Monday, May 28, 2012

At Grandma's House

I love going to my Grandma's house. If you asked me I'd probably say it's one of my favorite places to go. Ever since I was little my family has been going there with my aunts, uncles and cousins every Sunday night. We were there yesterday and I snapped some pictures so I decided I'd do a post about it.
This is the kitchen window. My Grandma spends a lot of time in the kitchen because she loves cooking and baking. I may be biased, but I think she's the best cook ever. Whenever I go to her house I know there'll be cookies or pie or cupcakes to eat after dinner.

This is meadow tea. My grandma always has a gallon of this ready to drink on Sunday evenings. It's like mint tea and it's really good!

These are my aunt, uncle and Dad's handprints. The smallest one in the middle is my aunt's. They made them in art class when they were in elementary school, and my grandma's kept them all these years. I think all of the memories that are packed into that house are what I love most about it. All of the yesterdays floating around that house are what make it so inviting to me today. I can imagine my dad running around and playing there just like my cousins do now.

My grandma also loves flowers. She has a lot growing around her house and she always has some cut and arranged prettily in a vase on the table. The flowers add extra cheer to the familiar old place. I love that, even though we're there every week, she still takes the time to make the house look nice.

We love to play cards. Almost every week we play one game or another. This is Dutch Blitz, you may not be familiar with it because it's kind of a Pennsylvania thing. We also play Rook, Five Crowns and Snitch. It always gets a little crazy because my family is playfully competitive and we're always joking with one another.

This is the view from the back porch. My Grandma lives in the country, and I love it there so much. There's so much more to take pictures of there than where I live in town. It's so peaceful and sometimes it's nice to just be there away from the world.
So anyway, that's my Grandma's house. I just wanted to share a part of my life with you and I'd have to say that this is one of my favorite parts.


  1. I love all of the pics Kristin! My grandparents also live in the country and are actually down visiting right now. :) We are having fun!


  2. Oh my gosh! Whenever we see my dad's parents, we always play Rook, so I was so excited when you said that you played that! =D


    1. Most people I've talked to don't even know what it is! It's always exciting to find someone else who does :)

  3. Definitely! I could probably ask all my friends, and they wouldn't have a clue what it is, but it is really fun to know someone that does know what it is =D


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