We assembled on the 28th.
Behold! The cousins were a gorgeous bunch of young adults.
Let's see...from youngest to oldest they are:
18 - wonderfully funny, taking a gap year
19 - make-up artist, sophomore at wonderful private university
20 - a junior at Art School
24 - makes video for the internet
24 - photographer and jewelry maker extraordinaire
29 - tattoo artist
attending via skype, the two youngest cousins - Lego enthusiasts who appreciate Nikes and...and...I'm not sure what else, actually, as they are young! Younger!
Adorable all, I am lucky enough to be godmother to the photographer and love to buy her presents all the while plotting what to buy from her for other people.
Each cousin is talented and interesting and wonderful company.
We're fortunate but we worked hard at it too.
I am proud of each of them.
Speaking of tattoos, both my offspring got new ones this week.
The girl got "home" on the inside of her wrist and the boy is almost done with his Asian inspired sleeve. The newest is a turtle with a hardly noticeable blue mask in honor of his lifelong love of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I have chair envy.