Phannie

Phannie
Photo taken at Winchester Bay, Oregon

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Grandson Number Three Has Arrived

At Lake Conroe Thousand Trails, Willis, Texas...

Before I get into the introduction of our new grandson, I need to mention a bright spot in our visit to Fredericksburg besides being with our rally friends. We learned that Paul and Mary, friends who are former fulltimers, happened to be nearby in Kerrville, so we arranged a luncheon meeting at the Alamo Springs Cafe, a legendary burger joint in the middle of nowhere between the two towns. It was great to catch up with them and enjoy their company for a little while:



With each passing day after our spills on the sidewalk in downtown Fredericksburg, we are grunting less and moving our limbs a little better, so it looks like we're going to get back to normal before long. But that's hardly as important as the arrival of Sutton Paul Girard, our third grandson and latest object of our affection spoiling. (Yes, it's okay; all grandparents have a license to spoil their grandchildren. It's in the Bible--you know, "spare the rod and spoil the child" in Proverbs. Well, we've taken that to mean that, since none of our grandchildren are named Rod, they're all fair game.

Now, without further ado, I present Mr. Sutton Paul Girard, born at 2:51 a.m. on April 18, weighing 6 lbs., 5 oz. and 19 inches long, held by Sandy who, through the miracle of makeup, has her bruises well covered:

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Sutton on day 2. Poppy on day 26,390:


Mindy and big brothers Mason and Pryce:


Proud dad Tyler:



Sutton seems to like all the attention:


Well, there you have it--a pretty exciting time for our family. We will be hanging around here until early June, when we will leave for Moscow, Iowa and Phannie's new hydraulic jack retrofit at the HWH factory. 


Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful life; 
please forgive me if I don't appreciate it as I should each day.

We don't stop playing because we get old; we get old because we stop playing. 
--George Bernard Shaw

20 comments:

  1. Nice to meet up with friends for a meal when in the area. Congratulations for Grandson # 3 glad all are well , even you guys getting better too.

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    1. Thanks, George, for your kind remarks. Honored to have you as a reader.

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  2. Now that is a very happy looking young'un. Congratulations.

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    1. Yep, we think he'a keeper! Thanks, Barney, for your kind comments.

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  3. So good to see Paul and Mary. Think about them often. Congrats on the new absolutely beautiful grandson.

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    1. Thanks for the kind wishes. Yes, we think Paul and Mary are special, too. I still remember how entertaining their blog was as they were leaving their working life and going on the road. They are gifted folks, for sure.

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  4. Congratulations on the latest addition to the family.

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    1. Thanks, Erin! Good to hear from you again; please give our best to Mui. I know you are enjoying your new Colorado digs. Looks beautiful from the photos.

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes, and thanks for following along with us!

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  6. Just catching up with all your news! What an awesome Easter gift you all have been blessed with! I feel that Sandy will need extra help to carry all the shopping bags and I want her to know I’m signed up!!! We can work out the details soon because I’m always willing to help out a friend in need! We are just tickled pink for you all and so happy to share this amazing life with you and Sandy! Cheers my friend!💜💜💜

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    1. Oh my, you're so right! We are so happy that all went well and that we are on the mend from our little debacle. Our cup runneth over, for sure. We hope to finally get together again with you guys. We miss y'all.

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    1. Thank you! There's just nothing like grandkids to add energy to any gathering.

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  8. Congratulations to all for the safe and healthy arrival of Baby Sutton. He is adorable and the last picture takes the cake. Such a beautiful family.
    Nice to see you and Sandy made the blog too, you will both soon be running around helping out with the little guy. Isn't makeup wonderful, Sandy? :)

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    1. Sandy: Thank you, Patsy. Amen about the makeup; I had to do a good job, otherwise I would have frightened the baby.

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  9. A big congratulation,so happy for you both Enjoy making memories.Bob in Md

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  10. Thank you, Bob. We’re pretty excited, too!

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  11. You two are so blessed (minus that falling down stuff, oh my��)! Love, love, love these pics. What a beautiful family❤️ And glad you two are on the road to recovery! J&L in KS

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    1. Thank you, Lori! We are pretty crazy for our grandkids and the new one! We are going to have to be more careful. We've found that falling down is really quite painful! Miss you guys.

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