Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year - New Baby!

Long time - no blog! Way too long. I've got a good excuse though. You see, along with the new year came a new baby! As you can imagine, we've been very busy at our house.

Going from being empty-nesters to live-in grandparents of a 15 month old AND new born is interesting to say the least! During my short windows of free time, I find myself heading for the bed instead of the computer these days. :)
Meet baby brother, all 8 pounds and 4 ounces of him!
This little guy was welcomed with open arms at our house. As you can see, big brother is drooling with excitement!
Yes, they are beginning to bond and plan future shenanigans. I think big brother is already whispering little boy schemes in his ear.
Dad was able to see his new son arrive and hold him in his arms.
He was able to hold big brother too and quickly say goodbye.
Before returning to his country's duty on the same day of his new son's birth.

26 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Marsha Sweetie...
How wonderful a new little bundle to share you love with. He is just as sweet as he can be. I can smell that new baby already. Love the expression on Big Brother's little face as he gazes on with amazement. Yes, I would say your hands are full, but with so much Love. How precious.

I will be keeping DAD in our prayers for a safe return to you sweetie. He has so much to come home too. I know it was hard for him to say good-bye. God Bless Him.

Keep us updated with beautiful pics. He is a cutie patootie...
Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

erin said...

WOWZA!! that's great!! congrats to everyone! if you need a babysitter i am close by...i have grandchildren-envy for sure! we are expecting SNOW tomorrow so hunker down and keep safe and warm! wonderful pictures and so glad daddy was able to be there!
erin

stefanie said...

so happy and so sad in the same day...he's gorgeous

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, how sweet!!! Congratulations!

I'm so happy daddy was able to be there for his birth and to hold him! Seeing big brother with the little one reminds me of that cereal commerical where the big brother asks "how long is she staying" :)

Happy New Year, Marsha!!

((Hugs)) from the other Marsha *wink*

Merrie said...

Congratulations Marsha- they are both so adorable! And a mighty prayer going up right now for the safe return of their daddy.

Love the Decor! said...

Thank you to your son who is serving for all of us!!
Congrats on the new baby!! how exciting for you to be able to be a part of all of this. What a wonderful blessing

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Awww! How adorable! What a happy time and a very sad time also because your son had to leave. God bless him for what he does.
Glenda

Deanna said...

Dearest Marsha,
CONGRATS to you on the birth of your newest Grandbaby!!!
Precious little one. Sweet, sweet pictures.
My heart aches for you all and will pray for our military.

God bless,
d

Beansieleigh said...

Marsha I'm in tears!.. Congratulations on this beautiful new addition to your family! Best wishes to all of you!.. And through this post, may I also thank your son for all he does for our country! ~tina

podso said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful grandbaby! How special for you to have this extended time with this little family, but I know how tiring it can be! But it will create some special memories. Thank you for your family's sacrifice for our country's well being.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Blessings to you and your new member of the family! I can see how you would be weary and BUSY!
So glad Daddy was able to be there!
Debra

Marla at Always Nesting said...

What beautiful babies! Congratulations on the new one. Thank your son for his service for all of us. I'm glad the family has you to be there to help during the time apart. It's hard work raising babies alone and it's hard work being a military wife.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh my goodness, congratulations and no wonder your tired! What a bundle of joy~ Cindy

Robin said...

Just precious! I am so glad that daddy got to see his little men!

The pictures are beautiful!

{{HUGS}}

Robin :o)

Queenmothermamaw said...

What a beautiful baby. Thank goodness that dad was there. Keep us updated with pics. Hope you have a great time and enjoy those babies.
QMM

Mary said...

Marsha, your pictures are just beautiful. I'm so glad his Dad got to see him before he left. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Blessings...Mary

Really Rainey said...

Marsha! Congratulations my friend! We have so much in common! I also have my son, daughter in love and three of my grandchildren living with us! One was born with us, he us just 4 months old... I laffed when I read what you said about heading to bed when you get a few moments instead of the computer! Amen Sister, me too! I'm learning now to balance my daze. And just when I think... noise what noise? They are looking for a home to rent... but that's good news, it means they are back on their feet again and ready to face life just the 5 of them... Take it easy... You are making a difference in the world and raising good children who become wonderful adults!

Rainey

Snappy Di said...

Well a big CONGRATULATIONS to your family! Such lovely grandchildren and photos. They do keep grandparents busy, don't they?

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

The Vintage Attic said...

WOW what a beaufiful baby and the big borther is so sweet, your heart must feel so full and yet at time's empty when misssing your son. I'll keep your family in my prayers.
Enjoy those babys.
Melissa

Amy said...

Congratulations to all!!! Thank you to the whole family for the sacrifices you're making on our behalf!!

marmielu said...

Congratulations to everyone! Praise God your sil was able to be there!!! Your pictures are just wonderful! (I'm all out of !!'s)
Mary Lou

Anita said...

Beautiful babies...we have a new baby too. Have fun with your no longer empty nest and prayers to your soldier. Blessings to the family.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Marsha,
Happy New Year and congratulations on your new grandson. The same thing happend to my Nephew, he was deployed when his first baby girl was born and did not see her until she was 4 months old and then just a few months ago he was out on assigment and arrived home (at the hospital) within minutes of his second baby girls birth. He is now now his 3rd tour overseas with the Marines. I will keep your Son in your prayers along with all the young men servering our Country for us.
May all your dreams come true this year.
Big hugs,
Elizabeth

© Jennifer Raley said...

Congratulations and Blessings to you and yours! Precious babies. And thank you and your son for his service. I pray the LORD keep him safe.

Jenn

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl congrats on the newest member of your family and how cute both those little guys are....PLEASE thank Dad for taking good care of all of us and giving us this great FREEDOM....many blessings to you girl....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lisa said...

Congrats!!! On your new grandbaby! What a blessing to have them with you, where you can spoil them up close and personal.:)
PS I will put their sweet Daddy on the prayer list at church concerning his safety and a speedy return to his boys!