This weekend was such fun and the company so great, we are left basking in the memory of it.
My only regret? Only two measly photos to show for it. How I wanted (and hoped) to take lots of pictures of these great people. I realize the only time I really have been taking time to take photos is when I am bored or need a bit of excitement in my life. When excitement is being had, I forget all about the camera. Pity too, this family just happens to be a pretty handsome one at that!
The two measly ones I took are of Greta (the Mama) teaching me how to use my gifted ice cream maker that went from yard sale to sister-in-law to wrapping paper to me, something I've hoped and pined after for such a long time!
The OTHER, just a snapshot of the girls of the family. Three out of eleven?! Kind of outnumbered: but it is QUALITY not quantity, and these girls DEFINITELY win out in the quality department.
~Two bearded men, working with wood under a canopy of laughter and mutual understanding.
~The gentle, quiet spirit of Megan who adores babies but does it in secret~I caught glimpses of the faces she meant only for them.
~The AMAZINGLY bright and big eyes of Ethan. I've never seen such animation, and all that wrapped up in a small 9 month old body!
~The thicker than thieves friendship between Corynn and Zachary~ I hardly saw the girl the whole TIME!
~The sound of bouncing feet jumping on airmattresses to the tune of blaring geography songs
~Joshs' excitement at SNOW
~Dinner table conversations and laughter
~Joel and his beautiful curly blonde locks and husky two year old voice.
~Record-breaking kitchen cleanup between the fastest washers/dryers/put-awayers I've ever met. I hardly touched a dish the whole weekend!
~The big pan of lasagna they brought WITH THEM, along with lunch for the next day.
~The house, as clean upon leaving as it was upon arriving. Never in all my hostessing have I ever experienced a more "easy keep". Ever.
~ Vibrant Caroline, who can make anyone smile
~The handcranking of cream by four strong man-arms. Right next to the woodstove.
~Two Mamas, one the wisdom giver, one the happy receiver
~ Tenderhearted Abby, who loves to nurture and serve
~the pleasantness of people who UNDERSTAND
I guess, some of the best pictures are those that reside in the heart...