Tuesday, April 10, 2007

How Was Your Weekend?

I hope that your Easter was wonderful. Our weekend was ecstatic. In February, the mother of our sweet granddaughter said that their little family would be able to make the trip to our home for Easter Sunday. Planning and preparing for their visit was fun and a bit hectic. Our granddaughter is two so Daddy D and I would like the house to be relatively clean and safe for the sweet toddler. Since we both work full-time as teachers, sometimes (most times) the house gets cluttered as well as dusty.

Last Monday, we received a call from our son, Luke, telling us that he and his wife, Frema, would be coming to visit on Easter weekend too. Of course, we are delighted although a little surprised as the young couple spoke earlier about spending the holiday at home in Indianapolis. So Daddy D and I are looking forward to a visit from both sons and daughters-in-law and our precious granddaughter.

On Saturday, Luke calls to let us know that they are on their way after a short visit with high school/college chums. Luke and Frema arrived in time for supper. I am busy getting supper ready, and Luke calls me into the living room. Luke and Frema give us the basket pictured here.


There is really nothing unusual here either. Luke and Frema are kind and generous people and are always giving us presents. You may note that there is a children's book in the basket...still that is not out of the ordinary. We all are book lovers and give each other cute or meaningful children's books from time to time. Plus, the author-illustrator is Sandra Boynton, one of my favorites. We ooh and aah about the book and basket. Leaving the card for last, Luke reminds us that we should open the card. Still nothing unusual here...Luke likes greeting cards and uses cards to celebrate holidays and other occasions. But as Daddy D opens the card, we are overcome with joy to see this.


Immediately, I am hugging Frema and shedding a few tears of joy, and Luke is hugging Daddy D. Soon, we are all hugging in a spontaneous four-person hug as a celebration of the good news. Want to more about the impending birth? Check out the blogs of Frema, who is the princess of blogging, at What’re you lookin’at? and Luke, at Useless Clutter .

So how was your weekend? Our weekend was wonderful. Our sons were here, our daughters(-in-law) were here, our sweet little granddaughter was here, and our grandbaby-to-be was here.

19 comments:

Frema said...

You guys are such wonderful grandparents already, so I know how blessed our baby will be to have you in his/her life. We're excited for you, too!

daddy d said...

Yes, it was such a joyful weekend. Our family is growing larger in number. That is good.

susan said...

How exciting! Congratulations on news of the new grandbaby. What a fun way they presented it too!

Lost A Sock said...

Congratulations to both of you! We're so happy for your (growing!) family.

Margaret said...

That is wonderful news! I expect lots of updates. Congratulations, grandma.

Molly said...

When you said"I have news..." this was my first guess. Of course it doesn't take a rocket scientist...Congratulations to both of you and the parents-to be too! And thanks for the Html hints. My computer abilities are very rudimentary. I am very happy each time someone teaches me a new little step...

Cazzie!!! said...

What absolutely fabulous news!!! I am overjoyed for you both....I know my children are small, but, I cannot wait to be a Grandma one day.
I sooo love that book too, Sandra Boynton is one of my favourite illustrators also.

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gawilli said...

Yahoo! What a wonderful Easter surprise and what a cool way to share the good news. Pretty special!

Stace said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful :) I know my mum is hanging out to become a grandmother, but she'll have to wait a while yet!

debi said...

Wow,that's the greatest news. It was also pretty fast.When I read your letter it made my day. Joe came in and I was all teared up. He asked what was wrong."Nothing" I shouted,"Frema is pregnant"! Yes, he knew who I was talking about.I love the way they surprised you. Frema was pretty sly the way she posted it too.I did a double take thinking I must have read it wrong. Yippy!

Sweet Sue said...

Congrats for the latest news. These are the news we were waiting for. I'm goin' to invite you for my birthday party in Holland.

ChrisB said...

This is wonderful news, congratulations to both you and Daddy D.

Tink said...

Congratulations!! That's wonderful news. What a great way to break the news too. By this time next year there will be a little baby to make baskets for.

Mrs. S said...

I've been so out of touch I didn't know!! CONGRATS to you and Luke and Daddy D and Frema and everyone! I am so excited, I will have to make a special point to keep on top of things better!

milk&honey said...

Oh, congratulations! How exciting for all of you!

Sally Lomax said...

Oh congratulations!!!!!!!

What wonderful news.

I shall watch avidly and see news of it all. When is the baby due?

Luke said...

We had a nice weekend, too. But the one after that came with morning sickness for the mom-to-be. Fortunately, since then we have discoved the wonder of Preggie Pops (and they're expense).

Biddie said...

I was sure that I had left a comment here already...
This is WONDERFUL news. The absolute best. lots of updates, k?