summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Monday, December 5, 2016

and it's been busy! but this girl....

This is Miss Anya Jade, my oldest grandchild. She lives in Washington state, and I have been blessed to have her visit three times this year! I love her so much. She loves her Auntie Charlotte Claire and her Auntie Camille more than she likes her Grandma, but I understand. They're fun! They play dollhouse with her, and get out the baby dolls, and sing karaoke with her! Grandma doesn't mind, just having her in the house is wonderful. And she gives me hugs, the best hugs! I have loved my own kids, and lots of other ones too...but these two granddaughters of mine have just astounded me with how much I love them.

I should be in bed. The house is quiet, the dogs are snoring on the couch. I should be in bed. The big fat blue spruce is still plugged in, white lights glowing. But it has been such a busy day! I had so many things on my list to do! We needed bread and milk and eggs.

Ashley came over with Anya, Benjamin is still back home in Washington, he is coming in late Friday night. Then Emily came over with my niece Becky, our friend Erica, and my sister-in-law Kim, to plan the details of the menu, and logistics of it all.

Tomorrow, I'll be buying as much of the food as I can, like a few more tablecloths, coffee cups, coffee, ect. I need to get a belt for Jonathan, and I really need shoes.

Wednesday is haircut day for the kids, as well as gymnastics. And hopefully lots of seeing Anya.

Thursday...the day to get the rest of the food...

Friday, the day to stay home and clean and welcome Samuel, yay, Emily's picking him up from the airport. Then Adrian's family is coming over...they are flying in from Winnipeg...and we're having pizza. Then Saturday morning, wedding rehearsal and brunch, put on by Emily. At five in the afternoon, the wedding ceremony, followed by the church feast. It's so fun and exciting, and I will post lots of pictures.

So our home will be busy for the next few days. As long as I don't grew weary of doing good, things will go well for me. I don't mean I can't put my feet up, either. It's all about having the right attitude.'s almost midnight, and I'm so tired. Goodnight!


Kanadiangirl said...

Can't wait for the wedding pics!!!!

Marilyn Reid said...

Aaaawwwwww...........she is a little dolly 💗 Yes there is something about grandchildren for sure. I saw a sign one time that said ' If I'd known how much fun grandchildren are, I would gave had them first!' 😂😂 You are such a busy lady........I don't know how you do it! It is going to be such a fun week for your whole family. Have fun!!

Marilyn from Canada

Susan R said...

Anya is a little princess!
I am looking forward to the wedding photos!