Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Baby, Bittie Bugs, and a Beagle

Yikes what a title but all such happy/fun things I can't wait to share them with you.

A Baby
It has been about 12 years since we have had a new baby in the family. My son is twenty and my niece and nephews are all in their teenage years.  Before you all start wondering what is she thinking???--she is 45--Not to worry I am not the one having the baby.  My sister-in-law, Kim is the new mommy. The baby is due on August 24 and we are all going to be surprised to learn if it is a boy or girl.  It will be Stephen and Kim's first baby and they love the idea of surprise.  Let me just say I CAN NOT WAIT!  I think it is safe to say that the whole family can't wait.  This is going to be one very loved baby.  We had Kim's baby shower last weekend and I wanted to share just a few pictures of the fun day.  First the new mommy---doesn't she look beautiful...
Kim's mom, Liz---Liz's mom (the Great Grandma) and Kim

The two excited Grandmas Liz and Edith (my mother-in- law)
My mom, Edith, and family friend Marian
The quilt that my mom made to welcome the new baby.
I am so thankful that God has blessed our family with this precious gift.  I am so looking forward to showering this little one with tons of love.

Bittie Bugs
A few more dolls for the consignment shop and upcoming craft shows.....I love making these bittie bugs---their little antennas make me smile.

A Beagle
OK now you can say "What is she thinking?" 

But look at that face how could anyone resist it.  Alex and I sure couldn't.  After having Sassy, Alex decided  he loved her and the Beagle breed so much that we should get another.  And for those of you who really know me,  I don't have to tell you how much of a dog lover I am. I thought about it for oh a second and agreed.   So two weeks ago we decided to meet some rescued Beagles that were looking for forever homes.  We went with the intent to visit a little 4 month girl puppy named Clair.  I must say she was adorable!!! Toward the end of our visit we met Gene.  Alex and I looked at each other and we both knew we just had to add him to our family.  Gene came from a very high kill shelter in Ohio and was rescued by a wonderful foster home where he lived until we fell in love with him. Gene (we call him Geno) came to live with us on Saturday and I could not love him more.  He is about 3-4 years old and the biggest teddy bear/couch potato one could ever meet.  He is so gentle and after only being a part of our family for a few days has found his perfect place among us.

Gene aka:  Geno, Gene Gene the dancing machine, or Bubba was welcomed to our family with a special treat from Brewster's (a local ice-cream shop)   I actually think I saw him smile after he finished his tiny doggie sized scoop of vanilla ice-cream topped with a milk bone.
Welcome to your forever home Geno


Garter Mademoiselle said...

Mimi, Hi! Your post was so filled with happiness, that I could not be more pleased for you. A new baby in the family, how exciting! Boy or girl, it promises to have a very loving future with so many family members waiting to welcome it into the world with open arms and spoil him/her. I could tell how thrilled you are. And if that was not happy news enough, a new dog added to your home has put smiles on your face and in your heart too. I love it when families adopt pets from shelters, giving them a chance to be loved as they should be. Geno is such a lucky beagle. I had beagles when I was young, Chan and Kippy. Such wonderful memories of them. Enjoy all the happy events there! hugs from afar, Debby in Germany

Scrap for Joy said...

Best wishes to Kim and Stephen on their soon-to-be-here new family member! The shower looked like a fun event and I love your Mom's quilt...I love all of her work! Your bittie bugs are even cuter in person than any photo could show.
Geno....what can I say? He is a cutie.

Country Dreaming said...

Congrats to the new Mommy and Daddy to be.
Congrats to the new addition Geno--he is a cutie.

You are having a busy summer.

Take Care.


Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Hi Mimi!! Your new baby is absolutely adorable!!! What a lucky little rescue pup!!! Don't you feel so good knowing that you saved a life?!!?

Megan is in love with her new doll!! I took some pictures of her with it and I'm going to put them on my blog soon. Your note was so sweet and I have the little notebook next to my bed to jot down things to do as I think of them. :)

Keep us posted on your new niece or nephew. I'm going to take a guess and say it's a niece. Babies have such a way of bringing joy into a family!! Take care and God bless. XOXOXO

Mimi Sue said...

There's nothing better than a new member of the family. Babies or doggies, both are great! Love your little bitties. So Adorable! Mimi

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