Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Goodnight Moon's MUSIC Linkup week 5

This is the fifth week of Amber's awesome song linkup.  If you're not already participating, go to her blog, Goodnight Moon and join in!  If you don't want to share a song this week, that's cool - but definitely check out the other bloggers who have shared a song, and rock out with us. Oh, and please leave some comment love (especially for ME, I la-la-la-LOVE comments!)

So, this week's song choice makes me grin, and almost brings a tear to my eye, simply for the fond memories.  I had the opportunity to visit with my sister and her SEVEN children over the weekend.  She lives in another state, so we normally only see each other every other year at our family reunion (that reunion is coming up in just four months, so I will get to see them all AGAIN soon).  She's not my only sister, in fact I am the middle child out of EIGHT kids.  Now that we're all grown, with kids of our own, well lets just say that reunions can get a little crazy.  In a fun sort of way.  More on that later (like July-ish).

Anyway, this song, "Oh L'amour" by Erasure is one that my sister and I used to play really LOUD in the car when she got her license and was allowed to drive us around.  I remember one particular night that she let me tag along with her and her 'cool' friends to go to a regional church dance, and she and I each fell for these cute guys who happened to be from the same city - we later found out the two guys we liked so much were BROTHERS!  Ha ha ha. It was rare for us to get along that well as kids, so I cherish memories like this one.

On the way home from this visit with my sister over the weekend, this song came on the radio and TOTALLY took me back, so I had to share it with you all!  ENJOY!




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AAAANNNNNNNDDDDD......here is a picture taken over the weekend of  "A DOZEN COUSINS"

......three of my kids, three belonging to my younger sister (they live close so we see each other all the time) and six of my other sister's seven kids - her youngest was napping in the other room when we took this.  My parents were there too, so they got to see 13 of their 25 grandchildren all at once.  We're hoping to have at least 21 or 22 of the grandkids attend the reunion this summer, but we'll see.

8 comments:

♥ Elizabeth said...

I love big families! Sounds like you all had some great times growing up and continue now :D

Marine Wife Unplugged said...

I love it when songs bring you back like that. :) Fun stuff. I appreciate the family picture, too. <3

Goodnight moon said...

What an awesome song choices this week. Isn't it so awesome when you share a special moment and then a song from the past plays on the radio....it was fate! Dang...I bet your parents need to go to bed early that night after seeing 25 grandkids! How awesome is that! I didn't realize you were 1 of 8 kids. How awesome. Just for that fun fact...when are you having your next baby? You need a baby girl!

Thanks for linking up every week! You know I adore you!

Ash@Life As Lucy said...

Wow I really like this song!!! Thanks for sharing!

Samantha said...

Wow! I haven't heard this song in ages. I used to love playing this song when I was younger. I even recorded it from the radio using my cassette tape. haha! Thanks for the throw back.

Ashley D. said...

Wow! The middle of 8! :) It's so nice to have such a great sister to share fun memories with, huh? I have three younger sisters and I love spending time with them and making memories. Thanks for sharing!

Jenn said...

That is a lot of kids!! I love big families. It is always so much fun when all of my cousins are together. We don't see each other too often but when we do it is like we have not missed a beat.

Wife on the Roller Coaster said...

Wow, that's a BIG family! And what a sweet memory of you and your sister. I have so many songs that remind me of growing up with my brother. Thanks for reminding me to think of them. :)

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