Sunday, December 7, 2008

There's Been A Little Development Here!

I've got a confession to make. I've been holding out on you all. We've had some exciting developments here in the past few weeks! Our baby girl (and her hubby!) are expecting their first child, our second grandbaby! Little J will soon have a little cousin to share with his grammie and grampa! The newest addition to our family should arrive near June 30. This baby will be the first grandchild for her/his daddy's side of the family so needless to say, we are all very excited! B & N go for the first ultrasound tomorrow so I'm sure it will be an exciting day for them. B has done a little blogging of her own and will be posting monthly tummy photos! The things we never even dreamed of "back in the day" ! Congratulations you two!

I was excited last week to receive a package in the mail from my sister. Unlike me, she is usually on time with her birthday presents ( I still owe my niece one from November!) . I tore it open to find a new table runner for my dining room table. Made from Moda's Peace of Earth collection, it fits my long table perfectly. (The colors just didn't come through on the photo above, sorry) K is pretty new to quilting so I'm honored to receive one of her projects. I am usually busy making things for others and slow in completing those for myself, so this meant a lot to me. Thanks K!
My friend and knitting mentor T and I both had birthdays on Wednesday. (As did Connie!) T has been so generous with her time, yarn and advice that I felt she deserved one of the purses that I've been making. Looks like she is pleased with it and it even matched her outfit! We spent a good portion of the afternoon knitting and enjoying lunch with two other friends. That evening, D took me out for dinner at Buck's Restaurant in Louisville to celebrate. We don't often go to such "upscale" places, so that was a treat.

I've been working on other "secret" projects this week and slowly starting my Christmas shopping. Our little (sometimes) book club will meet here this week for our holiday get together so some house cleaning and cooking are in order for the next couple of days. Most of my Christmas decorations are finally up but the outside lights will be mostly absent this year. The early cold weather has put a damper on that. Next year we'll make up for that since we'll have two little ones to impress with the twinkles and sparkles!

I'm sure everyone is getting busy with the holidays. Please be careful as you're out and about this time of year, but most of all, I hope you can relax and enjoy special times with family and friends. I'll try to take my own advice too! Thanks for stopping by!


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Happy, happy hugs for all your abundant blessings... Life is GREAT!

Vickie said...

Congratulations to you and your family! Your table runner is beautiful! Your mentor looks great with her bag!
Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday! Have fun with you book club party!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Janet, congrats to you and the mommy and daddy. How very exciting!! I can only imagine. Someday!
Happy belated birthday by the way.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Congratulations to all of you, Janet, on your very happy news. May God bless your family.

Lucy said...

Wow another grand baby -- lucky you. Congratulations to mom and dad to be.

Beautiful table runner -- I love that fabric line. It looks so good on your table.

Can't wait to see the "surprises". Hope you can share them eventually.

JD said...

you gotta change your baby ticker for their new due date. bummer, but a month before Joey was due, maybe it is a special date the 5th of every month.

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Belated Birthday Grandma! And congrats on the new baby -- how fun that the little cousins will be so close in age!

Anonymous said...

Wow, another new grandbaby! Yippee! congrats to all