Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Vacation Report

What a wonderful, wonderful vacation I had!

My entire family got together. That would be, my mom, dad, OLDer brother, his daughter, my older sister, her husband and their daughter, and my younger brother and his wife. Plus Brian and my kids, of course. We gathered in the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee for a week. All fourteen of us in a cabin in the mountains to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. We laughed and ate and laughed and watched movies and laughed and hiked and laughed and went swimming and laughed and played games. And we laughed a little more.
After listening to all the stories, my kids are convinced I had the.best.childhood.ever. (We didn't re-live the stories in which we nearly killed each other. haha!)
It's true. I had great times as a kid. And getting together with everyone, re-telling the tales, and laughing until our stomachs hurt was a wonderful way to spend a week.
Here we are: my parents, my siblings, and me.

Makes me wonder what life will be like in 31 years, when Brian and I celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. I pray that - in addition to the laughter and fun memories - my family will recognize God's faithfulness through all our days. I want my children's greatest memory of our lives together to be the times we trusted in God and the ways HE showed us His glory and faithfulness.

What are your hopes for your family?

Karen

2 comments:

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Love the family picture!! I hope you took one with all the grands in it as well. What treasured memories you made!!

Karen Hossink said...

Leah - Where were you when we were taking pictures??? I don't think we got one with all the grands. :(
But we do have those treasured memories! :)