Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Welcome Baby Caleb!

Caleb Jace arrived yesterday morning weighing 6 pounds 11 ounces, measuring 19 and a half inches long.  We are all so excited!
We were surprised at how much he looks just like his big brother did when he was a baby.
Joshua loves his new brother.
I enjoyed some Grandma time.
Dawn enjoyed some Auntie time.
Mom, Gayle, said "no pictures yet!"  She's going to take some time to recover.  I'm off to spend the night at the hospital with daughter and grandson so Daddy, Jason, can get some sleep.  Proud Papa (Hubby) flies in this weekend to meet his new grandson.  It promises to be a busy week!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Waiting For Baby Caleb

I'm sitting here at the computer waiting for a call from my son-in-law announcing the newest member of our family.  It's a little difficult to focus on much else but I thought I'd show what I've been doing since arriving home in Arizona.
One weekend my oldest daughter, Dawn, and I went to a wonderful little sale called "Junk in the Trunk" at West World here in Phoenix.
I just couldn't pass up this old telephone.  I'm not sure where I'm going to hang it but I love it.
We also couldn't leave this re-furbished chest of drawers behind.
It now resides in my oldest grandson's bedroom.
I've also shopped the local estate sales where I found this couch and a matching love seat.  I came back on the last day of the sale and got them both for half price.  Now I just have to get the old couch out of the living room!
I've had fun with the grandsons too.  This is Jacob - proud owner of the chest of drawers desk.
Joshua is waiting for his new brother, Caleb, to arrive today.
Caleb may have a tough time keeping up with these two!
The call should come any time now!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Visiting Hubby in Florida

Hubby and I couldn't be apart too long, so I hopped on a plane and spent 10 hours (thanks to a airline delay while changing planes in Chicago) traveling to Palm Beach International Airport.   The 5th wheel is safely stored here in Arizona so Hubby rented a park model at the same RV park we've lived in for the past year and a half. 
Here's Hubby's new abode with our little green car parked out front.
He even has a barbecue grill and picnic table in the back.
You enter through the enclosed patio or "Florida Room."  He even has a washer and dryer so he doesn't have to go the the laundromat.  I'm jealous!  He can do his laundry in air conditioned comfort and watch TV while folding clothes.
I didn't even notice, when I rented the place for him, that there were no blinds or curtains on the windows.  You could clearly see in from the outside when the lights were on!  For an inexpensive way to keep from "flashing" the RV park (not that he really cared) he is relying on the tried and true aluminum foil.
The living room is open to the kitchen where Hubby is trying his hand at making his own meals - a new experience after 37 years!
He hasn't even ordered a pizza yet!
The man that owns the place spent a lot of money retro-fitting it for his handicapped wife, even installing a lift for her wheelchair.
I don't know what happened but the neighbors next door said the couple were there only three days before they had to leave, so everything is like new.
I snapped a few pictures around the park.  This is the pond where we had our 5th wheel parked.   It completely overflowed, flooding all the streets around it, when Hurricane Isaac came through the Gulf headed for Louisiana.  It's not going down very fast!
Maggie and I would have a little trouble finding a dry spot in the dog walk area too.
Drivers are still dealing with water in the streets.
I'm back home again (only 6 hours of travel on the return trip), expecting our 3rd grandson in less than two weeks.  The adventure continues!