Monday, December 8, 2014

Checking in and a surprise!

I know.  I don't know what happened to my blog either. I was trying to put a little bit of a holiday spin on it, and everything went crazy and I couldn't get it back the way it was, so I just found something in Blogger's design department that didn't look too goofy.  Because it looked really goofy a couple hours ago.  WHY can't I just leave well enough alone?!

Anyway, just popping in to push the last post with Fall graphics down the page a bit, and to tell you why I haven't had a lot of time for blogging of late. I had a big crowd for Thanksgiving, then Dan and I fell right into decorating for Christmas.  This is our first holiday in our 'new' house, so we've had fun figuring out where our indoor decorations will go, and how to make all the outdoor decorations work for this year.  We figure we'll hit the sales after Christmas to fill in with a few new things.

And the big news is that in amongst all this, we have a grandbaby!  She has blonde hair and big blue eyes and we are completely smitten:) 

Oh, my gosh, nobody prepared me for how much love there is for a grandchild.  It's a giddy, over the moon delight, the same kind of joy as when I had my own babies, but none of the nervousness and anxiety mixed in because of all the responsibility.   There's the skip of my heart when I look at her and see my son, 21 years ago.  There's the fullness of my heart when I see her with her mommy and daddy, and how beautiful they all are.   

I find myself pausing every other sentence as I type this, looking at her photo and those big blue eyes.  This little miracle fresh from heaven. I sense that if she could talk, she would be so much wiser than I.  She would tell me that when life seems to be falling apart, God has way of putting things all back together again far better than we could ever plan.  And the rewards are greater than we imagined.


Mari said...

Congratulations! She is just beautiful, and you are right about being a Grandma - it is the best!!!

Leslie said...

Awww Karen!! She is beautiful!! Congratulations.
Glad that you guys are having fun decorating the new house..
Have a wonderful December!

Melinda said...

Well, well! She is a cutie.
Happy decorating and being a new Grandma. I am sure you will have fun with both.
I have some trivia posted , stop by ans test your Christmas knowledge.


M :)

Mereknits said...

She is gorgeous! Look at those beautiful blue eyes!Congrats to you and your whole family.

Susanne said...

Congratulations Karen and family. What a beauty she is. You are going to enjoy this Christmas with her and your new home. Looking forward to maybe some pictures of your house all dolled up?!

Judy said...

You are a grandmother!