Eleventh Day of Christmas...on a Ranch

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me....eleven loving relatives,
The front 2 rows are filled with Blythe relatives to watch some small town basketball! Awesome to have family close enough to want to cheer on our boys.
Cousins take an early evening walk after Thanksgiving dinner. Love these gals!
When I moved to our little town, I didn't realize that I was marrying into the TOWN, not just the family. The family connections are like a spider web that keeps it all together. I love living near a small town. The feeling of community is very strong. So, as the song says, eleven loving relatives...but we have many more than that! But we may have eleven at the house at any given time!

But nothing beats family! We have great aunts and uncles, cousins, grandparents and siblings all within a 2 1/2 hour drive. We get together for holidays, and fun times throughout the year. We are here to help when my father-in-law got sick, and they are here for us when we need them. They come to our sports events; we help at their bull sale. They support our decisions; we support theirs. Family is a verb, as well as a noun. We are connected--not just by blood, but by love.

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