Saturday, March 29, 2008

This and That

After a beautiful, mild week of visiting, some family members are on their way home to Ohio today. We've had a wonderful time of eating, going places and just being together.

My favorite visitor has been my youngest granddaughter, McKenzie, who is 8 years old. Here she is smiling her bright smile for her Nana.

McKenzie especially enjoyed playing with the animals. Here she is above with my little mop, Midge, who loves to be hugged by McKenzie! Can't you tell by her expression? LOL.

Here is McKenzie trying to get Maya, my primadonna cat, to show some interest in the cat toy Mckenzie brought her. Maya is a very laid-back cat. LOL.

When it was time to go home, McKenzie promised she would be back this summer. I can't wait.

Now, it's time for this Nana to take a little nap. LOL.

Have a great weekend and week everyone!


Jmkdreak said...

Glad you had a nice visit.
Cute pictures too.
Looks like Midgie will need a nap too.


Renie Burghardt said...

Wish you and the girls could have joined us. McKenzie would have loved having Hannah and Nichole around, too.


Mountain Mama said...

Your McKenzie is a beautiful child. I love her smile. She just sparkles.It's so wonderful to have time with our loved ones. I am happy for you.
God bless you,

Renie Burghardt said...

Yes, getting to spend time with loved ones is such a blessing. And most of mine live many miles away. Thank you for the lovely comment. Of course, I agree with you about McKenzie, but then, I'm prejudiced! LOL.

Have a blessed weekend, dear Bev!


Old Lady Lincoln said...
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Old Lady Lincoln said...

How nice to have such a lovely visit with your family. Grand children are so nice, they just seem to light up a room. Your Grand Daughter is beautiful. Now Nana, get plenty of rest this week-end. LOL

Mississippi Songbird said...

Those are beutiful pictures. Hope you have a wonderful weekend..

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Patty,

Thank you for the nice comment! They should be getting home just about now. I miss them, but do need to get rested up a bit.

Have a great weekend!


Renie Burghardt said...

Thank you, Stephanie! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too,

Hugs and Blessings,


Mary said...


I'm so glad your family was able to come for a visit. I know how much you enjoy them. I'm sure you are looking forward to McKenzie's visit this summer. The two of you will have a good time bonding, I'm sure.

I love your little dog. Is that the only dog you have now?

Take care, my friend. Be safe and enjoy your weekend.


Renie Burghardt said...


No, Midge isn't the my only dog, I have a larger German shepherd mix dog as well. Both of them were dumped puppies that I adopted.

I have enjoyed my family's visit this week, and am looking forward to their return in June.

Thank you for the nice comment. Have a blessed weekend!



GardenGoose said...

so glad that you had a lovely visit with your family.
thanks for stoppng by to visit. the wayward chicken found its way home this afternoon..ha. Figured it would.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

The photos of McKenzie, Maya, and Midge are delightful!

BClark said...

Hello Renie,
Super pictures, I know you had a wonderful time. Also enjoying your Spring pictures, we had snow Weds. night and the only green are some dandelions,lol.

Renie Burghardt said...


Tina, I'm glad your chicken finally figured out how to get back home.

Yes, we had a nice visit with my son and family.

Thank you for coming by. Have a wonderful Sunday and week.



Thanks, Mr. Nick!

Hi Barbara,

Well, believe it or not, dandelions are a good sign of Spring. Thank you for coming by and commenting. We have mild weather, but are having more torrential rains this morning!



Nonna said...

McKenzie is such a cute little girl! I can just imagine how much you enjoyed her visit! Its raining here too, thunderstorms, lightning and all that! Its a dark, dreary day to stay in, but I'm heading to church. I plan on a nap myself this afternoon!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Patti,

Well, I hate missing church, but that is what I am doing. Just too nasty out there for me to go. Thank you for the nice comment. Have a great Sunday!



Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie,
I have missing in action for a few days and haven't done any posting or visiting. I have just been busy with Family as you have. I did do a post this morning tho. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time with your Family and McKenzie is just adorable. I know you are one proud Grandma. She looks like she really enjoys being around your pets. It has been raining pretty much all weekend here. My DH went up thru your area earlier this morning and he said it was thundering and lightening and raining really hard. It had done that here as well too. They say we could even see some more heavy rains. We sure don't need anymore heavy rains. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Glo said...

Beautiful grand daughter...I just love all your pictures. I do know what it's like. When my grand daughters go home....This old Meemaw need a long nap. I have twins they will be 13 this July... When they were small I use to say I loved seeing their smiling faces come in the door and a few days later I liked seeing their little bottoms go out the door. I love them dearly, but that's why we had our children when we were younger. Lets just say I've taken lots of naps in 13 yrs.

Hope you've had a blessed weekend.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Karen,

Good to see you back in blogland! Yes, we had heavy rain and thunder and lightening, this morning, and I didn't go to church. I felt bad about it, too. This afternoon it cleared out some, and got very pleasant with mild 60s temps. But, tomorrow night, we are to get some more heavy rains and maybe even severe storms. I pray that they won't be too severe.

Thank you for visiting, dear Karen. I hope your Sunday has been nice.

Love and Hugs,


Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Glo,

Haha, I know what you mean. Grandchildren are a blessing, but they can get a grandma tuckered out! We enjoy their coming and enjoy their going home as well. Haha.

Thank you for coming by. I've had a rainy Sunday for the most part, but it was a good day for catching a nice nap.

Have a wonderful week.



Tina Coruth said...


McKenzie is adorable! What a beautiful smile! I'm glad the two of you had a nice visit together and now have the summer to look forward too. These are great photos!


Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Tina,

Thank you for the nice comment. McKenzie is a little sweetie!

Have a wonderful week, my friend.



Susie said...

She's adorable :) Aren't they fun at that age!! Glad you had a fun visit, and being with family is the greatest blessing.

Hope said...

Hi Renie,
Trying to catch up with everyone again! :O)

So nice that you got to spend time with the family and especially that cute little granddaughter! Mine are all close by so I get to see them often. Nothing like those grands!!


Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Susie,

I agree, being with family is the greatest blessing. Thank you for coming by and the nice comment. I hope you are doing well.


Hi Hope,

I have to catch up a bit as well. I enjoyed your Easter pictures. Thank you for visiting and the nice comment. Have a great week.



Michele said...

Love this post, Renie! McKenzie is a doll and I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit with your family.

I also like your new header!


Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Michele!

Good to see you online again. Just got home. I was over to check on Eileen and got her some groceries, so I passed by your place. Made it home before another deluge of rain!

Thank you for coming by. Isn't McKenzie a sweetie? Well, at least her Nana thinks she is. :-)

Have a nice day, and stay dry!

Always fondly,


deborah wilson said...

McKenzie sure is a cute little girl - I'm sure that you are a proud grandma, Renie..:)

I too have done a lot of visiting over the past week, today is the last day that I get to rest - tomorrow it's back to the ole grind!

My boys call my Mom, *G-Maw*.

Other famous nicknames that southerners use for grandmothers:

Big Mama


ancient one said...

So glad your little cabin didn't get flooded!

I know you enjoyed having company. MC Kenzie is such a cute little girl. I'm trying to visit some now!

audrey` said...

McKenzie is so cute =)
I'm so happy for you, Renie.
Take care.

Renie Burghardt said...


I like all those grandma nicknames, except Big Mama. LOL.

Thank you for the nice comment. Have a great day!



I have been late visiting this past week as well. Thank you for the comment. Have a great day!


Hi Audrey,

Thank you for your sweet comment!



Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie,
I thought I would drop by and have a cup of coffee with you. I hope that yall didn't have any Tornadoes up your way yesterday. I did see where there were some Tornado warnings up that way late yesterday afternoon. It didn't start raining here till yesterday afternoon. We got alot more rain last night as well. There is more in the forecast for tomorrow night and on Thursday as well. It never got real bad around here last night. We were put under a Thunderstorm Warning once last night, but it never did anything around here except rain real hard and some thunder and lightening. My DH and his Uncle are still shut down in Wyoming. I've posted about it on my post for today. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours. "THANK YOU" for the cup of coffee and I enjoyed it as always.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

audrey` said...

Dearest Renie

Happy April Fools' Day to ourselves =)

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Audrey,

I knew that's what you were doing with your post, having an April Fool joke. Hahaha. Happy April Fool's Day! Hahaha.

A friend called this morning, and I said, "Oh, my gosh, how do you all that snow out there?" and she said, "Snow? I haven't even looked out yet," then she realized it was a joke! That's the fun of April 1st, isn't it?

Enjoy the day, my friend.



Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Karen,

We had sheets and sheets of rain last night. It looked like a waterfall coming from the sky! Unreal! Then we were under a tornado watch for a while, but it was cancelled by 8:30, thank the Lord. This morning, the sun is shining brightly. More rain Thursday, the forecast said. It's a wonder we haven't floated off somewhere!

Be over in a bit to read your post. Have a nice day.

Love and Hugs,


Leann said...

what a sweet little girl.granddauthers are a blessing from are grandson,s.your pets are cute.God just blesses us so with love all around us.

I love my grandcats and granddogs as well.they love when I come and always put their love all over me by leaving their hair.I go home feeling like a blessed woman.

so glad your family was with you and you,and you were able to enjoy them for a while.

my grandkids call me NaNa to.
first I was apple nama,then just NaNa.or Na.

have a great week my dear and God bless.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Leann,

I agree, children, grandchildren and good friends are all blessings! And animals as well.

I enjoyed your comment, especially about the love hair the animals give you to take home. :-)

Thank you for coming by and your always inspirational comment, dear Leann. Take care of yourself, and God bless you, too!

Love and Hugs,


Merle said...

Dear Renie ~~ Thank you for your comments. The idea of hanging our
worries on a tree sounds like a good idea. Glad you liked the jokes, and I hope that the rain has stopped for you for a while. Some warm weather must be on the way for you. I hope you are having a lovely week Renie, and getting plenty of rest. Take care, dear friend, Love, Merle.

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

We've had 2 rain-free days now, but more heavy rains on the way tomorrow. The temperatures have been pleasant and in the low-60s. Warmer weather later this week. I am well rested now, and ready for more excitement! :-)

Have a wonderful day, dear Merle. Thank you for your nice comment.

Love and Blessings,