Monday, June 20, 2011

What Makes Dad's Day?

The pictures speak for themselves ...


The Whole Kitnkaboodle

Terry, Kathleen, Brad, Megan, Kaden,
Allie, Kole, Big Kelly, Katrina,
Katie, Rylie, Molly, Tom,
Young Kelly, Erik


Erik, Brad, Megan & Allie
 

Molly, Rylie & Tom (minus Meagan & Ava)


Kaden, Katie, Kelly, Katrina, Kole & Kelly


 Cousins: Allie, Rylie, Eric, Kole, Kaden, Kelly & Katie


Allie & Rylie


Kole & Uncle Brad


Cousin Eric & Kole


Big sister Katie & Kole 

In closing, I simply must say that this was exactly what we had in mind when returning to Washington State from Arizona last year.  But we had no idea how a family could be further bonded around the life of one very charming one-year-old.  

It MADE father's day (and mom's too) ...

15 comments:

Rebecca said...

Glad it was all that you had in mind, Kathleen!

Wish WE could figure out how to "do it"! Ours are just too scattered.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

These are just great...and yes, God bonds us all together when a little one is present...that is one of the biggest blessings they provide. I know God has held our family together through our last one or the adult children would have all hit the road...he makes them laugh..the true glue.

What a great day...blessings and so glad you are back home

Nel said...

What wonderful pictures. Everyone seems to have had a great time. Making memories, that is what it is all about! That little one year old is precious! Getting big! What a great day! Thanks for sharing!
until next time... nel

Sonja said...

Love it! What a joy to all be together. We were together with most of ours, but the 'littlest' one was with the other grandparents and out of town, so it was noticeably quieter without our center of attention! Still a great day.

xo

Nancy said...

What a beautiful family you have and to all be together what a blessing.....I know you made lots of fun memories.....

We had a full house too on Friday and Saturday and I do love when the house echoes with the sounds of my grandchildren.......

Debbie said...

PERFECT! Just doesn't get any better does it? HUGS

Garden Lady said...

A day with family, sounds like a perfect day to me

Loren said...

How Precious!! So happy you are able to be with your family and enjoy that sweet little one! It is truly amazing what joy they can bring to a whole crowd isn't it :) We experienced the very same yesterday!

Grandbabies are just such a gift!

Love & Hugs to you my friend!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am so happy for you! So thankful that God led you back to all these beautiful people. I can't help but think about how instrumental you would be in each of their lives in big and little ways. Thanks for sharing the pictures and a bit of your life.

Saleslady371 said...

A lovely family, indeed! Love seeing those smiling faces and also the very green grass!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Who could have imagined the loveliness of such a day way back then?! I know your heart was blessed. You were made for moments and memories like this one.

peace`elaine

cindy said...

What a beautiful family you have. I know it has to be hard to leave them—but then peace and quiet is worth something.

—cindy

Peggy said...

What a beautiful family you have. How wonderful that you can all be close together. There's nothing like special occasions with family. Such wonderful memories.

Terri Tiffany said...

My you are blessed!! Enjoy these moments!

Cheryl Barker said...

So glad you got to enjoy the day with your family. Sweet times indeed!