Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Vaneks Christmas Party

The Vaneks have a Christmas party each year
I know they spend so much time decorating
Because their home looks like a fairy tale of
Snowflakes and Santa, reindeers and many
Themed Christmas trees. Food is on every
table and counter in every room and the bar
is well supplied too. It amazes me to think
of what it takes to put on a party like this
each holiday season. I am just thankful
we are invited.

One of the fun events at the party is gift
Exchange. They play a game that makes
The time lots of fun and it gets pretty
Rowdy out by the pool where the exchange
Happens. There’s always a favorite gift
Item that makes its rounds and it’s
Impossible to guess what that gift will
Be. This year everyone was taking a Sponge
Bob Snuggly. LOL

 Frank Vanek built
Our home that Jeni and Tom now own.
His wife, Linda, is our title woman at
The car lot. Going to their beautiful
Home really puts us in the Christmas spirit.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Jeni’s Surprise 40th Birthday Party

We really pulled off the surprise! Tom, and two of Jeni’s friends, Jojo and Charlene, and Bill and I planned a surprise party for Jeni’s 40th. We pulled it off. Everyone worked to make it so and Jeni was really surprised. There were 50 people and lots of food, drinks, and a cake that looked good and tasted good, too.
We built a pit fire in the back yard and there was music and dancing and lots of celebrating Jeni’s big 4-0. We had so much fun and Jeni called today and she’s still on cloud 9 she said. I know it’s a birthday she won’t forget.

Susie and Mike, Bill’s brother and sister, came from Texas to attend and some of Tom’s friend’s came from PA, too. Jeni was really surprised to see them and so pleased to see all her family and friends that came.

I’m so thankful for the last forty years we’ve had with Jeni. She has been such a blessing to us from day one. She is my heart. She is beautiful inside and out and that just shines through everything she does. Happy birthday, Jeni!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Kaylee Addison DeLaby

I am a great grandma to Kaylee Addison DeLaby. She is a healthy baby girl who weighed 7lbs. 9 oz. at birth (Nov 30. She is without a doubt the most beautiful baby I have seen.

She is in Tennessee and I am in Florida. I feel this ferocious tug at my heart to get up there to hold her and see her in person. However, common sense is winning out most days. I would have to fly and right now that’s big bucks. I would be able to stay only a few days and that would stink. If I wait until January when all the hoopla here is over, I could take my car and spend what time I wanted to. I’m opting for January but it’s a struggle to wait.

Valerie and Jon (my new grandson-in-law) produced a star. Kaylee is absolutely precious and has so much hair; they put a bow in it when she was born. I can’t get over how perfect she looks. Her little face is so perfect. Her eyebrows look like they’ve been plucked. They look so perfect.

Yes, I am a dotting great grandma that she will call Mimi. I love that name and now will look forward to the day she calls me that.  I know her Mom and Dad are on cloud 9 as well as her Grandma (Gigi), my daughter, Angie. Kaylee looks so much like Angie did. I remember the nurse asked me if they could use Angie as a model to show everyone how to bath their new babies in a class. They said she was so beautiful and had so much hair she would be perfect. She was.  Angie got her first modeling job then the day after she was born. LOL

Hang on to that baby look and smell until January, Kaylee. Your Mimi is on her way!