Yikes what a title but all such happy/fun things I can't wait to share them with you.
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.
A few more dolls for the consignment shop and upcoming craft shows.....I love making these bittie bugs---their little antennas make me smile.
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