This weekend we were able to spend time with our grandparents in Iowa. What a treat! Growing up our grandparents (on both sides) went out of our way to make special memories with us. Late night ice cream. Tractor rides. Mealtime stories and laughter. Making cookies. Exploring the dairy and picking up milk in Grandpa's big truck. Working in the garden & getting cooled down with the water hose afterwards. The list is endless!
And we're still making memories. Every moment of togetherness is an opportunity. Every hug shared. Every gale of laughter. Every crazy situation. Every tender moment.
Those precious opportunities to tie the heartstrings; to delight in the closeness of 'family'.
One of our favorite activities from our visit was to pull out all the old picture albums and laugh over the moments of time which were captured on film.
Grandpa and Hannah
Time for some hugs!
And a few pictures of our family from the past:
What sort of memories are you creating today?!
"Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;"