Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Time for Family (Ours)

Evan (from left), Madeline, Jenniffer and me out on the deck yesterday.^

I'll tell you, there's nothing like family. My kids got together at my house for the first time in years for the holiday and they got to know each other again. I think they liked what they found and I saw it in their faces. That just thrills me.

Madeline met her Aunt Jenniffer for the first time and their bond was immediate and when Jennie hugged her brother Evan last night, I had to wipe a tear away. Time and holidays have a way of doing that to us, I suspect.

Hope yours was just as good.


  1. Love this post and the idea of your family members, "getting to know each other again".

    Beautfiul family! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Brought tears of joy to my eyes too, just to see you all together - thank you Dan, Jenniffer and Evan (and Maddie)! Looking forward to seeing you all during the Christmas Holidays.

    From snowy, cold Minnesota (10 degrees this morning).
    Love, Mom and Gramma

  3. Kate: Your blog continues to be fun. Love the new home photos and congratulations on the buy. I just bought one and it's a real hoot to do what you want to it (I'm single again, so what I want reigns).
    Chris: Wish you could have shared this one. It was special.