It Seems Like A Lifetime Ago…

January 16 is a special day for someone who is very special to me…

It seems like a lifetime ago, when you and I were young.  You were my big brother, and I looked up to you. Some things will never change…

me and my big brother

We’ve shared some hard times…and some great times. Thankfully, there have been more good times than bad!

It seems like a lifetime ago when you left home at the very young age of 17–and got married.

It seems like a lifetime ago when you took the photos at my wedding, nine years after your own.

It seems like a lifetime ago when we all took that trip to Walt Disney World together!

It seems like a lifetime ago when we were both blessed with baby girls, but in the blink of an eye they were both grown.

It seems like a lifetime ago when we were sitting at the hospital together, waiting as our daddy took his last breath.  Then six years later, we repeated the same scenario with our mama.

These days we are both enjoying retirement, and the fruits of growing older–our grandchildren!

Yes!  Growing older does have its rewards!

David, I wish you a very Happy Birthday today!

I also wish you many, many more happy, healthy,  birthdays in the future!

Ed and I really enjoyed our recent visit with you and Kay. I’m already looking forward to the next one!  Enjoy your special day!  

Love always,

Kathy

Published in: on January 15, 2012 at 11:44 pm  Comments (9)  

Thursday’s Thoughts…

Okay, I’m beginning to get my blogging mojo back a little bit–finally!  I finally have a few blog ideas floating around in my head.  However, today I am having out-of-town company and I don’t have time to write an in-depth post.  Instead I’ll share a few random thoughts, then I’m heading to the grocery store for food!

My brother and his wife are coming in today from Florida for a visit, although it looks like it may be a short visit due to some unforeseen circumstances.   It seems to get more and more difficult for us to get together as time goes on.  Either one or the other of us usually has something going on with one of us– or with our families.  I’d sort of hoped that we might be able to arrange a beach get-away for all of us on this visit, but it just didn’t work out.  I’ve never stayed on the beach in January, but I was more than willing to give it a try!  I don’t suppose it matters where we get together, the most important thing is that we are getting together.

Our daughter-in-law, Christina, went to the doctor yesterday (after running high fever the night before), and was diagnosed with “mastitis”.  Ouch!  That can be painful.  She says she’s uncomfortable, but not unbearable.  I told her she’s just tough!  She’s now taking antibiotics, and continuing  to breast feed baby Chase, which should take care of the problem.  She goes back to the doctor for a re-check on Friday.  Hopefully, after a few doses of antibiotics, she will be as good as new, and there won’t be anymore problems.  Thank you for all of the prayers sent up on her behalf.  I was really worried about her.  Baby Chase also had his two-week checkup yesterday, and is doing great.  He weighs about 8 pounds already!

Speaking of baby Chase, I had a great visit with him on Wednesday afternoon, following their doctor’s appointments.  He was awake and alert, and he and I had a nice talk while his mom walked next door to visit Brandy.  I recorded some of my conversation with Chase.  It will be a little something for Chase to look back at and laugh about one of these days…Forgive me– I just have to share part of our conversation.  Some of you may get a laugh out of my southern drawl and our “one-sided” conversation…

Speaking of babies, little Alex is doing good so far.  (He’s the special needs baby that my daughter began keeping last week.)  He and Brandy seem to have found their stride already.  Some days he eats better than others, but he seems to be settling in just fine–and he really loves Brandy’s daughter, Madison!  He  looks at her and just beams.  Alex also pulled up for the first time (at Brandy’s house) on Wednesday!  He’s so tiny to be on his feet!  He still wears a size 3-6 months clothing, and a size 1 diaper!  I have a feeling that will soon change if Brandy has her way!

On Tuesday I decided to spend the day doing something “fun”.  I ignored the housework and spent most of the day making ornaments for my year round tree!  I really enjoyed myself.  I used to love doing arts and crafts, but haven’t done much of that type of thing in quite a while.  I’ve had those ornament kits for over two years–just sitting there!  At the end of the day, I had several new little snowmen, snowflakes, and penguins on my tree–and a great feeling of satisfaction!  It was a day well spent.  I need to do that more often!

In a few days I’m looking forward to going to visit an old friend for the day.  She lives about an hour away.  Diane and I have remained friends since high school (way back in 1970), even though we have lived in different cities for nearly 35 years.  We dated, then married, best friends many years ago.  At one point in time, we were all next door neighbors, for several years.  Now that she’s retired, too, she and I get together three or four times a year, to just have lunch and talk–and we always have a lot to talk about.  Sometimes we talk about “the good old days”, or the “down side” of growing older…and we always talk about our grandchildren!

Did all of you enjoy yesterday’s “Hodgepodge” as much as I did?  I especially enjoyed reading everyone’s response to the “random acts of kindness” question!  It made me feel “warm and fuzzy” reading those.  Joyce, if you happen to read this, thank you again, for hosting this fun weekly meme.  I look forward to it each week, and have met so many nice people through it!

Well, my clock is telling me it’s time to go, so I’d better listen to it.   I will catch up with all of you later this weekend.  In the meantime, I’ll be catching up with family!

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Wednesday Hodgepodge…January 11

Hello again!  I’m afraid that I’m running behind with my blogging and visiting again.  I can’t quite get myself together since the holidays, not  just in blogging, but in everything.  Hopefully, this isn’t going to be the trend for 2012!

Can you believe it’s nearly the middle of January already?  Me either!  Fortunately, Joyce seems to have it more together than I do, so she has graciously provided us with another great set of “Hodgepodge questions” for today.    Here is her sixty-first set of thought-provoking questions.  Wow!  That’s a lot of questions, Joyce.  You’re amazing!

1. Lake Superior University has once again published a list of words/phrases they think should be banished from the Queen’s English in 2012-

amazing, baby bump, shared sacrifice, occupy, blowback, man cave, the new normal, pet parent, win the future, trickeration, ginormous, and thank you in advance.

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Go here to read more about how the words are chosen.  Wow,  I’ve never even heard some of these words or phrases!  I had to “Google” some of them to see what they were–like blowback and trickeration!   I think I’d most like to banish the word “occupy”, just because it makes me think of  the “occupy Wall Street Movement”–while we’re at it, can we  banish that entire movement, too?

2. Are you easily embarrassed?  Yes, I’m afraid I’m shy, and easily embarrassed, therefore,  I tend to hide in the background whenever possible.   I don’t like to be singled out for any reason, especially an embarrassing one.

3. What is your go-to snack?  I prefer a sweet snack, so I’ll usually eat cookies or some kind of sweet roll with milk.  Shame on me!  I’ve tried to snack on fruit or pretzels, but I always come back to my sweets in the end…sigh.  At least I’m not a big candy eater!

4. Have you ever been to Washington D.C.? If not do you have any desire to go? What site/attraction would you most want to see in that city? If you have been, what’s your favorite site/attraction?   I’ve never been to Washington.  It’s a place that I’ve never had the desire to visit.  Unfortunately, history and politics aren’t high on my list of interests.  I don’t know what I’d most want to visit, perhaps The Smithsonian.

5. sit ups-planks-lunges-squats…which do you hate the least?  I hate them all equally–a whole lot!  Sad, but true.

6. What’s a small act of kindness you were shown that you’ve never forgotten?  Years ago, when I was miserable with a teacher I’d gotten assigned to (as a paraprofessional), a friend and co-worker offered to switch places with me.  I declined her offer, but it meant the world to me that she was willing because she was very happy with her teacher.  A few weeks later, when I eventually left my job, that same friend helped me pack up my things and put them in my car.  It was a sad day for me, so I’ve never forgotten her kindness and support.

7. Have you ever been a blood donor?  No.  The only kind of blood donating I do is at the doctor’s office every three months–they take several vials during each visit!  Speaking of which, I must rant a bit.  I’ve had blood drawn somewhere around 100 times over the past 18 years.  Out of all those times,  it’s only been painful three times.  Yesterday was one of those times…Ouch!

Random:  Our daughter-in-law, Christina, has been doing wonderfully following her c-section two weeks ago,  until now.  On Monday evening  she began to run  fever.  She was sick all day Tuesday, and by Tuesday evening her had fever spiked to 103 degrees.  She called her doctor, and was told to monitor the fever through the night, unless it spiked up again, in which case she was to head to the ER.  (We haven’t heard anything else since last night.)  I feel sure she will see the doctor on Wednesday.  I’m a bit worried, since fever is never good following any kind of surgery.   Christina is also breastfeeding, which complicates things for her even more.  Could you please remember Christina in your prayers?  I pray that whatever is causing her fever isn’t too serious, and that she will be feeling better soon.

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Tuesday Randomness…

Another weekend has already come and gone, and Monday’s gone, too.  Have you missed me?  I’ve been busy going to dentist appointments, having lab work done, and other “not-so-fun” things.  Wow, these appointments roll around quickly–and often!  Here are a few other things that have been going on around here…

On Friday evening, my husband and I bought pizza for us and our oldest son and his family– you know, the ones with the new baby.  Although members of their church have kept them well-fed for the past week or so, we hadn’t sent any food.  They decided to come to our house to eat.  Baby Chase must have liked the way that pizza smelled, because he got fussy as soon as Ed came in with the boxes!  We took turns eating so someone could keep baby Chase happy until his mama finished eating!  There’s never a shortage of people waiting to rock and spoil Chase.  In fact, we have to take turns!  We don’t know, if or when, we’ll have any more babies in the family, so we’re gonna’ enjoy Chase!

On Saturday, I finally tackled taking down the Christmas tree.  It took me the entire day!  I watched two movies and an hour television show while packing away the ornaments!  I carefully wrap each ornament in toilet paper, then bag them in sandwich bags filled with air–and believe me,  I have a lot of ornaments to wrap and bag.  At least I got caught up on some of my recorded shows!

It feels good to get the last of the Christmas decorations put away.  I haven’t decorated my year-round tree yet, although it is sitting in the living room waiting…I will eventually cover it with snowmen ornaments and snowflakes for January.  The other day, my granddaughter asked me why I still had snowmen sitting around.  She informed me that Christmas is over!  I explained to her that I leave my snowmen out for the month of January because they’re the closest thing we’ll have to snow!

While I was taking down the tree on Saturday, Ed was involved in an adventure of his own.  He was busy cutting down two dead trees.  It was one of those days when things didn’t go exactly as he planned!  Not one, but both of the trees that Ed cut down, fell across the fence, then landed in the neighbor’s pasture!  It turned out to be an all-day-job getting the trees moved and the neighbor’s fence put back up!  Fortunately, our family lives close by, and when they saw Ed’s plight, they all pitched in to help!  In fact, our grown children (and their children) ended the day by having a wiener roast over the fire after the clean up was over.  Now there’s a happy ending!

On Sunday, I developed some kind of allergy attack, and all I could do was sneeze all day.  I must have sneezed at least a hundred times!  Then my right eye began to water and swell.  I don’t know what all of that is about, but it continued on into Monday, as well.  Ed’s now begun to sneeze, his nose is running, and he says his throat is sore just a bit.  Ed’s symptoms sound more like a cold coming on, while mine seem to be more like allergies.  It’s always something, isn’t it?  At least it’s not the stomach flu, that has been making the rounds!

On Monday night, our daughter graciously offered to host a family “pot luck” supper–even after babysitting little Alex all day.  By the time we each brought a couple of dishes, we ended up having a feast!  Roast beef, macaroni and cheese, peas, corn, biscuits, and three different desserts–on a Monday night!  Wow!  What a way to  start the week–great food with great people!  That’s going to be tough to follow for the rest of the week!

That’s about it for me for today…as always, I’m taking a ride on Tuesday Train!  Just click the train to find out how you can join in the fun!

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So, What Was Happening This Time Last Year?…

I’m struggling for blogging material this morning,  so I came up with the idea to share a few photos from last January–you know,  just to see what was going on in our household back then.  Here goes…

Remember when I caught the flu just before Christmas, and our new television/fireplace arrived?  Remember how Brad and Ed were going to put the stand together and make me feel better?  Remember how they got the screws mixed up and messed up the top of it when the screws punched through?  Yeah, some things are better forgotten…but here’s Ed replacing the damaged top in January.

It was January, it was cold, and our outdoor cats were looking for a warm place to spend their time. I bought these little plastic baskets and put fleece throws in them. From the looks of the picture below, the baskets were a big hit with the cats! How many cats can fit into one of those baskets anyway???  I’d say three is the maximum!

We got this funny little pillow for Christmas. You know, one of those things that looks so great on t.v., but when you get home with it, it never works quite as well? We never did find much of a use for it, but some of us tried. See what I mean?

January was also the month that our granddaughter and my husband spent playing “Little Red Riding Hood”. She was “Little Red”, and Ed was the big bad wolf…Notice how she uses her coat for her cloak…and how Ed has that evil grin on his face?

Last January, grandson, Caden, discovered his grandpa’s pool table–even though he had to use a step stool to reach it! Caden’s discovery quickly prompted us to unpack and set up our child-sized pool table for the grandchildren. (So glad we saved it after our own children out-grew it.)  Caden enjoys rolling the balls against each other, among other things…

Last January, Bobs, the cat,  was still enjoying the “good life” of being a house cat.  This privilege came to an end, shortly after–for several reasons.

The main reason was her bad habit of “spraying” in the house.  For some unknown reason, Bobs stopped using her litter box, and began spraying everything!  I never knew that female cats did this!

I can’t tell you how many places I discovered that Bobs had secretly “sprayed”–the back of my chair, my treadmill, the front of my clothes dryer, and yes, even the front of my computer…so Bobs had to become a “yard cat”.  It was quite an ordeal, making Bobs realize that she could no longer be a “house cat”, but we both survived the transition.

Bobs now spends her time  happily rolling in the dirt, climbing trees,  and sleeping in a really plush cat bed–outside!  I still make sure she’s tucked in each night though.  I miss her company, especially in the evenings.  Of course, Bobs isn’t above shooting in through an opened door, but she quickly goes back out these days.

So! Now you know what was happening in our household last January!  Do you remember what was happening in your own?

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Thursday’s Thoughts…

Have I mentioned a time or two that I really dislike this time of the year?  January is such a let down after the excitement and flurry of activity surrounding Christmas.  The house suddenly looks plain and gloomy without all of the twinkling lights of the trees, or the pretty red and green decorations scattered about.  Plus, deliver me from having to go into stores in January!  Most look like a  war zone, and looking at all the left-over Christmas items that nobody will buy just makes me sad.  It always takes me until almost February to feel happy again–a box of chocolates and flowers tend to  help!

Speaking of January, it’s finally begun to feel like winter here!  We’ve had three nights of below freezing temperatures, signaling the true arrival of the season.  Of course, it’s supposed to warm back up well into the sixties by the weekend!  There’s not much opportunity to wear sweaters around here anymore.  In fact, I’ve discarded most of my long-sleeved apparel over the years.  It makes me hot to wear anything more than a three-quarter length sleeve!

In family news, our new grandson, Chase, turned a week old on Tuesday.  He’s such a cutie.  I could just sit around and hold him all day!  In fact, I did sit around and hold him for about two hours last night–and I enjoyed every minute of it!  Daughter-in-law, Christina, came down to sit with us while Brett took their older son, Cade, to church for AWANA.

Baby Chase...snuggling with MiMi

I didn’t even mind when Chase filled his diaper with poop while I was holding him.  I quickly discovered that I still remember how to change a diaper, even though it’s been a while.  It’s like riding a bicycle–you never forget!

I’ve never been more proud of our oldest son, Brett,  than I am at this moment.  Brett’s been on vacation since before Christmas, and he’s made extra sure that his oldest son, Cade,  has gotten more than plenty of attention and love, while his wife, Christina,  is recovering from her c-section and taking care of baby Chase.   The family of three,  seems to have transitioned into a family of four quite smoothly, and I’m so glad!

After two days, daughter, Brandy, is coming along well with her new babysitting job.  She proudly proclaims that she  got little Alex to drink an entire bottle yesterday afternoon!   I walked over to visit them yesterday morning, and it was already evident that the two were forming a bond, after just one day.  It was also evident that little Alex really likes our five-year-old granddaughter, Madison.  He lights up whenever she enters the room, and immediately tries to scoot over to where she is!

That’s about it for my thoughts this Thursday.  I’m still struggling to get my energy back and get back into the swing of blogging full-time again.  I sure hope a burst of energy and creativity hits me soon!  Until next time…

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Wednesday Hodgepodge…January 4

I can’t think of a better way to kick off the new year than joining Joyce for a little Wednesday Hodgepodge! I hope you will read and enjoy Joyce’s questions, my answers, and perhaps even leave a comment telling me that you dropped by. Hopefully, you will have so much fun, you’ll decide to join the Hodgepodge yourself, if you haven’t already!  Here we go!

1. What are three words you would use to describe your 2011?
Stressful The first six months of 2011 were spent planning Brad/Jennifer’s wedding. Jennifer’s recurring health problems kept us on edge most of the year, until her surgery in the fall. I also had some health issues of my own, as did our daughter, Brandy.

JoyfulBrad and Jennifer became husband and wife, and their wedding was beautiful. Brett and Christina became parents again, to another beautiful, healthy, baby boy.

FruitfulWe added two new members to our growing family, daughter-in-law, Jennifer, and grandson, Chase.  The more, the merrier, I say!

2. Do you like shrimp? What’s your favorite way to have it prepared?  Yes, I love shrimp–and I like them best if they are fried!  (wouldn’t you know?)

3. Is your house de-Christmased? If so when did you tackle that job? If not, when will the decorations come down?  No, my house isn’t totally de-Christmased yet.  I began on New Year’s Day, and  I am now in day 4 of the task…  I hope to be finished by the weekend!

4. Do you like to watch scary movies?  Not any more!  I used to love scary movies, but as I grew older, and scary movies became more violent and graphic, I stopped watching them.  I prefer older scary movies–like the kind Alfred Hitchcock used to make.  Who remembers “The Birds”?  

5. Ice skating~sledding~skiing~snowboarding~of the four listed which wintertime activity do you most enjoy?  Believe it or not, I have never tried any of these things!  It never snows where I live!  Out of the four choices given, I think sledding would be my favorite.

6. Did you have a childhood hideout? Describe it.  For a brief period of time, my family lived across the street from my old elementary school.  On weekends, I used to love to go over and play on the fire escapes of the school, along with a neighborhood girlfriend.  We’d climb up those metal  stairs and play on the platform next to the second-story classrooms.  Our parents never knew…and it’s probably a good thing!

7. What’s a place or space that motivates you?  I’m seriously lacking in motivation these days.   Most days I just feel so tired.  However, church has always been my place of motivation in the past.

Random:   My daughter, Brandy, has taken on a new challenge for 2012.   After being recommended to his parents by a friend,  Brandy has decided to start keeping a “special needs” baby in her home four days a week.  (Brandy has tried, unsuccessfully, to have another baby of her own for two years, and has been dealing with “empty nest syndrome” since her only child started  nursery school last year.)

Little Alex, the special needs baby,  was born several weeks premature, and at age 11 months, he still weighs only a few pounds.  He’s still wearing a size 3 to 6 months clothing!  He reminds me of a little Cabbage Patch Kid–and that’s about the size he is, too.  He also wears tiny hearing aids.  Alex is able to sit up and play, and even scoot around, but he’s so tiny even the tiniest of the toys tower over him!  Alex hates to eat, which could help to explain his size!  He’s the first baby I’ve ever seen press his lips together and absolutely refuse to take a bottle!  

Yesterday was Brandy’s first day on the job.  All seemed to go well, except for the eating part.  Baby food wasn’t accepted any better than the bottle was.  (Feeding has always been an issue with Alex.)  Brandy and Alex seem to be equally determined on the feeding issue, so we’ll see how it goes!  If anyone can meet Alex’s needs, I believe that Brandy can.  I’m hoping that Alex and Brandy will become a blessing to each other  as the days go by.  I never cease to be amazed by how God works…

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About Those Christmas Decorations…

Well, here it is again–my least favorite time of the year!  I’m “knee-deep” in Christmas clutter, as I attempt to take down and pack away all things Christmas related.  I do not like doing this!  I drag my feet and procrastinate every year,  until the last ornament is put away–and I never start undecorating until New Year’s Day, or after.

My daughter, on the other hand, can hardly wait until after Thanksgiving to put all of her decorations up, then she begins taking them all down on the day after Christmas!  (I’m  barely functioning on the day after Christmas…)  I think my daughter actually broke her own record this year, when she took down and packed away all of her decorations in ONE DAY–the day after Christmas!  This may not sound like much of a feat to you, but you haven’t seen the amount of decorations that she has!  I’m talking SEVERAL trees and decorations in every room of the house!  After all, she is her mother’s daughter!

I really, really, really love my Christmas tree, and I hate to take it down!  I love each and every little ornament on it, and taking the tree down just means I will have to wait eleven long months to see those precious little ornaments again!  I’ve spent thirty-nine years collecting those things!  I may have to drag this chore out until the weekend…

How about you, do you like to take your Christmas decorations down quickly, or do you leave them up for a while after Christmas?

 

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Christmas Catch Up, Part Two…

Now where was I, when I last posted?  Oh, yes!  It was about to be Christmas Eve…Ed and I made some Christmas candy, then hosted a family “Low Country Boil” on the Friday evening before Christmas Eve.  Everybody was able to come except Jennifer, who had to work.

Not a lot of excitement went on around our house on Christmas Eve this year.  Usually, we host a family party or get-together of some sort, but this year we left the evening free.

Our oldest son, Brett,  and his wife, Christina,  celebrated Christmas with Christina’s family on Christmas Eve day.  Jennifer and Brad celebrated with her family on Christmas Eve night.  Brett and Christina decided to let their son, Caden, open his Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve night, so Ed and I went to their house and watched him enjoy his new toys for a while.  Caden got a battery-powered tractor for Christmas, and he was thrilled!

Later in the evening (on Christmas Eve), Ed helped our son-in-law put a trampoline together.  At some point, Brad came and helped them.  I think the men finished their project shortly before midnight–and tried out the trampoline when they finished!  Boys will be boys!  After all, part of the joy of Christmas is getting to play with new toys…

Christmas morning began with a phone call from our granddaughter, Madison.  She wanted us to come over and see what Santa had brought her.  I asked her if she had looked outside, and she replied, “No.”  We walked over to her house just as she discovered the trampoline sitting in her yard.  The look on her face was priceless!   I feel really blessed to live close enough to our grandchildren to be able to share special moments like these…

Jennifer had to work on Christmas Day, so she wasn’t able to eat with us or to be there for our “Dirty Santa” gift exchange.  However, she joined us via telephone and gave Brad advice on whether to pick a new, wrapped gift or steal an opened one from somebody during the exchange!  She chose to steal Brandy’s gift of a wedge bed pillow and matching throw!  Here’s a picture of  Brad on the phone with her…

It turned out that great minds think alike, and two of the gifts in the “Dirty Santa” game were remote-controlled helicopters.  Our son-in-law opened up the first helicopter, but it was quickly taken from him.  That’s why it’s called “Dirty Santa”.  Both of our sons ended up with helicopters as one of their gifts.  This made for a lot of laughs and some grown-up fun.  Give a man a toy and he’ll become a kid again!

Some time later, well after the “Dirty Santa” gift exchange was over, I realized that nobody had received our priceless, thirty-year-old family heirloom–those infamous “Christmas Panties”.   I knew that Jennifer received them last Christmas, so I asked Brad where they were.  He told me that Jennifer had decided to keep them for an extra year…It turns out that he was telling a little lie to cover up the fact that he forgot to bring them out at the end of the gift exchange!   Later that evening, after Jennifer got home from work, she pulled the forgotten gift from behind our couch and presented it to–Ed!  That’s right, Ed was the lucky recipient of the Christmas Panties this year!

We were so busy, we almost forgot to take our annual Christmas family photo this year!  Finally, late in the afternoon, right before everyone was getting ready to leave, we all picked out a funny hat and posed for our picture.  Daughter, Brandy is wearing one of this year’s new additions to my collection.  It’s a chimney with Santa’s legs sticking out of it!  I like Christina’s hat with the spring on top of it, too…

CHRISTMAS 2011

Our family had exactly one day to rest up from Christmas, then we were off to the hospital bright and early for the scheduled arrival of little Chase Walker on Tuesday, December 27th!  His mom and dad had to leave home around 6:15 in the morning–in the rain!  Ed and I arrived at the hospital around 9.  We’d been in the waiting room for about 45 minutes when I heard Brahms’s Lullaby playing over the intercom.  I wondered out loud if this meant that our baby had arrived.  I got my answer about five minutes later when they paged us to come to the nursery!

Yes, indeed, our little Chase had arrived, and let me tell you,  he’s one sweet little bundle of joy!  What a Christmas gift!   The Christmas of 2011 will definitely be a Christmas to remember…

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