I know recently I have complained and gritched about my family--my mom and Nick's dad. I love them, but they are masters at driving Nick and I nuts. I appreciate everything they've done for us, but there are days when I wish they lived 1000 miles away, not just down the street. But then doesn't everyone feel that way about their parents?
|These guys right here, best family ever.|
|Love the family time we get together.|
Family is important to Nick and I, but we have pretty small families. He has one brother as do I. We don't see them all that often, so we made the conscious decision that family would have to be what we made it. We have several friends that have become aunts and uncles to our kids, we are the same for their kids. We are a bit spread out these days as most of these friendships were made in college, but not so far spread that we can't get together every few months.
Family is what you make of it. Some people have large related families, others get to make family out of friends.
What's your family like?
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