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

Sunday, December 1, 2019's the most wonderful time...of the year!

Paul getting our Christmas tree...Sonja sent me this. It's snowing back home, back in New York. A major snowstorm is going to hit, but here in Salem Oregon, it's raining out. I do miss home, more than I realized I would. That doesn't mean I am not glad to be here, as my son Sam always says, two things can be true at the same time.

I'm sitting here in the living room with my second cup of coffee, admiring the little tree we set up. It needs more ornaments, but there's no hurry. It makes it cozy in here.

I am the only one up, I'm on east coast time. Jonathan got home super late last night, and needs to catch up on some sleep.

Kathryn needs to catch up too, she gets restless at night and I kept her busy yesterday.

My little grandson Wulf is sick with a cold and fever, and now granddaughters Anya and Elise are sick with colds too. I hate when the little ones get sick, but there is a bright side: Wulf was cuddly and fell asleep in his mama's arms yesterday. Sometimes when the really busy little ones get sick, it's a blessing to be able to slow down and comfort them. Ashley said they were going to have a cozy day with movies. They have those nice big windows, and snow is falling, it'll be a good day for them.

So tomorrow is Kathryn's due date. We bought some newborn onesies yesterday, and they are so tiny! And the little diapers, Kathryn starts crying when she looks at the tiny stuff, but then she cries about everything these days ha. We all just can't wait to meet baby boy!!!!


Billie Jo said...

Sounds cozy.
And exciting!
The anticipation of a baby.
Nothing like it.
Have a lovely day.

Carol said...

I can imagine the excitement that the new baby will bring. Many prayers for the new mamma as she is in labor.

Susan said...

I love the little Christmas tree! So happy that you are able to be in Oregon for this happy event and I am looking forward to the news and photos that I know you will share!♥️♥️♥️Susan

Rose Sperlonga said...

I Hope your daughter has the baby while you are there! How exciting for you!

The best of luck for her and you that the little is born while you are there!

Rose :)

16 blessings'mom said...

Billie Jo, thank you!
Carol, your prayers mean so much to me!!!
Susan, yes I will share photos and the good news when that little guy is born!
Rose, I hope so!!!