Sunday, June 27, 2010

COUSIN CAMP 2010



Cousin Camp 2010 was at my house last week.

Two days. 98 degrees.
Six little children.

The oldest JUST turned four.
Two teenagers.

Eight of us big girls.
16 total.

Can you say FUN

Can you say CRAZY


Can you say LOVE?









(this pic was taken by www.photographybyjennylynn.com)

These kids make my heart sing. They make me happy. They point me to Jesus and make me thankful. For the blessing of children. For the blessing of family. For the blessing of having someone to love. I love to sing to them....and they don't know I can't sing....so they love it too. I was pushing them in the hammock, making up a song as I pushed. In the song, I called each of their names. They waited for their name to be called. And they smiled. Just at the sound of their name. They don't know, but I call their names EVERY day. To the one who matters. To the one who takes care of them. To the one who blessed me with them. These cousins are growing up blessed. Because He hears their names. And HE loves them even more than I do. If you have a chance, have a cousin camp. You will be making memories they will never forget.


And neither will you.

COUSIN CAMP 2010.

20 comments:

April Westerhold said...

How fantastic for them and for you. What great memories you are making that they will never, ever forget. Love the sweet pictures of all of them together. Thanks for sharing.

mc said...

I know I am blessed to have you as my wife and the mother of my children, but I can only hope and pray that one day these nieces and nephew and grand babies know how incredibly blessed they are to have you as aunt and nonny. I love how you love to make them happy. That is why I love you so much. You are so willing to give selflessly. I love you,zig

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I have such wonderful memories of time spent with all my girl cousins growing up. As adults we get together and have girl trips in the summer and re-live the fun we had as children. It is so neat! I love the black and white picture of the children. And the matching outfits are so precious! I know you had a wonderful time, even if it was hot. Yes, you are so blessed to have such sweet little children in your life. And to pray for them is so special. I love the fact that it takes so little to make children that age so happy! That is what I used to love about teaching my 3 year olds. They loved just about everything we did and it was all so exciting to them. Have a great week. Love & blessings from NC!

Elizabeth said...

that looks so much fun! i bet you will sleep good:) i love all their outfits......looks like the little boy is way outnumbered!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love, love the picture...we are having a little cousins camp tomorrow .....

sevenalstons said...

I love it! What a fabulous idea... I am getting many great ideas from you for later in my life when I am a grandmother :) What a blessing you are to those beautiful children! Let me know if you'd like to "adopt" five more grandchildren ;)

smcvicker said...

love the pictures and the post!

dee said...

Love it! Poor J looks a little intimidated-what man wouldn't be? MC's comment made me cry! :) See you tomorrow!!

Anonymous said...

we had a blast. m is already asking when we can come back. we love you so much and we KNOW how blessed we are to have you in our lives!!!

love, j, m, j, and p

ps. m said you are a great singer...ha, ha :)

Kellie said...

AMAZING!!!! How wonderful!!!!

Amy Sasser said...

Love, love, love everything about this post! These children are blessed!Lovethat MC signed his comment Zig. K just last night mentioned Zig and Zag as I had read it to him when you posted it. :)

Renee said...

That looks like so much fun, these are the things they will remember forever!

Kelly's Avenue said...

How fun!!! Love the last picture!!!

Erin said...

You just amaze me! So genuine and giving and I only now you through blog world!
These children are blessed to have you. Especially you praying for them! I sometimes wonder who prayed for me as a child. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Such sweet memories! Thank you daughter for all you and hubs did to make this possible. I loved every minute of the time we all spent together. The pics are adorable. My love to you. Mom

...You May Say I'm A Dreamer said...

What a great idea! My Littles don't have any cousins closer than 4 hours away, BUT, when they do come to visit, we WILL have a *Cousins Camp*! I am totally inspired to organize things a bit more and create a lasting memory for each of them...you are amazingly inspiring! Have a blessed week...
~Mary

CarolinaGirl said...

YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Tiffany Lockette said...

What a great idea and what a truly blessed Nonny you are!! Will you be my Nonny? hee hee.
You have an amazing family. You are very, very lucky and I'm sure you are loved dearly.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I really look forward to cousin camp. You sure do have a beautiful family! I can't imagine how much fun you all together. You singing to them is so special, whether you think you can sing or not.

Kellie said...

I want to come to Cousin Camp...it just looks that FUN! What lucky girls to have you for a NONNY!