it runs in the family to have children later in life. That’s what happens when you have multiple date nights with the hubby. This is why I always warn my parents when they go off gallivanting. There better be no more babies coming along.

I enjoyed spending time with my cousins. For my mom, it was all her nieces. She’s the baby of the family. All her siblings could be her parents and my grandparents. My dearly departed grandfather was married twice. From his first marriage there were seven. My mommy is the only child from the marriage number two union. She grew up basically like an only child and isn’t as close with her siblings. There’s more of a bond with her nieces and nephews, especially since they’re all the same age.

Overall that side of the family lacks closeness in some areas. We don’t all really know each other. This is why another cousin and I are organizing our first family reunion. Which brings me to memory 2.2. We met for dinner Saturday to discuss the basics of getting a reunion together for next year. Family members have tried to do it before, but it never came to fruition. Come what may, we are doing something this year in April. I’m not really sure why my cousin wanted April, but we’ll work with it. At least it’s not in June. I already am chairperson for my dad’s family reunion. I think for this one, I’m going to try to be secretary.

Some of my fondest memories are from time spent with my family. It was quite fitting that my two memories for this week were family related. Will that be the case next week? Stay tuned as I continue on my 52 weeks of memories quest.


  1. I think it's cool that you're gonna try to organize a reunion. Some people wouldn't even give a flying squirrel about connecting with "lost" family members.