Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wonders Never Cease

That's one of my favorite quotes.  The first, but not most important, wonder is that I'm posting (holy cow)!  I know you thought you were rid of me, but I've returned from real life to blogland.  I've been hanging around here and there when I have time, commenting on a few blogs, but until today, I haven't felt the urge to get back to writing with the community.  My excuse?  I don't have one.  Life here is busy, just as it is for all of you.  Maybe the urge just wasn't strong enough to drag me back.

The next wonder, which is far more fascinating, is a new grandson.  Blake Michael introduced himself at 4:27 pm on August 18.  He's another little precious for this grandma to spoil rotten, and I'm getting started right away.

Below is big brother Keagan (today's wonder #3) pictured with his mom a couple of months ago (a while back as toddlers go, but it's one of my favorites).  He's now a big 17-month-old wild child, as he should be.  Since Blake came home to join him, he's been the sweetest big brother anyone could ask for.  Contrary to what you might be thinking, Nikki does know where babies come from.  We're not the type of family to shy away from a gift.  Considering that Nikki spends her days (and nights) with a newborn and a toddler, she's very cool, calm and collected.  Their dad works long hours and comes home ready to hold whoever needs it. 

So, yeah, life's busy.  I've been back to school for three weeks, so there's much less time to spend with Keags and Blake than I'd like.  That lottery win still hasn't materialized!

It's been so long since I've posted that I don't know where to start on the stitching and knitting front.  I thought about starting with what I'm working on now, but I've been very lazy about taking pictures of the few (remember ... I'm the world's slowest stitcher) things I've done.  So I'll leave you with a pic of Keagan's stocking, completed in November 2010.  It's a Shepherd's Bush, of course, to match the others.  This one is Brett's Stocking.
I'll give you a few more looks in my next post.  Hopefully it'll be less than a year away!  Make some fun.

19 comments:

mainely stitching said...

A great big, happy congratulations! :D What a gorgeous baby!!! :D

Jennifer said...

Congratulations to all! So happy you are back Doris. Have been wondering how things are with the little one and now you have another sweetheart to spread your love to. Hope you have had a great summer! xo

Deb said...

I'm so glad to see a post from your Doris. Congratulations on another wonderful grandchild. I can imagine they keep you busy and they both look like such sweethearts!

Melissa said...

What a precious baby - congratulations!

Karen said...

Glad to see your post, Doris! What handsome young men you have in your life :-)

Anna van Schurman said...

Welcome back! And congratulations. :)

valerie said...

Wow, congratulations! Great news and the new baby is so cute!

Maggie said...

Congratulations on becoming a grandma again, how wonderful!

Siobhan said...

Yeay!!! I am so glad to see a post from you. My philosophy is that you blog when you want, don't when you don't want, just enjoy life. Your grandsons are absolutely adorable & gorgeous. Congratulations on #2! Love the stocking, too.

Katrina said...

It is so, so nice to see a post from you Doris!!!!! Your grandsons are just too handsome, I don't blame you for wanting to spoil them, LOL.

Sweet stocking!!!! I love the colors and I can't wait to see pictures of whatever else you've been working on :-).

Jan said...

WOW sure have missed your warm and loving posts, Doris...glad you arrived back in blogland!!!

What a sweet blessing you have, two brothers to grow up together and support each other!! Blake is beautiful, as is his older brother!!!

Love your SB stocking, every time I see another one of these finished, I want to make one. Somehow I never do!

Have a great week!

Amy said...

So happy to see you back! Fun times being a grandmother!!! Love the stocking!

Robin said...

So glad to see you back! Congrats on the new grandbaby! Hope your dad is doing well. I know it's been a rough road without your mom.

Margaret said...

I just got back the power from Hurricane Irene. But I just had to write quickly to say congratulations on the new grandchild!!!!! So cute! Life is amazing, isn't it. :D Enjoy!

Dona said...

Congratulations on your new grandson! Both grandsons are very handsome!

The stocking is gorgeous!

Giovanna said...

Such cute grandsons, congrats on becoming a grandmother again! The stocking is stunning, lucky Keagan!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Congratulations, Doris! Babies to spoil sounds like great fun! Love the stocking!

Good luck with another school year!

staci said...

Oh my! So happy to see you...I thought you'd dropped off the face of the earth, lol!

Your grandbabies are adorable...congrats on the newest addition!!!

VALIE said...

Ho ho, lovely grandsons ! Seems like Nikki is a fantastic Mom (and you are of course the best Grandma ever). Wish the boys grow safe and good.