When I voraciously read books as a young girl, I would read about family get-togethers with tons of cousins and the fun they had, and I wistfully wished that was what happened in my family. I imagined sleepovers, and huge family gatherings where the cousins would get together and play pranks on the grown-ups.
If wishes were fishes...
Fast forward to life today, and Charlie and Riley have spent more time together in their young lives than I ever spent with all of my cousins, combined.
and fishing trips in Bemidji.
Picnics at the park, rock climbing, or just hanging out watching favorite movies.
Charlie and Riley have a wonderful relationship, and I hope they will remain close to manage life's challenges together.