Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Making Memories

"Memories...like the corners of my mind, misty water colored memories, of the way we were." That song was drifting around in my mind as I was washing a few dishes tonight. (How did those lyrics get there from so long ago?) Today, May 17, Mommy 2 and her 5 youngest children came and spent the day on our little ranch. It was the day before Cowboy's 9th birthday (Happy Birthday, Cowboy) and he wanted to ride Cutie, our paint mare. So the Mommy 2 crew drove the hour to the Mommy 1 view early in the morning. No dads were there, Sir dashing was on a long trip and Mommy 2's husband was working. 
Techno guy and Mr. Inquisitive, fired up the grill and made us wonderful veggie filled meatloaf burgers. Both of these fellows are grillers extraordinaire. The dog enjoyed a couple that got a little crisp and we devoured the others.
The girls from both families made triple chocolate cupcakes for Cowboy's party. They also made strawberry and orange Julius's for themselves and their younger siblings.
Mommy 2 made a delicious meal of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans. It was wonderful, one of my favorite of her meals and to have her cook it in my kitchen was even better.
In addition to eating, our young people played card games on the living room floor and they rode horses. Some worked on repairing a shed and helped with gardening and mowing. Then they went to play in the river. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! There were lots of wet clothes, dirty jeans and boots, dirty dishes and laughter.

I am very thankful for the opportunity to fellowship with such exceptional young people, including the star couple, Lost In Space and Lost in a Dream, who made wedding plans and honeymoon plans when they were not supervising swimming siblings. I pray that these lovely times will remind us all when difficulties come, just how much we need the love and interaction of our friends. I pray that my children will remember being loved and encouraged and just having some fun as they were growing up.

Friendships for a lifetime, fellowship for eternity and we get to enjoy it now too!

Enjoy your loved ones today.

Mommy 1


Grammy Blick said...

Ahhhh (she exhaled deeply), this is the American dream. Then realized, this is God's blessing. Knees have already bowed before Him, giving thanks for enjoying it now.

Anonymous said...

Awwww! That was lovely. Your words and that day. The river looked really fun . . . BEFORE I got in it, then it was soooo mushy, gooshy, disgrossness! :( And Cowboy pushed Shinylocks in and boy, did she not like that! Anywhoosa, just thought I'd say a little something. (Well, make that a little longish something.)

Love ya'll! <3

Transparent Mama said...

I love the pictures in this post. Especially that last one. The facial expressions and the flower in her hair. It is just so authentic.

2 Moms of a Feather...Stick Together said...

I was taking pictures of them...then he reaches for the flower on a tree & puts it in her hair. I need a faster camera...then there would be even more pictures like these. There will probably fun pictures like these at their wedding. ;-)
Mommy 2

kranberrys said...

I want to be REALLY young again and come play at your house... I miss running around in the woods and building forts with sticks!

We are beyond blessed to be uniting our family with yours! We love you guys =)