Family: a constant in my life

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I have always valued my family, but maybe it’s my getting older – not ancient, just getting older like the rest of you – that causes that value to increase exponentially.

Irene & Jerry cocktail timeBetween my husband and I, we have three daughters and two sons-in-law, with one grand baby to make his or her appearance early May 2017.


Erin & he
Irene’s daughter, Erin & her husband Kirby Green
Lainey & TJ Piland
Jerry’s daughter, Lainey & her husband TJ Piland
Lainey, Jerry, & Jerry’s daughter Kirstin

Between Jerry and I we have three brothers and four sisters, plus all our siblings’ spouses (I apologize for not having photos of Jerry’s oldest brother, Leonard and his wife, Libby)

Irene, Don, & Mary
Irene w/her brother and sister: Don, & Mary
Tricia & Ed Hamman; Sherry & Brad Menz; Jim & Wendy Junger
Dave Olson (also see below); Tricia & Ed Hamman; Sherry & Brad Menz; Jim & Wendy Jungers
Gayle & Dave Olson
Gayle & Dave Olson

And lots of nieces and nephews (and grand nieces and grand nephews) because that’s what happens when your brothers and sisters get married and have kids.

There’s really no grand purpose in posting this family portrait, other than to express gratitude that I have so many family members in my life.

I am so rich as a result and I value every moment I spend with them.



One thought on “Family: a constant in my life

    Jill Weatherholt said:
    December 5, 2016 at 8:12 am

    What a lovely post, Irene. I don’t know what I’d do without my family.


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