Sunday, March 31, 2013

Snow ....

We've had late season snows before
7 years ago on my 50th birthday, March 22nd we had snow

I figured either it was my birthday present from God as he
knows how much I love it OR it was God mad that I was
hitting 50 years of age!

On the 24th of March this year, we had a really good size snow
It started on Sunday late afternoon and came down really
really fast!! Very quickly we had about 4 inches of snow....I
know that doesn't sound like a lot to folks who are used to
it but here in Virginia, that's a snow we can get excited about!

The next day we had snow flurries on and off all day long
I worked from home so I had the perfect spot to sit
with my laptop to work and watch the snow coming down!



Saturday, March 30, 2013

March 17th ....

March 17th came and went and I didn't think about something

I didn't think about the stroke that my husband had
on 3/17/11

On 3/17/12 I thought about it....wrote a post and cried about it
But this year......nope!
Did not even enter my mind on that day

Maybe the fact that our new grandson was just born kept it
off of my mind
or that I was starting vacation and spending it with the new grandson
or maybe I can't or won't dwell on it

whatever the reason......I didn't think about it

and the only reason I thought about it today was because I saw on
Facebook where people were passing around warning signs
of a stroke. And just a hubby had none of those
warning signs!

so I think this means I kicked the stroke to the won't
consume us! We're just enjoying life too much for that!!


Sunday, March 10, 2013

A new baby ....

A new little baby came into our life on Friday
March 8th at 11:51 pm
weighing in at 7 lbs .05 oz and 20 inches long
with some beautiful blondish / brownish hair
and big blue eyes
So very proud of our daughter Jacquelyn and son-in-law Bucky
 it's just so hard to put into words what grandchildren mean
but I can tell you matter what you have done with your life
no matter where you've been, who you have met, no matter
what path your life has taken, the good and the bad, I can
tell you this ... grandchildren are the very BEST part of life
they are your reward and I can only hope for everyone
that they get to experience that. I'm so happy that so far both
of my daughters have given us grandsons!
and here's some pics of that precious angel
named Declan Liam Mawyer

It was a long Jacquelyn and Bucky taking
a short nap....
and here's Declan just minutes old
we couldn't believe how alert he was....
pretty cute huh?

I love the way he is looking at Jacquelyn below
it's kind of like "hey mom...we did it"

Aunt Nicole so excited to have a nephew

new daddy Bucky so in love...

I'll get  more pictures up sometime this week


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Blogging ....

I hope to do a bunch of blog post soon
I've been neglecting this little blog of mine

Our daughter and son-in-law have been staying with us while some
work was being done on their house
 so we've just been soaking up a bunch of good quality time with them

and now this evening, they are in the hospital awaiting the
arrival of their son, Declan Liam, our grandson!!

hope to catch up soon and have some pics of our
little Irish lad...


Friday, March 1, 2013

Baby Declan ...

Our newest grandson is due any day now
The excitement I feel is really just indescribable to me
We already have Maddox and Gabe but the excitement
about this newest one is just as exciting
He is officially due March 6th
but we all know he could come any day now
I keep the chalk board up to date

right now the board says 5 days until Declan
just can't wait