Saturday, July 31, 2010

Fun in the sun

Went to see Jenna and Little Bear on Thursday. Went to Cheescake Factory for the first time. That was a bit overwhelming! We had a great day. I love being with the kids. I was so glad we could all be together. Little Bear and Mama are growing.
Jenna looked so pretty in her bright blue dress. She also taught me how to get free frozen yogurt. We had fun cooling off in the pool, having pizza with Pam and family.
Poor Jesse left the rest of her cheesecake at the house, but I'm taking care of that. Wouldn't want it to go bad.

I've set a goal to try and help Jenna and Sean have atleast a years worth of diapers and wipes by the time the baby gets here. I've got a small start, I love to find them on sale and have a coupon.

I'm so excited about vacation in 7 days. Next year we will have a five month old with us. I can't wait. Little Bear is going to be one spoiled baby. I really don't like equating Little Bears growth with a food item. Lima beans and grapes will never be the same. We need to stick to inches or centimeters.

Emma and I finished Anne of Green Gables. It is THE best movie I've ever seen. I must own the series some day. I will be watching it with any granddaughters that I am blessed with.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cutest Belly Ever

So Jenna is showing a little. Alot to her! Her belly is so cute. Just touching it and knowing what a miracle is going on in there is amazing. Fearfully and wonderfully made.

Sean very thoughtfully brought pizza home for dinner last night. I can't wait to see him be a dad. I am so glad the trend for dads has changed, and they are so much more hands on than they were years ago. I personally think that makes a very secure child (and happy mama).

Will informed me that it is 11 days until vacation. Yippee! Food, games, food, swimming, food, shopping...did I mention food? We love to cook and eat out! Healthy of course, this year. Next year we will have a five month old with us. Can you imagine the spoiling going on around there?

Papa prays the sweetest prayers for Little Bear. I love to hear him pray for Sean, Jenna and Little Bear. :)

I added a little sidebar. Figured it out all by myself!

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Secret's Out

Yesterday Jenna(dd) and Sean came to lunch after church. We were celebrating Will's 16th birthday. After Will opened all his presents, Jenna told him he had one more. When he opened it and pulled out an infant sleeper, he looked puzzled for just a second, then he realized what it meant. Everyone was so surprised!

I am so happy. Jenna and Sean will be such good parents. As of today Little Bear is eight weeks & three days old. All we could talk about once we got home was "the baby". Todd and Emma think the baby will be a girl. Will and I think Little Bear is a boy. It totally doesn't matter. We just pray for a healthy mama and baby.

As you can see I started using real names, because everyone knows about the blog now.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Finally I have a minute to update without fear that someone will walk in the room and see me. Keeping this blog a secret is almost impossible.

Okay so the nickname for the baby is"Little Bear". That is so much better that saying "it" for the next nine months, or I guess I should say seven and a half months. I can't wait for everyone else to find out. I am so excited to be a Grandmother(wow that sounded weird), but I can't talk about it.

I have so many prayers, thoughts and hopes for this sweet baby. First my prayer would be that he/she would be brought up to know and love the Lord with all their heart and soul. Everything else will fall into place after that. I wonder will he/she have dark hair like daddy or blond hair like mama. Big blue eyes are most likely. What kind of personality??? Oh how I love Little Bear already! I can't wait for dd to start showing, that's when the fun really begins. Seven weeks five days today!

Monday, July 12, 2010

This and That

Thank goodnes my dd did not make me wait until Thursday to find out if everything was okay. She called me on Wednesday during her appointment. I was in Target with other dd, so I had to act like nothing was going on. She told me the baby's heart beat was 108, and she was 5 weeks and 5 days along, that was on July 7th. I am sooooo excited and having a very hard time not saying anything to anyone about the baby. I am proud of myself, this is the best I have ever kept a secret. I am afraid if I blow it then none of my children will trust me again to keep a secret.
Trying to keep this blog a secret for now is almost impossible also.

Monday, July 5, 2010


So oldest dd calls and says that she wants to wait and tell me the results of her ultrasound until Thursday when we are together. Ugh!!!!!!!!! I am the world's worst with surprises, and I know if I don't hear from her I tend to think the worst. I guess this is where prayer comes in. I don't know if every mothr feels this way, but if something is going in my children's lives, I feel it too. I hate when my children, or anyone for that matter, has to experience hurt, disappointment or sadness. I will keep praying for a healthy mama and baby. Baby has a cute nick name, but I think I'll wait to use it.

Dinner plans for tonight may or may not work out. Youngest dd just called and said she probably won't be back from the lake until 7 or 8pm. May have to put plans for Lemon Pie and games on the back porch on hold until tomorrow.

Teresa’s Easy Icebox (freezer) Pie (Don't know who Teresa is)

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in milk until blended. Beat in lemonade concentrate. Fold in whipped topping . Pour into crust. Cover and refrigerate/freeze until set. Yield: 8 servings.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Becoming a Nonni

On June 25, 2010 I found out that I will be a Nonni. I pray the Lord will help me be the best Nonni I can be. I want to be there to give support in any way possible to my dd and sil. I am a bit nervous as this dd has experienced a miscarriage in the past. Tests so far reveal a healthy pregnancy. She will be going for her first ultrasound next Wednesday, 7/7. Which happens to be my youngest dd's 17th birthday.

The reason I started this blog is to have a permanent record of prayers and blessings and events in my life as a grandmother. I want my children, if they don't know already, and my grandchildren to know what a gift from God that they are to me.