Thursday, December 13, 2012

Capturing December...Family


I've been trying to take pictures this month to use to illustrate December, but I remembered this picture taken three years ago and it was my choice for today's theme of family. It is one of my all-time favorite photos.
I am here with my first cousin once removed, Alyssa. Her mother is my first cousin. Alyssa is now sixteen and a very grown up and mature sixteen year old. I received the card tonight that included a photo of Alyssa and her siblings and I am awed at how adult they all look.  

I am so grateful for the blessing of family. Family to laugh with, celebrate with -- as we are doing here -- and to cry with at the sad times in our life. Wishing all the blessing of family, at this season and all through the year.

16 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

How wonderful it is to have family. You are blessed to have that young lady in your life. I do know what a difference 3 years can make so I imagine she is quite grown up at this point. They do grow up overnight it seems.

Susie said...

Great picture Buttercup. You both look good:):) Hope you are doing well. xoxo,Susie

Terra said...

Sweet photo of you two cousins. Do you use the expression "kissing cousins", or is that unique to my family? I like the expression.

Grammy Staffy said...

Your sweet smiles make me smile...hugs

Sr. Ann Marie Slavin said...

That's a wonderful photo--and a great addition to a memory bank!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Beautiful smiles! Cousins are so important; they are the only ones who understand...and celebrate...your particular brand of familial insanity!

Maple Lane said...

Such a sweet picture.

Nellie said...

How wonderful to have family for all the times of our lives! Pictures are a perfect way to remember one another!

Deanna said...

Yes, this is definitely a sweet picture, I know why your cherish it so.

Mevely317 said...

I remember this pix, Carol ... You both look so happy!
(and who can't help but smile back? ... it's contagious!)

Lorraine said...

A lovely photo! Very sweet :)

wandelen met jesus said...

sweet picture friend..

Theresa said...

Oh what a sweet picture! I know you will cherish it forever! Have a blessed and beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!

Amrita said...

beautiful ladies, love your smile

Sheilagh said...

Beautiful ladies xx

Gloria said...

Great photo of you and your cousin! Yes, it's wonderful to have family to enjoy. I have a few cousins that are very special to me, and I don't know what I'd do without them (I'm an only child, so I really appreciate them!) Enjoy your family this season, Buttercup!
Best,
Gloria