Friday, December 27, 2013

F.F.F. - 12.27.13

I hope all my readers had a joyous Christmas, the very merriest of days!

I, for one, had one of the best Christmases of my life.

The reason why it was the best Christmas is because I received some exciting news that day.  The news that I am becoming a grandmother this June.

A grandma of TWINS!!!

1. Double blessing:  My first Friday Fave Five is that I'm going to have not one, but two, sweet babies to lavish my attention upon.  That means 4 sweet baby cheeks to kiss!

My husband and I are ecstatic.  (Ecstatic is the word Jim chose to describe his feelings.) The only fly in the ointment, so to speak, is that these precious babies will be born in Colorado while we are in Illinois ...  At least, this wondrous event is happening in the age of Skype, texting and camera phones! How DID grandparents make it before these awesome tools of technology?

Speaking of technology ...

2.  Here are the babies' first family pictures ... while they are still in the womb!

They are fraternal twins.  Isn't it cute that one of the sacs is heart-shaped?

3.  Now on to more mundane things .... I just want to give a shout out to joining Amazon Prime.  It was so nice to sit at home and order Christmas, get free shipping, and within two days have my gift here and ready to wrap.  Free shipping is definitely a favorite of mine.  I love shopping from home and not having to go into stores.

4.  Simplified Christmas Dinner:  My family loves ham and Hawaiian bread together.  We had some along with a couple of sides and desserts made the day before.  I wasn't nearly as worn out as when we do a turkey, dressing AND a ham and all the trimmings.  I had a wonderful day celebrating Christmas and the twins and NOT worrying about food.

5.  Smart TV and Netflix:  Jim and I decided this year to get a TV for our gift to each other.  We got a smart TV and discovered LOST on Netflix.  Now I know, LOST is old news to most people but we had never seen it before.  We are really enjoying a marathon of watching the shows. It does cut into my napping time though ....

And that's a wrap on another week on the Journey.  How did YOUR week go?  Leave a link in the comments, or consider linking up at Susanne's blog, Living to Tell the Story.


mare ball said...

Congrats to you on the new babies! I love the sonogram. It's so perfect with the heart shaped sac. So excited for you!!! I'm still waiting to become a grandma, but I hear it's the BEST!

Faith said...

oh congratulations on becoming a grandmother....spring babies will be fun!!! I'm quite a ways away from being a grandma as I had my girls "late" so they are only 20 and 15. BUt I am looking forward to that day someday!! I LOVED that you put the ultrasound pic up.....sooo precious. a true blessing and gift from God. YAY for simpler Christmas dinners...we did the same thing this year and I must say, I think i'm gonna do it again next year. I hope you enjoy having netflix. We love it. Happy New Year!!

Susan said...

What an absolutely wonderful Christmas! Not only becoming a grandmother, but twins! Our oldest got married last January, and so far there is no grandbaby on the way - but I think twins would be so much fun! I can't wait to be a grandma. Congratulations to you and your hubby!

Cindy said...

Double the blessings for sure, it is fun being a grandma. I just got some exciting Grandma news myself, come see for yourself.

Willow said...

Oh hurray!! Double blessing and double trouble :) Congratulations to you and your family! That's the best present.

I hope you are enjoying your days at home.

Happy New Year!

Willow said...

PS: I totally agree on simple Christmas dinners!

Susanne said...

Congrats on the happy news! Twins! How exciting is that?!! Love the picture, too. Maybe you can make a little trip to Colorado when the time is come.

You are going to get lost in Lost! When I finally decided to watch it I could not stop! Sorta glad I was able to watch it whenever the mood struck rather than having to wait all week to see what would happen.

Jazzmin said...

Congratulations to your family on the exciting news! Exciting is probably an understatement. What a blessing!!

Your Christmas dinner sounds delicious. I'm glad you had what sounds like a truly wonderful one. And Hawaiian bread is so delicious, I love it too.

Have a great day, Jerralea!