He had no family left now except his sister, Katie, and the birth father they were going to visit in Texas.
I didn't ask about his family tree.
On the way back to the house, Alex offered to take them to the gulf for a family outing.
Bill was family because he was married to Alex's sister.
Alex had been the one who helped her see them as true family, and yet he was having issues accepting his own father.
"Second," Katie cut in, "His father's family has been in this country longer than yours."
Jonathan was playing cars with Destiny in the family room floor while Carmen straightened up the clutter left by so many people.
In business transactions Alex was frugal with his money, but when it came to his family, he was generous.
It was nice having Alex home all day and having the family together, but all good things come to an end.
Of course, if you prefer, we can wait until you come home from work and make it a fun family event.
It was going to be nice having nothing to do but enjoy their little family for the next two weeks.
Maybe his family didn't consider the meal formal, but their attire was certainly better quality than she was accustomed to.
Felipa left them to their family outing and returned to the house.
We all knew about his family, but the way he acted, it was as if he wanted to hide them from us.
But then, Alex hadn't mentioned his family to her, either.
If his family had lived in the United States for centuries, why didn't they learn to speak proper English?
If he wants to keep this estate in the family, he'll have to leave it to his daughters.
Otherwise, he'll have to live with the idea that it will no longer be in the family after he passes.
Actually, it was how my family always celebrated Christmas.
There were so many emotions running below the surface of this family relationship.
He had all the family he wanted in Arkansas.
In other words, when he shook himself free of his current family, he would come to Dulce.
If his family wanted him to come back, they would have to get rid of his current responsibilities.
In fact, he must be struggling to float on the ocean of problems this family represented.
Alex was lounging with one shoulder against the wall on the other side of the family room when Carmen walked in.
Why, because he is the son of a prominent family doctor?
According to Lisa, they were the closest thing to a family that she had other than her parents and siblings.
Hopefully her family would be in the restaurant now – safe from any flooding on the highway.
Allen couldn't be rejected, so he belittled her intelligence, the close relationship with her family and accused her of cheating on him.
No one in her family ever questioned her innocence.
Fayetteville was where her family had decided she would go to college – close to them and safe, but she longed for those layered mountain ranges where wildlife abounded.
She was glad Howard was there and that her family wasn't.
Is my family there?
If she could talk to her family, maybe she could clear all this up.
They were a family who knew all they had was each other.
Had her family known the same terror in their last moments of life?
A huge marble fireplace dominated the large family room, its image reflected on the shiny expanse of hardwood floor.
Only luck had kept her from joining her family today.
"My family," she managed tersely.
Why don't you try calling your family again?
Are you related to the family that...
Stayed at home instead of joining her family for a birthday dinner.
The last thing Lisa wanted to do was create tension to go along with the disruption she had already made in their family routine.
By that time the Giddon family would have felt the need to feed her two more times.
When she brought his coffee into the living room, she found him holding their family photo.
Sure. Is it someone your family knew?
No, it's no one my family knew but I think the change will be good for me.
For the most part, the work she did for the Giddon family was little more than she would have done at home - with the exception that at home she probably would have made a sandwich instead of a meal.
After supper, they all spent their usual evening in the family room.
Would she ever be able to watch a normal family scene without feeling the agony of her loss?