Sunday, December 26, 2010

An exciting year.....

Wow, has it been an eventful year. I finally became a grandma.....two times! It's the best thing ever. You can hold them and feed them and say "no" when it comes to changed poopy diapers. I love it. So here was our year.....

We bought a camper, that Gabby calls the "love shack", but we haven't used it yet....go figure.

Hannah was born the day before my birthday. And I flew on a plan the very next day, on my birthday, to go see her. A grandma's gotta do what shes gotta do to see your first grandchild. But I was was only an hour and fifteen minute flight.

Then I got to go to the fiber farm day right when I got home from Florida. Which I was happy about because I thought I would miss it because I was gonna be in Florida for Hannah's birth. But I guess she knew how much I wanted to go, so she decided to come early. Good girl, Hannah. I can't wait for next years fiber day.

Grew a pretty good garden this year. Still have green beans, tomato sauce and zucchini bread in the freezer to enjoy.

Gabby and I flew out to Idaho to surprise Heather for her baby shower. Boy was she surprised. Thanks Bill for helping us keep the best secret from her. And it was Gabby's first time on an airplane. She did quite well, wasn't scared or anything. While we were there, Gabby learn how to play golf. It was a great trip.

Then we weren't home but maybe a few weeks and little Bradley was born. He is the first boy born on Gary's side since he was born. That is 60 years. Oh yeah, Gary turned "60" this year.

Gabby started her junior year in high school and is driving to school so we don't have take her. Gotta love when they get their licenses.

While we were in Idaho, Bill got his next assignment. They got to go back to NC at Seymour Johnson Airforce Base. I was so happy. Heather and Bradley flew here and stayed with us while Bill drove across the country with the doggies.

Patricia and Hannah came for a visit. Heather, Bill and Bradley came back then too. We had an early Thanksgiving when they were here. I guess all the pictures we took of Hannah and Patricia are on Gabby's camera, so my next best thing is a picture of Gabby and Hannah.

Then my sister Diane and Becky came for the real Thanksgiving dinner. For some reason I can 't find that picture of them. Must be on Gabby's camera.

Gabby and I just got back from Heather's and Bill's. We went to take care of Bradley so they could go to their Christmas party and we got to attend Bradley's Baptism on Sunday.

And that takes us to a white Christmas this year. How nice was santa to us. I am hoping next year that I can keep up this blog regularly. I have been very bad this year, but as you can see I was pretty busy. I am thinking next year is gonna be busy too with Patricia and Tom getting married the beginning of April. But I wouldn't trade my life for anything. I have been truly blessed. I hope everyone has a very Happy New Year.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy 30th Birthday.....

baby girl! I guess I can't say that anymore because you aren't a baby anymore. But you will always be my baby girl even when you get old. And thirty isn't old, even though you have been saying "I'm almost 30" for 5 years now. We hope you have a wonderful day. May all your dreams come true. Love you!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bradley William Johnson

Born Wednesday, July 14th, 2010.
Weighted - 6 lbs., 15 oz. 19 inches

Mommy, daddy and baby are all doing fine. Bradley was delivered via C-section 2 weeks early. Okay how weird is it that both my new grandbabies were breach, 2 weeks early, C-sections and born on a Wednesday. Weird......
I wish I had a picture of daddy with Bradley but these are the only ones I could grab off Facebook. So as soon as I get more pictures I will put them here. Bradley is the first boy born on Gary's side of the family since he was born. That was almost 60 years ago. And I am totally excited that Bill, Heather and Bradley will be moving back to this side of the country come October. Now I can drive and see them in 6 hours. How great will that be. Life is good!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Surprising Heather in Idaho...

Here is a video of our adventure to surprising Heather when we went to Idaho for her baby shower. I will post more about our trip later. Gabby put them all together. I just want to post the video's so you could see how surprised she was. It was the best!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Garden 2010

Our garden is thriving so far this year. We have had quite a bit of rain the last week so I guess the rain is doing it some good. We have already had radishes, green beans and zucchini. In fact mom is in the kitchen cleaning green beans again. And I guess I plant too many tomato plants, seven this year....and do you see how big they are already.

Look at all those tomatoes! Mom will be busy making sauce.

Potatoes are coming along nicely. Flowering already.

See the size of my zucchini plant!

Monday, May 24, 2010

March, April & May......

Moved the garden fence and painted it....Gary worked on it for the whole month of March and part of April. But it looks beautiufl now all painted and right off of my garden shed.

The beginning of April we went to Florida to have Patricia's baby shower. That was the 10th of April.

Then April 28th at one o'clock in the morning we get a call from Tom that Patricia's water broke and they are on their way to the hospital. Baby was breach, so a C-section was done and at 6:44 am, little Hannah Grace was born.

And I have to say that she is the most beautiful baby ever. Has a full head of hair and loves to snuggle. I just love this picture of her and her daddy. She looks so content just laying on his chest.

It's really weird being a's so unreal. Now we are waiting for our second grandbaby to come to Bill and Heather. Due the end of July.

Now we wait for that exciting day.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Half eaten...

that's what Gabby did to her Valentine candy. I guess cupid got the wrong kind. It was pretty funny watching her taste each one and seeing the expression on her face after the first bite. Needless to say they ended up in the garbage since both Grandma and I gave up sugar for Lent, boy was that dumb. I'm not gonna make it. I'm such a bad Catholic.