The Family of Small House

I moved to Small House in the second half of 2009 with my daughter, Maggie.   Here we are in the fall of 2011, right around the time I started this blog:

Karen and Maggie, October 2011


and more recently (Easter ’14) with my oldest boy T.C, and my mother and stepdad! 🙂

easter brunch 2014

T.C. lives in an apt. in Boston with my middle son, Jack but they visit us quite often!    This slideshow features their April/May 2012 vacations. 🙂

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Here are the most recent solo shots of both boys, starting with Jack in January of 2014 when he visited for his birthday!!

20140110_165317-1I love this last pic of TC from his Easter Visit.  🙂  We were teasing him about his “Presidential” haircut!  🙂  T.C. is a an A/V tech guy by day and Musician by night.  I added my all time favorite song of his, “Spiral” to an audio widget in the sidebar.  Click it to be impressed.  🙂



In the past few years Maggie has achieved some remarkable milestones:

She got engaged to Seamus, a fine your man from Ireland who she met in a Chinese studies class they each added to their schedules (at the very last minute!) when other electives were full…How crazy is that?


In May ’14, she graduated from the Honors College at the Univ of Central Florida with a 4yr degree in Social Work!  I’m waiting on her professional cap and gown photo, so for now, here’s a pic I took  when she got her medallion at the Honors Banquet.


Jack is visiting again in June, so I’ll update again in a few short weeks!

Until next time…..
🙂 🙂 🙂

20 thoughts on “The Family of Small House

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  6. I think you have got your priorities just right! I too have a big garden, and want to put some photos of my plants onto my blog as soon as I get a bit better organised. Thank you for visiting and liking my posts 🙂

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  11. I saw that you also follow Michelle’s blog on Belle Grove Plantation. I thought I’d check out your blog. Absolutely going to follow! Love gardening, but having a hard time thinking it about it with 2+ feet of snow on the ground. Guess I’ll go back and work on MY next blog post instead!

  12. hello!
    Isn’t blogging great? It puts us in touch with so many people and we can learn all kinds of things from the comfort of our desks!
    Following Belle Grove from it’s beginnings has been fascinating, yeah? I set the DVR to record their TAPS episode next week. (missed the orig airdate)
    Thanks so much for dropping in and reading!

  13. What a nice page. Its inspiring me to create a page like this on my blog.
    Seeing your happiness trough the photos, gardening with Maggie and those big smile of you sons. It also bring a happiness to my heart.
    I hope I cand do it with the photos of mine 😉

  14. I enjoyed reading about you and your family, seeing the photos. So nice to envision someone as you read their words. Thanks for your very nice comment today on minimalist. Best, Ruth in Pittsburgh

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