As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Faraway Grands When They Were Not Faraway

Oh boy, did we love having these sweet little folks here for five days! We were in grandparent/aunt heaven! Hearing their little voices chattering first thing in the morning. Watching Peter toddle through the house. Seeing their dear faces around the table.  Reading stories. Giggles. Goodnight hugs and kisses. The stuff dreams are made of.

We threatened to keep a kid or three, but their parents wouldn't hear of it. (Actually, neither would the kids, but you can't blame us for trying.) Good thing Kati was able to fit in a nieces-and-nephew photo shoot on Monday morning before they left.

Eve (5), Peter (2), Lucy dog, and Nora (3)

Would you humor this Gran 
and take a quick peek at some more pics from Kati's photo shoot?

Just click right ~HERE~ to zip over to Kati's Little Corner...


  1. Adorable! No wonder your smitten!

    So happy that they are on the same coast as you are now.

    Love you friend,

  2. Such darlings. I would have wanted to keep them, too. Hope you see them again soon.

  3. Oh Cheryl such precious faces and beautiful pictures! So glad Kati got a chance to snap these pictures! Oh what memories and fun times! How wonderful it was for you guys to have this family time together!! It sounds like so much FUN!!!! Cheryl I will humor you anytime and look at your pictures! I always enjoy your posts and pictures! Hugs to you my friend!!

  4. Beautiful! Even though you don't see your grands as much as you'd like, there is something nice about having them stay at your house--waking up with them in the morning, fun at the breakfast table and late at night, that I don't get to enjoy with them living here in town (unless we schedule a sleep over).

    I spent a week every summer, growing up, at each grandparents' house and let me tell you, you would think I lived there year round I have so many vivid memories of those times --- they are remembered more than just the daily living. Very precious memories to me. A few years ago we had a cousin family reunion and the current owners of our grandparents' house (which my grandfather built) invited us in to the house for the afternoon to relive our memories and share some refreshments. They even let us go into the attics --knowing as children we would have memories of playing there! :-)

    And going over to Kati's blog made me realize I have visited her blog before!


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