Saturday, May 19, 2018

Mother's Day '18

I am long overdue for a blog post, so I thought I would make a post about Mother's Day. We had such a relaxing day, and it was wonderful. The weather was a little too hot for my liking, since it was humid and in the 90's, but that's okay. At least it wasn't raining. 

We went to church in the morning, and had a great service. Later on, our bishop taught a special lesson about women, and there was a nice spread of fruits, vegetables, cheese/crackers, muffins, cookies, bagels, chocolates and things like that for the women to enjoy while we listened to his lesson.

My sister, Chandra, and her family came over for dinner. My mom made lasagna and a lemon mascarpone cream pie for dessert. Everything was really yummy! Chandra and I gave our mom two hanging flower baskets for the front porch.

Here are a few pictures:
My mom and two of her 26 grandkids:
We had a hard time getting a good picture of Chandra's family. It's difficult with wiggly children, as well as glasses that you are trying to avoid capturing a glare in.
Chandra and her cuties matched in denim and pink:
I tried to coordinate with my mom, who was wearing a new dress:
My older sisters are all really good moms, and I hope I would be as good at being a mom as they are if I had children of my own. Sometimes I see the parenting struggles that my sisters and friends have, and I wonder if I could do it and have my kids turn out okay. Being a mom is hard! I sure hope I could do it. Chandra has been in the mom business for fewer than three years, but she's a great mom, too. I'm so proud of how well she has taken to motherhood! Christian and Ruby are lucky to have her 💗💗💗

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Ruby's Arrival

My sweet niece, Ruby Jane, was born last Wednesday (March 7). She weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. and was 21 inches. She was born via C-section, and the doctor had a bit of trouble getting her out, so he had to use the vacuum to suck her out. Ruby also inhaled a bit of fluid during the ordeal, which caused her to turn purple, but after getting a little oxygen, she pinked up. Here she is, just minutes old:
 
Proud parents:
Comparing Ruby to newborn pictures of Christian. In the second picture, it looks like Ruby is making the same face as Christian:
My mom and I went to the hospital to visit Chandra the next day:
Here's Chandra looking beautiful:
Joe took Christian to the hospital to meet Ruby the day after she was born:
All dressed and ready to go home:
Chandra's first stop after leaving the hospital was my house. I didn't mind getting to hold Ruby. I've got to enjoy holding her as much as I can, because before I know it she will be too heavy for me to have on my lap.
Welcome to the world and the family, Ruby!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Chandra's Baby Shower

I know I don't do much blogging anymoreI feel like I've said most everything that there is to say! My day-to-day life is pretty boring, so I just post every now and then when something noteworthy or exciting happens.

My younger sister, Chandra, is having a baby tomorrow, and I'm so excited for her! A couple weekends ago she had a baby shower hosted by a few of our friends from church. They did a beautiful job! The shower was tea party-themed. Everything was really nice, and I'm glad that my mom and I were able to go. It was fun to visit with people that I haven't seen in a while, and, of course, to support Chandra and our friends that threw the shower.

Everything was decorated beautifully, and I really appreciate all of the time and money that our friends spent on this shower... it was a lot of work for them! Cute little outfits served as part of the decor and as centerpieces on the tables, and Chan got to take them all home, too. Here are a few of them:
We had a light luncheon:
People could also decorate a party hat, if they wished to. Chandra picked her favorite at the end, and that person got a prize:
After some games, Chan took the hot seat and opened her gifts. She got so many really nice things!
Here are a few pictures of Chandra full-term. She's gorgeous! She had a pregnancy where everything went right on track. On the bottom are pictures from this past Sunday. Chandra had her husband snap a few pictures of her and Christian on their way out the door to church. Christian talks about Ruby a lot, and carries his baby doll around, but I don't think he has any idea what is about to happen!
Baby Ruby should be here by this time tomorrow, and I can't wait to meet the precious little lady!
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