With recent tragedy striking our family, several get-togethers have already occured and more planning is in process. I started thinking about how many invites I would have to send out to involve my immediate family and those just outside of that criteria. I was overwhelmed with all the counting and I guess I never realized how many of us there are/were. Here's what I came up with:
My husband and I have a family of 4.
My parents and my siblings (including steps) = 8
My husband's parents and his siblings (including steps) = 11
My children's 1st cousins (children of DH and my siblings) = 18
My aunts and uncles = 14
My 1st cousins (children of my aunts and uncles) = 30
DH's aunts and uncles = 11
DH's 1st cousins (children of DH's aunts and uncles) = 42
That is 138 of us and then you add in the 4 direct grandparents of me and DH and that is 142. If I take out the 4 people that have already passed away, that leaves us with 138 of us. Wowzers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fill this out for your family and see what you come up with!!