I just spent a week with my family. While we were not united for a joyous occasion, we made sure to laugh together more than we wept together. I love seeing and being with my cousins. I am a bit older than they are, but it doesn’t stop us from having fun.
It always amazes me how much they grow. When I look at them, I still remember when they were babies, then toddlers. I took the following picture on Monday on the West End of Moloka`i. The remainder of us cousins (many left the day before) drove out there for some needed beach and relaxation time. Surfer Cuz was itching to get in the water all weekend even if he didn’t have a board. I still remember when he didn’t want to touch sand as a toddler. I remember lots of things about him since I used to babysit him and his brother when they were growing up. Now here he is, grown up and riding something that swells and breaks.