Friday, August 26, 2011


Well it is Friday afternoon and the mama to be is catching a quick nap,  and my visit is almost over.  Mel and I have put in quite the week.  We have officially finished the nursery, and we have spent the last couple of days washing all her windows inside and out (WHO knew that "nesting" can strike Grandma's too, haha).  Now washing windows is a chore WHEREVER you live, but trust me, living ON a dairy presents a whole new set of challenges.  Can we say flies?  And dirt?  And wind?  And we certainly can't forget 104 degree heat...and oh let's add in a 8 month pregnant lady and my arthretic knees, haha...we were a sight.  Oh my goodness I am not going to lie, it was QUITE the chore; but well worth the effort as they are now GLISTENING in the sunlight.  We have also been giving the rest of the house a deeper then usual cleaning in preparation.  I have soooo enjoyed my week (in spite of the chores ~ I always have to whine a little, lol).  I was able to meet her doc on Monday and I REALLY liked him.  He seems to be the perfect combination of laid back, yet totally "on it" if you know what I mean.  We got some 3-D pics of little Sam but I don't have a scanner so I can't show you.  WOW is all I can say on how well you can see what he looks like.  From what I can tell at this point, he is a mini Mike, lol.  He is measuring at 4 pounds 10 oz. which shocked both Mel & I as she just doesn't seem all that big, and she has got 5 to 7 weeks to go yet.  I have been told they are not always accurate in these scans, so maybe he won't be HUGE after all, haha.  But then again there are LOTS of giant genes on both sides so who knows.   We also were able to go to their new church (not really new I guess as they have been attending over a year now) and again I was sooo pleased.  Such a nice group of people and the minister seemed quite good, and preached straight out of the Bible.  I honestly don't remember the last time I have gotten this good of visit and I am soo grateful I was able to come and spend this time with her.  We are having NO idea of course if I will make it back here in time for the birth, but we are all praying it happens.  But either way I will be coming again shortly to spend the first week or so with her to show her the ropes of caring for her new son.  Soo excited.  It is getting close now.  Jeff & I will leave for home tomorrow and I am NOT looking forward to that LONG drive again.  But I will keep these big lips shut as I am nothing but grateful for this time.  I have put together a little slide show of the nursery.  It doesn't really do it justice as it is just sooo cute; all ready and waiting for the arrival of Sam.  I will put together another one after we get home to show you some other happenings around the dairy.  I have visited as best I have been able to, and have done a lot more reading than commenting.  I am looking forward to (kind of ) getting back to my usual schedule.  Thank you soo much for all the prayers and good wishes...I am most grateful for them all.

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  1. So glad you have had such a nice time and got so much accomplished while you have been there.
    Have a safe trip home.

  2. Hi Debbie, Wow girl, I don't think you know how to slow down-you got so much accomplished! The nursery looks adorable and I know it will be filled with many happy memories. I'm so excited for you all. Have a safe trip home.
    Love, Noreen

  3. It's so nice to get back home to our routines, but when we're leaving loved ones, well, maybe it's not so nice after all. ha!

    Glad you had such an absolutely wonderful time with Mel. Praying that you will be able to be back in time for Sam's birth ... and that wonderful first week of his life. ;-)

  4. Hi Debbie
    I'm glad to hear that you got to spend time with your daughter!
    The nursery is so sweet-I like the brown and blues.
    I bet your worn out!

  5. Such a beautiful nursery, Debbie, love everything.
    I so enjoyed reading about your time with Mel, and I am going to pray you get to be there for the birth, the time you spend with her during those first few weeks will be so wonderful I know I got to be with Susan, and it was wonderful. Praying for a very enjoyable and safe trip home,
    Lots of love,

  6. Hi! Debbie, wow! this is so cute! Loved this Smilebox thingy! never saw one!! Adorable:) hope you had a safe trip home and resting! You have been busy! but gotta love it when preparing for a JOY that is about to arrive!! Have a good wk-end!

  7. I am so excited for you all...truly a wonderful blessing. Glad your trip was so great..and you will be there in His perfect timing for the new grandson.
    You are having too much fun with that smilebox...and I wished I have of taken pictures of each of my children's nurseries...I have nothing to show, but back then film and developing cost so much...this is just great!

    Welcome home...refresh, before you get ready to go back and enjoy your new grandson.

  8. Oh Debbie the nursery is precious!! I just LOVE the just looks filled to the brim with love!! All it needs now - is a baby boy:) How exciting.

    So happy you had this special time with Mel!! Hope you are home safe - and that your knees are not feeling too much aftershocks from the cleaning, driving, etc.!?!?

    So excited for you....

  9. I'm so glad you got to spend this precious time with Mel! It gives me goosebumps to thing of how sweet to be able to help your baby girl get ready for her first baby!

  10. Hi Deb. The nursery is just precious. Looks like she all ready now! What a nice time you two must have shared!!!
    Hey, about those cleaners that I had, and I let go. They were the "ever amazing all male George and his crew" that I heard Kristi rave about. NOT!!! His fist visit here, he turned me off with his arrogance and smug talk. His first time here to clean, they were less than they said they would be. I gave them a second time to redeem. They were even worse! And George was nowhere to be seen. AND they arrived 4 hrs late! The third time, just after vacation when I REALLY needed them, they no showed me!!!! I called and found out George was in hospital. Okay, so they get a pass. Then brother comes a few days later with his arm in a sling and says..I Do it now? I say no...I cleaned ALL day and it is good to go. Okay he says...tomorrow? Uh no!!! NEXT week? I say, no thank you, this is not working out for me.
    I am looking for someone new.

  11. Love it all! Everything looks so good. All ready for baby! The bedding looks just perfect Debbie, great job! Now you just have to sit back and wait for that baby to arrive!

  12. Hi Deb! Wow gal! You out did yourself on those bed linens! Just love them! And Noreen's quilt looks fabulous with them! What a joy for you to see, I'm sure!

    Thanks for pointing out the sachets...hope it's not too girly of a scent. It is soothing and could help little Sam sleep.

    I'm so delighted your trip went well! I knew it would! And what a blessing Mel will have when you come help with her new little one!
    When my Mom helped me it was incredible. She just mostly did what needed doing, and let me enjoy the baby. She was so selfless. So, I have tried to be like that with Sam's and her girls.

    Love and hugs to you, Deb. What a precious gift you have to look forward to!!

  13. Mercy... Sam has a beautiful room and plenty of clothes to choose from! How very exciting... pretty soon you'll be adding a smilebox of Sam's pictures loving his new room.

    Thanks for sharing.



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