Reminisce: to recall past experiences or events.

This post is long overdue, but that’s how it is with family sometimes, right? Get put to the back of the burner? (You know I love ya, Dee!)

It was great to have my dear friend and cousin come ‘home’ this summer to spend some time with us, gallivanting down to the shore and enjoying seafood and salt air. Of course, we had to grab some photos for them to remember Dee’s New England hometown.

Some of the images have to be left out just in case they’ll be turned into Christmas cards, but here is a little sampling:


If these piggies weren’t covered in sand, I think they’d be good enough to nibble on:

So typical of this happy little girl who knows what she wants:

Love you, Kenzie Lane!

Can I just say again how I love the gardens at Harkness?

Know what I learned that weekend they came to visit? Kayleigh loves the beach. In a very big way! It was tough to get her in her ‘natural’ state of smiling for some of the earlier pictures. When we hit the sand, not an issue at all. Love you, Kayleigh Sue!

Watch out. Kenzie’s coming through–

And I’m thinking this might be the Christmas card (Is it, Dee? I can’t remember) but Brad and Deanna said it didn’t matter. Good thing, ‘cuz I love it too much to hide it:

Then it was back to Ellington for a delicious dinner with extended family. And when the light got soft and warm and beautiful, we just had to grab a few more, with the girls’ adorable outfits. We almost said, “Nah, we don’t have to, we got plenty.” But then, we just figured we’d try. And we’re glad we did. It only took about 5 minutes, but it’ll last a lifetime…

Just one more, because this little girl’s beautiful brown eyes can’t be ignored:

“I’m not a bit changed–not really. I’m only just pruned down and branched out. The real ME–back here–is just the same.”

-Anne Shirley, of Anne of Green Gables – by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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