Monday, June 16, 2008

The Only Constant in Life Is Change

We were supposed to be headed for Oregon this week to attend Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene. But, with gas prices high and the nagging feelings I had about leaving our wonderful petsitter with way too many animals, both sheep and cats, plus my needing a dental crown next month to the tune of $850.00/copay, we started thinking about cancelling the trip.
There is another reason we've been wanting to save our traveling money. We HAVE to be in New Zealand in December this year!!! "HAVE to be???", my dear friend Tina asked me. Why, yes...HAVE to be. And the reason for having to be in New Zealand is a really good one. We've known about it for about two months but I haven't been allowed to say anything until now...

You see, in December, our daughter, Kelly is expecting her first baby! :) It hasn't sunken in yet, but I shall be a grandmother! Last night we were informaed that she is now 12 weeks along and has told her coworkers so it was OK to write about it in my blog. Thanks, DD...I thought I was going to burst if I had to hold it in much longer! :)

Hmm...I wonder if Shepherd's crooks come in child size?
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9 comments:

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Congratulations! To the Happy Mother also! I am not so disapointed then that I wont be at BSG this year, only 2/3rds disapointed now; still wont get to see Laura or meet Michelle :(
Can I go with you to New Zealand? lol
That is on my Bucket List (I have had the list forever, now I have a name for it :)

Val said...

As the other grandmother to be I agree with you it has been hard to keep quiet. At least we could mention it to each other Now we can share the news and all look forward to Dec, when you will be coming to NZ

Kelly said...

Thanks, Mom!

Nancy K. said...

How WONDERFUL!!!
Congratulations Grandma (s) and Kelly!

Tina T-P said...

So now you get to come up with your Grandma name - Amma, Omma, Granny, Grandmom, Grandmother - altho alot of times the grandbaby picks the Grandma name :-)

We will miss seeing you! T.

PS - looking thru some cookbooks the other day and anctually found a recipe for Golden Kiwis!

Sharon said...

Oh how wonderful for you and for your daughter. My mother and grandmother both had special names, and my daughter tried hard to coach her children to call me a special name, but in the end they call me Grandma. I absolutely love it. It's just as love as Mom!

Tammy said...

Congrats Kathy!
How wonderful for you and your family. It will be an exciting year for you.
Tammy

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

My daughter called my Mom 'Grammy' for a while; my son when he was little, called my Dad Crappa and my Mom Crappama lol! He didn't speak english until he was three :)

shepherdchik said...

Congratulations gramma Kathy!!! (and momma kelly)