Thursday, January 01, 2009

Home Again and Happy Birthday!!


This is our NOW EIGHT year old grandson!!
We pulled in last night about 6:15 and unloaded our car, backed the motor home into the drive way (not caring about our association right now) and got around and headed over to our daughter's home for dinner!! We were glad to have someplace to eat because we neither one were very up for much at all. We had traveled about 400 more miles yesterday!!

Mikey's cold is not great, but I think he is getting better just a little at a time. This is a rough and nasty...long lasting cold!! I still have some of it and it has been with me for over 2 weeks now!! Hard to get rid of!! Nasty thing!!

We came home and did a few things but managed to stay up and see 2009 come in...It came in much like last year only I think last year we slept right through it!! People were shooting off fireworks and having great parties!! Glad that they had a great time..getting too old me thinks!!

This morning we slept in and for Mikey to do that is quite incredible...so you know he does not feel good!! We are meeting our daughter and family at Red Lobster for lunch because today is our youngest grandson's birthday!! He is a whole 8 years old today!! He has a very special birth date...01/01/01...what a birthday and so easy for everyone to remember.

Each grandchild here in Savannah picks out their favorite restaurant and Garrett wants to go to Red Lobster (which is not a favorite of any of us)!! But they are allowed to go where they want to go...so at noon we are off to eat with everyone and to give him his presents. I bought one in Kentucky and one in Illinois...i hope he is happy with them....kids have so much anymore!! I just cannot get over it!! We only got one gift a piece from our parents at Christmas and i know that was hard for them to find the money to buy!! They were always special!!


Our son Jon..He lives in California!!

Hey I have some more GOOD NEWS!! Our son Jon finally proposed to his girl friend Maria on the 30th and she said YES!! So now we wait to see when the wedding will be and if we are invited!! smile!! We have never met her so we really would like to!! All we want for our son is for him to be happy and not to be lonely as he gets older!! He is very excited and sounded really happy!! Way to go Jon!!

Well that is about it!! We are definitely GLAD to be at home now!! We had a great time and loved seeing our family but that weather was just nasty!! Ya'll that live in that kind of stuff all of the time..I say MORE POWER to you!! You are hardier than me!! I know we lived in it for 56 years but I was young then and now I just want some comfort in my old age. My right elbow is all bruised and going to be all kinds of colors where I fell on the ice. My fingers are getting better but still too large for a ring!!

Hope you have the BEST of NEW YEARS!! God Bless!!

FLIP FLOP
Thought for the day: "Don't worry about tomorrow. God is already there!!"

20 comments:

Peggy said...

welcome home!!

Lazy Daisy said...

So glad you are home safely. Happy Birthday Garrett....how did he get so old and we stay the same? I know you are glad to be home, warm and safe. Now we just got to get you two well. Pray for Charlie, he leaves tomorrow for home without me for two weeks. Hope you both heal quickly. Gotcha both prayed up! Happy and Healthy New Year.

Technonana said...

Welcome Home and Congrats!!! I am excited for you. Our youngest daughter got engaged on the Sunday before Christmas.. if you would like you can check out her story Here.http://www.sweetsouthernpearl.com but Like you I am hoping and praying my son will find his mate soon!! He is lonely and wants and needs someone to come along side in his ministry!!

Melli said...

Happy Birthday Garrett! Congratulations Jon! And I guess NEXT year you'll invite all the rellies down to YOUR HOUSE for the holidays! Let them come enjoy some warm weather for Christmas - huh?! LOL! Glad your back, toasty warm, and Mike is getting some REST!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Welcome home, Sandy and Mike. Glad you made it safely. A very happy birthday to Garrett...eight years old...wow...grin.

Congratulations to Jon, too. Aren't engagements and weddings exciting. What a fabulous way to start your year, Sandy. I hope it continues to be just as happy.

Hugs.

Smilingsal said...

I'm glad you're home and planning on a wedding. Happy New Year.

Linda said...

I know you are glad to be home. I love Red Lobster...Garrett have very good taste. Congratulations to Jon!!

Happy New Year!

Deanna said...

Welcome home!

Sandy B and Dick said...

There's still no place like home! Welcome back...and Happy New Year.

Susan said...

Wow, I didn't realize that Garrett's birthday was so special! How neat that will be especially as he gets older. I have a son who always chooses Red Lobster too. He wants the Lobster, though!

Hooray for Jon!!

Praying for you and Mike and complete recovery.

Big HUGS and Happy happy New Year dear friend!

:-) Susan

Denise said...

Welcome home, and happy birthday to your dear grandson.

Heart of Rachel said...

Welcome come Sandy! Wishing you and your family a great 2009. May you have best of health and many wonderful blessings this year.

Happy Birthday to your grandson and congratulations to your son, Jon.

Julie said...

Finally got some pictures uploaded from Christmas. Got a new mouse and computer is working now.:) Good one of Gma and Gpa.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Sandy, I know that you are happy to be back home away from the snow and cold weather..

Congrats on Jon's engagement!! Now you will need to find a pretty dress for the wedding..

Wishing Garrett a special "happy birthday"'...He does have a great date for his birthday..

Take care ... hugs, Barb

FourOf5zs said...

Glad y'all made it home safely. That is a lot of miles in one day. I know how tired y'all must be... especially not feeling well to begin with.

Congrats to the grandson on his birthday and Jon on his engagement.

Zaroga

Jane said...

I am so glad you all arrived home safe and sound. I wish I had been there for Garrett's birthday...I love Red Lobster!!!
Congrats to your son Jon on his engagement. Time for you to shop for your mother of the groom dress. You know the saying, "the grooms mother wears beige and keeps her mouth shut"!!!!!

Julie said...

Like your new layout. Forgot to tell u the pictures r on FB. :)

Anonymous said...

Love your new background that is very pretty, reminds me of Il and the redbirds and the snow up north. Glad we have none here. Also liked the pics of Jon and Garrett, so copied them, thanks. Happy birthday to Garrett and have already talked to Jon about his big plans. Love them both, good looking boys in our family, don't you think? WowLove you all Mother & Dad

Denise said...

Congrats on the daughter in law to be!!!! My son is 39 and I am still waiting! Maybe this year.........

Glad you are home safe and sound........ and

Happy NEw Year!

PEA said...

Happy New Year, dear Sandy, and welcome home:-) Happy belated Birthday to your grandson as well!! What a cutie he is!

I can well imagine how exhausted you were after all that traveling...I find that tires me out more than actual work! lol Goodness, I do hope you can all recover from that nasty cold once and for all.

Congratulations to Jon and Maria:-) How wonderful that you have a wedding to look forward to. I wish them all the happiness in the world!!

It's 3f here this morning so please feel sorry for me! lol xoxo