Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Beginnings in 2010

I know, I know, its been a long time. It had been so long I just stayed away. The last half of 2009 was a bit of a struggle for us on too many fronts and I let it overwhelm me. I've spent the first few weeks of the new year reflecting, re-grouping, and re-organizing. I did not make any resolutions but did decide I need to work on habits. All of the best and worst things about me are habits, good or bad. Need to drop some of the bad ones and develop a few more good ones. We'll see how that works, but I am back and ready for a new year.

The biggest news since I've been away.........
Grand #6
Tristan and Jason are expecting!
We are all so excited! It is a little girl and they have picked a name that I love. Miss Stella Laine is due April 19 and we can't wait to meet her.
She will be our second grand daughter born this year. We found out that Daniel and Alicia are also having a girl! Miss Katherin is due March 17.
Blessings abound!
Random Odd Thought.... our seven were two girls then the five boys, grands are two boys then four girls. We need one more girl huh?
We had a very nice low key Christmas. Focus was on the babies. I did a good bit of crafting and was happy with most everything, and thrilled with a few things. Michael and I collaborated on one project that I will share as soon as I dig up some pictures. The favorite gift this year for MamMaw and Poppa was a picture of all four grands! The moms (thank you girls I know that wasn't easy) all met up and had a portrait made. Priceless! We just love it.
I have been working on a few UFOs lately and finished several projects that were hanging over my head. Needed to clear my to do list as much as I needed to clear my head. Both are still pretty cluttered but.....
To New Beginnings!


  1. I am so glad to see you back here! I already knew the news about the new granddaughters, I am getting a new granddaughter, too! I can hardly wait, although I won't get to see her until November. (she is due in May) I already have two patterns and lots of fabric to make her some frilly girly things.

    I did a lot of sewing around the holidays, too, and finished up several UFO's because I just can't stand to hear them "talking" to me when i start something new. I have also cut a quilt for my own bed, since I don't have one for me yet! and got fabric for one for the new baby, a big boy quilt for Owen, and a new quilt for Michael, because he hasn't had a new one since he was two. (and gahhhhh?! he is already 13~!)

    I hope we get to see you before we head west again--I miss you!

  2. so glad you are back!!!! and I love my baby name to it makes me so excited! Love you!

  3. Thanks ya'll! Its good to be back.
    Karen, wish we could have a frilly, girly sewing day!