It’s Friday . . . I think.

It’s been such a busy two weeks that I’m not sure of my name, let alone the day.


Celebrations are wonderful (even if they are exhausting!)

1. The best, of course, was having all my children home. It was the first time that we’ve been all together since Andrew and Hyekoo’s wedding, Christmas 2007.

2. The wedding day ~ I loved watching James’ and Nora’s faces – such a happy couple.

eyes of loveYou could tell by their expressions that they enjoyed the day to the fullest!

The shoe gameDoesn’t that  ring look good?

Happy days ~ beautiful memories.

Wedding Cake topper

3. Other highlights? time with extended family especially grandparents ~ Roger’s mom and dad.

4. A day trip to Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia.

Serenaded by a Highland Piper.

A romantic spot!

Peggy’s Cove Nova Scotia (click to enlarge)

5. Time together with Andrew and Hyekoo – such a lovely two weeks.

Father and son just before heading to the plane back to London.


It’s hard to be apart.

Thank You Lord for Skype, email and phone calls!

And life goes on here at home ~ the sun is shining and there are new kittens (surprised? we are too!), pickles to be made, woodpiles to be admired, a garden to harvest, some wonderful library books waiting for me, a field of sunflowers waiting to be photographed and tomorrow? The 70 Mile Yard Sale – I’m resting up for that  today! πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for coming by and especially leaving a comment.  I love to read your cheery hellos and messages.

If you have a moment, be sure to pop over to Suzanne’s and join in the Friday fun.

with love,


17 thoughts on “memories

  1. Congratulations on another wedding in the family!! I’m sorry that I missed it–stepped away from the blogging world for a few months there, but I’m slowly re-entering. Your blog is so soothing to my harried soul this morning…love the photos, the beauty, the joy, the thankfulness, the music! Just what I needed–thank you.~Jeanne


  2. Home Again says:

    I was hiking with my daughter at Whistler all weekend and thinking how much about you…and here I see your wonderful Fave Five….Our lives may be far apart, but our hearts keeping ticking in small ways about life. Sounds like the perfect wedding…and oh…the last picture.


  3. I could just *feel* the sweet emotion and love expressed in your words and through the pictures. What a handsome family you have. I’ll bet you could just burst with joy over them.Looking forward to the 70 mile yard sale. You are reporting on that, right?Jody


  4. Lorna says:

    Tears too :>) when I saw the picture of Roger and Andrew. "Goodbyes" are so hard – but oh, how it makes us treasure the time we have together. It looks like you had a wonderful time, Kathie and the family pictures were so lovely. Thanks for sharing. Love you –


  5. Whoops. I came here to thank you for the book recommendation, and I got sidetracked. I wiki’d the title—it looks great. I will add it to my watchlist. I love to discover new old authors. Thank you so much.


  6. Okay, it’s in Chapter 9 of Anne’s House of Dreams: "The Four Winds light was built on a spur of red sandstone cliff jutting out into the gulf. One one side, across the channel, stretched the silvery sand shore of the bar; on the other, extended a long, curving beach of red cliffs, rising steeply from the pebbled coves. It was a shore that knew the magic and mystery of storm and star. There is a great solitude about such a shore. The woods are never solitary—they are full of whispering, beckoning, friendly life. But the sea is a mighty soul, forever moaning of some great, unshareable sorrow, which shuts it up into itself for all eternity. We can never pierce its infinite mystery—we may only wander, awed and spellbound, on the outer fringe of it. The woods call to us with a hundred voices, but the sea has one only—a mighty voice that drowns our souls in its majestic music. The woods are human, but the sea is of the company of the archangels."Legolas Greenleaf long under tree In joy thou hast lived. Beware of the Sea! If thou hearest the cry of the gull on the shore, Thy heart shall then rest in the forest no more." J. R. R. Tolkien, The Two TowersOkay, I’m off to stir soup….see you later.


  7. Greetings, Kathie! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I had a little trouble finding which blog of yours to visit in return (smile), but when I finally found this one, before even thinking, I exclaimed aloud: "Oh, how pretty!!!" I just love your Autumn theme and those gorgeous warm photos at the top, particularly the cosy fireside. Autumn is about home-fires to me…there’s a pot of soup simmering on the stove right now.What a truly beautiful wedding, and I love your sea shots. Makes me want to post my all-time favorite Anne quote. I’ll be back in a few minutes with the book…


  8. Oh my that last photo made we well up, too. So heartwarming…What wonderful memories and glorious sights.Enjoy the 70 mile yard sale! One other thing I’d like to do before I die :0)


  9. Love the photo of your kids! They all look lovely (handsome).Life goes on – even after fun times and special holidays, we must all get back to the business of every-day living. I love doing FFF, because we find special things even in the mundane. I love visiting your blog because you always find beauty around you!


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