Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Early morning....

I sit here and there is nothing but the sound of the coffee machine brewing in the background.

Everyone is still fast asleep, trying to catch up with the tiredness that has enveloped our bodies for the past week.  A good kind of tiredness though, one that is brought about by staying up way past our bedtime laughing and chatting, playing in the front yard, walking, swimming and just being plain goofy.

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The great thing about family is that even if you haven't been together in many years, that bond is always there and you pick up right where you left off.

I'm loving watching the kids together and you can tell they are family, they do and say the same things, they act the same way and it's quite hilarious at times lol

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The two girls get along beautifully, they are just two years apart so they can relate to a lot of things.  They've started taking their daily walks, just the two, they walk down the street and see the horses and chat and it does them a world of good.

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And these two goofs are exactly the same.  We laugh at how alike they are.

I have to say, I just love watching cousins together, there is nothing like that bond.

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My beautiful girl.  I love this child as if she were my own.  When she was born, my brother and sister in law had to work so she stayed with me for the first year of her life and we created a bond that still remains to this day.

My sister in law will sometimes joke and say that she's my daughter LOL

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My Nicholas is loving having his cousin around, someone who is always there, shares his room, plays, laughs, jokes.

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I love this boy, he has the sweetest heart ever and he makes me laugh with the things he says and does.

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And this boy, I love him too LOL

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And this girl, my child, my crazy quirky funny child.  I love her to death.

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And my brother, I am SO happy to have him here with me.  I have missed having a sibling nearby, someone I can laugh with about the stupid things we did as children, sit for hours and talk about the funny things that our family did, the fights we had as kids and all those things in between.  Just so glad he is here now.

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We've been soaking in every minute, every second of every day.  We know there is much work, stress and craziness headed in our direction as we all try to adjust to our new place, find jobs, get kids started with school etc. 

But the beauty of it all is that we're in it together and we'll be there for each other.

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Honestly, if I have to face any kind of struggle, I am glad that I'm doing it with them.

I want to thank you all for being so understanding right now, I know I'm the worst blogger at the moment and I haven't been by to say hi to anyone, but I promise you that I haven't forgotten you all and will come and catch up very soon. :)

11 comments:

Carol said...

So glad you are enjoying reconnecting with your family! Some things are definitely more important than blogging :-) Enjoy!!!

Mari said...

Family is a wonderful gift! Glad you're enjoying this time with yours.

Christy said...

Enjoy your family, we will be here when you get back!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You have a lovely family and it is good that you are spending this time with them.

May your brother and sis-in-law get jobs and a home they love.

Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

Deb said...

What a wonderful, happy post! I love it! Enjoy the rest of the week.

Nancy Wolbers said...

What a beautiful family!!! Enjoy every moment :))

~Carla~ said...

Just wonderful, Sandra!! :)

Elise said...

Have fun with your family! Enjoy this great time :)

Breastfeeding momma said...

I love that you're family knows how to have a good time! I hope all goes well with their transitioning.

Cheri said...

You have nothing to apologize for- you're doing exactly what you should be doing- loving on your family!!

Susanne said...

It's hard not having family nearby. I grew up with no cousins, aunts and uncles or grandparents in the country and it's a part of life I miss. My children were lucky to have family right in the same city and some are close friends to this day.