Too quickly, they were here and then gone again.

My niece Kerigan came over for a few hours on Friday.

We made cupcakes and two girls giggled more than they talked. And a young boy looked at me every time and quietly rolled his twinkly eyes with a little grin. A ‘stop it, I love it’ kind of grin. If you know Connor, you know what I mean.

At the end of the night, my sister and her family started their trip back to Illinois, and Nora sat on the couch next to me.

“I know it’s stupid, and I know I’m overly-emotional, but… -(insert sob here)- I miss Carter and Kerigan already! And they just left!”

Same here, Nora.

Come again soon, k?


“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

-The inimitable Dr. Seuss


November 28, 2012 - 9:29 am

Vicki - Gosh! What gorgeous photos! Looks like they all had a blast making cupcakes. I love Nora’s comment–I can totally relate to that feeling of sadness when special people have to leave. PS That hair! Amazing!

November 28, 2012 - 9:50 am

Pam - What adorable pictures. Love the colors. I’m sure all the cousins had fun together.

November 28, 2012 - 9:57 am

Andrea - Awe what awesome pictures of such beautiful kids!!

November 28, 2012 - 10:26 am

Jayme - That hair… sigh.. makes me jealous!! And there is nothing better than cousins making memories…

November 28, 2012 - 10:50 am

Melinda - Such GREAT memories! Kerigan had a blast. Thanks again so much.

November 28, 2012 - 12:11 pm

Teresa - They are ADORABLE!! Love your pictures Betsy!

November 28, 2012 - 1:21 pm

Kara - Love these!! I especially like the picture of Kerigan licking her pinky, so classic.

November 28, 2012 - 11:05 pm


November 29, 2012 - 8:39 am

Katie Zahner - AWWW… these are the sweetest.

November 29, 2012 - 6:38 pm

Cheryl - I know exactly what Nora meant! Not only now, but as a kid when my cousins would leave after visiting!!

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