Tuesday, January 01, 2008

It's a New Year

Long time no see! I hope your holidays were the best; it looks like it, judging from the blogs I've been slowly catching up on. We had our entire family here for Christmas, 14 adults and 10 grands. Of the grands, 6 are DH's and 4 are mine, but we are each the only Gramma/Grampa that they have all known - does that make sense? I managed to get a pic of my 4, which are the youngest of the tribe. The others are too slippery and can run away so I didn't get my giant group picture I was hoping for. These festive little elves are (left to right) 6 month old Jayden and his big sister Meghan age 7; 4 yr old Madeline and the newest squirt 4 month old Nicholas. What a blast to have a baby Christmas!



There was enough babies to go around, even tho I was a bit of a baby hog. These two are delighted with each other, it was hilarious. All my kids and spouses lined up with cameras to get pictures of Gramma with 2 babies, and suddenly I knew how Britney feels - man! That was a lot of flashes going off in my face!


DS#2 was so totally blown away and so happy with his quilt that I felt a bit bad that I hadn't made him one before now and the one I did make was really really simple. However, common sense overtook me again and the reasons haven't changed. If he needs something to pad the side of his 4-wheeler in the back of his truck and the quilt is handy, he won't hesitate to wad it up and use it to protect his muddy ATV. Really!
As wonderful as Christmas was, the rest of the year went sour for me personally and the New Year hasn't kicked off any better. In addition to my clinic's Big Move (which is next week) I had something horrible happen that sent me straight to the depths of rottenness, and for the past week I've been holed up in my room licking my wounds. And eating cookies for dinner. My good buddy Leslie gently goaded me out of the house today for a sew-day and that has really helped. I have another new project underway and of course that always helps. So today looks a bit brighter, and for the next 8 days I'll be spinning at Mach 4 with my hair on fire and that will help also. Catching up on all your blogs is also a great help! Thank you for your wonderful entries and peeks into lives so similar and so different. I can't tell you how good it feels to know you're out there, my invisible friends, lol! Happy New Year!
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12 comments:

Linda said...

What gorgeous photo's of the little ones, and so nice to put a face to the blog. I'm so sorry you've had a rough time of it lately. I know how that goes. Prayers that life is good to you, and an abundance of joy.

(((Hugs)))

Leslie said...

Baby fix to the second power. What a great shot of Madeline and Megan!

With each day it will get easier and by next month... who knows what new winds will blow?
*hugs*

Perry said...

Your newest grandbabies are just precious. I hope 2008 will be a wonderful year for you, and the awfulness will be truly over.

Bren said...

((((hugs)))) I am so sorry your year has started off with pain involved. I am praying it fades quickly.
Your grandbabies are all wonderful and what a beauty you are!!!!

Quilting Journey said...

Su B,Su B,Doo...we're all here for you, woman. We've got our brooms to sweep out the bad ch'i, we've got our rotary cutters to zip through the layers of polyester crap, we've got our mats to fly you anywhere you want to go and most of all, we've got our power serger highs to blow those bad vibes right outta there! There's nothing like a little quilting therapy and an understanding friend, so blessing already abound. It's a New Year, darn tootin'. W00t, W00t !

Quilting Journey said...

And amen to what the others all said, too!

julieQ said...

I am sorry you had a bad experience, and I am glad the blogs cheer you up!! They do me too...

I love those babies!!

julieQ

Kim said...

I'm catching up on some blog reading and see you've been unhappy! I DO hope things are getting better for you. And I'll bet looking at those sweet babies helps! Hang in there and don't let the morons get you down!

Elaine Adair said...

Beautiful, happy, healthy children!!!! So nice to see your face, not just a signature.

So sorry to hear you had to deal with "Rottenness" ... Like that 4 letter word ... xxxx happens. It's supposed to make us stronger when it's over ... not so sure on that one.

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Red Geranium Cottage said...

Those babies are adorable. Lucky you to have two of them at once. Happy New Year!!!

Rosy said...

Those Gbabies are such a blessing! They are so lucky to have been blessed also w/you! Our Lord never gives us more than we can handle!