I absolutely loved this post by Allison Vesterfelt, one of the blogs I regularly read. It resonated with me because my family is so not normal and that's exactly what I love about us. We are fiercely different and yet our bond is too tight for words. We fight and we tease but we encourage and laugh. The loyalty in our family runs deep and, much like Allison described, we've become better as our unit of six became eight with the addition of my husband and brother-in-law.