Monday, 31 December 2007

Looking Back.... and Looking Forward.

2007 has only a few more hours before it passes into the history books, and in fact, somewhere in the world it's already 2008. Not everything on my 2007 list actually happened.... we didn't make it to the UK for a holiday or to Gettysburg for the reunion, but we had a wonderful family wedding, and then enjoyed a month in Florida sunshine while friends back in Canada dug themselves out of snowdrifts. Sad things too... the loss of our much loved Wendydog, but YoungerSon and The Bride adopted bouncy puppy Tessa to join the family.

So bring on 2008. I'm ready!

And the biggest treat to look forward to in 2008?

I'm going to be a grandma! I'm so thrilled. OlderSon and The Equestrienne are expecting the patter of tiny feet in February. Only six more weeks! There was a baby shower at the other grandma's house yesterday.

Friends and family, yummy sandwiches, excited conversation, hugs, kisses, cake, a shower hat made from a paper plate decorated with bows and ribbons, and lots of prezzies to open. This baby is going to start off life very well equipped and very well dressed. And probably completely spoiled by Nana (that's me!).
And I wonder what else 2008 has to offer? Whatever you are wishing for, I hope that the coming year will bring health and happiness to you and the people close to you.
Happy New Year!

35 comments:

Isadora said...

:) another aquarian is on the way! What a privilege. Best of luck to your family and much enjoyment with a brand new life.

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

mrsnesbitt said...

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Have a great 2008!

Denise

tut-tut said...

How thrilling! what a great New Year's, to be expecting a baby! See you in 2008, as they say.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

And I wish you the Happiest of New Years, and hope that 2008 will be a WONDERFUL year for you and for ALL those you love and care about!

Hilary said...

A new little person.. that's the best.

The best news.. the best feeling.. and the best blogging fodder. ;)

Congrats, and Happy New Year.

Oswegan said...

Happy New Year.

~Oswegan

MotherPie said...

Congratulations on soon to become a grandmother. I was so very close to one of my grandmothers and look forward to that role!!!

Happy New Year. Here via tut-tut.

photowannabe said...

How exciting...what a wonderful way to start the new year. I love being a Grandma and know you will too.
What do we want for the New Year? Health, chances to travel a bit, doing some projects around our house to feel completely moved in and most of all, plenty of family times full of joy and laughter.
I wish the very same for you.
Sue

Fizzy said...

What a lovely way to start a new year.
Have a wonderful 2008 from everyone at Fizzy's Place

Peggy said...

Happy New Year!!!

A new baby! That's always good news!

Vintage to Victorian said...

So pleased for you. Happy New Year to one and all.
Sue

Sandra Evertson said...

Wonderful blog!
Happy New Year!
Sandra Evertson

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh what a great yr you had and i am sure 08 will be even better.
Happy New Year to you and your family

Peter said...

All my best wishes to you and to present and future family members!!

Annie said...

What a tribute to anticipation. You're in for a wonderful year!

Changes in the wind said...

A grandma?????????? Your life will never be the same, remember how it was when you had children and then can't imagine not have them...double that:) Have a great New Year!

Ginnie said...

Happy New Year, Ex-S! You have lots of excitement ahead for you as you become a g'ma! YAY!

Luke Wiley said...

Happy new year!:) Its really hard to believe how time flies.

Xtreme English said...

what could be better than a new baby?

lucky little kid to enter such a happy family...

Martin Stickland said...

All the best for 2008 my ex Combe Martin bunny wunny!!!

Have a sooper dooper Year!

I have just about sobered up!

Byeeeeeeeeeeee

dabrah said...

Happy New Year. How exciting, a new baby to look forward to.

madretz said...

it's certainly going to be a happy new year in your family! Congrats to you and the whole family. xxoo

Neva said...

Congratulations!!! How happy you must be!! Have a great 2008! You obviously have much to look forward to.

CanadianSwiss said...

Happy New Year, Ex-S!

Wow! What exciting news! What could be better than a new little life coming to join us :)

Drama Div@ said...

Happy New Year and Congratulations!

Libbys Blog said...

A Happy New Year to you all!
Many congratulations on the great news, all the best people are born in February!!!!!!!!

rosemary said...

Being a Nana is the best...I am called Gigi. Wonderful pictures, everyone looks happy. I am full of lentil soup and celebrating!

Kerri said...

Congrats on becoming a new Nana!
How Very Exciting for you! and for the Lucky Couple!

Cathrine said...

enjoy :-) !

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Misdemeanor said...

We should always look forward but we never should forget to look back.

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I wish to say best of luck to your family and much enjoyment with a brand new life.

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This baby is going to start off life very well equipped and very well dressed.

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