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New Pictures of Granddaughter - 6 mos old

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


I am loving turning over




With Mom on my 6 month birthday


Dad thinks I look a little milk drunk here.

  
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LESLIEJEAN43 6/25/2014 1:17PM

    What a sweetie!!

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MRS_TOAD 6/25/2014 9:45AM

    I can't believe your little bundle of love is 6 months already. What a beautiful little one!

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NASFKAB 6/24/2014 9:25PM

  these are so beautiful am in love with her lucky you

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SLIMMERKIWI 6/24/2014 8:28PM

    WOW - you wouldn't know she had been sooooo sick, to look at the photos. She is gorgeous and what a wonderful mop of hair :-)

xxxx

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GAYLLYNNE 6/24/2014 6:32PM

    What an adorable baby!! Lucky you!!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 6/24/2014 6:00PM

    Thank you for posting these adorable pictures. She is just so cute. She will be a beauty.

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LOFLLAMA 6/24/2014 4:37PM

    So sweet!

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GINNABOOTS 6/24/2014 4:10PM

    Awww...she is absolutely adorable. What a blessing for you and your family! She's a little cuddle bug.

Thank you for brightening my day!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 6/24/2014 3:17PM

    OH MY! THANK YOU, CAROLJEAN! She is too beautiful for words! She has grown so much, and she continues to get cuter and cuter. So precious and sweet. Your family is so BLESSED!

HUGS
Pam

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Update: Mostly pictures of granddaughter

Monday, March 31, 2014


The happiest little girl in the world


On my third month birthday

Okay, I decided to only have two pictures. I could post over a hundred. We are now visiting with family and helping take care of sweet GD. I am still over the moon in love with her. Can't imagine anything else.

  
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TURBO-GIRL 4/23/2014 5:51PM

    What a gorgeous smile she has! A million congrats on such a wonderful addition to your life. :)

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IMEMINE1 4/20/2014 4:33PM

    She's so cute and happy.

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ONEOF6M 4/11/2014 1:03PM

  Beautiful Baby! I just saw my 9 mo. granddaughter last night but your pictures left me really looking forward to seeing her real soon. Grand Babies are such a Blessing.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 4/5/2014 3:52AM

    What a beautiful little girl. Congratulations! She is darling, and thank you for sharing her pictures. She has really grown in her first three months.

HUGS
Pam

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KAILYNSTAR 4/4/2014 2:55PM

    You sound so happy. I'm very glad for you.

Keep loving your grandchild!


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MARILYNROBERT 4/2/2014 4:56PM

    She is beautiful! emoticon

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FITBIZZZ 4/1/2014 6:18PM

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PETALIA 4/1/2014 9:58AM

    She is lovely. What a time you've been having!

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MRS_TOAD 4/1/2014 8:39AM

    What a precious, precious child! Enjoy!

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PUNCHILOUIE 3/31/2014 6:45PM

    Precious little granddaughter. Enjoy every moment. Children bring such a joy in our lives!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERKIWI 3/31/2014 6:31PM

    She looks all grown up, and OBVIOUSLY very happy :-) She is beautiful!

Kris xxx

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IAMAGEMLOVER 3/31/2014 1:42PM

    Gee, Carol I can't imagine why you are over the moon about her. She is just so beautiful, chubby and precios. Have you spoiled her yet? I better with those eyes she has granpa wrapped around her little finger. Is she a Daddy's girl or a Mommy's girl?

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PEANUTSMOM96 3/31/2014 12:03PM

    She is so precious. I'm so glad you get to spend time with her.

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NASFKAB 3/31/2014 11:40AM

  beatutiful

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LESLIEJEAN43 3/31/2014 11:05AM

    What a happy and beautiful baby!! Thank you for sharing the pictures!

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LOFLLAMA 3/31/2014 9:56AM

    So beautiful! I am so happy for you Carol! This made my heart swell! I LOVE babies!

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TIME_TO_SHINE1 3/31/2014 9:50AM

    She is so cute. emoticon

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JERZRN 3/31/2014 9:22AM

    So cute!

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January Joy

Friday, January 17, 2014

January has started my New Year with all sorts of joy. Our DS and DDIL continue to send pictures almost daily of our new granddaughter. She had gained almost a pound in her first two weeks of life! The pediatrician described as "flourishing."
On January 4th, I began the last 100 hours of my yoga teacher training. After 8 days of twice a day yoga practice (about 90 min in the morning and 45 in the afternoon), hours of class work... feeling overwhelmed with information by the 4th day, we had a wonderful graduation brunch on Sunday. Our teacher introduced each of us personally and we had an opportunity to briefly talk about what earning our 500 hour yoga teacher certification meant.
This week a local free magazine called YogaIowa published their winter issue which featured a great story about kids yoga and pictures from one of the kids classes I teach.
Tomorrow, we fly from St. Louis to Tampa to begin a Western Caribbean cruise. Never been on a cruise and have some trepidation about all the food, but I also plan to continue my early morning yoga practice and follow it with a swim.
BTW.... I will be out of Wi-Fi range the entire week (Jan. 19-26), not because the ship doesn't have Wi-Fi, but because it costs like crazy.
I will be back home for a week and then out to D.C. Our DS has asked me to come help his wife with their new baby as he has to travel to Asia for business. He and DDIL make sound as if I am doing them a great favor. What.... a favor to spend two weeks with my six week old granddaughter.

  
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KAILYNSTAR 1/27/2014 6:46PM

    Congrats with the yoga class certification! Also, have fun on the cruise and enjoy, enjoy your lovely grandchild.

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SLIMMERKIWI 1/18/2014 11:11PM

    Have a GREAT time on your cruise. This year is obviously MEANT to be YOUR year :-)

Congrat's on the certification :0

Kris

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IAMAGEMLOVER 1/18/2014 7:07PM

    Enjoy the cruise. Don't worry about the food, you only live once. After the cruise enjoy the baby. I know you will. BTW I am envious. Yeah, isn't it funny how they think Gramdma is doing them a favor. That's alright, let them think it. emoticon

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MRS_TOAD 1/18/2014 8:41AM

    What a wonderful way to start off 2014! Enjoy every minute!

Congratulations on your Yoga Certification!

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NASFKAB 1/18/2014 1:46AM

  Wonderful news getting the yoga certificate the cruise & being with your loved grand

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LESLIEJEAN43 1/17/2014 3:39PM

    Congrats on doing so well with your yoga training! emoticon
Enjoy the cruise!!
I know you'll love spending time with your new granddaughter!
It certainly does sound like a wonderful January for you!

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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BRAINYBLONDE5 1/17/2014 10:38AM

    sounds like a wonderful month! enjoy the cruise! :)

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SYLPHINPROGRESS 1/17/2014 10:25AM

    Thank you for sharing all the wonderful and thrilling news, Carol. I believe this little girl is your first grandchild? Congratulations on having someone new to love, two glorious weeks of diaper-changing and playing with her and the certification in yoga. The cruise sounds like fun. I have full confidence in your coming to terms with the food, but hope you enjoy some out-of-the-ordinary choices.

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MACMOM57 1/17/2014 10:16AM

    That does sound like a very joyous January . Enjoy.

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Okay, so I have even better news!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I have been quite inactive on Spark for the last ten days. I'm not sure exactly how to put the time in perspective succinctly, but please bear with me.
On Dec. 20th, we were driving in northern Missouri on our way to St. Louis to visit family including our daughter before flying out to D.C. on Christmas Eve to join our son, daughter-in-law and step grandson (he is thirteen, came into our lives at age 6 when his mom and our son began dating and then married five years ago). My phone beeped indicated a text message. When I brought it up there was a picture of the loveliest baby with the message, "Hi, grandma and grandpa, you should call your son." We knew that Matt and Kell were trying to adopt, but we thought they were still in the process.
It took almost 30 minutes to get to a spot where we had a good enough signal to call. It turns out we were to find out Christmas Eve that a birth mother had chosen them as adoptive parents for a boy to be born January 7th. It turns out everyone was in for a surprise. They got a call from the town where the birth mother is (about 3 hours away) on Thursday that at her latest sonogram it was discovered the baby was a girl and that she was in labor. Our dear granddaughter was born at 6:45 AM on Dec. 20th and they were holding her within a few hours. It is an open adoption and that seems to be a very good thing for everyone involved. There are so many wonderful stories to tell, but mostly I am overwhelmed by the blessings that have rained down on us this holiday season. I held that little girl (5 lbs. 5 oz. 19" long) in my arms when she was four days old. I can't wait to get back.

  
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KAILYNSTAR 1/6/2014 11:31AM

    Congratulations! What a wonderful Christmas season you have been having. I'm so happy for you.

What a precious gift. A beautiful and wonderful time for all of you.



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KLONG8 1/3/2014 11:04AM

    How absolutely wonderful! Now there's a Christmas gift to be cherished.

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PEANUTSMOM96 1/2/2014 10:00AM

    Congratulations to your family! So beautiful and precious!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 1/1/2014 7:52PM

    Carol What joyous news. I am so envious. Holding a baby after a bath over your should while they sleep softly breathing is the closest you will ever get to heaven while being alive. i can remember holding my brother, my son and my nieces and nephew for hours like that. God help the person who tried to take them. emoticon

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MRS_TOAD 1/1/2014 10:09AM

    emoticon What a beautiful gift!

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NASFKAB 1/1/2014 5:58AM

  such lovely news thanks for sharing

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ROWDYWITH4 12/31/2013 11:59PM

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing!

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LOFLLAMA 12/31/2013 5:27PM

    Carol
That is the greats news!!! I am so happy for you & your family!!! Stay blessed with that beautiful story!
Love
Lisa

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IAFARMERWIFE 12/31/2013 5:26PM

    That's awesome news! I have tears of joy for you. emoticon

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MARILYNROBERT 12/31/2013 4:08PM

    She's so tiny and cute emoticon

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BAMAJAM 12/31/2013 3:01PM

  Happy Happy Happy ---for you and your whole family!
Congratulations !!

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SLIMMERKIWI 12/31/2013 2:34PM

    That is terrific news, and obviously one four-legged pooch is more than over the moon with having a new little sister to watch over :-)

BIG hugs (to all)
Kris xxx

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LESLIEJEAN43 12/31/2013 2:02PM

    Oh how exciting - what a wonderful Christmas gift for your family! emoticon

I'm sure you'll have a very Happy New Year! emoticon

I couldn't be more thrilled for you! emoticon

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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PUNCHILOUIE 12/31/2013 1:48PM

    Congratulations what a nice holiday gift. God Bless You All! emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 12/31/2013 1:03PM

    emoticon Looks like the dog is pretty happy, too!

HUGS
Pam

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 12/31/2013 1:03PM

    CONGRATULATIONS! She is a little doll. Your family is blessed with the arrival of this little sweetheart! I am so happy for you.

HUGS
Pam

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Update on Best News Ever

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

My nephew's father in law is out of intensive care, did not have some of the complications that can be expected with such surgery and is relatively comfortable. Things look very good for him being home by Christmas. Our nephew's wife has recovered from her pneumonia so she can visit her dad in the hospital.
Somehow the tinsel, ads for extravagant gifts, the usual stress many associate with this season just float over the surface of my mind and heart and gain no foothold. I know that I am blessed with love and health. I know that I have caring friends around the world.

  
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IMEMINE1 12/25/2013 10:02AM

    I am happy all is going so well. Merry Christmas.

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MRS_TOAD 12/19/2013 6:49AM

    This is indeed wonderful news! May the healing continue.

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LISBETHSALANDER 12/18/2013 12:22PM

    Such good news. Enjoy the peace and love with your family this season.

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PUNCHILOUIE 12/17/2013 9:21PM

    Great news. A Christmas wish for your nephew father-in-law: May he be healthy, happy and at ease!

May all in your family be healthy, happy and at ease!

Keep us posted! emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 12/17/2013 1:43PM

    What GREAT News! I am so happy for you, your nephew, and his family. This will be a very "SPECIAL" Christmas for all of you.

HUGS
Pam

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NASFKAB 12/17/2013 1:23PM

  great that it has all turned out well for you all the best

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IAMAGEMLOVER 12/17/2013 12:40PM

    I am so happy that everything has turned out so well. Merry Christmas

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SHKIRK 12/17/2013 11:37AM

  emoticon I am sooo happy everthing is going good. HE is there w/ you all !!!

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BRAINYBLONDE5 12/17/2013 11:36AM

    I am so glad to hear there has been the best possible outcome!!!! I hope you enjoy the holidays with your family.

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