Today my Great-Aunt had a surprise 80th birthday party. It was a wonderful brunch where I got to see so many relatives that I rarely get to see. It did, however, make me feel very very old. In my immediate family, I was the first of my generation, the oldest grandchild. So for many years as a young child, our family celebrations were spent with this branch of my father's family, really, his cousins.
Today, these 2nd cousins all have grown children, some of whom are also parents. This made me feel so old. Especially when my favorite "great-cousin" of all time, the one who worked in communications and PR and inspired me as a young teenager to go into that field, introduced me to her 16 year old daughter! The summer she found out she was pregnant, I was in college and working with her for the summer doing pr work in her office. Can it possibly be that I was in college 16 years ago? How is that possible? Where did the time go?
The girls had a good time. They were the only little kids there, except for a not-yet-2-y.o., so they were pretty much the center of attention..... Too bad for my Great-Aunt! We did leave them there with my parents mid-party to go to more open houses..... the great house search of 2008 continues. You do not want to know what we are attempting now.... I'll let you in on it in a couple of days....
Links! I promise you a REALLY great time waster tomorrow! and if you didn't catch my link request on Friday, go back a couple of posts.