Both of us are the oldest kids in our families with younger sisters. We both grew up having close relationships with our grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We have two nephews and one niece and many little cousins. Ron’s sister lives out of state, but we Facetime and see them as often as we can during the summer and for holidays and birthdays. Ann’s sister, along with both of our Moms, live in New Jersey and we see them every week.
We also spend time with our extended family and friends, who we consider family. We’re often at someone’s house swimming or just meeting up to do a fun activity.