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Born @ 1:41 AM on Thursday, October 25, 2007, weighing 7 lbs. 8 ozs. and measuring 19 1/2 inches long we are proud to introduce our brand new baby granddaughter…… Stella Renee.

Kari’s labor was fast and her delivery was easy… we are still shaking our heads at how quickly it all went. Matthew figures payback will come when she becomes a holy terror as a teenager. I think they pre-paid by trying so hard to conceive her.

Both us grandma’s were with them the whole time…. the grandpa’s stepped out at the end of labor while she delivered but got to see Stella before she was 10 minutes old. What a privilege to have been part of all three of our grandchildren’s births, thank you Kari & Matt.

Mommy, daddy, & baby are doing wonderfully!!!! When I spoke to Matt today he said Stella was at the “Breastaurant” hahahaha, here we go with the post-pregnancy humor…. you’re gonna need it son =]

Thanks to everyone for your prayers and sweet thoughts, we have all been blessed, once again.

Let the diaper changing begin!!!!!!!!!

BTW…. there was a full moon the night Stella arrived… a night of magic for sure!!

Soanya’s View:

Full moon nights on the ocean are magnificent. The sky is suffused with a soft luminosity as if dawn were arriving at any moment. The clouds take on a crystalline appearance if they are high or a soft billowy gray look if they are low. The stars dim their lights to allow the moon its share of celestial glory. The schooner sails on the moonlit sea, a tiny vessel in a timeless space. The water glitters and melds into itself, liquid light into liquid night. The waves are mesmerizing because they are no longer the familiar rise and fall of water. They become shifting shapes of light that roll as a group and then disperse. With my eyes adjusted to the darkness of the schooner, the brightness of the moon hurts. Still, I gaze in awe and inhale the wind and the magic of the night.

Halloween Smash!!!

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Here’s a fun game to play while we await the arrival of our third grandbaby. My personal best (so far) 60800 <—— damn I’m good!! It keeps me off the streets and away from the candy =]

Other October milestones….. Stella will share a birthday month with her sweet Auntie Leann (33) and husband Uncle Matt (34) October ROX!!!!!!!

Side Blog

Exploring the links will tell you alot about what makes me purrrrr... I won't be putting up a BIO, you wouldn't believe me anyway. I will confess that words are a passion for me, thus the lyrics link, so I will be adding quotes or bits and pieces of songs that make my heart sing and you are welcome to take and use anything that moves you. I've probably swiped them from somewhere anyway... so enjoy.

Embrace this moment... Remember we are eternal... All this pain is an illusion.

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardners who make our souls blossom"~Marcel Proust

“Grief shared is half grief. Joy shared is double.” ~ Proverb

"Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken."~Albert Camus

"A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory."

"Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors."~African Proverb