Friday, August 21, 2009

A Minute To Brag...

I have to take a minute to brag... I come from a huge, beautiful family.  My dad has 6 brothers - all married to their first wives - we all live in the same town - and I have 2o smart and talented cousins.  We are a pretty tight family, amazingly, and I am so proud to be a part of it.  One of my cousins, Matt, goes to Harvard.  He was top of his high school class and went into Harvard with honors.  Today, I saw this...

Isn't he amazing?  Here is the actual link, go look!  He is on there because he is involved in everything.  He is one of those naturally gifted, smart, intelligent people with incredible social skills.  Something hard to find! :)  He is an incredible guy!  GO MATT!! :)  To be honest... all of my cousins are gifted - they make beautiful: teachers, firefighters, business owners, law students, college graduates, nurses, moms, dads... the list goes on and on.  (It stems from all of my amazing Aunts & Uncles... and my grand parents who have given all of us an appreciation of work ethic)  I am truly proud... and the cool part?  They are all choosing cool people to spend their lives with - therefore, we are still growing. :)

19 comments:

Farmgirl Paints said...

It's nice to be proud of your family. I'm sure they are proud of you too.

Kelly said...

We are so so lucky and very blessed. We do keep growing with amazing people... next... TIM!

Iva said...

soo beautiful and so sweet! such a lovely family! :)

Donna said...

How wonderful. My daughter just graduated and will be heading off to college next week. One of the boys that she graduated with is going to Harvard this fall..his story is incredible...he was homeless....if you have a chance read this: http://www.examiner.com/x-1393-Education-Examiner~y2009m6d11-Famous-foster-teen-to-attend-Harvard-inspires-others-to-stay-in-school

anyhow, i got off track for a moment. Family is important...I have 6 kids and I hope they always stay close.

As for you - congrats on your exciting upcoming wedding...can't wait to read about it...you are a cutie have a wonderful wedding day.

Pink Martini said...

Go 'head and brag. You have every reason to. My son goes to MIT and is at the top of his class (all A's since freshman year) so I do that every once in awhile too. ;)

Simone said...

Oh wow, that is very impressive -his parents must be SO proud of him....and how lovely that you are too. No wonder you are all doing so well with the love and support you all clearly get - there is nothing like having great family around you, I do believe it gives you such self-belief and just makes you want to do well.

And your Dad is one of 7 boys....wow!!!

Could you adopt me please.....your family sound wonderful?! :)

Have a great week-end :)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

I'm with Simone
Please adopt me also.! hhehe
I could be the spinster Aunt.. haha

Lovely post about some outstanding ppl!! x Julie

Ashley Paige said...

aww, what a great post! my husband's family is very large and sounds exactly the same! i come from a small (but similarly blessed family) and i'm secretly jealous of their family get togethers- it's like a HUGE family reunion during every holiday!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

What grat post!! Sounds like you have a truly amazing family to be proud of!!

Couture Carrie said...

Congrats! What a lovely and talented family you have!

xoxox,
CC

melanie said...

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brooke said...

it definitely seems like you have such a solid back ground that will lead you to a solid marriage yourself! so many wonderful examples set around you!!

missy. said...

oh sweet. i come from a family very similar, except mine is twice as big as yours is haha congrats to your cousin. he seems great :)

Gerri Ward said...

This is solely a BLESSING! Especially when the world is sooo chaotic there are still well Balanced families amidst the chaos and your family is one of them.
It only proves that a loving and strong FAMILY is the key to becoming a well rounded person! At least I think so!
Congratulations to your Nephew not only is he SMART but he's HANDSOME also! p.s. It's obvious having good looks is in the genes!)

Kristen Sara said...

What an accomplishment... no wonder you're proud of him!! Way to go Matt!!

Kristin said...

Sounds like you've got one heckuva fam!!

OceanDreams said...

Yaaaay, that is amazing. I love learning about people that reach for the stars and make their dreams into a reality, looks like your family does exactly this! That is great!

Jenny said...

While you'll always be my favorite Zehnder, I do love Matt & this is so cool!

Jenny said...

While you'll always be my favorite Zehnder, I do love Matt & this is so cool!