Why the house is suddenly so quiet with only 5 boys in it…

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It’s always a treat to have Grandparents on-island. But this last visit from Oma and Opa sent our boys over the moon. Not only did they bring candy, they brought more grandkids. So while Oma and Opa enjoyed their ocean-front cottage, Tom and I shared our condo with not 5, but 7 wiggly, giggly, having-way-too-much-fun-just-being-together boys. The amazing thing is, our two extra guests were about as easy to accommodate as could be. They just blended right in and they all got along together beautifully. Really, I’d add these extra two to my crew anytime.

2 of the nicest house guests anyone could ask for.

2 of the nicest house guests anyone could ask for.


But oh, did things turn dreary once they were gone. It’s like being left with only 4 brothers in the house is the worst form of loneliness imaginable. But I think we’ll pull through. Thankfully we have the summer to look forward to, which means visits with not just these 2, but all 18 cousins, Uncles and Aunts, and 2 sets of Grandparents besides! Oh the familial bliss! In the meantime, we’ll just have to savor a fun-filled week’s worth of memories as pictured here…

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4 thoughts on “Why the house is suddenly so quiet with only 5 boys in it…

  1. Oh my goodness! The boys had sooooo much fun! They haven’t stopped talking about all they did, with the exception of the moments when they have been passed out sleeping off the time change. Thank you, thank you for the wonderful experience. Can’t wait to see you all together soon!!

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  2. Quiet is a relative term. I’ve read this post so many times in hopes of a new post, but I think that you have a lot going on right now and you don’t need my pressure for a new letter from my online pen pal! (That’s you. This is so much like pen pals.) I’m excited for you and all the changes that this year holds for you. Those sort of changes caused me a lot of high stress last year. I hope that’s not the case for you. I hope it’s all fun and roses, but of course it’s a whole lot of work and unknowns. But once you get past that, it gets so much better!

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    • Dear April, I am so sorry that I haven’t been able to write. With the move and lack of internet I haven’t been able to keep up with posts and communications. We’re all settled in now and I even had time to put up a new post! Always love hearing from you. Especially now that we’re practically neighbors! (In California, “neighbor” is also a relative term:)). Your pal, Julie 🙂

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  3. This is so funny: But oh, did things turn dreary once they were gone. It’s like being left with only 4 brothers in the house is the worst form of loneliness imaginable.

    You know, one of the reasons I wanted to have a big family is because when I was a kid, my cousins from large families always seemed to have so much fun, so much more going on, than my sister and I did, with just the two of us. And now, I find, even with five children, the separation from their cousins bring on those lonely doldrums, just the same. I laugh at them everytime their cousins leave, because as they wallow in their “lonely” misery, they just have no idea how lucky they are to have each other — all five of each other!

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