Friday, February 6, 2009

Beautiful Life: Time with Family

Time for Melissa's linky-fest again! This is my contribution to her weekly "Beautiful Life" link carnival.

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Family is what has been beautiful this week.

I started visiting my mom's folks every week for lunch when I left work , at the beginning of my (permanent) maternity leave. When Aunt LoLo left work for her permanent maternity leave she joined me and Ernie, and BBJ shortly thereafter. Next came Mimi, who came just a few weeks before we had to say our final good-byes to Grandma. I feel so blessed that two of my children had the chance to know their fantastic, thrifty, optimistic, kind, great-grandmother.

Now that LoLo has taken her family across the country, Mimi, Ernie, (and my toddler-wranglin' Mom) go and visit Grandpa every week.


We've also spent quite a lot of time with my little sister, Aunt Bert, this week while my parents are celebrating their anniversary in sunny Hawai'i (*sigh*). There are 10 years separating us, and I moved out when she was 11. She is such an amazing young women, and so talented (do you know many high schoolers that whip up charcoal portaits of your children in their spare time, or turn in history papers in french just because it seemed funny at the time? Good thing her teacher speaks french...)


Bert and Ernie drawing still lifes


A portait, courtesy of Ernie. Love the eyelashes... and the spelling!

I am grateful to live close to family, and that we can visit those who aren't so close...loves to everybody! We miss you all... see you soon!

6 comments:

Aunt LoLo said...

That's awesome.

I was really missing Grandma this morning. She and I had a little conversation while SJ slept in his baby wrap and BBJ watched a movie.

How soon is soon???

Fifi Flowers said...

ADORABLE photos!
ENJOY your day!
Fifi

Teresa said...

Having family close by is a true blessing-
Enjoyed your thoughts-

One Year Older and Wiser Too said...

Families are precious and you are so good at drawing all family together!

Love you! M-I-L

One Year Older and Wiser Too said...

Families are precious and you are so good at drawing all family together!

Love you! M-I-L

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Aw, sweet sweet photos! There is nothing better or more beautiful than our family!