Sunday, September 27, 2009

The ties that bind

Our family of four went camping with my in laws last week. I must admit I went into it with much excitement for what could be and much trepidation for some potential social awkwardness. I am happy to report that many special memories were made. We had a lots of fun to include a bald eagle snatching my recently-caught trout right out of the water, skunks in our campsite and Alivia begging for a pony ride and then refusing to actually get on the afore-mentioned pony. But more than anything, I am grateful for the memories that were made. It was really special that Alivia and Koleson got to make some special memories with Grandma and Grandpa. It occurred to me this week that someday Grandma and Grandpa will be unable to do many of these types of physical activities with the kids. I wish I had gotten more pictures of the kids with them, but most importantly the memories were made. They got to teach Alivia many things about the critters we encountered. They were there with her when she got to experience many things for the very first time.

No matter what awkward moments might have been endured and the many more that have yet to be...we are family and that's a tie that binds. We are blessed to have a family that loves us and our children so.



  1. I LOVE your new blog, you 2!! Love it love it love it!! Seriously. It's beautiful. I can't wait for more frequent updates :) And I love the description of Brody... "He also enjoys taking everything you could possibly google about autism and blowing it right out of the water." That describes my Zack perfectly :)

  2. He's a rockstar!
    And so is his mama.

  3. Grandpa sent us an e-mail explaining about the camping trip and the bald eagle. I'm so jealous you guys all got to go together. Sounds like Alivia loved it!
    P.S. Thanks for the recipe! I'm trying it out when we finally get some really cold weather!

  4. I love the new blog! It looks great and I'm looking forward to keeping in touch through the blog world.
    Looks like you're doing well. I'm so happy to hear that Koleson is doing so well.

  5. Isn't it always the way.. You have such a good time just visiting that you forget to pick up the camera to take a bunch of pictures. We love camping with our extended families. So much more fun.

    I also wanted to thank your for stopping by Roots and Wings Co and leaving a comment.

    Take care,
    Katrina of the R&W Girls