My good news is that I visited Ashkirk and the Borders again in 2017. This time my wife and I took along our two boys, Trevor and Graeme as well as Trevor's girlfriend Kaitie. We had a wonderful time and the boys truly enjoyed seeing the home of their ancestors. I'm sure they will be back again.
My research has been progressing list my last posts and I've learned much more about the family. Genealogy is certainly a wonderful puzzle of a hobby.