Friday, January 30, 2015
Never. Never even thought of it.
Jule has always has been this way, loves fancy things.
I have five daughters--three fancy, two not..
I am not fancy.
And yet Martha, one of her mom's sisters, is very fancy. Martha is just all kinds of elegant and beautiful.
But one little girl has been born this week into the family, and two more are going to be soon.
We'll are so excited to get to know these people.
Oh my goodness.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The hours between the phone call until we were there with her in our arms? It felt like a year. As I was trying to get through the last of it and get on the road, a couple absurd obstacles appeared in my way. I was an inch from just plain primal screaming, right in the elevator. But no, stay calm.
Then I was in the quiet, dark, cool air, in the car, heading for our baby.
Congratulations you guys and to your whole family. What a wonderful day.
We've been waiting for you.
Love, Grandma and Grandpa and Everybody
Sunday, January 25, 2015
We haven't really all been together since Christmas time, so it was good to be together and eat and goof around for the evening.
m.c., this has been a year of growing and change, and also confusion, and yet it's been okay too. We hope being 15 in 2015 is a great year. We love you, and it was lovely to spend the evening with you yesterday.
And here's Jay with his candles:
Happy Birthday, Buddy.
It's been a long month, but we've made it to here.
We all love you a million times over. love, Val and Everybody
Friday, January 23, 2015
The kids cleaned before we came home from vacation, and that's been a while already.
She's making her dad a birthday card.
John wanted to meet his dad at the boat show tonight, but then John's life became a little complicated and it didn't work out.
Onward. I hope tomorrow is a fun day.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
These are pictures from the botanical garden.
It's fine, just be aware of where you're placing your steps. Take your time.Pay attention.
Today a bunch of rowdy kids came to play and have lunch, and we had a very nice morning.
I could have taken at least ONE picture, but I did not. We had some chicken vegetable macaroni cheese kit meal for lunch. It's tasty. I looked at the wrapper and all the nutrition seemed perfectly fine, except the sodium.. It was like half a day's worth of salt in one meal.
Yeah, well they balanced it out with ice cream treats and popsicles, and I do love kids.
They ran around, and laughed like crazy, and fought a little, and screamed, and you know.
I love you guys. Love, Grandma, aka Val, aka MOM