The month of June, my entire family was together. I used to take those times for granted so much, but when my sister Lacey moved away to college I felt the first sting of separation. If I ignore it, I can pretend that we are all okay without each other. But when I stop and think about it, even for a minute I break down a little. (SometimesinthegrocerystoreparkinglotsorryKev).

The truth is, that we are all okay without each other. We can survive. But there is something about togetherness, when all of us are there, all at once, all in the same space. That's the right thing, I think.

We are not all together any more, and some of us are leaving for a year and a half. So maybe that is why I keep looking at these pictures of the lake, just to remember what it is like to be all together. Even for a little while.








Brissa said...

powell? i just got back. it was amazing. looks like you had a wonderful time. your second paragraph is beautiful and rings true in my heart.

Griffin and Gretchen said...

o man that is one of my favorite spots on earth!!
you should be warned when you are little to soak up the time you have with your family. when everyone grows up, it's too hard to handle sometimes.

Katie said...

When tyler spoke at his homecoming it was the first time in years we had all been together at church. Something special about everyone getting together :) And that's what Kevin's for! ;D

Brittany said...

I'm the oldest, so this is kind of just starting for my family. Me in college and my brother on a mission have given us our first taste of grown-up family life. It was really sad when he left us for these two years, but we get him back soon and we're so excited!

drewandlacey said...

nice picture kev!

Erin {pughs' news} said...

What a beautiful family you belong to. So glad you got time together!

Brooke Cushman said...

I have the same thoughts about my family. Living close feels the most perfect!

I hope one day we will move back!
(And I have only been gone a month!. . . . I am in trouble!)

Melissa said...

We had so much fun! I loved that trip, it's all I talk about with Christopher.