|Renee and her great-grandma Ferguson. And that's Rachel and Lindsey in the background :D|
|Renee and her cousin Ashley at Rachel and Lindsey's baby shower.|
On top of that, Jeff's brother Eric and his girlfriend Veronica just had a baby boy, Baby Eric, a month ago.
|Me holding baby Eric, and Veronica's cousin holding Renee.|
Here's the count:
1st Cousins: 1
1st Cousins, once removed: 25
2nd Cousins: 4, soon to be 7
1st Cousins, twice removed: 2
2nd Cousins, once removed: 3
3rd Cousins: 2
Grand Total: 37, soon to be 40 cousins!!! Eight of which will actually be around the right age for Renee to play with at family functions. Pretty crazy! And there are more out there, many more, we just don't keep in contact with them, so I'm not counting them.
Oh, and if you're not quite sure what all the cousin terminology (once removed, twice removed, etc.) means, check out this site: Cousin Relationships (I'm always explaining it to people, but this site has a good visual lesson).