May 25, 2011

Along the River and Through the Woods

A day out with Auntie Mary.
We met at a half-way point.
And we took a walk...
and then enjoyed a picnic.

The day was gorgeous.
(A rare thing this spring ~
we've had a lot of rain).


Auntie Mary and Mum strolling along ~
how lovely it is to see them together.
Auntie Mary was married to
Mum's brother...Uncle Johnnie ~
he's been with the LORD three
years now!

Imagine...
In Heaven for three years!



Auntie Mary is with us for
a three week visit.
We are sharing her with the
rest of the family.
Today begins our *special*
few days with her. :)


The children positioned
like steps going down ~
Austin, Calvin, Fraser and Emma...
unplanned. :)



A little photo shoot ~
Of course!




Fraser, Austin, Calvin and Emma ~
Our four.



The Fraser River...
our *view*.



Emma getting flowers put into her hair ~
how wonderful to have girl cousins! :)



Need I say more?



A fun time was had by all.
These are the blessings of life...
may we cherish the moments and the
days the LORD gives us!

In HIM,
Camille

18 comments:

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time. The photos are fabulous ;) I'm glad you can spend some time with your mum and Auntie Mary :) :) Your family is growing up so beautifully :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

Absolutely beautiful family photographs Camille. Wow, the Fraser river reminds me of the river that runs through our valley. Wishing you more wonderful days with Auntie Mary and lots of sunshine to enjoy them!

Heather said...

I'm thankful for cameras because they capture all these special moments and details that our finite minds cannot contain :)

Have a wonderful time with Auntie!

Jenn said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day! I'm sure you created a lot of memories!

Treasures Evermore said...

Just stopping by to say Hi....what a wonderful time you all are having...such a blessing to spend time with family. Your children are all so precious.

Sharon said...

Oh Camille,

What a wonderful day and the Lord was so generous to grant you sunny weather :) I am glad that you are enjoying your visit with your Auntie, what sweet pictures too!

BTW, your ice cream looks so decadent! I have considered the ice cream attachment as well. Hmmm, I may just need to add that to the wishlist!

Happy (belated) Victoria Day!

Love,
Sharon

Dianna said...

What a treasure you have in being able to spend this special time with your Auntie Mary. She looks delightful!

And I say a hearty AMEN to time spent with cousins! Some of my very closest "friends" today are cousins as a result of the time we spent together growing up.

Camille said...

Dear Heather in Oregon ~ Thank you for your kind words! We are so thankful for this opportunity to spend time with our precious Auntie...she is a treasure. :)

Dear Ann ~ Thank you for your well-wishes! Unfortunately, Auntie Mary left sun and heat to come to LOTS of rain!! But, we press on nonetheless. :)

Dear Heather in Canada ~ Thank you so much my friend! And yes, I am thankful for cameras too...but, I tend to leave all the photos on the computer...must work on that!! :)

Dear Jenn ~ Thank you! It was a lovely time...the LORD is so good to us, isn't HE? :)

Dear Connie ~ These really are the precious things of life...thank you for your sweet words about our family! May the LORD give us wisdom to raise them up for HIS glory! May the LORD guide and bless you in your family as well! :)

Dear Sharon ~ How sweet of you to remember about Victoria Day! :) And yes, it was lovely to see the sun!! And yes...you MUST add that attachment to your wish list...I'm sure you would enjoy it! :)

Many blessings,
Camille

Camille said...

Dear Dianna ~ So sorry I missed you there my friend!! I was typing out that comment while you were leaving yours! :) It's lovely to hear from you again...I have missed you! I am sure you would get along famously with Auntie Mary...you are both sweet. :) Yes, cousins are a blessing...we are so glad most of them live nearby. We miss those who don't.

Many blessings to you!
Camille

His bondservant said...

Camille,
What a lovely time shared with family. Those moments are what life is made of…and so precious. These are the times that will be most special to your family in years to come, treasure them. Thank you for your sweet comments while I have been moving. I so appreciate your prayers and your "checking in" on me. Love to you!

Camille said...

Dear Jackie ~ Lovely to hear from you my friend! Thank you for your sweet encouragement...you are right...we often look back so fondly on these times and forget to cherish them while they are happening! :)

Many blessings to you as you settle into your new home!

In HIS Love,
Camille

Jill said...

These are such wonderful pictures! So beautiful of the scenery...and all the family looks so very happy!
Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

Blessings,
Jill

Farmgirl said...

Looks like a wonderful family time! And to be able to enjoy that time surrounded by God's beauty in nature - wow!

Camille said...

Dear Jill ~ Thank you for your kind words...I trust your weekend will be lovely as well!

Dear Heather (Farmgirl) ~ We were so thankful to be able to have her with us! God truly is good to us, isn't HE? :)

Many blessings,
Camille

Trisha said...

Camille,
This is so sweet! All of the pictures shout of God's goodness and mercies. What a sweet countenance your Auntie Mary has. I love that you use "Auntie" too. That's what I like to call my Aunt. :)

Much love to you, and enjoy every second of this time together!

Camille said...

Dear Trisha ~ Thank you my friend! She is just as sweet as her photo...the LORD shines through her!! Our time is over...she is home in Wales now...the LORD is Good! :)

In HIS Love,
Camille

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

What a special visit!!! And I must say that seeing the pictures of your three boys and girl just make my heart sing! I'm looking forward to experiencing some of that soon enough...

~One of the many Heather's who reads your blog! :) I guess I could be 'AZ Heather'. lol.

Camille said...

Dear Heather in AZ ~ I like that...thank you for a tag to add to your name. It's interesting how many lovely *Heather* friends visit here...I do have you all separate in my mind...each of you is special. :) Oh Heather...when I learned that the baby you are carrying is a girl I was sooooo excited for you!!! Absolute preciousness! I didn't know before our girl was born, so it took a little while to adjust to...but, it was a wonderful adjustment! God graciously gives us exactly the right children for our families...what an amazing thing to ponder! :)

In HIS Love,
Camille