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and another grandbaby arrives!

November 18th, 2008 at 07:53 pm

Grandbaby #5 arrived two days ago. She was born at 2:38am Sunday. 8lbs 20inches..and absolutely adorable!! Once again, I was blessed to be the 'left leg' coach for my daughter as she labored. FIVE GRANDBABIES....at 47.

Last December, when my dad was so sick, I made a reservation for my entire family to rent a 7 bedroom resort home together. My dad died just a few days after Christmas, and I didnt want to sit home and relive those memories this year. So, we have been waiting for December to come so that we could all go to the mountains and snow together. All the kids, grandkids, my mom and the hub and I add up to 16 people in all for the week. I am in the midst of meal planning...which, for that many is a big task.

While we are there, we will celebrate DD3s 17th bday, DILs 23 bday, and New Years eve...we will also have "Christmas" on the 28th. We will also have a memorial for Papa on the 29th...with his favorite meal and everyone sharing their favorite memories. Can you guys believe he has been gone almost a year??

This is not a frugal trip...but it is something that will create a wonderful memory...and for a full week I get to play with the babies ages 4, 3, 1, 4mo, 1mo. Gramma heaven.

This means too, that I do not have to buy gifts for everyone, since the week at the big house was our gift. It is a little wierd to not be shopping for bargains right now.

I plan to get a few things for the little guys to open and we are all doing a stocking exchange for the adults. I picked DILs name...and have been having fun buying little foo-foo stuff she can use on the trip.

Otherwise, work is still very busy. My new assistant starts Monday...not a second too soon. I have been working like a mad woman trying to keep up. But I am keeping afloat. (hooray)

I am still pulling an A in my class. I just turned in a comparison/contrast paper. I compared the city life to the country life. I thought of several of you as I wrote that paper..comaparing frugal choices to...well, not-so-frugal choices in life...varieties to simplicities... I will let you know how it scores.

8 Responses to “and another grandbaby arrives!”

  1. Lady T Says:

    Congratulations on your newest grandbaby!! Your Christmas plans sound wonderful ... your dad will be there, I don't doubt it for a moment. Smile

  2. swimgirl Says:


  3. mom-sense Says:

    What wonderful plans for the Holidays! And, of course, congrats on your newest blessing!

  4. Ima saver Says:

    Congratulations. What a wonderful holiday you have planned!!

  5. miclason Says:

    The trip may not be frugal, but it will be priceless!!!

  6. Broken Arrow Says:

    Wow, aren't you a happy, happy grandma! Congrats, Gramma Ray!

  7. scfr Says:

    How wonderful! Enjoy your new little one, and good luck with the planning for what sounds like a marvelous trip.

  8. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Congratulations on the new addition to your grandkids! Your Christmas trip sounds like it is one where many treasured memories will happen.

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