Matt’s aunt and uncle on his Dad’s side decided to host a family 4th of July potluck this year. It had been years since we had been able to join them on their annual Christmas get-together because of Matt’s work or holiday travel, so it was wonderful to have a chance to see everyone in his family. It was especially fun to see all the “next generation” kids play together. Matt’s two cousins each had their second baby in 2012 and I love that Bo is going to have these second cousins (first cousins once removed?) to grow up and play with at family events. What’s a family get together if you don’t have someone your own age to scheme and get into trouble with? Since it was the first time the whole family had been together in a few years, we of course had to organize a group family photo. Both of Matt’s paternal grandparents have passed on, but I couldn’t help but think how proud they would be to see how their family had grown – 23 people all as a result of their love. Pretty cool.