My family consists of five people; my mom Jacqueline, my dad Jeff, my oldest brother Nevin, my second oldest brother Josh, and me. We live on a farm in Southern Ontario, Canada. We grow pigs from birth to market, chickens, and grow crops in our fields such as commercial corn, soybeans, wheat, and sweet corn. We have a dog-Juciy who is a pure bred German Rottweiler, she is 11 years old.
On my mom’s side of the family we have 17 people in the family. My mom’s side is pure Dutch. Both my grandparents are born in Holland, and immigrated here to Canada during the war. My family, my Aunt Grace and Uncle Ron’s family with two kids- Michelle who is 24 and Daniel who is 22. They are famers like my personal family. Michelle just got married last year in August to my new cousin-in-law Derek. Then there is My Aunt Brenda and Uncle Ken’s family, they have three children; my cousin Olivia who is 18, in Grade 13, Graham- he is 20, he works in construction, and my cousin Keisha who is 21 and just got married this year in June to Brandon, she is a Registered Nurse. My Aunt Brenda works in a group home, she looks after the disabled, and my Uncle Ken is an Electrician. Then there is my Grandma and Grandpa. My Grandma’s name is Jean, and my Grandpa’s name is Dirk. They are both 75 years old, they have been married for 53 years. My Grandma Jean never had an occupation, but my Grandpa Dirk is a retired farmer.
Together as a family, we have been to Florida to Disneyland and to visit my cousins who live there, Quebec to visit my cousins, Ohio (U.S) we went to Cedar Point and Kalahari (amusement park, and water park), Kentucky farm show in the U.S, Niagara Falls two times, which is in northern Ontario. We have been to Toronto to the Ontario Science Centre, the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair, CN tower, and plays in the theatres there.
I have a very big family as you can see. I am very blessed to have both of my grandparents from each side of the family still alive today, many families don’t have that. I love my family and wouldn’t change one thing.
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