On The Bright Side

On The Bright Side
On The Bright Side
By Allison Davidson Carpenter

We took our annual Davidson-Carpenter-Vidrine-Sonnier summer vacation last week.

“The Sixteen of Us” — as we refer to ourselves collectively — include four families — my parents, my family, and my two sisters and their families. We currently range in age from eight to 73.

And this year, the sixteen of of us became a total of twenty at the beach because my son Bryce brought a friend, and Ann’s daughter Sadie brought three friends. In all, we were responsible for seven teenagers on the trip.

This year we rented two houses in Rosemary Beach, Florida. My parents and my family shared a house, while my two sisters and their families shared the house two doors down.

The atmosphere in our house was like calm, babbling brook compared to my sisters’ house which was like Gulf of Mexico during a category five hurricane (all of the youngest kids plus five teens resided there!).




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