Monday, April 27, 2009

Some of the family.....

This is part of the family contingent from Salem, Virginia!! The lovely lady on the left is my younger cousin, Lisa. She is the daughter of my 1st cousin, Gail. Next to Lisa is her husband, Randy. They met and were married in 1995. Randy is a native of Virginia and is a real southern gentleman. Randy and Lisa live in a beautiful brick traditional home. We were invited to their home for a lavish Easter dinner and then again last Sunday evening for a good-bye dinner. It was scrumptious.

Randy and Lisa have 2 lively children. Nicholas is almost 4 1/2 and is quite the charmer. His vocabulary is wide and varied and his interests are many. He was quite fascinated by our motorhome and wanted to know everything about it and how it worked and how we towed our car behind it. He wanted me to sit next to him at dinner on Sunday, so I did. While I was sitting there, Gail (his grandma) explained to him that Bruce and I were going to be driving away in our motorhome the next day. He got his face real close to mine and said with his little southern drawl, "That is so sad". He is so cute. Natalie is about 2 1/2 and just adorable. She is all about the color PINK. Everything is best if it is done in pink and she loves to wear pink clothing. She enjoyed coming to our motorhome and playing with our granddaughter's baby dolls that we keep inside our ottoman. She really loved playing with "pink baby" as she called the one dressed in pink clothing. We had fun being with her as often as possible. She was rather enamored of Bruce and he just ate that up.

Here is my buddy, Nicholas. I found him upstairs on his mommy and daddy's bed watching the Scooby Doo movie he loves. His family has nicknamed him "the hostage negotiator" as he always wants to negotiate every detail of what his mommy or daddy tell him to do. One of his favorite things to say is "Now let's talk about that first". He is a man with a mind of his own!

Here is beautiful Natalie. I caught up with her out in the backyard. She had a squirt bottle and was having a lot of fun spraying things like the garbage can or the siding on the house. She is wearing her signature color....PINK....of course. I've nicknamed her the "Diva in Training". She is precious.

We had a great time getting to know my littlest cousins, Natalie and Nicholas. We look forward to a return trip in the future.

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