TWT: Family… and what’s in a name?

When my oldest son was born and joined the extended family, he was the first grandchild on my side of the extended family but the fifth grandchild — and fourth grandson — on my husband’s side of the family.

Cousins with baby MM and SuperDad

He was also the first grandchild who would carry on the family name.

4 generations

SuperDad holding baby MM, Great-Uncle,  Great-Grandma, and Grandpa — all with the same last name

That baby in the picture above is currently a senior in college, earning a degree in Chemical Engineering.  He has 3 younger brothers to help “carry on the family name.” (When I was 10 months pregnant with the last one, my sweet MIL suggested that we could stop now!! — which made me briefly consider having a fifth child. Very briefly. Because that 4th baby boy weighed nine-and-a-half pounds!)


Time Warp Tuesday is brought to you by Jenn at Juggling Life. Visit here to see the other participants and their photos.