July 18, 2007

Cousins

Cousins

Blonde Niece and Drama Niece live about 90 miles apart, but through text messages, phone calls, and instant messenger, they manage to communicate on what seems like an hourly basis. Up at camp, they seem to be together all the time: going off in a canoe, taking long swims in the icy cold river water, talking together at the firepit, braiding each other's hair, playing card games, or hanging out in the hammock in the shade of the oak trees. At my house, they will sit together on the couch, talking and giggling about all kinds of things. This weekend, Drama Niece will be coming to town for a special occasion; her father will be getting married on Saturday. Drama Niece will be sitting at the head table, of course, and she'll be giving a toast, since she has been designated the "best man." Blonde Niece will be sitting right next to her the whole time.

Life jackets

Putting on their life jackets before heading off into deeper waters.

9 comments:

Amelie said...

Lucky girls! It is wonderful to have such a friend. I hope you'll all enjoy the wedding.

Kyla said...

Sometimes I think all this technology is starting to replace real human interaction in some way...but at the same time it is making wonderful connections like these possible. It is great that that have such a friendship.

kate5kiwis said...

oh wow i have goosebumps. i *love* that keeping in touch via text and IM is so easy these days. but i *love* snail mail too. there's something oh! so special about OOOHH, A REAL LETTER FOR ME??!!!!!! X

Yankee T said...

Look at those good girls putting on their life jackets. I'm so glad they have each other.

kathy a. said...

very sweet!

landismom said...

So sweet! That is a wonderful story.

Leaf said...

I have an extended family like yours. What I like about it is the fact that everyone will have at least a sibling or a cousin for a friend that will last for a life time. :)

susan said...

What a gift to each other, to have someone in their lives who's know them so long and so well.

Picky Mick said...

I could lead a beautiful life just looking through your camera lens.