Wednesday, May 6, 2015

catching up with family

Spring days ~ busy days!
April was filled with lots a family activities and get together's!


 The son of our cousin, Caroline, was married in a lovely wedding.
Caroline, with her family including the newlyweds, Dan & Abbey 
(photo taken from facebook. Tyler Boye Photography)

As is so popular now, they had a photo booth situated in an obscure corner. All I can say is that my sister, John and I got some of the funniest pics ever!  So silly, that Carol made me promise never to share on any social media! Just imagine, John in the center with a crazy hat and over-sized glasses with basically the same expression in every photo and my sister and I making every goofy face we could possibly think of. Oh, my! Each time I look at the photos, I crack up all over again!

(photo taken from Stephanie's facebook page)
Then there was a christening for our cousin Karen's grandson, baby Mark.
 Together again with Carol, her daughter, Christine, John and I. Later noticed the framed photo on Karen's mantle. It is of our daughter, Erin when she was just three year old performing flower girl responsibilities in Karen's wedding. Such sweet memories!
 There were random, every day moments too.  I caught this scene of, Erin, Jared and Abbey studying in the family room.  Erin is completing her master's degree, Jared is a high school Junior and Abbey is studying digital animation.

Noah and I went to breakfast one morning and later we did some cooking together.

I even got a pic from Erin as she drove through center city the other day and saw the old Divine Lorraine Hotel. 

 We had a trip to The Pop Shoppe with the kids, celebrated our dear friend's 91st birthday during Bible study and peeked in as the kids helped Aunt Abbey create a 5-little monkeys video for a class assignment.
Noah went to work with PopPop and learned about nuclear engineering. 
Jared was inducted into his schools Technology Society.
pics with his proud mom and PopPop

Each day that passes, each achievement obtained, each celebration shared, each difficulty acknowledged, each experience learned, each encouraging smile, each laughter and giggle, each conversation, each hug and embrace are all gifts.


“We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary,
small (and yet really not small) gifts.” 
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches.” 
Richelle E. Goodrich
Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

16 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your post shows and tells a 'lot' to be thankful for. That's wonderful.

FlowerLady

Nancy's Notes said...

What wonderful photographs! OH my, I can feel the giggles and hear the laughter! You have a beautiful family, what a blessing! Thank you for sharing!

Have a great day~
Nancy

Suzanne said...

Your April was certainly full! With all good things:-)

Debbie said...

Thoroughly enjoyed all of these lovely family photos, and hearing of your many fun times and events. How blessed you are! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Cheryl said...

A full and lovely April you had!! Loved seeing the pictures of your special moments!

Pondside said...

What a full month that was. As I have come to expect from your posts, beautiful smiles tell a story of family. It doesn't get much better than this, does it?
I think it would be wonderful to have a hotel named after oneself - especially if one is referred to as 'Divine'!

Dayle said...

Family events are the best events, especially if there's a photo booth involved.

Debby Ray said...

Great photos of these fun gatherings! Your April was busy, indeed!

marie said...

Wonderful photos!!
I love the Dietrich Bonhoeffer quote!

podso said...


The love your family shares is so evident in these photos. Lots of smiles and good times to remember.

Ann Thompson said...

you've been busy and having lots of fun

My Recent Favorite Books said...

Such lovely photos!

Looks like your family is having lots of fun!

Debbie Huffaker said...

Full and happy days....a life packed April. You and your sister are both beauties. HOPE you have an awesome weekend!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I know that you are like me, in that you treasure all the moments that you get to share with family, and the moments you shared look like special ones. I enjoyed seeing every picture and all the happy smiles. Every picture was so special! Thanks for the privilege of stepping into your life for a few moments today.

Sue said...

Photos certainly tell of wonderful memories captured for always, you have a beautiful family! Wishing you a most blessed and Happy Mother's Day.
Sue

Adrienne said...

Such a beautiful family - and treasures memories for many years.
~Adrienne~

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