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Big size family life

I grew up in a family of four, in the valley of a mid sized city. My sister was two and a half years older than me. We had one small dog and one cat. We sat at the family table at 5 p.m and politely asked to be excused before removing our supper dish. We were not a rambunctious group but a quiet, happy little family. We camped in the summer, went clothes shopping at the turn of each new season and we celebrated holidays in a joyful but calm manner. It was a nice, idyllic childhood that prepared me for whatever the future would bring.thumbnail_IMG_2987







We did not argue over card/ game tournaments nor did we prank, carry or wrestle each other through the house.


We never pulled our mom into the kitchen on her exercise bike insisting that she instruct us on cooking meals! And we most certainly did not carry the recliner upstairs hauling it through the kitchen and into the living room, plopping it down in just the right spot for mom! The boat was never full and there was plenty of room at the table.


Large family life is fun, unexpected and warm. I loved growing up in our little family unit but I adore being part of this big crazy family. Homemade cards and gifts, possibly a song production or two are thrown in there for birthdays and graduations.



Personal projects often end up being group efforts

And most certainly the younger kids never forget that they are definitely not the oldest!


Even in the quietest of times, there is never really a dull moment. There is no shortage of opinions, love, noise and support.

We have learned through the years to stand together, catching each other if we fall.

Big family life

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  1. Your family is wonderful, Lynn! I loved looking at all the photos! xoxoxo

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    October 31, 2018
  2. What wonderful family memories you have created Lynn. There is love shining through in each & every photo!

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    October 31, 2018
  3. I come from a small family, but often wonder what life would be like with a big family.

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    October 31, 2018
  4. What a change indeed and how wonderful the big size family life appears!

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    October 31, 2018
  5. The wonderful thing about family is you have each other. Happy Halloween Lynn.
    Leslie ❤

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    October 31, 2018
  6. Loved looking at your family photos, as always Lynn. You are all so lucky to have each other, having overcome all the hard times. xx

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    October 31, 2018
  7. This post is just brimming with yumminess, Lynn. Never a dull moment at your house. 🙂

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    October 31, 2018
  8. sooo sooo wonderful!!!

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    October 31, 2018
  9. How warm and lovely! Brought back childhood memories. I hadnt thought of it in years.. ” May I be excused, please?” 😊

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    October 31, 2018
  10. Great memories! Wonderful family you’ve got there Lynn! 🙂

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    October 31, 2018
  11. Never a dull moment in your family, Lynn. I could imagine the recliner being carried over the stairs and into the place where you needed to be seated. The warmth and smiles come through all the chaos. xo

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    October 31, 2018
  12. The human spirit is strong, and your lovely family look so happy together. Beautiful post and I loved seeing your family photo’s. Thank you so much for sharing them.

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    October 31, 2018
  13. I can relate through and through to the large family Lynn!!!

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    October 31, 2018
  14. That big family is that much more love to spread around! Blessings to you all!

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    October 31, 2018
  15. Wonderful – you should be so proud

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    November 1, 2018
  16. Lot of love! (K)


    November 1, 2018
  17. Awesome family, Lynn!

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    November 1, 2018
  18. Wonderful family life, Lynn. I always love your pictures.

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    November 1, 2018

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