spending time with aunt colleen


Just living is not enough.  One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.  ~Hans Christian Anderson

(flower picture of Colleen’s garden)


When I was in NY I was able to spent LOTS of time with my childhood partner in crime. . .my aunt Colleen, who is almost 2 years older than me.  We grew up together, so our relationship is special.


When I took the kids to her house they had a lot of fun while Colleen and I talked, looked at cookbooks, and studied our family tree that she has been working on.

Our girls went down to the stream to play indian and came back looking like this:


Apparently they wanted to be “dark-skinned”.  Uncle Roger had to spray them off before they got in the pool.

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Colleen knows I collect pigs and gave me these sprinkles that she found.  I thought they were so cute:


Colleen and I got to go antiquing together later on in the week.



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Here is what I bought:

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for my violet collection!  An owl and a pig!

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a cool, “perfect shade of blue” shutter and some awesome cherry teacups (child’s sized)

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I got a basket of cookie cutters and a set of 2 handmade table runners.

One of our old forts:

While I was at my mom’s, we went for a walk and I took this picture of a place in the woods where we used to play as kids.  Colleen and I named this “Daleen” falls–a combination of our names (and my brother David’s name).



I think it’s great that I have Colleen in my life to be family and friend to me. 

Have a great day everyone!


0 thoughts on “spending time with aunt colleen

  1. Awesome that you collect pigs! I like piglets- they’re so cute! And I agree with you- the picture of the sprinkles shaped like pigs are cute. Glad you had fun.

  2. I was quite satisfied with the yellow flower photo and quote…I could meditate on that alone. But look at this rich post! So many goodies to explore:How FUN for your daughter to have a bunch of wild indians/girls to play with.Pink Piggy ‘Prinkles!LUV the necklace, and such swet treasures you found. (When I visited my sister in New Hampshire last year we saw many antique stores like this one)I like the old fort…we had one in my grandmother’s wild, overgrown, hillside garden. I can imagin the fun you had

  3. i have had the very best time reminicing over your trip with you this morning. what a beautiful bunch of photos from your vacation.
    i am thinking you should meet mrscatherine here on xanga if you have not already. she is really into cherished older things and the ways of yesteryear. she sells things as well on another blog called SomewhereInTimeCollectibles. i think you might like her a lot. she is a lovely christian, homeschool mom 🙂

  4. Beautiful!  All of it!  The yellow flowers and the quote were perfectly wonderful.  My girls frequently come home covered in mud like that- I guess mud isn’t just for boys! LOL!  Your antique finds are lovely and the pink piggies are so fun!  I remember having lots of “forts” and special places to play outside.

  5. what an awesome post!  I love all the photo’s.  Looks like Iriqouis antiques to me!  its so cool to see all of the kids together and how they blend so well.  our family is great but when you’re good friends with your family its so much greater. Love, Elisha

  6. Thanks for the honored post!  We did have a great time as usual…now I have to return the favor and finally update my blog!  I have many photos for the last couple of weeks to share.  I’ll have to take a couple of pictures of my treasures from the last couple of weeks. 
    Love you a bunch…  2 friends + 2 gether = 4 ever 

  7. I find that my face just curls up into a big smile everytime I get on your site! This time the one of the girls made me belly laugh. That would have been me way back in the day! I always always love your sentimental heart. Love, m

  8. I have an Aunt Colleen too! 🙂 But she’s much older than me. I do have nieces and nephews that are anywhere from 2 yrs older to only 6mo older than me. 🙂 That was always fun to try to explain at school. lolSo glad you had this special time. Love the wonderful finds from your Antiquing shops! 🙂

  9. I’ve got a young friend (my daughters age) that has and uncle and aunt that are 10 years younger than he is!!! Kinda reminds you of “You’ve Got Mail”.
    Love the family memories!!

  10. ditto slmret! What a sweet friend and fun times! My friends and I were older than you and your friends when we got married. I am looking forward to the time we have children playing with each other like you and Colleen!

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