Showing posts from July, 2015

The New Grandbaby!!

So there we were,  3/4 of our journey competed....500 miles yet to go  on our trip to New Mexico to see our daughter and son in law and forth coming baby, when, 5:00 in the morning, we got a call....yes, Anna was in labor!  Straightaway we hopped in the suburban and drove, drove, drove.....   arriving 40 minutes after the newest grand baby was born!  
  I was allowed into the birthing room right away to meet this newest blessing,  help wash her, measure her, and cut the cord.   Scott was perfectly at ease with the sweet little bundle,  ...I was impressed. 

Mary Joy  made her way safely into the world that Monday,  surprising us all at 8 lbs 2 oz  and having plenty of dark hair, which was a great relief and delight to her mama.
 Needless to say, we all fell completely head over heels for this little girl.
Oh, My!!  What a darling!!!
I cannot possibly look upon these pictures without a little squeal escaping- she is SO PRECIOUS!!!

With eyes of wonder,  all of the family stared and stared …

Traveling To New Mexico

Vacation time has come and we have planned for months now to pack 9 of us in our 9 passenger suburban and travel 1500 miles to see our newest grand child, along with our daughter and son in law, of course. At he time we left Idaho, the baby had not been born...that story is for another post.

So, we packed VERY lightly for our two week trek, and hoped for the best.  Since we lost our 15 passenger van, this is our first road trip with all of us, everything would be cooking in a crock pot while driving...there just isn't room. No big cooler with lots of homemade yummies for our tummies...there just isn't room.  No plethora of games, books, pillows, and blankets...there just isn't room.

So......what we did do is....
1. Pack a small cooler with lunch meat, cheese, mayo and mustard.  And another box with bread and store bought snacks to be given out in between rest stops. We choose fruit snacks, goldfish crackers, granola bars, and trail mix.  These were all XL …