My dad's family got together for lunch today. We rarely saw my cousins when I was growing up, but now that we are adults we make a point of getting together a couple of times a year. We always have a lot of fun! With the addition of Rachel, there are now 8 kids between the ages of 2 and 8 so it's always lively. The kids had a grand time playing and the adults sat around and chatted and stuffed ourselves with soups and dips and my aunt's sinful homemade caramels and toffee. One of my cousins has horses that are so tame she refers to them as "pasture puppies". Katherine the horse nut was delighted to get to feed them carrots.