Here in Utah there is myself, Amanda, my husband, J, and our son, X. Back in Iowa, Josh & I left behind a total of 5 brothers, 1 sister (and her fiance), 3 step/dads, 2 moms, 4 step/grandparents,  many aunts & uncles, & even more cousins.

The last time I counted out our ENTIRE extended family (from our generation up to our grandparents' generations) I had stopped at 30...with just Josh's family & myself. So to all 8 billion family members we have, we love you & miss you even more than you do us.