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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I'm back home finally and haven't been to the barn yet and I know that I'll have a big mess to clean up as I hear that my babies have grown and have been into mischiefs in my absence. Yep, they got out one night and open the small gate by lifting up and tearing it out of it's hinges and got into things that they were not supposed to and in the powdered milk replacer and made a lot of messes.  My husband has cleaned some of the bigger mess and left the minor one for me. And they don't wear diapers like my cute little grandson that I left behind in Ottawa. I miss him all ready.

 Little James sitting in a Babysan vibrating and singing chair
 I love the little cow label on his sleepers. Sleeping so peacefully.
 He's very alert and is listening to mama talking to him.
 Bath time is always a shared responsibility.
 Having some quality time with James, my little man.
 How the heck can he sleep so peacefully in that gas relieving position.
 The cat has claimed the box that the stroller came in and is watching James having all the attention gracefully.
 Are we still complaining of all the snow we are still having?
These photos were  FWD to me by my sister Delcina. These were from Lead South Dakota January 5th 2011 of 1-90 close to Rapid City near the Wyoming border. I don't know the authors but must have come from the web.

I feel for those folks and hope that the snow melts slowly enough so that they don't experience a flood.
Thanks for your patience at waiting for my return. Wishing you all a speedy spring with lots of flowers poking out of the ground.  JB


  1. Julia, it's so good to have you back!
    I know you will miss the little one terribly!!! He is so precious!
    I think your little cows must have missed you since they are behaving like naughty children. And now Mom has to come home and clean up their mess.
    That is a lovely cat your daughter has.
    The snow pictures are amazing. A few days ago our snow had all melted and then yesterday we got another storm with 10 inches of snow.

  2. Hi Julia,I am so glad your back. Those cows getting into mischief!Your grandbaby is so cute. I love the pics.Cheri

  3. I've missed you Julia! I bet it seems good to be home aside from the messes to clean up! Isn't that the way it always is.... our payback for being gone I guess! LOL Baby James is sooooooo adorable! Couldn't you have smuggled him home with you somehow?!
    Those snow photos are frightening! I think of it all melting! Can't be a good thing. Hope you can rest up a bit now!
    Cathy G

  4. Julia, welcome back! Sorry you had to leave your little one. They grow and change so fast.Don't overdo trying to catch up. Mariea

  5. What wonderful baby pictures!! Glad your back but know you will miss that baby!

  6. glad you are back but how much do you miss that baby
    So glad you got all that time to be with him.
    They grow so fast. He is just beautiful. I hope you don't work to hard.

  7. Julia ~
    What wonderful pictures of baby James! He looks so content sleeping on your chest. I'm sure you will miss him but how wonderful you got to share the first few weeks of his life with him!
    Now it's back to reality and you have four-legged babies to look after.
    Welcome back!
    Hugs :)

  8. Oh Julia, I am so glad you are home. I have missed your blog. James is adorable and looks so peaceful.

    Oh, those naughty cow bqbies! Missed their mommie I bet. Don't work to hard - take it easy.
    I know you will miss your daughter and James = he will grow so fast!

  9. Julia,
    Welcome back! I just love the picture of you with James sleeping peacefully on your chest. You both look blissful! Looking forward to getting caught up with your blogging adventures...cow clean-up and rugs and all that!!

  10. Yay you are home! James is such a sweetie. Love the pic of him looking and listening so carefully at his momma. And sleeping so peacefully on his Nanna.
    I had a good laugh at the cows causing trouble while you were gone. They missed you too.

  11. So glad you are home now, I know you will miss being with your grandson. He is so cute. Too bad about your calves. I can just see them putting their heads under the gate and lifting like they do. I hope when you go out there it isn't as bad as you though.
    I hope you make it back to a routine easy.

  12. Welcome home, Julia! He is so precious! Everyone looks happy and content to have that little bundle of joy in their lives. I know it will be hard to be away from him!


  13. Hi every one, thanks for all the comments. It's good to be back to my regular routine but I get tired easier. All I've been doing for the last 5 weeks was sitting down most of the time holding James. My muscle tones are weaker. I still have tons of pictures that my daughter put on a stick but for some reason I can't upload them on my computer. JB

  14. Little James is so pretty with the most beautiful complexion .
    I hope your clean up is not to stressful.Cow babies must have gone looking for you.
    Happy our snow is gone.
    Those people up North really got it, how do they coop with all that. I suppose it will melt and come down the Missouri River, hopefully not to much at a time.

  15. Welcome back Julia. James is certainly growing. What a handsome boy he is. He looks so peaceful in all of his pictures. Good luck with your cleanup.
    And I thought we had a lot of snow......

  16. Hi Julia ~ that's a pretty cute little guy that you 'left behind'!! You look like a very happy grandma!! Thanks for the RHD friend invite ~ I always see your comments on my blog and I so appreciate them! I'll be adding your blog to my list ~ I'm way behind on that!! Hope you're having a great day!

  17. Me too, Julia...so glad to see you back!! That precious baby had to be hard to leave...I hope they get to visit you back again soon! The picture of you holding him is just too sweet! And the one of him with his dad on the floor is fun! I guess I'd better quit complaining about how much snow we have, huh? Tomorrow we are supposed to get 8 inches on top of 1 inch of ice that's coming tonight. As long as the electricity is on...we can take it.
    Sounds like you are doing a lot of catching up...those rascal cows...you don't realize what they can get into! Have a blessed day and again, glad you are back!!

  18. Alice, thanks for following me and welcome to my blog. I hope that you will find something of interest. Thanks everyone for your comments. I appreciate hearing from you. Hugs. JB

  19. Julia
    Your darling grandson is so precious. I know how hard it is to leave him but so glad you made it home safely.
    Love these pictures of him he is so adorable you just want to steal a little kiss and hug from him while he is sleeping. lol
    Take care honey and don't over do it. I am trying really hard to go see my two tomorrow for a few hours but the drive there and back and me limping now with my back has got me worried about going. But I just have to see Bailey and Kaci ...lol
    Love ya