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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.

Friday, March 1, 2019

A WEEK OF LOSS AND GAIN

The last week of February, in a nutshell.



We celebrated our 53rd Wedding Anniversary and I made a carrot cake for us and one for the church. I help serving tea at pancake supper which was a week before Shrove Tuesday. It was well attended despite the bitter cold and blowing wind.

We attended the funeral mass for a dear friend who lost her fight to cancer at age 56. We lost another dear friend after he fell and broke his hip in his home. He went through surgery and because of medical complications, he died several days after.


I babysat my great grandkids while their mom and dad went to the hospital for the birth of their new little sister. Here miss W. setting up the track by herself. I had a lot of fun playing with the kids but by night I was all tuckered out. My son Vaughan took over for me for the overnight babysitting.


Big brother is enjoying an ice cream cone at the table.  He's so well mannered.



Then the new little sister arrived.
I couldn't take a great photo of our new little great granddaughter in the bassinette. She came earlier than her due date because it was deemed safer for both mom and baby.  She weighs in at 6lb 5oz.


The happy big brother wanted to hold her while his sister is content to sit close to mom.


Can you see that big smile? He was over the moon with the new baby sister.
I asked him if his heart was getting bigger and he said "Oh yeah"


Here is the happy family.
The last picture before I left the hospital. Sorry about the poor quality of the photographs. I had forgotten my camera and used my cell phone. My hands are not very steady.

We had extremely fluctuating temperatures during February, warm days and very cold days, lots of snow, wind and blowing snow, frozen pipe, and hoses at the barn but also we got lots of sunshine which made thing a little bit easier to bear.

Welcome, March. Only 19 days to Spring. Thanks for your comments, they are very appreciated.
Hugs, Julia