Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The addition

A tiny sweet smelling, rosy bundle of joy will be arriving in a few hours in Whittier California. We have been waiting for 9 months. I was sure we would have her for a Christmas present but..... I guess that was just wishful thinking...I wanted Baby London to hurry up and get here! She will make her appearence at about 12:00 noon tomorrow morning, or should I say, today, since it is 2:00 am and I cannot sleep! I am so excited! We are all meeting at the hospital at about 10:00 am or so to await her delivery. Start looking for the pictures within the next couple of days.

Jimmy & Shelly are both awesome parents to their kids. I am so proud of them. Jimmy is the kid dad of dads if I ever saw one! I love to see him make his kids laugh in the mornings when they are tired and grumpy...he will kiss or tickle or smell up the room, or make faces or funny sounds just to make them laugh. It works every time! He has cooked their meals, combed their hair, taken them to church faithfully, and been MOM and DAD for the past 9 years on his own. Now....there's Shelly....she is the mommy of mommies too! She has very seldom left Morgan with sitter's, and then, with only Buster and I or her Mom. I would guess this has only been done a hand full of times since Morgan was born! She has taken on the responsibility of Brooklynn and Tristen as a new Step Mom like a pro. I appreciate that our grandchildren have a Godly example to look up to at home. She's a good cook, keeps a spotless house, and loves our son. Their first week of marriage included a camping trip with all the kids! If you knew Jimmy then you'll know she's the girl for him! I am happy for the addition of not only Shelly to our family but now....our new little bundle that I will call our JimmyShelly girl. Congradulations to you both! Love you tons, Mom

Friday, December 12, 2008

Our Anniversary Celebration

Buster and I just celebrated our 38th anniversary tonight at the Pantages Theater seeing the play "Wicked". It was sooo beautiful! The singing was fantastic and I love the Theater it was a very special surprise from my husband. Since I do not really enjoy expensive dinners at fancy restaurants and I would rather have money than flowers....This was perfect! Thank you Babe! I enjoyed it more than anything you could have bought me. Thank you to all my kids for the beautiful card and all the phone calls...texts...and Mari's comments and pictures on her blog. Jeffrey wanted to take us to dinner the other night after church but it was late and we all just went to Denny's with the family and enjoyed each others company. Thank you to Jeffrey and Kristy for the yummy breakfast at 11:00pm! That's really all that it takes to make my day....being together with the our kids, making memories. This week-end is another memory making day among the Rowell clan....Baby Jared is being dedicated this Sunday morning. He looks so adorable in his little hats and he even got a tux to wear this week! Nicole found a really sweet song and her and Jared are singing at the dedication service. Several of Nicole's family are driving down from up north on Saturday to attend, and of course Auntie Jodi and Pappaw Great will be coming to church with us so....there will be a ton of us together this Sunday. Be sure and look for the pictures! :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Well....I am finally going to try and add some pictures to this blogging deal and start actully blogging! I get caught up just reading everyone else's and never add anything to my own. So....after this week-end hopefully you'll see more from me. We had such a good time at Thanksgiving with all the kids. On Sunday we took family pictures at the park with Sis Marie. There were 22 of us so we'll see how that goes. All the kids looked adorable though so I am sure we'll get some good ones out of it. Sis Marie is pretty amazing with pictures and we were so happy she agreed to take the time with us.

My sweet girls and boys

The Boys and Me

This one I could not resist putting up. I love this pic of Justin & Baby Jared

This is just a snap shot of the picture day with Marie, Mari caught this one

Buster with the girls

Here we are...... "The Rowell Girls"