Monday, June 15, 2009


We drove to Missouri this past weekend for a family reunion. My mom's family is wonderful! There were 43 adults and 42 children from at least eight different states. We laughed. We sang. We worshipped. We cried. One of my favorite parts of the reunion is when we sing around the campfire. There are some gifted musicians in this family (although I am not one of them). On Saturday evening we were singing praises and a lady camping nearby stopped to listen. She told my aunt that we sounded like a choir. I truly hope that our singing was a blessing to other campers in the area.

My SIL, one of my cousins and I snuck away for a bit and went to an antique mall. It was fun to look, but we didn't buy much. My big purchase was this pretty postcard. I like the sweet little cottage and I love the verse. It is so fitting for my family.

I was inspired by the work over at Things With Wings and decided to make this collage for a give away at the reunion. The quote says, "May the roots of our family tree grow deep and strong." The hymn is "Beautiful River" (Shall we gather at the river) and was one of my Grandma's favorites. We sang it at the cemetery as we said our final goodbyes last year. My aunt who organized the reunion got to take this home with her.

This doesn't really have anything to do with the reunion. It is a birthday card I made for my niece's 15th birthday. I guess I did give it to her at the reunion.

We arrived home about 11:00 last night. The first thing I noticed was how tall the grass was. It looked like we had been gone for over a week. It is 94° and my poor hubby is out mowing it right now.

I hope you all had a great weekend and are off to a good start with the week. I've got to get off the computer and get my Sweet Girl in bed.

{The Lord will give grace and glory: No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11}


Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

sounds like you had a great time! I love old hymns and I'm sure you blessed other campers.

We were gone this weekend too and our grass is also way too high. And the humidity...yuck!

Jill said...

What a neat collage--I love old hymnal music and have been using it too in a few projects. Sounds like a great reunion!

Don and Dixie said...

Sounds like a fun time! Would like to have been there. I know, wrong family.

Karen Crist said...

I love the collage! Thank you so much for creating it for me!

Aunt Karen

Corene said...

Our yard looks like we've been gone at least a month....about 6 inches high, covered with even taller dandelion heads!! So worth it, though :)

Cindy said...

New to blogging but found your blog when I did a google search on cottage style. I have really enjoyed reading it. The verse that is on the card on this post has "appeared" in several different places this week. God is surely trying to get my attention with that message! I have been inspired by your blog and others and started a "blog of my own" with my very first post today. We'll see how it goes!