Kenzerella Came to Town

Missed teatime this week with the ladies.

Couldn’t really avoid it.  You see, a princess was coming to visit and I simply had to give her my full attention.

Yes – Princess Kenzerella – (a.k.a. Baby Mackenzie) – was visiting with my son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Andrea.  A lovely break in a rather mild winter.  So glad, too – excellent traveling weather for February in South Jersey!

To be sure – a good time was had by all – even Copperfield – who kept his distance from little fingers, but couldn’t resist finding a comfy spot on all the dress-up clothes among the toys . . .

Lots of following toddler around . . .

Plenty of bottles . . .

Shopping the stores with Auntie Bethany . . .

Visits from all the relatives – especially great-grandpa . . .

I introduced Princess Kenzerella to Lord Chumley and Lady Madeline . . .

They delighted Her Highness with a little duet on harp and fiddle – though sounding a bit aged on this vintage music box, recently highlighted in my Valentine post HERE.

Attempts at a regular nap schedule – and sleeping through the night in a strange place . . .

Were decidedly a challenge . . .

YAWN . . . had the best night last night right before they left for the drive back to New England.

A highlight of the visit for me was the joy of seeing both my children onstage together again – worshiping the Lord at our church’s young adult coffeehouse night.

My daughter sometimes sings on the worship team at our church and my son is the worship leader at his church in New England.  He’s been playing guitar for worship bands since he was in 7th grade.  He composes his own music now, too – and performed a couple of solo pieces and the testimony of the miracles the Lord has worked in his life during his bout with cancer and the premature birth of Kenzie – born three months early!  I posted the full story on this amazing tale back in August – read it HERE.

But, as I post this, they are well on their way up Route 206 heading back home to their normal routines again.  And me – well – I’m back to my piles and files and work – but, not without a thankful heart for such a precious respite in my winter – a gift of joy from the Hand of my Lord.

Looking forward to March and some upcoming “green tea-times” – perhaps an early spring – flowers in bloom . . .

And, hopefully a summertime visit with my loved ones, too!

Sharing Kenzerella’s visit this week with:

  Sandi on Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Trisha’s Tea Party Tuesday at Sweetology
Kathy’s A Return to Loveliness Tuesday at Delightsome Life
Terri’s Teacup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Teacups and Tea Things at Antiques and Teacups

About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at and blogs at


  1. Aww…what precious pictures!

  2. Oh Kathy…what a special post. Your Kenzerella is darling! What a jewel. And I can’t think of anything more precious than seeing your children praising the Lord. You arr a blessed woman! But then…we are all, aren’t we? God’s grace is so incredible and His blessings are new every morning. Have a wonderful day!

  3. WHat joy! Sweet baby! She looks like you!!!! Glad you are so blessed…I look forward to becoming a grandmother and will not mind one bit being called ‘grandma’. Have a nice week:)

  4. It’s always a bit melancholy when loved ones leave. Especially such an adorable little Princess.

    As a mother, there is such a blessing to see her children serving God.
    You had a button popping moment, for sure.

  5. You are so fortunate to have a visit from the Princess! The time is so precious and what wonderful memories you are beginning with this darling child. She has that angelic face and gorgeous eyes. I’m so thankful all your family is doing well. Happy Tea Party! Pam

  6. Hi Kathy,
    Your little princess is adorable! Times with family are so precious!
    Your children are gifted musically like mine are.
    My son and DIL who live here are on the worship team at their church. But before my other two boys left out West for college, they all played in the worship band at church for our Young Adult ministry. All three boys play drums, and two play the bass guitar. While my youngest plays both percussion and keyboard. It was always the highlight of my life to see them all on the platform together playing for the Lord!

    The teacup in your last photo is gorgeous with its little posies! Thank you my friend for joining me for tea; better late than never. Enjoy the rest of your week.


  7. What amazing, startling, and pretty blue eyes the little princess has! I can completely understand how the royal family was of much more importance this week, and one should rearrange their schedule to accommodate Very Important People.

    I have missed tea lately too, and am surprised by how much I have missed it. Sometimes though, life at home needs me to be away from the ‘puter and actively involved.

    Love your header, and what a talented family you all are.This was a very goo read tonight, thank-you!

  8. Lovely photo’s. What a lovely time you had and your darling granddaughter in her little crocheted hat is beautiful. There’s nothing like happy family time.
    Love the roses in the teacup too.xx jeanetteann

  9. Hello Kathy,
    Your granddaughter is so lovely! I love her dressed in the Cinderella dress and her fairy tale name! Having family visit is definitely a joy – I am learning that more and more since my babies have all grown. I am in awe of those with the gift of music and much encouraged when they use that gift to praise God. My children and my husband are talented in music – such a joy in a family – thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  10. Wow! Such an amazing visit. I look forward to having grand-kids one day in a way that can’t be explained. Your grand-child looks like a true beautiful Disney character…all that gorgeous curly hair and big blue eyes. The pictures are precious! And I’m sure all that singing and rejoicing was incredible. Such memories!


  11. Your grand-daughter is absolutely gorgeous!
    What beautiful blue eyes she has and such pretty hair!
    You are blessed, dear Kathy!!
    Your family is lovely, and I fully understand the joy you have at seeing your children worship leading at church 🙂
    I’m so glad you had a nice time with your loved ones.

  12. I can’t imagine a better time…from playing with a grand baby to seeing your children perform at a coffee house for the Lord…another generation dedicated to the Lord…what a priceless treasure, well heavenly treasure

  13. Hi Kathy,
    How wonderful to have your family visit. The Princess Kenzerella is soo pretty. I love her shopping outfit…she looks cute.
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  14. Oh Miss Kathy, you are so blessed! Beautiful children and grandchildren. Our God is an awesome God! Thanks for sharing your precious ones with all of us.
    Hope you enjoy your weekend.
    Love, Lady Linda

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