Monday, February 13, 2012
Our oldest delivered a beautiful, healthy baby girl today, Angel. She weighs seven pounds, ten ounces, is twenty and a quarter inches long, and is already nursing like a pro. We are so blessed!
Aunt Melanie, our youngest, 14, got to hold Angel before I did. I don't think she'll be letting me forget that for a while. lol
I wasn't far behind, though, in the introductions. What IS it about new babies that just fill you with joy and break your heart all at the same time? I was a blubbery mess of smiles and tears in no time.
Here's the happy family
Our little Angel
Daddy already laid out her going home outfit even though they'll be in the hospital three days. He is SO cute with her!
Saturday, February 11, 2012
What fun we had!
It was Angie, Leandro & Alesandra's first Mardi Gras. It is SO fun to see their faces light up and how excited they are when they catch beads, frisbees, stuffed animals, and all the other goodies thrown at parades.
Our dear friends, Randie & Vernon
Michelle & her grandson, Randen
Alesandra caught a purple, green and gold (Mardi Gras colors) boa!
PepperLeah's catch of the night... HUGE beads!
Melanie, Diamon & Sondra enjoying the ride home
Sondra wore herself slap out
Monday, January 30, 2012
I made it through about a third of this before I was in tears, my heart filled with worship. This little boy is truly off the charts. I hope this blesses you as much as it blessed me.
Monday, January 30, 2012
I am able to get a lot of stuff done now that I'm on a SparkBreak! One of those things is organizing photos. Here is our Christmas morning, albeit a bit late. There were two big holes in this Christmas: Bill was at work, out on his ship, and our son is living in Ohio. I missed my menfolk big time.
Our Irish angel atop the tree, watching over the presents
Our four daughters (Melanie, Michelle, Bigga aka Big Melanie, and the furry sister, Reggie)
This is Bigga (Bill's oldest) and her fiance, Kevin (he proposed on Christmas Eve, on bended knee, in front of us and about a dozen of his kin in our living room)
Michelle (my oldest) and her beau, Josh
Melanie (my youngest) and her friend, Maggie, who spent Christmas morning with us
Bill's mom, Janet. Despite the ravages of Alzheimer's, she had a good holiday.
Pepper & Leah (PepperLeah here on SP). Last Christmas they visited us from Florida. This year they are living here with us, part of our family, part of our church, part of our hearts and lives. We are so grateful for them!
Randie & Vernon, our dearest and most precious friends who are our extended family.
This is me, all decorated for Christmas
Reggie, our furry kid, guarding the trash. She has a very important job! lol
We weren't able to be with our grandson, Heath, until a few weeks after Christmas, but we had a good visit with him just the same.
Heath opening presents
Heath playing with Pawpaw (CaptainCookie)
Heath & Mawmaw (that's me)
That's our happy and healthy boy. We are blessed!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
John went to visit his 90 year old grandfather in a very secluded, rural area of West Virginia.
After spending a great evening chatting the night away, John’s grandfather prepared a breakfast of bacon, eggs and toast. However, John noticed a film-like substance on his plate, and questioned his grandfather asking, “Are these plates clean?”
His grandfather replied, “They’re as clean as cold water can get them. Just you go ahead and finish your meal, Sonny!”
For lunch the old man made hamburgers. Again, John was concerned about the plates as his appeared to have tiny specks around the edge that looked like dried egg and asked, “Are you sure these plates are clean?”
Without looking up the old man said, “I told you before, Sonny, those dishes are as clean as cold water can get them. Now don’t you fret, I don’t want to hear another word about it!”
Later that afternoon, John was on his way to a nearby town and as he was leaving, his grandfather’s dog started to growl, and wouldn’t let him pass.
John yelled and said, “Grandfather, your dog won’t let me get to my car.”
Without diverting his attention from the football game he was watching on TV, the old man shouted, “Coldwater, lay down.”
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