Saturday, June 16, 2012

Lots of News

"So, where is she now," some of you might be asking.  Well, since I was here last, I have experienced the wonder and blessing of watching my eighth grandchild being born (making me a grandma for the eighth time in as many years!), had a majorly severe sinus infection that knocked me on my butt for a couple of days (guess I really am getting too old for those all nighters at the hospital), and spent the better part of this past week (after making sure I wasn't contagious) watching three of my other grandchildren while my daughter had a chance to recuperate a little bit and also to let mom and dad bond with their newest daughter without trying to spread themselves too thin with their other three kids.

So, first things first, here's a few photos of the newest addition to the family, Khloe Mae, who arrived just a tad early, on June 9 at just a little before six am.  She weighed in at 7 lbs 10 oz, and looks mostly like daddy with just enough of mom in her that there's absolutely no question that she's going to be a natural beauty with a heart and spirit to match.

I had devoted an Etsy treasury to our new little bundle of joy earlier this week that you can find here, but I'll repeat the theme of the treasury - which was Wishes for Khloe.

To my newborn granddaughter Khloe, I wish you these--
Angels to surround you and keep you safe,
Peace, love and hope throughout your life,
The beauty of nature to delight you,
Beautiful dreams to aspire to,
Sunshine and blue skies,
A solid path beneath your feet,
Hearts full of love all around you,
Time to be whimsical,
Reasons to celebrate,
Things to make you smile.
Shooting stars to wish on,
Nutritious food to nourish your body,
Curiosity and passions to nourish your mind,
A reason to dance,
And wherever life leads you -- may you always know that you are loved.

It was definitely a week of happy surprises for the family all the way around - in addition to Khloe's arrival, my oldest son landed a new job and they announced that they'll be building a new home which should be finished early in 2013!

Both of the school-aged grandkids are out for the summer, and everyone's up to their eyeballs in family birthday celebrations this month.

I also found out that I (who rarely wins anything, ever... seriously) won some free beads from Magpie Gemstones for being a blogging buddy.

I received these beautiful amethyst nuggets and an amethyst druzy focal component that's got the most amazing striations and crystallization patterns.  As soon as I saw it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it, and in between catching up on my housework this weekend, I'll be working on creating something I hope you'll think is amazing with my bead boon.  So be sure to stay tuned for an update on this creation.

So, now you know what I've been up to, how about you?  Anything exciting to share?



Anthony Peterson said...

She is adorable!

I became a father just 2 short years ago, and it has been - of course - the most life changing (and at times confronting!) thing ever, in the best way.

julie cavender said...

Well, congrats on all the good news in your family! My grand daughter is now 6 months old and crawling. Lots of fun!

Leta Porter said...

She is adorable. Congrats to all!

Baroness Bijoutery said...

Your newest little bundle of love is adorable. Our oldest grandson presented us our first Great Granddaughter last July. Sammi will be turning one very soon now and I'm not sure where that year has flown too. They don't live around here so seeing is difficult. Congratulation on your Special New Blessing.

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

congrats gramma!!!!

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