Sunday, September 27, 2009

Can You Feel The Love?

Not too long ago I had a visit with my Mama and Daddy. It was a short visit, seems they all end too soon. I was able to take some time away from the campground and do a few things with them......... all involving food. No matter where we went we always ended up eating something......

Love of my life captured this moment as we were about to go on an adventure. He got some other shots that I found objectionable (too much of me in them....way too much). Mama and Daddy are still in the newlywed phase and seem to always be holding hands. I find that so endearing. Aren't they a cute couple?

My Aunt Hazel came along and I missed getting a shot of her. I thought I had snuck one in, but I didn't. She was the aunt who was brave enough to ride with me my first time behind the wheel of a car....... her car! She brought me a gift. Unexpected gifts are so nice. I am thinking my step-sister Glenda must have told her about my collection of elephants.

Speaking of Glenda, just look at this lovely candle she gave me. I love it. But I don't want to light it.....cause then it will melt away. But candles are made to be used and I will light this on a cold winter night and enjoy it with a cup of hot tea and think good thoughts. Glenda was camera shy..... I did get a shot of her, but had to promise not to publish it.


Right before my family came for their visit, my favorite tent camper EVER brought me this elephant. He is such a good friend to us. I tend to write about the negative side of this business, but we have made many wonderful friends in the years that we have been here and Don is one of them.
Can you feel the love?




16 comments:

Brian Miller said...

sun to spend time with family. cute they ar still in th honeymoon phase, how long have they been married? neat candle, does it unspool as it burns?

ellen abbott said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with your folks. And look at the presents! The big elephants are lovely but the little one is so cool.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Crikey I had a great elephant ornament that I gave to a charity shop that had I known would have sent it to you instead!

Nice post - lovely that your parents are so happy. You look great in that picture with your cutie parents!

luksky said...

Great pic of you and your parents....attractive folks. :-)

Rae said...

Very nice photo of you and your parents. The bee candle is so unusual. I wouldn't want to burn it either.

Jilly said...

Well wonders never cease... Dad finally figured out how to take an acceptable photo!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Brian-great fun, though a little hectic. They have been married 4 years and it makes me so happy to see my dad so happy. Yes, it unspools and has a little clamp at the top to hold it up to burn.

ellen-always nice to see family and the gifts are a bonus. The small elephant is made of soapstone and very unique.

MOB-You are too sweet!

luksky-thank you!

Rae-Thanks. The candle is way cool. It even came with the little bees to attach and the stand that holds it is really nice. Perhaps I can find a "refill" online.....

Jill-Oh, you should have seen the others he took. Delete, delete, delete! I looked like a penguin in a striped shirt.....

The Good Cook said...

Wait, your parents have been married 4 years? What post did I miss?

lovelyprism said...

Aww it's nice to visit with the folks isn't it?
Thoughtful gifts make you feel so special... that someone knows you so well and put such thought into something for you... lovely. :)

Naqvee said...

wow! yes they make a cute couple together.. the most loving feeling is feel that you are in love! it's so rejuvenating.. I'm glad that you had a happy visit! enjoy life and share with me! always keen to know what's going on, on the other side of the globe!
love Naqvee

Naqvee said...

are they Indian emporium elephants? ever been to India?

Living on the Spit said...

Aw...your parent's are adorable!!! Loving that candle...I love candles all kinds but especially Yankee Candles.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

GC-She is really my step-mom. My Mother died 8 years ago and my Dad remarried. I love her, she is so sweet and she makes Daddy so happy.

LP-You are so right!

Naqvee-No, I have never been to India, but would love to travel that far away one day. I worked with a pharmacist from India once, but that is as close as I got.

LoS-Yankee candles are wonderful. This one isn't scented, just unusual.

Meggie said...

Lovely photo of you & parents. Love the elephants too.

Hit 40 said...

Your parents look fabulous!! Cute couple. I would guess that they have hit the 50 year anniversary? Too cool.

Pat said...

How fun to spend time with Mom & Dad! That's a nice picture of the three of you. Treasure it.

Love the elephants. I'm a giraffe lover myself. :)

The candle is so cute! I know - I'd want to save it, too, but then, life is to be enjoyed, right?