family is where your story begins





Build Stronger Family

Cousins by birth, friends by choice! We've been helping families build stronger connections since 2003. We share real-life activities, ideas, and tips to help your family connect in new and meaningful ways. 

one link at a time


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Grab our latest Family REunion Checklist

Stay on track & on target

Building positive family connections through reunions starts right here!

+ Reunion planning success information
+ Convenient 1-page checklist
+ Success tips for shorter reunion timeframes

Our Smashing Reunions Checklist is the PERFECT resource covering all the right details for a great reunion.

This is one piece of our Smashing Reunions PLANNING Products.

Phoenix Genealogical Society


Guest Speaker

"Publishing Your Family History"



Guest presenter

"Using Facebook Groups to Increase Family Engagement"

Worlds Largest Family History Conference

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"Maximizing Everyday Moments to build your modern day family history"



"Intentional Moments can become Life Long Memories in your Family History"

ClIck to See interview on IGTV!

Phoenix Family History Center


Guest Speaker

"Using Facebook Groups and Free Apps to Engage Family"

"Interesting. May consider something I’ve never considered doing before."

- Susie

They can change your life too!

we're Kelli & Jamie

Cousins & Friends

Building stronger family connections one link at a time

Two very different generational cousins with opposite backgrounds working together to help other families build stronger connections (enjoy each other more) creating a sense of belonging through intentional actions.

Our similarities brought us together and our differences help us tackle projects big and small from our uniquely different perspectives but always with the common goal of adding to our family links, making families better, stronger.

Each of these actions are a link in the chain that binds the family across generations.

What if YOU ARE that important link connecting families?

It’s the memories that bind us together. We focus on creating memories with children, cousins, friends that we call family, parents, grandparents and even great-great grandparents during the time between the those bigger family reunions through intentional decisions and activities.

The family connections we've felt & experienced changed our lives... 

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