Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I’m Baaaaaaack!!!!! With a new little one!!

Oh good heaven’s, where oh where has the time gone?  i can’t believe that I have not posted anything since mid January!!!  Things have been K-R-A-Z-Y around here!!!  Ever since my Mother-in-Law passed away it seems like it has been one thing or another taking up my time.  We have been busy trying to settle her estate and clean out her condo.  We are now in the process of getting it painted, carpet cleaned, and then “staged”.  I’m getting all the things together that I will need to take over there to update it a little bit. Don’t exactly want to sell a place that looks like an 81 year old lady lived there.  Seriously, the decorations were ALL from the time she moved into her place 16 years ago.  Country blue and mauve… need I say more???  The next couple of weeks are going to be crazy as we (attempt to) get everything done and get it on the market.  Wish the housing market was a little better right now, but we don’t have time to wait.
Now for the BIG news – the thing that is making me take time out of my busy life to FINALLY post on my blog – I’m a grandma again!!!!  WAHOO!!!! 
Yep, Phil and I are the (very) proud grandparents of a new little Grandson.  Evan Scott Franz (yah, we’re kind of proud of the middle name!) was born on Monday, April 11th at 3:23 pm.  He decided to make his appearance a little earlier than planned.  (Mommy – my daughter Angela - was scheduled for a C-Section on the 17th). However, Evan is very healthy and is doing well.  He weighed in at 7 lbs 4 oz, and was 20 ½ inches.  Mommy and Daddy are doing great.  Big brother, Noah, has a pretty nasty cold and cough right now, so he has not been able to get close to his baby brother yet.  Thank heaven for Skype – he has been able to at least see him that way.  Noah is staying with Phil and I this week.  Oh my, I've forgotten what it's like to have a 4 year old in the house while trying to get ready for work. Especially when "said little one" wakes up on the wrong side of bed, doesn't want to get up, doesn't want to go potty, doesn't want to dress, doesn't want to go to school, has a cold, AND is missing Mommy and Daddy!! Regardless, we are loving every minute!!
Anyway, I thought I would include a few pictures of this precious little one.  Now I know that I’m his Grandma, and just MIGHT be a little prejudice, but I do believe he is just the cutest little guy ever (along with Noah of course)!!!!  There are pictures of Noah as he sees his little brother for the first time.  He was smiling from ear to ear!  Also, if you remember, back in October my Mom turned 90.  This little one makes her 19th Great Grandchild.  You can tell from the pictures below she has not lost her touch!!

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And here's the most precious picture ever - Matt and Angela snapped this when Evan got to go home.  The hat and blanket are extra special because they were made by my Mom - his Great Grandma (or "GG" as they call her).
Being a grandparent is one of the BEST things ever!  Noah is getting to be so much fun to be with, and now we have a new little one to cuddle.  We praise the Lord for this precious new life and are so thankful that he came into this world perfect in every way! 
Thanks for allowing me to brag just a bit.  Of course I would be more than happy to hear all your comments about just HOW PRECISIOUS he is!!!  LOL