10/28/11

Chris Kerr: Family Barbecue




It’s autumn, but it’s still pleasant weather here in Northern California—mid 70’s.  Our family barbecue today was a blessed time.  We were surrounded by salads, chips, barbecued meats, iced teas, sodas, cakes and goodies.  The family dug into the feast with much gusto and enthusiasm.   I suppose it’s a lot like many other families all over the world.

There’s the teenage nephew who can be so annoying, but makes you smile with his energetic antics.

There’s the brother-in-law that everyone teases because he insists that his mullet hairdo will be back in style soon.

There’s the tech-savvy son-in-law that helps you with your computer and smart phone questions.

There’s the beloved daughter that you sit next to on top of the ice chest and catch up on all her latest work adventures.

Loved ones connecting through stories, jokes and food.

How grateful I am for this day!  How grateful I am for a few hours of family love, imperfect but treasured always.
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You can learn more about Chris Kerr on her blog, Chris Kerr Jewelry

12 comments:

Alice said...

Imperfect, but treasured--love the sound of that. Sometimes family is all we have to get us through tough times.

Chris Kerr said...

Thank you for your lovely comment Alice~we do treasure our families~

In the Light of the Moon said...

A wonderful way to spend the time...with family,bbq...really...what else matters.Hugs Sis!!Cat

Chris Kerr said...

Cat,
Thank you for your sweet comment~~you are a wonderful sister!
Chris

Riki Schumacher said...

Ooh so true Chris. What a wonderful post. Good to keep that in mind, every moment counts! Hugs, Riki

Chris Kerr said...

Riki, thank you! Yep, every single moment is flying by so quickly! Savor~

Diane said...

Chris...love this post =) Makes me think about my oh not so very perfect family. And, I know we all have one of each all wrapped up together just like you! Your post made me smile tonight =) Thank you my friend!!

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

You're right - we may have trials in life, really hard times in any manner of form, but our family is always there. They are there like no friend you've got and I thank you for the reminder that we should always celebrate our family and the relationships within.

Jen Crossley said...

Chris I so love you post.Tell your brother inlaw the mullet will never make a come back I hope.

Chris Kerr said...

Thank you so much Diane, Jan and Jen! You are right about the importance of families...and Jen, I hope you are right about mullets! :-)

Diana said...

Family time is so very special. I look forward to gathering with loved ones during the up and coming holidays as we celebrate life and each other.
Diana

Chris Kerr said...

Diana, you are so right~and the holidays are so close now!