Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tennessee Bound with a Good Book

I am off to Tennessee. I have been packed for a few days and am so excited to get there. I will miss home, but my heart is here also. This time I left in a bit of a slump and hope to bring back a new attitude. I would imagine those at home are praying for this also. Kris picked me up and I spent the first couple of days with her visiting the Visser's and catching up. Becky is coming home from her trip to upstate New York to see Scott's parents and I will spend the rest of my time with her when she gets back. I long for the days when my Dad was here. I know Kris does too. I believe I could talk to Karen Visser for three days straight... I love her family!

My current read... most excellent

Me, Kris and Karen Visser at Suba's for lunch... homemade food at it's best

Sunday at Community Church. Love this place. Love the people.

Shay, Brooklyn, Laura and Martina... my girls

Brenda, Karen and Kris

Meagan and Holly

Love the church signs...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

123 Jump

The guys went down to Moab for the day to jump out of a plane... We loved the pictures and the stories they came home with. Happy they had a thrilling time they are still smiling about : )

Monday, October 13, 2014

Aunt Judy and Uncle Sonny

My Aunt Judy and Uncle Sonny came for a visit and we all got together for a family dinner and visit. It was wonderful to catch up on the news of our family in California and spend time with them... wish it was longer. Loved how Conrad wanted to eat dinner and stay by Sonny because they had the same name. They were able to spend the night before heading back on the road for the rest of their trip. The grandkids are still holding onto their little stuffed animals and hope they come back soon...

Sleepover with Lucy

Lucy slept over a couple of nights while Lindsey and Tyler slept at the hospital.  She loved to snuggle all of the baby dolls, leaving me a 12" sliver of bed to hold onto. I tried everything... closing my eyes, faking snoring (which made her giggle) and singing lullabies, until she told me to stop singing.  Eventually, I just tucked her in and turned off the lights and she slept soundly until morning. She is an awful lot of fun to have over and I think she will love having a little sister...

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ellie Arlene Hobbs

Ellie Arlene Hobbs came into this world September 29, 2014 at 6:29pm at Utah Valley Hospital. She was 7 lbs and 17.5" long and perfect. Lindsey and Tyler went to the hospital about 6:30am to be induced and the wait began. It was very slow going and Lindsey by about 5pm was still only a 3 and was pretty frustrated, ready to give up hope that she would ever get here. When the nurse checked her about 45 minutes later, she was a 10 and the baby had moved down and she was ready to come. Answered prayers. The relief on Lindsey's face was good to see. Three sets of pushes and Ellie Arlene Hobbs was born, surrounded by her Mom and Dad and those of us able to be there. What a miracle and joy she will be to her parents and big sister Lucy. Of course, we didn't know what her name was at the time... Olive, Brooklyn, Amelia were some of the choices, but Lindsey and Tyler could not agree on a name.  They wisely took her home and spent quiet time with her before naming her Ellie Arlene Hobbs. Tyler's Mom's name is Arlene and it also brings me comfort knowing my Mom's middle name is Arlene and I would think she would like that. A family name on both sides is pretty nice. It was a perfect day and we thank the Lord that everything went good and she is safely with us. Love is an amazing thing all wrapped up into such a tiny package.