Monday, September 28, 2009

the gift of family



'Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.' William Cullen Bryant

Yesterday we took a little road trip an hour away to visit my parents aka 'Grandma and Grandpa B.' It was a gorgeous early Autumn day, and some of the leaves are starting to change.

I haven't spoken much up my own growing up but I grew up in what I call a 'Beaver Cleaver' kind of family in the 1960's and 70's. A great time to be a kid. My mom was a former 5th grade teacher, my Dad a businessman, both were what I call very hands on parents...involved with what it takes to make a family work and dedicated to their children. They are as wonderful Grandparents as they are parents to me and my siblings. You never outgrow the need for a parent in your life, if not for direction, maybe comfort now and then or that familiarity of those you love dearly. At least that's how it is for me.

We all had lunch together and went over to nearby state park. Grace and Will absolutely adore their Grandma and Grandpa who are fortunately healthy and active in their late 70's. I love to see my children with them, they have a special bond.


Grace collected acorns...you would have thought they were diamonds, of course those treasures came home with us. Will was interested in the canoes and kayaks but especially watched 2 little boys fishing off the pier...he could have watched them for hours. They caught 2 sunfish. :)

10 kind words:

Casey said...

Beautiful pictures... they really speak to fall. I miss the cooler weather and changing leaves down south.

I agree... nothing like parents / grandparents in your life. I wish we lived closer to our family.

The Morris Family said...

Looks like a perfectly wonderful way to spend an early Autumn day- what a special blessing to your heart it must be to watch your children and parents together!

Jboo said...

Indeed -- such beautiful photos and what a great post about your parents! Grandparents are so special -- so nice that you all were able to spend the day together!

Janet

Steffie B. said...

Lovely post Gail....so "fallish" ;) hope to see you soon......

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

BEAUTIFUL photos..
Grandparents are the BEST..
I have had all of mine up till 2 years ago..they are AMAZING..
Have a great week..

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh wow...these are awesome pictures of your fun family day! They are all so cute, but I especially love the one of Will with his hands in his pockets....what a perfect, carefree moment to capture:)

Sounds like you have wonderful loving and caring parents.....and you are right, we are never to old to need the love and support of a parent.

Hope you get through your week:)

xoxo,

Lisa

Missy said...

Sweet, sweet pictures! Nothing is more precious than family and my friend, you have an abundance of blessings. Love your dreamy, fall pics!!! Hugs!

Ashley said...

Beautiful pictures, Gail. The one of Grace is so lovely! It looks like a perfect way to spend a Sunday!

Kayce said...

Yes, family is such a gift. I'm blessed to have my mom 5 minutes away and her mom 5 minutes away. I never take it for granted at all. My mom and stepdad are currently on a road trip to Minnesota and while they've only been gone 3 days out of the 16 they'll be gone, I miss them as though I haven't seen them in years! I'm glad you get to spend time with your parents and the memories you have are blessed ones! You are giving those memories to Will and Grace and they will cherish them forever!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Priceless....

 
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