Last weekend was my cousin Sara’s baby shower!!! I don’t share too much about my family on the blog, because I think we’re all interested more in cute clothes more than my family tree haha. But one reason I started this blog was just as a journal so I like to throw in personal posts to keep it as a scrapbook.
Sara is my “best cousin”, Ama and al are my grandparents and they had 3 children: Aunt Mary al, then my dad, then Susu, the baby. When all three children were married, the oldest had their first child, then my dad and mom had Jenny, then Susu had her first child. They kept going in that order until they all had 3 … so 9 cousins total, within a 10 year period. Somehow the sex’s worked out too to where we each had a “best cousin” – except for Mary Grace, the baby, and she’s everybody’s best cousin!
I have such fond memories of us all playing on our family farm in the hay and taking beach trips together every summer. Sara and I went to Alabama gymnastics camp together and traveled to Arizona with Ama and Al, plus plenty of sleepovers in between. She may not be a sister but she’s honestly closer than a cousin. Hence, the best cousin term. Haha
I can’t wait for her to welcome her son to the world this April! Her shower was so special. My cousin Leah hosted it in Jackson, MS which is where Sara is from. We ate petifores, sipped mimosas and opened the cutest gifts. I love you Sara! And can’t wait to let baby Burns know he has the best mom!