Precious Memories

Cousins relaxing on the hammock together.
Katelyn and Noelle

Sisters and cousins--Noelle, Ashton and Kennedy getting anxious for dark and fireworks.


and Noelle

Kennedy and Ashton

Our neighbor put on an incredible fireworks display--this picture does not begin to do it justice--

On the way to movie--Despicable Me 2--there were nine of us--
It was a really cute movie--so wonderful when Hollywood makes a movie
that the whole family can see together.

pool time--Noelle's grandfather caught this action shot of her coming down the slide at our neighborhood pool--

Just some portrait shots--Ashton



Baby James

and Kennedy--

We enjoyed smoked beef tenderloin, racks of ribs, and ham during the long weekend-
fresh tomatoes and corn, hot rolls and butter,
baked potatoes and fresh green beans,
creamed green peas and black-eyed peas,
potato salad, an asian crunchy salad as well as regular salad,
Karo nut pie, apple pie and birthday cake and ice cream
for Ashton, Caroline and Boompa--

We ate too much!

We also enjoyed
card games,
funny family memories,
sitting outside most of the day on the 4th, the weather was incredible--
very unusual for Arkansas--

Thank you Lord for precious times together to makes memories that will enhance our future times together.
Our hearts are so grateful for all of your blessings to our family.
One of our son's former basketball players suffered a severe neck injury in a diving accident this weekend.  Would you please lift the Bruning family to God in prayer?  
Thank you sweet prayer warriors.

© all photographs and text property of Dianne Hogue unless otherwise noted
I took the portrait shots--
most of the rest were taken by my DIL, Dree


elizabeth said…
What beautiful and blessed times with family we've both had this last week! Praying for the young man with the neck injury.
Sandy said…
I want to be a grandmommy so much! When I see pictures like these I feel so excited to think that some day I will know this joy. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Baby James looks so kissable...those rosy round cheeks!
Prayed for the young man with the neck injury. By the blood of our Jesus he is whole!
Love you~
Mary B said…
Dianne, I am praying for the family...I love the photos of your family!
Patty Sumner said…
What a wonderful time! Great pics of all the children. Menu sounds wonderful. Our Fourth was rainy and dreary. Not enjoyable at all. Have a great week. Blessings!
Anita Johnson said…
Such wonderful memories recorded here, not to mention beautiful happy faces! We had fun with our family too, from 86 years old to 1 !
Still Standing said…
Oh, do I see Ms. Dianne's eyes in her granddaughters? Love seeing family traits carried into next generation - may they also have spiritual traits similar to their grandparents!

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