With an older brother and three younger siblings, I have never had a shortage of immediate family. In July 2002, that immediate family expanded by one with the addition of Hyounsoo (my wife). My only sister, Anne, gleefully accepted another female to the ranks of siblings. In the fall of 2003, that number expanded once again when my older brother married. Now the guys only out number the girls 4 to 3. In June of 2005, my immediate family expanded by one with the birth of my son Allen Juno Lathrop and a few months later with Byron, son of Anthony and Allen's first cousin on my side of the family. Our next son, Calvin Juhan Lathrop, joined us on April 15, 2008. His next cousin Jane made it into the world just a few days before the end of the year.
While currently, my brothers and sister live all over the United States (and occasionally outside the US), my family has been "based" in Indianapolis, Indiana for many generations. The blood in old Indianapolis is pretty thick. In my family it is particularly so with a few of people being related to me from both my father's and my mother's side (in-laws as opposed to just plain inbreeding).