Well we have several family birthdays this month. My grandson James (photo above) who is now 3 years old born on April 6, my son Brook (photo below left) who is now 39 born on April 9th-TODAY...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HIM and then my husband Allen born on April 13th (see bottom photo below of his daughters and us) he'll be 65. Three males all in different stages of life but interconnected by family ties. James was adopted into our family by my son Daniel and his wife Tina, Brook is my youngest son from my first marriage and Allen joined our unique blended step family almost 16 years ago with his four daughters. All combined we have a total of 21 grandchildren plus 2 step grandkids, 4 sons and 4 daughters and lots of in-laws and ex-spouses. Many of them have never met each other. Not unusual for this time and day.
My youngest son Jeff from my second marriage calls his 3 older half brothers, his brother and a half. LOL! Sometimes it's a strain to try to keep all the relationships straight and know what to call who as there are moms, step-mothers, dads, step-dads, sisters, brothers, step brothers, half brothers, step sisters, uncles, aunts, step uncles, step aunts, grandpas and grandmas and step grand parents, then add in-laws and exes. All together it makes up ONE UNIQUE extended FAMILY in the process of being blended.