They are a big, happy, noisy, teasing, laughing family and I was so glad to meet up with them.  There’s a big range of personalities and there’s some strong genetics that link them all together.  There’s an affection and cameraderie too, that’s evident in the boys messing around in almost every group shot, and the girls’ easy smiles and laughter.  It was chilly the day that we met but we needed to make it work because they were all in town so everyone jumped in and had a fun time.  Big hot chocolates and donuts were the reward for the little girls, who are everyone’s favorites!

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Note the next two:

First: Brother licking brother.

Second: Sister stepping in to separate.

Mom (Julie) was laughing and rolling her eyes.