Thursday, March 15, 2012

It was a very Happy Thanksgiving

I snapped this photo in October, on Canadian Thanksgiving Sunday,  a wonderful, amazing weekend. Pictured above, leading the way, (mostly hidden) are our son (DS) and daughter-in-law, parents of the Little Miss, and behind them, our eldest daughter and son-in-law (DD1).    

The preceding Friday afternoon I awaited, with hope in my heart, a Skype call from DD1. At first she looked so serious that I thought, "oh no." But then, her husband, standing behind her, put up two thumbs with a huge grin. YES! Another grandbaby is on the way. Great rejoicing ensued and thanks to God.

Just a month ago, I was invited, along with Gerry's mom, to the gender assessment ultrasound. I bought two little onesies and wrapped them up. But I only came home with one of them - the blue one. Yes, we're having a second darling granddaughter - a girl cousin for the Little Miss.  We have about 3 months more to wait - such exciting days. 

I've been teaching this week - Christian Perspectives and Home Economics. Being with teenagers is paradoxically both invigorating and tiring. I come home from school tired and happy.

Today I'm playing with the Little Miss. She's napping just now, and there's a chicken carcass simmering on the stove, filling the air with savoury goodness. Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are on the list of things to make today, and some tidying up. Hopefully the rain will desist long enough for a walk this afternoon. 

What's happening in your world today? I always love to hear.


  1. Congratulations on the 2nd little girl to join your family soon! What fun! We are having a downpour right now...nasty. I think I'll delay my errands till hopefully things get lighter in the rain dept.
    Enjoy your day...

  2. Yippee! Congratulations, cousins Tim and Lorrie! You have done well keeping it quiet so long.

  3. Congratulations, happy grandma! May everything go well.

    I've cooked chicken casserole today, in a great big black cast iron pot, with carrots and lots of leeks. Enough for three meals at least, which will give me gardening and blogging time.

  4. Congratulations Lorrie!
    My little grand daughter will arrive in just over a month! As she will be my first grandchild I'm getting VERY, very excited about becoming a Nana!

  5. Congratulations!! What joy those grand babies bring into our lives.

  6. Sounds like a lot of good news at your house. Congratulations!!

    I think I can smell the chicken and the oatmeal cookies from here!! Smells wonderful!
    Happy days!!

  7. That is a wonderful picture! Loving my gal cousins as I do, I think it's wonderful that there'll be two little girls in the family. They'll have such fun together at your house!

    Bet you can guess what I've been up to. Drip, drip, drip...

  8. Congratulations! Grandchildren are diamonds in our crown. The little cousins will be friends someday sharing dolls and fun.

  9. Hi Lorrie,
    I have missed you! Can't believe it has been so long! Congrats grandma.
    You know i am partial to granddaughters -hehe.

    Take care.

  10. Hi Lorrie! Thank you so much for visiting me today! I love when I hear from other Canadian bloggers! Congrats on dear granddaughter #2! That is wonderful news! I am going to be starting a new series where I would like to invite other Canadian bloggers to guest post on my blog. Would you like to do a guest post? I love all your projects and I am following you now! Wishing you a lovely weekend! Angie xo

  11. Congratulations!! You are very lucky to now whether it is a boy or girl, my son and DIL's doctor will not tell them the gender of the baby. A surprise!!

  12. Congrats! What great news! Life is grand. Kit

  13. Two little cousins to grow up together - two little girls to be forever-friends. What a blessing for your family - what joy!

  14. Congratulations on the good news, another darling baby to spoil!
    How lucky you are.
    Today I'm having a quiet day as for some reason I've not been sleeping very well this week.
    Some reading, some baking and some scrapping- that'll will be my day, today.

  15. Wonderful news -- congratulations!

  16. Great news! Congrats to all of you.

    I can almost smell the chicken soup from here. Enjoy.

  17. Aw.. congratulations!

  18. Fantastic news Lorrie - you must be so looking forward to the month of June! I can imagine that you have all kinds of projects on the go to welcome your second granddaughter. Congratulations!


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