Saturday, October 1, 2016


Ava is growing up so fast already. She was 7 weeks old on Wednesday. She's such a happy girl when she's not mad about something. And when she's mad about something, she quickly lets us know!! LOL

The other day it was a bit cool and momma hadn't brought any pants or socks for her. So I let her borrow a pair of my socks. They look a bit like legwarmers on her but they did the job! LOL

We had quite a pretty sunset here the other night. Actually we've had quite a few pretty sunsets since I moved in here, but I normally don't think to get a picture of them.

I do want to apologize for not posting on here and for not commenting on your blogs. I do read them every day, but my computer time has been limited as I've spent a lot of time taking care of Ava. Emily has gone back to work now so I'll be seeing even more of Ava, which I dearly love, but it definitely cuts into the time I have for other things. And right now (well, always actually) Ava and Emily are more important than anything else.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ava has good taste

I just had to share some pictures of Ava using the quilt and blanket I made for her. It's nice to know the things I made are loved and are being used. I know it was mom that really chose to use them, but I'd like to think that Ava likes them too! LOL

And here's a more recent picture of her. She's three weeks old today, although it seems like she's been with us forever.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A granddaughter is born

Welcome to the world Miss Ava Grace. She was born at 6:43 this morning. Both mom and baby are doing fine. Emily was in labor less than 8 hours and only had to push for about 15 minutes.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

An Afternoon at the Park

Emily and I went to our local state park this afternoon to do a little walking. We thought it might help get her labor started. It didn't work but we walked about two miles and had a great time. We did see lots of nice boats on the lake.

This looks like just a pile of dead wood, but on that top branch is a chipmunk, literally out on a limb! LOL

The river and trees were so pretty today, and it was a great day for walking in the woods.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Emptying boxes

Yesterday was the big day, and while we did have a few hiccups along the way to deal with, I did get moved into my new place.

I never could have done it without the help of two of Emily's friends, both young and strong and with way more energy than I had.

This is just one small bunch of boxes...believe me there were lots more all over the place!

And yes...I drove the U-Haul truck and did a fine job. I even had to back it up a few times and I never ran into anything! LOL Now all that's left is to unpack everything and get it organized. That's going to take some time, but I did make great progress today. I'll try to post pictures once I get everything sorted out.