Off the Grid with the Grand!

As if all my busy wasn’t enough to keep me from reading and writing in Blogland, I found myself packing my bags for a road trip to New England to visit my grandbaby Mackenzie for her 2nd birthday!

I had hoped to personally connect with Dawn at Beneath the Surface: Breath of Faith who only lives less than an hour from where we’d be in Massachusetts, but, alas!  This was not to be.  Why, I even brought my netbook – but, with so much sweetness demanding my attention, I never once took it out of the case and was completely off the internet/computer grid for a whole week!!

Currently, I’m in recovery mode, having returned home to mountains of work and my classes starting in just a week and a half!!  Egad!

But, for now, I am hopping over to Katherine’s Corner to share a Favorite Thing – getting to spend some quality time with my darlin’ girl!

Coloring . . .

Making puzzles . . .

Opening presents . . .

Going to the zoo . . .

Watching VeggieTales . . .

Being silly . . .

Riding bikes . . .

And, trikes . . .

Eating birthday cupcakes . . .

Wading by the lake house . . .

We’re so very thankful to God for all His blessings on this little life that came into the world THREE MONTHS early (she should have been a Thanksgiving baby) weighing just under two pounds.  Two years later, she is thriving and beautiful.  God is so good.

Happy Birthday, Mackenzie!!

Sharing Off the Grid with the Grand at Katherine’s Corner’s Thursday Favorite Things!

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. OMG What a darling little girl… You must be a very proud grandma .. I don’t blame you one bit for enjoying all those precious moments and cuddles ( ha Ha) She looks like a real little character…such fun… and you look fabulous , my Dear… Hugs

  2. Happy Birthday to your precious granddaughter. She is beautiful! I must say…..she looks like you! Hair and all! Love it! So glad you had a great time. Nothing any better than those sweet babies! God is Good! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. What a beautiful little girl, look at that curly hair and those beautiful eyes! You are so blessed to have such sweetness in your life.

  4. Precious!

  5. I can’t think of any better excuse for not being on the computer…a grand! Looks like you made the most of it…what a joy!

  6. she is a doll! And a perfect reason to go off the grid my friend. Thank you for sharing your happy memory making at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop . I hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo

  7. Kathryn, Your post is absolutely adorable. I adore each sweet photo and especially the ones with you and Mackenzie. She is so darling and a blessing for sure. Time for our grands is the most important reason to forget everything else. Everything else can wait.

    Love, Jeanne

  8. Such special pictures. Looks like you had the “grand”est of times. Such a privilege to be a granny!

  9. So sweet…it looks like she is indeed a bright sunny blessing in your life.
    With school back in swing it is nice to get back into my blog visiting.

  10. Adorable, just precious. What a blessed lady you are Miss Kathy.
    When you get time, ha ha ha, take a peak at my blog to see my baby getting married.
    Love ya,

  11. Adorable, just precious. What a blessed lady you are Miss Kathy.
    When you get time, ha ha ha, take a peak at my blog to see my baby getting married.
    Love ya,

  12. She’s just adorable! I know what a wonderful time you had with her. What utter joy she brings to your life! Now you’ll be busy, working hard with back-to-school stuff! So it’s good you took the time for the nice trip up there! Such fun and great pictures! Being a grandma is the best thing ever!!!!

  13. Hi Kathryn,
    Your Grand-daughter is beautiful.
    I have a 48yr old daughter who was born 3 months early, too, just like Mackenzie.
    I’m glad you had a wonderful time with her.
    I love that blogging ebbs and flows according to our family priorities.
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  14. So sweet and how awesome you were able to spend time with your family. God is SO good! How are you all doing???? Been SO busy here…hope it settles down soon…after Bebe’s 4th birthday! Where does the time go?

  15. Off the grid?? I think an even better prepositional phrase would be over the moon! She is absolutely adorable, and I love that last photo best of all.

    I, too, have been “off the grid” for the month or so. My reasons involve family as well, but they were dealing with an unexpected family trial.

    God has been our rock and our peace, and we stand on the other side of a sea that only His hand could have parted. I don’t know if He will ever give me a blog voice back, but I wanted to stop by and say HELLO as I dip my toe back in the blog water.

    I hope all is well with you and the floodgates are open with the schooling adventure.

  16. Hi Kathy, I’m just popping in to say you are on my mind, and I hope all is well with you and your beautiful family.
    I know you are busy..but you are missed in Blogland 🙁
    love and prayers..Trish xx

  17. Oh, she is so sweet, Kathy! I know you’ll have great adventures with her! ♥♥

  18. That is a whole lot of cuteness to compete with my friend! We will get together sometime before Heaven I know it! Sorry I am just visiting , it has been crazy. Hope you are well, these pics are precious. Much love, Dear Miss Kathy!

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