Right At Home.

This was such a bright, summery morning in Illinois. It was so nice to stay at Dan and Melinda’s house, to see their pretty location and enjoy being made to feel right at home. I loved seeing the view for miles outside their living room window, finally seeing what their ‘new’ house looks like, and just being able to picture them with pretty trees on their property- like there’s a little piece of Connecticut’s landscape out West. That made my heart happy, to see those big old trees keeping my sister company.

We didn’t have much time to visit, but the time we did have was full, and we wish it could have been longer. Melinda is a fabulous cook. Her peach pie is just as good as my Mom’s, and that is saying something. Her culinary skills alone would have been enough to make us want to stay. But add in the love of family ties along with that sweet niece and nephew of ours, and it’s always, always hard to say goodbye.

Love all four of you so much.

To quote from one Winnie the Pooh- How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

August 29, 2013 - 6:41 am

Cheryl - Love these pictures. It really was a stellar day! I especially love #7 where Kerigan looks like she is telling the horse what to do and it is looking at her so unimpressed!

August 29, 2013 - 10:12 am

Shara - Love Kerigan’s curls! ;)

August 29, 2013 - 10:20 am

Brad Eisenmann - What wisdom from Winnie-the-Pooh! Good seeing you briefly in Fairbury.

August 29, 2013 - 5:15 pm

Kara - Beautiful, beautiful photos. I really love the picture of you and Dan on the horses Melinda!

Great job Betz!

August 29, 2013 - 9:06 pm

Jenna - You capture the beauty of il, no small feat! Illinois is the better for having a Ryan girl in it:)

August 29, 2013 - 10:43 pm

Teresa - What a beautiful amazing family whom I LOVE so dearly!! Great photography Betsy!!

August 31, 2013 - 9:00 am

Sherry - It tells the story of who this family is and what they enjoy…
These are awesome Betsy!

September 3, 2013 - 6:32 pm

pam trinque - Gorgeous pictures.

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