Sunday, April 20, 2008

PRECIOUS MEMORIES....

This month I have been able to help make memories for others and had memories made for me...
I am always telling myself that I need to document all the special moments, big or small, more! And this blog was my way of doing just that...


For starters, it's time for me to take more pictures of the things I knit or stamp(or both!) I have gotten a few things done and given away in the last month, no pictures, just my memories and I couldn't tell you how many pairs of these slippers I have made, this pair was for my dd Megan to give to her friend Kristin for her bridal shower yesterday. Megan is in Kristin wedding in May. I use the same Unity Stamp Company stamp that I used on Angela's green slippers. (I love this look so much I made a pair for myself too.) I also made a charcoal colored pair for a guy friend of hers and needle felted NKOTB on the top of each one, Megan already took them before I could get a picture of the finished product. (I'll take a pic of her friend with them on.)

NKOTB?? you ask? The 80's band that is going on tour!! (New Kids on the Block!!) It's kind of a joke but Megan, her roommate Reed, and Joe really liked them in the 80's.







Now for the 'big' news in my life. When Tim and I got home from D.C. on Sunday, March 30th, our dd Randi and her husband Nick picked us up at the MSP airport. I was surprised that Randi came with, our flight was late getting in and she had said she would be in bed and just Nick would pick us up. At 11:30 at night I'm not thinking suspiciously. When we got to their place to get our car we went in for a minute and when we were about to leave Randi gave us a gift, "What's this for ?" I asked. "Oh, just think of it as a late Easter present!", Randi said. I was a bit confused but in our family when we find just the right gift for some one you just give it to them. So with Tim looking on I opened the package. Well, first I was impressed that I was opening a Pottery Barn box. Then confused about getting......

"Oh!!! A door knocker!?!" I said.










A closer look......


"REALLY???!!!!!" I said.




Yep!!! We're expecting our first grandchild.... we had to keep quiet till today, we had my dad and Tim's parents to our house and Randi, Nick and Megan came home for brunch. We told everyone we were getting together to celebrate Randi's 28th birthday which is this Thursday.
All were surprised since Randi and Nick have just bought their first home, they move in May 1st. So they are at a very busy time in their lives.

It's hard to believe that we have started a new 'phase' of our lives. I have seen many friends become grandparents, it seems surreal that it's us now.

Wasn't I just singing a lullaby and rocking Randi to sleep?

How precious and comforting to have our memories.....

6 comments:

Susan said...

Oh my gosh - this is SO exciting!! I bet it has been hard to keep from telling people but now you can tell everyone!! I'm so happy for all of you. AND that little baby is going to have the cutest little hats, scarves, sweathers, etc.! :) CONGRATS!!

Karen said...

thanks susan!! It was hard to not spill...but I wanted to make sure Randi got through the first few weeks and has LOTS of symptoms...can't stand certain smells, nausea, sore boo...s, tired, can't take prenatal vitamins....just to name a few...poor thing, just like her mom. But those precious babes are so worth it..

Brooke said...

congrats karen (and tim!)
you guys are gonna be the COOLEST grandparents EVER!!! that little grandchild is so lucky to get to be born into your family!! hugs to you all!!

angela magnuson {mag-na-son} said...

Fun times ahead! Just think "tradition" now. My dad played the SAME little games with Jackson on Sunday that he did with Nic 16 years ago...My kids will always remember their grandparents for very WONDERFUL specific things that they have done through the years. With your creativity there will be some SPLENDID moments and memories. Lucky little baby.

angela magnuson {mag-na-son} said...

BTW....Love the slippers!

Karen said...

thanks for the sweet comments!! i may need advice on the latest toys and gadgets for babies these days!! since my baby is 25, things have really changed. LOL did you note my 'GMA'S COUNT DOWN' at the top of my blog.....randi couldn't believe it was over 200 days to go...i think she is anxious!