Monday, July 13, 2009

We are family (Part 1)

What greater thing is there
for human souls
than to feel that they are joined for life
- to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. ~George Eliot
Sam sharing a story with my beautiful mom.My niece, Lydia with her brother, my only nephew on the Ernst side, JakeDad, my brother (Dan), and SamRich (my big brother) with his only daughter, NoelaniMy dad, as shoe-salesman, passing on an Ernst-kid favorite to the grand kidsCousins playing...and eating.My mom and dad--still in love.
A little too much of my family, perhaps, Mark???Lydia watching the Indianapolis Indians from her dad's shoulders
Joel building a pool with GrandmaMy son not too sure about sharing his seat with a catBest cousins, Jack and Jake, engrossed in the gameGreat Grandpa Stanley, Joel, the beautiful Aunt Aracely and Uncle RichUncle Dan and the dogpilethe sweetest little ClaireMy boys sharing a momentMark and Sam trying to beat GrandpaGrandma sharing some history with some good listeners.Claire and icecream--sweet combination
We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes,
but they never break. ~Marquise de Sévigné

Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie
-not perfect but who's complaining? ~Robert Brault