Saturday, October 22, 2011

Welcome to the World

My mother would have welcomed her first 
great grandchild today.
Welcome to the world
8lb, 14oz.
My first great niece.
Thank you mom.

She looks just like BRITTANY.
It's amazing. 
Life is full of magic.

Full of wonder.

My sister Debbie and husband Bill are now grandparents.

May your paths be full of special moments.

Yes, I'm back from Asheville, N.C.

Lots to tell you, but I'm still catching my breath.


wendy said...

YAY....first one to leave a comment.
I (as you know) left you a comment on facebook, but let me once again say congratulations to all
That is not a bad sized baby eh.
Your sister now a grandma.....well, there is nothin' better then that. (you can tell her I said so)
and you a great aunt.....pftttt, well we already KNEW you'd be a GREAT aunt (wink)

go get some rest, I want to read all about your NC trip.
love ya

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

Well, technically sista, I was the first to leave a comment - in fact, two of them...where are they?!!

Baby girl is sooo cute and chunky cute, which is the way I love babies!

Congratulations and Blessings to the whole family.

It's hard to think of your cute little self being a Great Aunt!

Love you so much,

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

Well, technically sista, I was the first to leave a comment - in fact, two of them...where are they?!!

Baby girl is sooo cute and chunky cute, which is the way I love babies!

Congratulations and Blessings to the whole family.

It's hard to think of your cute little self being a Great Aunt!

Love you so much,

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So much happiness with a new baby in the family! Hugs to you. Linda

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

what a wonderful blessing ! congratulations to all and welcome to sweet Aubree Marie ... we share a middle name (())
Claudie, I am so happy I was able to meet you and give you a hug.
and Heidi's blog is


Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a beautiful baby -- nothing better than those moments in our life ( lol they sure cant give us grief at this age)

Love your pinks and sparkles.

Email me the name of this pianist again -- remember i no longer have my galaxy tab-- holding out for the ipad.

LOve you darlin

Holly Loves Art said...

Welcome back Sweetie! And a big welcome to the newest little member of your family. What a precious little newborn!
Sending lots of love and big hugs,

Rita said...

Congratulations Claudie! You came back home to spectacular addition to your family. And that is a good sweet thing for you now.

Kimberly said...

Congratulations to you and your family. Ironic I became a great Aunt for the 3rd time the week my Mom past.
It brought some joy during a hard week.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

We are here, waiting. In the meantime, life goes on with the POWER of the people that left their mark on our lives....she is in your heart forever is so beautiful!!!!! Anita

jeanne said...

Good morning Claudie, I am still catching my breath too.
Congratulations on your sister's new grandbaby. Aubree Marie is a beautiful name. How special to have a wee one to cuddle and love. Your mom would have loved this little darling. The photo of the steps is beautiful.

About Boots. He lives down the street from us. Bryce will not have a cat. He is bummed. However, with college and a job I don't think the cat would be happy closed up in an apt. As we know, he loves to go visiting. HA!

The Hartmanns arrived yesterday and so here we go again. Fun times and the leaves are even prettier now. They are out taking photos right now. They saw Claudia's photo of the pond down the road and they are hoping to get a good shot like hers. She is a wonderful photographer. I love the photos she has been sharing. I really enjoyed meeting her. She is definitely another sista.

I am alone with Cheri' a rare moment and I love some down time. She loves the toy you gave her. When our company arrived she brought it to them to show it off. She found the SQUEAKER. HA!

I love you and miss you but I am so thankful that you were able to come to the Dream event Claudie. I love Randy for insisting that you go. It was a good thing and I had fun just being with my sistas.

I better get dressed and get some primping done before they come back.

I love you to pieces,
Jeanne xoxoxo

~CC Catherine said...

Wow honee, I didn't realize your family was expecting a baby. Isn't that just like life? One dear one departs and another one enters the world.....this happened after my brother died, my sister had just learned she was pregnant and didn't tell a soul for months. Bsby's have a way of breathing new life into us when we don't think we can take another one. That's my prayer for your family...that Aubree Marie will bring the laughter into your lives and bring smiles to your faces. Your Mom would have been so very proud, yes! I'm sure she's looking down on Chad & Monica and saying, "Well done"! Love you sweetie! ~CC, your GA peach!

Shelia said...

Welcome to the world little Aubree! Oh, Claudie, she is so beautiful and congratulations on that little darling!
You've been in my thoughts and prayers.
Love you,
Shelia ;)

"Create Beauty" said...

Congratulations Great Aunt Claudie!

A precious one to hold and love, and won't she just love some PINK?!?!!?

~ Violet

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, Aubree is so sweet and beautiful. It's so amazing when a life comes into the world. Thank you for your story on my music post. I didn't realize that music is mathematical in nature. And yes, he does get good grades. That is so interesting to me. I will have to tell him that. I bet it was wonderful to hear the guitar while you were pregnant. Have a great week. I missed you too.

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Claudie Sweetie...
What a beautiful share today. An Aubree share. She has such a beautiful coloring and look at all of that hair. She is gorgeous.

Congratulations to the whole family as I know she will steal all of your hearts, if she hasn't already. I can smell that baby smell clear out here in Phoenix.

I just know your precious Momma kissed her long before she entered this world, blessed her right up until the moment she safely entered into her Momma's arms.

I can't wait to see pics of your trip. I know it was magical with all you Sista's together. Such a wonderful experience for all. The laughter, love and sharing is magical enough, but the event was the icing on the cake.

Have a glorious week sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

jeanne said...

Claudie, long day taking photos 2 hours from home. I must get some sleep my dear friend. Yes, you saw my prom dress. I was so happy to show you all.

I am falling asleep sitting here. I will be in touch tomorrow.
I love you to pieces.
Jeanne xoxoxo

Julie said...

And another generation dawns. I've seen some pretty sweet little girl things! Send my love and hugs.


Julie Harward said...

What a beautiful baby, love her sweet little nose! So cute in every way. Babies are pure magic if you ask me, straight from God. I hope all will go well with the burial of your sweet mama...I bet anything she brought that baby to earth! ;D

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh my gosh, what a sweet baby!

Congrats all around!

I love the picture of the necklace that I created for you!

We were two little finches chattering yesterday and I loved every minute of it!!


Sugah Beez said...

What a sweet and precious little miracle!! She is adorable!! xxoo Heidi

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Claudie, she is just beautiful! I'm so happy for you all, and I know your mom is smiling down at her.

Glad you were able to get away from some R&R. Sending you warm hugs from my heart to yours...


Sheila (who had some major computer issues... yes, I need a mac!)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh, isn't a new baby just the bestest? How exciting.... she's adorable and her name is just so darn cute...

Dish on Ashville girl....


Sandy Michelle said...

YAY! Congrats to all of you! She is lovely! Happy Hauntings!


Annesphamily said...

Babies are just a sign of the circle of life turning and turning. Life goes in and out like the tide. Babies are hopeful and full of joy and sweetness. Congrats to your family and blessings to the new little one.