Friday, January 29, 2010




Good Morning Company Girls!




How are you all doing? It's been an interesting week here (to steal the words from another blogger) in the frozen tundra! Yes, it's absolutely freezing here...not too much snow but yesterday it was 12 degrees Centigrade below zero...and whether it';s Fahrenheit or Celsius....that's mighty cold.....and I hate the cold!!!!! I know, I know...than why do I live in Canada?...well, you kind of get trapped in your places you know......first you're here cause that's where your parents were when you were born....you grow up here, you get married here...you have babies here......and that's where you may have a short window of opportunity to flee....but...then the grandbabies come .......and you just can't leave the grandbabies....I never wanted to be one of those nanas that lived so far away that you only saw the grandkids once or twice a year...and pictures don't really do it....you can't receive a clutching hug around your knees from a picture...so ...here we stay....although hubby and I are always looking at those Texas temperatures......(we visited a number of times and hubby worked there every two weeks for three months a number of years ago....and there is this pastor named Jerold that keeps wanting us to move down and help us with his church....hmmmmmm.....nope, can't do it! Just look at those two pics above...could you? Didn't think so!
Anyways...it's been a busy week....appointments galore, the kids have been partly off school...exam week....and now they don't return til next Wednesday! Oh well, that's really only Monday and Tuesday...I'll survive. The cutest little two month old, that you see at the top of the post...and his mommy....are going to come for a visit next week, if all goes well...can't wait...haven't seen him since Christmas....the other grandbabies live close by so I can see them quite often but little William lives 3-1/2 hours away.....and considering my near brush with the biggest snowstorm I ever had to drive through occured when I bravely drove up, by myself....to see him be born...well, let's just say I'm chicken...yes people I admit it...cluck, cluck!....well, I'm hesitant (mild understatement) to travel up there on my own...in the winter...very soon......again.....so....all being well...they're coming here...I just hope my son doesn't get too lonely while they're gone.... :0(
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Have a wonderful week!

15 comments:

Diane said...

Little William is adorable! The rest of the grandkids are just as cute - what a crew.

Cold here, too. But we say if you don't like the weather here, just wait a few days...it will change!
Have a blessed weekend.

Melinda said...

It is so nice that you are so involved in your grandkids lives!

bashtree said...

I love the exuberance you show in your writing :) That baby looks so cute!!! I hope you guys have fun!

carikaufm said...

Your pictures are so sweet! Keep warm!

The Queen Mommy said...

Oh that baby picture - I can barely tear my eyes away from that sweet little face. Aren't they all just precious!!! And it's BITTERLY cold today. yuk. Sun is shining so I can sing inside at least...

joyceandnorm said...

We're a close-by type of family too. My siblings and I are all within 10 minutes of our parents...my brother less than a minute because he just graduated and still lives at home. And all my extended family is within an hour or so of my place. I couldn't imagine moving far from my family, unless God leads me elsewhere. I'm sure your grandkids love having you around...I know I loved having my grandparents visit or visiting them when I was younger. Just seeing their pictures is really not the same. Enjoy the visit with the little one.

Heather said...

My Mum and dad are in North Bay and Dad has been saying it's mighty chilly - since we've had a cold snap here in OH, I can imagine it's colder up North! Have a lovely visit with those sweet grandchildren!

One More Equals Four said...

Cold here, too, though not Canada cold. Things shut down around here when snow is just predicted and we have gotten about 6 inches today! My kids enjoyed it for about 10 minutes. Secretly, though, I LOVE that we will be stuck in the house for two whole days...glorious!

Wow, that baby is cute!!! What a blessing, well several blessings! Enjoy the visit!

Kimberly said...

No more complaining from me about the rain we have had in SoCal. You have darling grandkids. What a blessing for all of you.

Cathy said...

I just tried leave a comment and it didn't post :(
I'll try again...
Love the pictures of your grands! So precious! Enjoy your time with them!
I just saw my brothers children last night. His youngest is 5 months, lots of rolls, very smiley with dimples. I couldn't get enough!
Oh, I'm feeling for you in that cold weather! That's just too cold!
Have a blessed weekend!

Shawna R. B. Atteberry said...

Your grandkids are adorable! Glad you're close enough to enjoy them.

marineswife said...

The pictures are so cute! Your children are beautiful. I hope my children stay living near me when hey grow up. :)

Rachel Anne said...

This is exactly why we won't allow our kids to go to college outside of Texas....fear that they will marry someone from New York or even further away, then have babies and I will be stuck without them. I'd rather deal with what I don't like about Texas than move somewhere scenic without my kids.

But your kind of cold is BITTER cold. I feel for you, Marie. Come on down and visit me any time, it's only hovering around freezing here.

One More Equals Four said...

Missed you at Coffee Talk today, just checking in to make sure everything is alright!

Have a great weekend!

Cathy said...

Just stopped by to see how you are. Missed seeing your post Friday! I've still not made it around to everyone,but I plan too. Hope you are having a good week and some how staying warm?
Be blessed friend!
LydiaCate