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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Snapshot {last hurrah of the Summer of 2010}



This weekend we had our last hurrah of the summer.

We camped. 


For the second time EVER.

And we did it with some of the best friends anyone could ask for.

The plans for this weekend were set months ago.

And these kids have been counting down the days...



Looking forward to the many planned activities.

Making memories...



that will last a lifetime...



Mothers and Daughters...



and Fathers and Daughters...



Sisters...



<3



Happy Couples...





and teenage boys...



Somehow...all of these people came together...
and made this weekend...
so much more than Friday to Sunday...

This weekend was more than...

 rope swings...






This weekend was about more than... 
 best friends..





This weekend was about more than..
pizza on the grill...



and many many MANY trips for this peanut to the park...



This weekend was about more than 
snuggling Dad
by the fire...



and Mom in a shared sleeping bag...



This weekend was about more than...
 roasting too many marshmellows...


and home-made beef jerky...


This weekend was about more than..

watching a child's face light up with a sparker...


This weekend was about more than...
adventures...

This weekend was about...

HOLDING on...



Holding on to our times together...
as families..
as friends...

It was about making this weekend...
last forever in our memories...

It was about these families..
and the bond that we have built over the years...

This weekend these friends realized...
it was about so much more than we thought it was...

This weekend was about realizing that someday...
we won't all be together...
that someday...
these kids will be away at college...
and these kids will have families of their own...
someday...
these kids will have much bigger plans...
and boyfriends and girlfriends...
someday...
all we will have are them memories we made
with these kids...

These kids...
Our kids..
Theirs kids...

To us...
it's all the same...

The only thing left to do...

is plan the NEXT weekend.

Thanks Burke's ....
we'll cherish EVERY. SINGLE. MINUTE....
of this weekend...
spent with YOU!

skip on over to visit with Stefanie,
and her Sunday Snapshot crew!


Ni Hao Y'all


7 comments:

Terri said...

What a wonderful weekend you had an such a sweet post.
We love camping so I know how much fun you had! I'll have to try pizza on the grill next time. It looked yummy!

Kristi said...

Oh my goodness, that makes me want to seize the moment with some of our dear friends! It is obvious to see that so many memories were made. Thanks for the reminder to savor life!

zentmrs said...

Looks like you really had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing the end of summer with us!

Daisy Dreams said...

Looks like a WONDERFUL weekend! What precious memories...

Laine said...

Oh this makes me want to go on a trip every weekend with our friends! You are SO RIGHT! It will not stay this way forever....thanks for this GREAT reminder and for sharing your camping trip with all of us! It looks like a very special time was had by all!
Blessings,
Laine

Stefanie said...

Beautifully said! Loved the pictures, too... sounds like you guys had an absolutely fantastic time, Jen!!

Gracie's Mom said...

You've inspired me! Now I want to go camping! Beautifully written, Jen.