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Monday, January 18, 2016

Grand Happening . . .

Another baby shower . . . baby almost here . . . second great grand for me . . .

My daughter and I took off for Grand Rapids in a Lakeshore snowstorm . . . treacherous. . .

We had the chicken salad, croissants, flowers, homemade mobile . . .

So we had to be there . . .

We were headed to my daughter in laws, mother's home . . . for the shower.

DIL Sue's mother is home bound after a broken hip, surgery, etc. and Sue wanted to

"bring the shower to her" so she could enjoy the day with us all.

(Sue and her four sisters, plus home care helpers are providing care for mother Joyce.)

What a joy it was to see Joyce enjoy the day . . . lots of laughter about the "days of old!"

Thank you to Sue's friend Brenda who kept the stories rolling . . .

This truly was a day of family/friend togetherness and love . . .

Three great grannies in this mix . . .

Great Granny Joyce, GG Lynne and GG Roberta . . .

(By the way . . . none of those great grands on that sofa!)

Along with the grannies, there were aunts, sisters, cousins, grand babies and friends . . . and . . .

Mother Sue, (DIL) of grandson Cody, soon to be daddy, Lori, mother of Elise . . . soon to be momma . . .

expecting their first . . due . . any . . day . . little one . . .

I mention the above because DIL created the gathering . . .

cognizant of all the different people, special needs occurring with her mother, people traveling from afar,

some knowing one another, others complete strangers.

Sue plans kept in mind Elise . . . and Cody . . . and the excitement of their little blessing . . .

as she planned their shower party . . .

She put her "filled up life" on hold and created a relaxing, unified, loving gathering . . . for all . . .

very nice Sue . . . indeed . . .

A wonderful snowy day . . . traveling carefully . . .

Happy everyone made it home safe and sound . . .

One more mention . . .

The Merry Go Round in wood, on the floor, near the baby, was made by Sue's dad twenty plus years ago.

He made one for each of the oldest of his (and Joyce's) grandchildren . . .

I count that he made five of these treasures . . .

Twirl it up and it goes round and round and round . . . twirl it up again . . . round and round . . .

Life does that, doesn't it . . .

still snowing

monday january eighteen twenty sixteen

see you soon

~

 

27 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Looks like all the family was there at that baby showeer and the food loks so yummy

Shortbread and Ginger said...

What a lovely day you must have had surrounded by family and friends.
Liz

Cranberry Morning said...

It looks like a really lovely day...indoors, that is. Sounds like a very sweet hostess. Many congratulations and hopes for an easy and uneventful delivery of their little one.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Lynne, the baby shower looks like a success considering the snowstorm. Everything looks beautiful Lots of yummy food and treats and gifts too. Congrats on the great-grand #2.

Happy Tuesday, enjoy your new week!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Lovely to have lots of the family together to enjoy the baby shower. Happy times and times to remember. XXXX

Latane Barton said...

What a nice shower. Just what showers should be, family, friends and babies. I love the merry-go-round. Wish I had one!! Something to while away my hours on these cold, snowy days. My best to the mom and babe.

Kerin said...

My goodness, what a lovely shower and so well attended too!
I love that spinning merry go round with the little wooden animals... it is truly a work of art!!
So glad that you were able to get to the shower and home again without any incident. Travel this time of year is sketchy, at best.

Have a wonderful week!

{{hugs}}
~K.

Cindy said...

Love the mobile and the fact that is was a special make... it is nice when a plan comes to gether like this party, hugs

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm glad you had a safe journey and enjoyed the lovely baby shower. The cupcakes look so pretty and I love the merry go round toy.

MarmePurl said...

How Perfect the gathering. So much love and care. Best wishes to all!

TexWisGirl said...

i don't think my other comment 'took'. so glad everyone stayed safe to enjoy this sharing time. :)

Linda said...

What a lovely idea...and a lovely day!
2 greats for you....aren't you the lucky gal!
I will never see those days....
Those cupcakes look fabulous!
Enjoy your evening....cold and blustery here too....:o(
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Gail said...

What a wonderful celebration of life.

Liz said...

Three GG's together, how wonderful! It was nice that they brought the shower to her house. To bad the snow kind of hampered the driving for everyone. It looks pretty but you can keep it on that side of the lake! Congrats on becoming a great grandma again! Can't wait for pictures when the baby arrives!

Kim said...

Babies are wonderful! Congratulations to all. I am a great aunt times two with great niece number three on the way in June! :) I can't wait either!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It looks like a lovely shower! Best wishes to the new parents and all the family! Glad everyone made it safe and sound in the snowy weather. Take care!

Pondside said...

That looks like the BEST sort of gathering!....Congratulations on another great-grandchild!

Betty Manousos said...

what a lovely baby shower!
congrats on another great-grandchild!
thanks for sharing.

dropping by via eileen's to say hi.

Beate said...

This sounds like a fantastic baby shower! I'm so happy you had such a wonderful time :)
And that Merry-Go-Round is amazing, I love it :)

Have a wonderful rest of the week, Lynne.
Lots of love and hugs,
Beate

Jeanie said...

The weather has been funky and I'm glad you made it safely! What a delightful looking party -- lots of joy, lots of fun and oh, the cupcakes look to die for!

Nancy said...

So glad you got there safely because it would have a shame for you to have missed such a sweet shower. And those cupcakes, oh my goodness, they look so yummy...Congratulations on another great grand.....

Sarah Huizenga said...

Fun day. Glad you made it there and back safely.

Retired Knitter said...

What a lovely event!

bj said...

I dearly love baby showers and this looks like a great one. xoxo

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a lovely, memorable and perfect celebration for the pending arrival of a new family member! The merry-go-round is a true treasure!

I hope you're having a good week -- Love your snow photos, I'll have some of my own in the next few days, and I'm so excited! :-)

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm getting caught up on blog reading. What a special shower. Crazy weather and all!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Another lovely day in the life of Lynne of the Irish Garden House. You are a blessed woman. That wooden carousel if enchanting. I love it!