Thursday, February 7, 2008

Josie and sunshine..

As you all know, since baby Josie's birth 3 weeks ago, Dave has been under the weather. He was sick with flu-like symptoms when she was born and since then has had the blood clot to deal with. Yesterday the doctor released him to go back to work and since we had a few hours before he was to be called to work, we decided he could finally go to see the baby. Here is Dave holding our granddaughter for the first time. As you can see, it was love at first sight!

Josie and Uncle Dave Feb

She is growing and doing so well. She listens intently when you talk to her and tries to follow voices, especially the ones she recognizes like Mommy and Daddy's. She is such a sweet and cuddley baby!

We were having thunderstorms yesterday when we went for our visit. On the way home, the rain stopped and the sun popped out for a while from behind the clouds and touched the mountaintops.

sun on mountain

I took this picture from the back of our house to try and avoid all the power lines. If you look over the top of houses and into the distance you can see our big mountain.

sun on mountain 2

After the drought we had in the summer we still need lots of rain and I'm thankful for it. But when it stops for a while it's as if God is smiling down on us. :)


Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Hope,
Dave looks so great holding the Grandbaby. I know he is a proud Grandpa. She looks like she is deep into listening to him. The pictures of the mountains are beautiful. "THANK YOU" for sharing all of your pictures with us. I didn't post today. My schedule is so out of whack now. Since my DH is going to be home until early Sunday morning, I have been staying up late at nights with him and getting up just in enough time to get the girls up to get ready for School. When I come back from taking them to School, I eat me a bowl of cereal and go back to bed. I just got back up at 1:15p.m. LOL. I want to spend as much time with him as I can. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours. "PRAISE GOD" that Dave was realeased to go back to work. Hopefully he won't over do himself at work.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

A Romantic Porch said...

(((((((((((((HOPE)))))))))))AND I love, love, love that baby girl.

Betty said...

The picture of Dave holding Josie would make a good one for Wordless Wednesday as that photo doesn't need words. I love the way Josie is looking up at Dave.

You have a nice view from the back of your house.

I hope and pray Dave doesn't have any more trouble with blood clots.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

So glad Dave is doing better and is back to work, and what a sweet photo of him with the baby!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Hope,

Love the picture of Grandpa holding his sweet granddaughter! And the photo of your mountain is beautiful!

Thank the Lord your husband is doing much better. I can see why you were out of commission for a while.

Take good care, and many blessings,

Renie said...

oooooooooh How sweet is this! It does looks like it is Love at First Sight!! I will keep Dave on my prayer list! That is one adorable baby! My goodness! Love and Hugs Grams

Kelli said...

What a sweet picture....beautiful baby! It must have been so nice to visit.
P.s. Thank you for entering my giveaway!

Diane J. said...

She's a little doll baby, Hope! Precious little thing, and Grandpa knows it, too! ;o)

Glad Dave's doing better, and I know he is now that he's seen that baby. Better her hand, though....I think Josie has him wrapped around her little finger. ;o)

Y'all have a great Friday and weekend, Hope.

Love and hugs,


Diane J. said...

*Check* her hand, I meant!

*Smacks self upside the head for not proofreading her typing.*

Betty said...

What a beautiful grandbaby....and a devoted grandfather.....

Thanks for visiting with me and yes the world is shrinking, don't you think because of blogging...Betty

Peggy said...

what a beautiful baby!!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

So glad to hear that Dave is feeling better! How sweet he looks hold the baby :-).

Love you pictures. The mountains are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hope the baby is just beautiful. so glad your hubby is better and finally got to hold that little angel. The mountains look awsome.

Adrienne said...

Oh, she is so beautiful! And look at the way she's looking at her Grandpa. You can just tell they are going to have a special love as she grows. Aren't they fun? So glad he got to see her and spend time with her. ~Adrienne~

Brandy said...

hey Hope,
She is gorgeous!!! I wish I could hold her!

jennifer said...

Hope this was simply beautiful. The baby with her Grandpa, the picture of the mountain, and your upbeat words bring me joy! So glad to have you as one of my special blog friends! Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Thanks sweetie. I was in tears. It was so crazy I had just posted about a surprise and then wow.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful baby! They grow so fast, ours are already 18-months old!


Diane J. said...

I couldn't find an email address for you, so I'll answer your question from my comments here in your comments, Hope.

No, I haven't seen "Bucket List" but I hear it's really good.

Hope your weekend is great! ;o)

Love and hugs,


Holly (Nickname) said...

Hi Hope~
Thanks for stopping by my new blog and welcoming meinto blogland. Your blog is so sweet and I am going to put you in my fav's~ :)
Your grandbaby is precious! Congrats to you and grandpa.Your other pictures are beautiful, too and I am looking forward to spending fun blogging time with you!
xxxooo Ruth

PEA said...

Welcome back dear Hope:-)I'm finally coming around to do some visiting...glad to hear that Dave is feeling so much better and able to go back to work. Precious picture of him and baby Josie...what a darling she is!! I so love all your antique furniture in the dining room...I love it the most when it's all mix matched like that:-) Hope you receive your parcel soon!! Big hugs. xoxo

Jen r. said...

What a beautiful baby! Congrats and I am glad everything else is okay..

Nora Lee said...

Josie is just precious, and I can see her falling in love with her grandpa and that the feeling is mutual. How sweet! So glad Dave is feeling better.

I also love your new banner! My mom just gave me her old hand mixer like what is in your banner.


Hootin' Anni said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww, that is just so sweet to have Dave's photo with the newborn babe, Josie!!! Isn't it? I love this photo. I bet it was 'torture' for him not to be able to hold her before this.

Just dropping by today to send along my heartfelt thanks for such a lovely happy birthday wish! Y'all made my day so special yesterday, and I cherished every single wish left in my comments. You're a treasure!!! Thank you kindly!!!

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Hope,
You got the coffee ready for me? LOL. Just thought I would drop by to see how yall are doing. I hope Dave is still doing better. I have finally put up a new post this morning. Hopefully things will get back to normal since my DH left for work this morning. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours. Have you heard from Lib lately? I noticed she hasn't posted since Wednesday. I hope she isn't sick again. She did tell me she was coming up to your neck of the woods the other day.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H>