Have you met my family?

As many of you already know, I have a large extended family. Presently, my husband and I have 4 children, 1 son-in-law and 1 daughter-in-law, 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

And this is just our family.

I have one brother and one sister. My sister is married and with her blended family they have 4 children with 3 in-law children (Is this a term?) and one significant other. There are also several grandchildren and a couple of great grandchildren in that mix.

I have not met them all.

My brother has never married.

Now for the biggest branch of our family. My husband is one of 8 sons. His father passed away several years ago, but his 94 year old mother is still living and going strong.

He recently lost his oldest brother and the brother who is closest to him, both in age and closeness, has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Although we have a large extended family, which I’m sure you will meet as this blog continues, right now I am going to introduce you to our part of this large family, one section at a time.

This is most of my family. My second daugher, oldest two granddaughters, two older grandsons, and a great granddaughter are missing from this picture. This picture also has my sister and brother-in-law and 1 significant other. It was taken last summer on a hiking, picnic trip. Since then we have gained another great granddaughter and lost the significant other. 

And we are large within our own branch.

First, I am planning on introducing you to the family members that live under the same roof as I do.

First, I want to introduce you to my husband. We have been married 44 years.  He is a hard working man who has always been there to take care of his family. His name is Lyne Baxter. 

There is a funny story behind the name Lyne which I will tell you at another time. His middle name came from his great uncle who had helped raise his dad. Since then, there have been several more Baxter’s come down the line in our family.

Our third daughter Hilary Michelle also is presently living with us along with her three children. You can read more about Hilary’s story by clicking on her picture.

Joshua Dylan, whom we call Dylan, her oldest, son has lived with us since his birth. Dylan has just turned 12.  Tune in next week to see highlights of his 12th birthday party.

His sister, Shyla Perilin, (She was named after me.), is 16 months younger than her older brother. She is a tough little thing who enjoys baton and singing.


Her baton troop recently performed in Disney World.

Last but not  least, is Zayden King. He just recently turned 3. He is a happy and smart little thing who loves Paw Patrol and Spongebob.

He also enjoys playing with legos and any type of truck or car. He mainly likes to take them apart. He also likes to talk …a lot! He can tell the longest and best stories. He always has us laughing at his antics.

That’s who is living under my roof right now.  In the weeks to come I will introduce you to the rest of our large family.

How many are living under roof?