Sunday, September 28, 2008
Abby spent the night on Saturday night with us. It was funny cause my son, Nate called me to see if we wanted to come over to see a movie, but we were in for the night. So, I could hear Abby in the background yelling "mimi", so I told Nate if he wanted her to spend the night he and Elsa could watch the movie and catch up on some sleep since she usually wakes up real early. Well, they took me up on it and brought her over. She was so excited....She slept all night and woke up at 7:00, which is very rare. They picked her up on the way to church, then after church we all went to a Harvest Festival not far from our house. We walked around and looked at antiques and other things and I ended up buying a late 1940's early 50's large hand mirror for dirt cheap and a beautiful glass pitcher that is very unusual. I spent under $5 for everything. We ate there and Abby played on the playground and had a ball. I love this family picture of Abby, Nate & Elsa.....oh, and baby..... Abby loved playing in the tunnel and slide. Can you believe the head of hair on this child? She is already 18 months old. She is my Abber Dabber.......
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I want to brag on the Best Daughter-in-law in the world. She was Heaven sent to my son. She is a Beautiful person, inside and out! She is a wonderful mother to my beautiful grand-daughter Abigail. Yesterday she found out her due date which is May 13, 2009. Abby will have a sister or brother. It is so hard to contain the Blessings that God is bestowing on my family. This picture tells it all.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
My Sunday morning started off by driving a few miles down the road to the Apple Orchard to be one of the first when they opened. I wanted to surprise my daughter and family with freshly made apple cinnamon & pumpkin donuts, apple cider and of course the best apples. We like the gala apple or the honey crisp. When I got out of my van to go in, I looked across the street at a beautiful farm field with the sun rising. I stood and actually looked around and just soaked in God's beauty. Lately, I have not taken time to stop and do this. I had worship music playing on the radio and I stood by the van and took pictures and Thanked God for the many blessings he has given me. Then my hubby and I went to a very neat little restaurant by our walking trail in town and ate the best breakfast. After breakfast, I went to pick up my mom and just her and I went to Steph's to see Baby Ivy. My mom had not seen her since she's been born. She was so excited to hold her Great grand-daughter. I thought how neat it would be to have a Generation picture taken while we were there, so Steph set the camera and we got some really great pictures. Steph, Mimi, Ivy & Great Mommal. My mom gave Ivy lots of kisses!After our visit with Steph & Ivy (Jeff & boys were at church), I took her shopping for some new clothes and we went to lunch. I love spending time with my mom, just the 2 of us....She is a very classy lady and the most wonderful mother! The day could not have been more perfect!
This time last week we were waiting on Ivy's arrival. We are such a Blessed Family!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Meet Mimi's newest little Princess, Ivy LaRue. Picture's are courtesy of Ashlee at Mama's Nest. She looks like Stephanie when she was first born.
I feel like I have been in a dream since Sunday night. What an experience to be able to witness this little miracle coming into the world in her own home. I am so proud of my daughter. She is so brave and the strength she showed was so amazing. I will let Steph tell the Birth Story when she is able to. I stayed at Steph's house to help with everything and came home last night. Ivy's brother's are on cloud 9. They want to look at her all the time and are just so happy to have a sister. Would you believe I only took 1 picture of Ivy the whole time I was there? I was too busy with other things. I will be updating with new pictures soon...probably tonight after going to visit her.
My wonderful son-in-law, Jeff, took this picture of Gray and I about 10 hours after Ivy was born. Gray crawled up in my lap and was sacked out in no time. I remember being so comfy from the breeze that was blowing and there was no noise in the house. What a night we had. It was like a big party.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
So far we have had a party waiting on the birth. Steph got out a bunch of munchies and would you believe she wanted me to go out and rent the movie "Baby Mama" with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler? She kissed the boys goodnight and we started watching the movie. Steph had very strong contractions but she would get up and either walk or get on the floor and work with them and relax.....I could not be more proud of my daughter than this evening. I will let you know when baby Ivy arrives. Thank you to everyone who is staying up with us tonight awaiting this miracle and praying.....
Oh, I forgot to mention, she even put on make-up in between contractions......
I think Ike has hit us since yesterday with all the flooding and it is still raining. I live over 1,000 miles from Texas, so what is this? Please pray that I can make it to Steph's house when she is ready to have the baby. They were closing roads yesterday afternoon due to flooding, so I might have to have a firetruck drive me or find a boat to her house. I just talked to her and she is really feeling a lot of pressure, so it won't be long. I am trying to prepare for my evacuation when she calls. Also, please pray that the midwife can make it thru the flooded streets. She lives about 15 minutes from Steph. I live about 20 minutes. It could be soon now. I will keep you posted. Thanks for praying!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Well..........today Dayna had another ultra-sound and guess what???? Gracie has a male part and you can see it in the middle of this picture. It's hanging down. My sister shared this with me and sorry it's a little blurry. They are so happy that it's a Boy. Down deep inside, Dayna & Rob really wanted their first baby to be a boy. Diane went in with them during the ultrasound and she said that Rob almost fell over, he was so surprised and very happy. Dayna said she felt all along that it was a boy. So they went home and took all the little girl clothes out of the closet. They almost painted the nursery pink but changed their minds.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Abby is the woman driver. Gray is riding in the back.Here is Noah, who lost his first tooth this weekend, pushing Abby in the stroller. He was practicing so he will be ready for his sister, Ivy.This was just bits and pieces of our Sunday. It was a great day!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Jeff & Steph....the loving couple....Baby Ivy is really poking out there! She's making her entrance very soon......Steph walked the whole parade route and could have ridden in a fancy new car. We saw lots of friends along the parade route. One of them was Beth from Folding Laundry.
We all passed out tons of candy and were exhausted at the end. It was a fun time. Jeff's parents were also with us in the parade. Jeff's dad rode his scooter.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
She was fortunate to not have any damage at her home when she returned after staying at her daughter's house. She doesn't have to be back to work until tomorrow....She sent me this picture today of her bargains she bought. Can you tell she is having a grand-daughter soon? She was so proud of her antique muffin tin. She even got me something! Doxie dog note cards. When she comes to visit me, we love to go and spend a few hours in Goodwill. Call us crazy, but we find a lot of treasures! I love what she has written on her little blackboard.
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