Sunday, April 17, 2011


I am happy to announce the birth of my third great grandchild, a girl—Miss Jayla Ada Joy! She was born Tuesday, April 12th at 7:37 PM and weighed 9 lbs 7 oz’s and was 22 inches long. She has a full head of dark (nearly black) hair and great big dark eyes. Her fingers are long and slender and her feet are already 3 inches long. Healthy and robust—she is holding her head up from birth and looking around like she is a lot older. Needless to say, her mom and dad and all the rest of the family proclaim she is absolutely gorgeous. You may have noticed that her parents gave her my middle name and Ada is her dad’s grandmother’s name so there are some historical significance in her full name as well as Jayla, a modern name her folk liked and we all are learning to love because it belongs to her.

Her grandmother, my daughter, Bobbie took the rest of the week off and has been spending some deliciously wonderful bonding time with her new grandbaby. Bobbie’s oldest granddaughter, Carly, spent the night last night and got to see and hold her little first cousin for the first time. Her “welcome to the world” gift from Bobbie, her Great Aunt Violet, Papa and me was coming home to a shiny bright house—cleaned from top to bottom for her arrival. Sara and Jason were very grateful and amazed after seeing what four senior citizens accomplished. We were all pooped afterward but felt the work was well worth the effort. Jason had bombed the house to rid it of the spring influx of carpenter ants so that initiated the cleaning. We had to do the same at our place a couple weeks ago. The clerk at the hardware store where the bombs were purchased said, “It is that time of year!”

We went to a few garage sales on Friday but skipped the auction. Just too much going on and we really do not need the merchandise. We have plenty for our next sale, which will be at the little Shelton Suburb called Matlock. Just a wide spot in the road really but they have “The Old Timer’s Fair” every year and it attracts thousands of visitors. My sister, Dixie has been setting up her antiques and collectables booth for many years and managed to procure a space for us. It should be a lot of fun.

Haven’t accomplished much around here what with another new dog along with all the other excitement this past week. Our new puppy is being a puppy … but we are working with him every chance we get hoping he will grow out of the chewing and barking stage soon. Our little Sophie is confused by all the attention he gives her and spends the day trying to stay out of his way. We hope they will become fast friends when he calms down a little.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by!

Until next time …


  1. Congratulations!! How exciting to add a new addition to the family. Cheers! ~M

  2. Hello - have you noticed it is the month of May and you haven't posted lately? I think you are just enjoying your new lifestyle too much to find time to blog?

  3. Congrats on the new baby. If I hold my breath will you update your blog? :)

  4. Julie Joy time is slipping give an update! Cheers! ~M

  5. I hear there's some BIRTHDAY celebration happening this month... Hope you two have a wonderful day!! Cheers! ~M