Thursday, March 25, 2010


My Beautiful Baby Girl left a comment on an old blog post, this week, about how I was trying to lure her home last Summer.  It didn't work then, but apparently it has stayed on her mind.  Here's the post:

08/11/09               "Tormenting My Beautiful Baby Girl"

OK. I admit it. I've resorted to blatant bribery and psychological manipulation. But Katie started it! She's the one who said she might come home over Labor Day weekend!

HOW am I tormenting my beloved, youngest child, you may ask? By posting photographs of her favorite place to be:

My Back Yard

To be more exact ~ the SWING in my backyard.

This is where Katie likes to sit and read and relax when she's home.

Most evenings will find her sitting in the swing, reading a book and sipping a glass of wine. If it's cool out, she may wrap one of my shawls around her shoulders.

Katie's seldom alone ~ Mimi and Bella frequently join her on her nightly vigils. We all miss her.

Hurry Home Katie!

We'll keep your seat warm!

*For the Record...*

Katie, I'm pretty sure that you know that as much as we do all miss you, we certainly understand your desire to be with Carter if there's any way that can be arranged. I'm (secretly) hoping that you can work it out. Don't worry ~ it'll be beautiful in the FALL as well...

I love you

03/25/10   update:  Well, it's not exactly Fall and things might not be quite as pretty as they were in these summer photos and some things have changed.  Sadie's gone and so is my Lily kitty.  Now we have Sable and a few  more chickens.  But the swing's still there and I've got lots of warm shawls to wrap around my Beautiful Baby Girl's shoulders.  I better dust off the seat cushions and chill some wine...


  1. It's a hard thing growing up and finding the way, shaping a life of our own. You did it and now she needs to, but a big part of life is still going to be coming home to her mama from time to time. Nothing like mama, the farm and the comforts of home. A special time for you both so enjoy every single minute and do chill the wine! Lots of mother/daughter chats ahead. :-D

  2. It's my Happy Place!! And having my mom bustling around in the background, talking to sheep and chickens and dogs, is all part of what makes it so wonderful. I'll see you very soon :)



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