When the Kids Come Home

So, can I just post a little about what a great visit I had last week with my son and daughter-in-love visiting from New England with my grand-girl, Mackenzie??


Yes – I thought you might like to see a few photos. Few, indeed. And, only one of just she and me! That’s what happens when Nana is holding the camera for every shot! Here is the best of it: Kenzie wanted to crank the handle of my grandfather’s circa 1930’s phonograph.

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I promised to show her how it worked. We listened to Camptown Races recorded eighty years ago – amazing! She loved the tune – and turning the handle.

My sister was also visiting from Florida – first time she’s seen the little one.


She got in some great photos – I took them. Here, our gal is getting a pedicure by her great-aunt and quite an expert job of it, too, since my sister owns her own full service salon!



They made a snowman on the deck . . .


Who melted shortly after.

And, we had a great family reunion party where we took the “generations” photo featuring my father, sisters, son, daughter and that GIRL!

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Plus – a sisters and cousins shot. Fond memories of growing up together in our small town . . .


Kenzie did a lot of playing . . .



She was very entertaining . . . Can’t imagine where she might get that from . . .






We fed the ducks . . .


Ride ’em cow-girl . . .


Took naps . . .


Helped Aunt Bethany tweet with “Guncle” Dan . . .


Worked her way around her Kindle apps . . .


And took joy in sharing company – one with another.



The week flew by in a tick – BOO! Now, I’m working on getting back in the work-a-day groove – but, I’m feeling a pinch of spring fever.

snow long winter

You, too?

Bring on the sun and garden days! I can’t be more ready!!

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Sharing When Kids Come Home this week with Katherine’s Corner Thursday Favorite Things

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"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 TheWritersReverie.com and blogs at PageantWagonPublishing.com.


  1. She is just beautiful! Her eyes are amazing,, both the size and the color. My very favorite photo was the one where she’s holding up the pedicured toes. She looks so pleased with herself.

    I’m glad you had a wonderful time, and to your question: I’m ready for spring, but I have to admit that I kind of liked this winter (aside from the ice storms)

  2. She is so cute, and bright ! What a great age! Now she loves doing lots of things with you, talks and understands so many things you want to share with her. ! She looks like your sister, I think! How wonderful it was, to get together with everyone!
    I know how much you loved having your son and his wife and family visit and how much you miss Mackenzie between visits. I’m sure you will treasure those memories you made! You have a lovely family!

  3. Hi Kathryn – popping in from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine’s Corner . . . . I love your blog and your inspirational writing. We have an online Christian women’s magazine, Ruby for Women, and we are always interested in including new writers on our team. If you are interested in finding out more about our magazine, please visit the Ruby blog at http://www.rubyforwomen.com I hope to catch up with you again next week! You can also connect with me on my personal blog at http://www.mamaslittletreasures.com I love your post about the little visits with the children – I completely understand! ;o) Nina @ mamas*little*treasures

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