Flashback Friday: Family Reunions| NaBloPoMo Day 13

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“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.”
– Frederick Buechner

Not the highest quality of photo, but it’s one of my favourites. Seeing as this weekend is all about family for me, I’m throwing it back to June. Meet Aoife, Fiona, Anna, Ella, and of course yours truly – five first cousins, born & raised in four different countries, and reunited to celebrate our cousin’s wedding in the South of France.

Champagne was flowing and traditional French music filled the air as we made our way cautiously down the hill (heels are dangerous!) from the post-wedding ceremony cocktail reception to the evening dinner, before naturally deciding to pause for a completely necessary photo-op. I don’t see these ladies, nor the rest of my extended family, as often as I’d like. Despite being based all over the globe, we are all remarkably close. This past summer has been full to the brim of family celebrations. Getting to spend so much quality time with my aunts, uncles & cousins has really put into perspective the importance of family, and how lucky I am to have been born into a family so caring, loving, and quite frankly, absolutely crazy!

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Just one more grainy photo for good measure! Seconds after this gorgeous cousin selfie was taken, one of the wedding photographers showed us a photo he had taken of us taking the photo. It was one of those hilarious we-should-be-mortified-but-we’re-not moments, and one of the many memories this summer that I will cherish. I love these girls! ❤

“Cousins by blood – friends by choice”
– Darlene Shaw

Charlene

xoxo


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