In most homes, the kitchen is a favorite spot where everyone congregates. It is the place where most of the action occurs – the area that really defines a family. Gathered around the kitchen table a family connects. Taking photographs of my children in the exact same spot over the years serves as a growth chart. It reminds me of the way in which some parents measure their kids in the same spot on a wall or doorway each year and mark their new heights. We have an old formica table and a red vinyl bench and chairs that my husband recovered years ago. It fits perfectly in between two windows. We refer to it as simply “The Booth”.