August 15, 2010

Cousin Time ~ Day One

My sister and her family were here for a few days.
We were able to reconnect and enjoy some "cousin" time.
A BBQ dinner was followed by a "campfire" in the backyard.
And S'Mores!

Emma had her cousin for a sleep-over ~

I interevened at 11:30 P.M. ~
No more

Remember those days?

Thankful for family and all that means!
Continuing to number the Blessings
on this Monday ~
Practicing gratefulness...

"By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice
of praise to God continually, that is,
the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name."
Hebrews 13:15

716. Backyard fires

717. Marshmallows to roast

718. S'Mores to make and eat ~ YUM!

719. Starry summer nights

720. Cousins to have sleepovers with

721. Lazy morning after a LATE night!

722. That sleep can get "caught up on" later :)

723. Grandma's Waffles ~
WITH cream and

724. Memories to make and cherish

725. Slowing down to enjoy

726. Tears when the cousin is gone ~ precious

727. The idea of becoming "pen pals" with her cousin

728. Thankful that I didn't have to eat the burned marshmallows that
can be seen in the last photo above! :)

729. The picnic table in the yard...great spot for it!

730. The cousins that the LORD has given to our children ~

Many Blessings,


Ann at eightacresofeden said...

How lovely for Emma and what a 'sweet' time they had. My children miss out on cousin time as my sister is in the UK and Brett's is in NZ.
So how wonderful it was for my girls last week. They had so much fellowship with the Canadian young people last week. The afternoon here. Dinners. Bible studies and crazy game nights. My daughter gave them all lemon myrtle soaps and bookmarks to take home to Canada - her idea! And would you believe it just a few days after they came here in the hope of seeing a koala in the wild we see one, just at the bottom of our drive. And they now have invites to go and stay in Canada and penpals. So I'm very grateful that God sent them to our little town.

Unknown said...

Oh Camille.. I love this one.. and the music you chose to go with it was PERFECT.. I come from a big family.
my grandma had 12 kids,, and so many of them had litters of kids too.. so cousins is something i know a lot about..
it is so important to keep that relationship going..
Your awesome.. my kinda friend..
God bless you..

Wanting What I Have said...

THAT IS SO MUCH FUN!!! I know Emma will treasure those memories! 11:30 and NO MORE TALKING!!! Sweetness!

And you are wise to put cardboard under your fire. We didn't do that two summers ago and our yard has almost recovered. :)

Sharon said...

Good Morning Camille!

As always I just love reading your blessings, they bring a smile to my face and joy to my heart. Through your blessings I can see your heart :)

How fun to have your sister and her family visit, it looks like everyone had a great time. Especially Miss Emma I think, having female companionship for a change ;) Growing up between 2 brothers I couldn't wait until my female cousin came to visit!

Have a day filled with many more of His blessings Camille and thanks for sharing :)

Camille said...

Dear Ann ~ How sad that your family is so far away...I am sure it is WONDERFUL when you do get a chance to get together! :) I think it was a great blessing that you had those Canadian young people over...sounds like you had a lovely time with them! They will go home with happy memories I am sure! :)

Dear Karen ~ How fun that you had so many cousins!! Such wonderful memories you must have!! Yes, family is precious and we desire to keep them close! :)

Dear J ~ SUCH fun times for Emma...but she was TIRED!! :) Oh that fire...we kept watering that cardboard and it still burned the grass underneath. Oh well...we are raising children, not grass. ;-)

Dear Sharon ~ Thank you for your sweet bring a smile to my face! :) May the LORD bless you this day with many of HIS blessings as well!

Blessings to you each one!
In His Love,

Annesta said...

Lovely pictures! I join you in gratitude for families!
I enjoyed my visit to your blog.
grace and peace to you

Alleluiabelle said...

Such a wonderful time...beautiful family...and many treasured memories etched in all of your minds and hearts. I absolutely love viewing your family time.

We had family time this weekend too...a time we will remember with loving hearts forever. I posted that time and pictures at my blog. I invite you over to share that with you too.

God bless you my friend.

Love you Camille,

Camille said...

Dear Annesta ~ Thank you for stopping by again...lovely to hear from you! Oh yes, the LORD is good to give us families...might we cherish the days HE gives us with them! :)

Dear Alleluiabelle ~ Thank you for your sweet encouragement today! I will hop over and see what you did with your family...these are precious times, aren't they? :)

Blessings to you both!
In Him,

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

How fun....glad everyone had a good time. I LOVED the photo of all the kids sitting around the table...and I remember those late nights of staying up way too late, having fun and talking with my friends :) :) Have a lovely week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Camille said...

Dear Heather's Blog-o-rama ~ Lovely to hear from you! I know you are busy these all is going well for you. Oh yes, staying up way too memories! Thanks for your sweet encouragement. :)