Shanti has gone back home. I miss her already but am so glad she came and will look forward to her next visit. Nancy wrote and asked for a picture of Shanti and made me realize I have never really kept her up with the changes in my family. Nancy and I grew up almost like sisters and have always been close but now we live half a continent apart so decided to take today to catch her up on my family. So here goes.
This year they all got together in Washington state where Mali lives and they had a wonderful family get together. Here are Alec, Celina’s son- Kathy’s grandson, Celina, Kathy and Mali, Kathy’s baby. Mali also sings and plays, she has a solo act and opens for different groups. Kathy doesn’t look like a grandmother does she?
This is Thomas and his two sons, Greg and Garrison. Great kids- both in High School now.
Every Christmas Eve we get together for the Christmas Eve tree and feast. Everyone who is in Florida at that time comes This was in 2004. Now it is mostly Patty and her family, and Tom and his family but even then we have 13 of us for the family picture that is put onto the next years Christmas card.
This is more the Shanti we know and love. She still lives in New Mexico and has one son who also lives in New Mexico with his family. Shanti is now the grandmother of two beautiful little girls. You saw their pictures in my last blog but here is more of her family.
Here is Shanti with her husband and son. You can see who her son takes after. Dyhana is tall like her father and grand father but Prem, the new baby is small more like Shanti. Next in line was Patty. She lives in Port St Lucie, Fl and has two children, Becca and Tyler. Becca is married and has three children, a girl Regina and twin boys James and Colby. Tyler is not married.
This is Becca, husband Chris and daughter Gina. Taken this summer when they got back from swimming.
This is Joe with his boys. Alex, who is in college studying to be a doctor, Joe holding his grand son, Jaxson, Nate, Joe’s first born and father of Jaxson, Landen, and Luke, Joe’s baby. Joe’s sons all tower over him, I wonder if Luke will do the same when he grows up? Joe also has two daughters that look just like their mother, both very pretty girls!
This is Myiah, daughter of Joe and Holly Petts.
On the left is Becca, mother of three – I wish I could have looked like this after a single birth and she does it after giving birth to twins!! On the right is her best friend Jen. I guess they keep each other in shape.
This is Mali in CA. I am a lucky great grand mother to have so much beauty in my family. Have a great day .