Saturday, 17 January 2009

Family Moments!

Mama and papa have two children. Jeff age 39 and a "younger" sister, Joellen. I won't give her age but she is pushing 40 as well - oh, are we getting old!

Here they are flying kites last spring after celebrating Jo's birthday. I remember the day, it was cool but sunny.

I love my children and cherish the memories. I am glad we are still making memories. As I look at their faces in the pictures I am reminded of a wide assortment of memories. Some memories were made in difficult times, most were not. But as a family we have stuck together regardless.

Jeff And Jo have always been close. We have lived as a family in five different states, papa's career took him around the U.S. But as I put these few notes together, we are separated by 1200 miles but love each other dearly. Jeff and JO are only 15 miles apart! Memories keep your hearts close - make a good memory today.

19 comments:

Char said...

I'm starting right now! I'll make a memorable dinner. The food is store-bought, but the conversation is homemade.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Char - wonderful! Hope you have a great dinner! Memories are timeless.

Carol said...

It's obvious how much you love your wife and your children. You are so blessed to have the closeness of hearts between all of you. There is nothing in this life that compares to having a loving close-knit family.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Carol - we have worked at it hard. We have had some very difficult times as a family but have somehow been able to use those times to draw closer. Papa needs to work the hardest at it. Fortunately, we have learned to forgive.

1godsgal said...

oooooo how about tractor memories??? LOL You are such a wonderful example of a Father and husband!!!! Love you papa! =)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Deb - tractor memories! I have many of those - some even with you & Jer! I also have tractor memories that have left some scars when I was a kid. OucH! Yep, just checked, that scar is still there! lol

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

There is nothing more priceless then our children and the moments we share with them.

darla said...

we had a memorable weekend with Derek turning 13. Had some time with all my children, heard for Gchy, and some one from my past who was my best friend looked me up today..God is smiling on me, and today I am paying attention. Love you and mama!! missing you bunches...

Indian Lake Papa said...

Edwina - And, I think God is well pleased as we live as HIs children as well.

DARLA - cherish those memories - you have a great family. Don't let the "enemy" come in and screw them up. Love you all!

CrossView said...

Family times are the best times!

And you have kids HOW old??!! =P

Indian Lake Papa said...

CRossview - my kids are close to 40 - but still kids! Recognize the hat my daughter is wearing?

CrossView said...

I love the hat... ;o)

So you have kids near MY age? So that makes you..., ummm, older than them, right??!! =P

Indian Lake Papa said...

CRossview - I said that they were "close to 40" - Not 50! We were extremely young when we had our children - nuff said! LOL

CrossView said...

I'm 45. So don't put me to 50 YET! =P

So that means you were like, 5? when you had them??!! =P

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - 5 or 6 - long time ago. we had sex education at an early age in southern Michigan.

Roxanne Kristina said...

I love your heart for your family!!!

xoxox,
R

Indian Lake Papa said...

Roxx - my Heart belongs to my family.

Love You!
Papa
XO XO

Rachel said...

My grandparents had a huge open field that I used to fly a kite in when I was a little girl. I'll never forget how fun that was to me. What fun memories!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Rachel - I remember dad helping us build homemade kites on the farm. Oh what memories.