Saturday, December 31, 2011

Coming Home for the First Time

I received an email from CJ inviting me to join her brand new fun weekend meme called R & R Weekend. Thanks for the invitation, CJ! I don't think there is any better way to revive my spirits than to hold my precious new granddaughter. Please join her also at

Kathy is also starting a new blog called A Return to Loveliness at , to celebrate loveliness coming into our lives and homes. It sounds like a fun meme so why don't we all join her too?

As some of you know, I left home for the holidays to welcome the arrival of 3 granddaughters. The first one, Baby Reese arrived the evening of Dec. 26, just missed a day of being a Christmas baby. Both baby and mom were doing so well that they only got to stay a day and 2 nights in the hospital and came home on the 28th.
Tina and Scott's German neighbor, Natasha, came the night before to decorate the house to welcome them. That was so sweet of her! Tina and Scott are sure lucky to have very nice neighbors in Chris and Natasha, even if they are only here a few months a year. Their son, J,  is the perfect playmate for B and N because his age is right in between theirs.

And here is our little bundle of joy as she enters the door.

Her brothers were so excited when they saw the vehicle pull up to the driveway. They couldn't wait to see her.

They kept piling up toys on her, lol.

And here is our little princess so comfy in her home now.

Can you see one of her dimples here?

Thank you so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your visits and comments especially during this very busy season. I hope you are all blessed with a new year that is full of love, good health, peace and prosperity.

I would also like to link with

Marty's Tabletop Tuesday at

Susan for Tablescape Thursday at
Sherry's Open House Party Thursday
Sherry's Home Sweet Home Fri

Thank you so much, sweet ladies for hosting all these fun parties!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Christine, she is soooooooo precious. Such a beautiful little girl. She has the sweetest face and those very precious dimples. She looks like she is smiling. Congratulations to you and all your family. Such a great and special event. Thanks for joining TTT, the table looks beautiful, and what a sweet neighbor to decorate it for her. Hugs, Marty

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Christine, she is just precious! You are really blessed with an abundance of grandchildren! Happy New Year!...hugs...Debbie

Joyce said...

Sp pretty! Love her in the cute purple outfit. Boys will definitely spoil her. Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your family!


Richard Cottrell said...

Your family and especially the newest one are beautiful. What a way to start the new year. I just know it is going to be a great one for you and your family. Richard from My Old Historic House.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a doll! I'm so happy for you, Christine! She is just precious. Yes, I can see her dimples, and she is going to be a heartbreaker with the boys when she's older. And speaking of boys, her brothers are darling. Love that shot of them checking her out. :-)

I've been MIA due to my computer, and I just want you to know that I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. On this seventh day (when the swans are swimming), I wish you much peace and joy! And I wish you a Happy 2012!

Love to you...


Sheila :-)

Pamela said...

She truly is adorable!! Welcome home baby girl! I know your brothers will adore ya and your grandma too!:)

Unknown said...

Congrats, she is sooo cute baby! Thanks for your lovely comments. Wishing you and your family a Happy 2012! Love to you, Loretta

Glenda/MidSouth said...

She is adorable!
Wishing you a Wonderful New Year!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Christine...she is a beautiful baby!! Her brothers look like they adore her already, she is going to be spoiled! :-)

Wishing you a wonderful New Year, my friend!



Oh Christine, she's too adorable, I feel like holding her to smell that sweet aroma that just born babies sweet! How nice of the neighbor to stage such beautiful welcome for Tina and the baby...I can see evryone is forgetting the poor mom, lol! Congratulations to Tina, her husband, you and all the family. Luv ya!

Susan said...

Oh, Christine what a gorgeous little baby girl. She is so very precious! I love how a little baby feels when you hold it, how it squirms around and makes all those precious little faces!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That was so sweet of the neighbors. Such cute decorations.
She is precious. Enjoy the rest of your time in Florida. Happy New Year!

Amy said...

Welcome Home! So precious and adorable. Wish you and your family a healthy and Happy New Year! :)

Lynn said...

Aw, she's such a cutie! Enjoy every minute Christine! Happy New Year:@)

CJ Foss said...

Thanks for sharing my blog party on your post, and for posting. More importantly, BIG congratulations on that gorgeous little girl. Those dimples, and that pink hat with the rose is beyond the beyond. What a way to revive your spirit indeed. All three of your grandchildren are beautiful. What a blessing they are to our lives. Happy New Year! CJ

Anonymous said...

She is so incredibly beautiful, Christine! And her big brothers, so sweet! Many, many congratulations!

Anonymous said...

You are blessed! She is beautiful! Happy New Year! Pat

Dolores said...

She is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Congratulations to all of you!

What sweet friends to decorate the house looks so cute!
Happy New Year Christine!

Marlis said...

Christine, she is soo pretty. Such a pretty little thing. Lucky them to have such a thoughtful neighbor. Hope all your dreams come true in 2012.. happy new year.

Kathleen said...

So sweet! Glad mom and baby are doing well!
Happy 2012 to you and your loved ones!

Terry said...

Howdy Christine
What a pecious post !!!!!!
Thank you for sharing your miracle with us today .
She is truly a perfect bundle of love and joy.
I Just dropped by to wish you and all yours the very best this New year has to offer .
May each day be filled with many special moments that bring you joy forever !
Love and hugs coming to you
from Texas
Congratulations :)

Until next time
Happy Trails

icedgurl said...

trekking your lovely blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!

..TREK.. said...

She is sooo beautiful! I always wanted a daughter, but never had one, nor a grandaughter either. I just have to enjoy other peoples. That bow on her head is adorable!

Barb said...

Christine, just precious!!

Wishing you all the best in 2012. Thanks for being such a great Bloggy Friend.

Barb ♥

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Oh my goodness. Christine, she is alittle precious! I love how her brothers were wanting to share their toys. What an adorable outfit too. Happy New Year to you and your precious family.

Unknown said...

Christine, she is just gorgeous. And that dimple!! How blessed you are. Congrats to your entire fmaily. May she be showered with blessings & angels to protect her.

May your New Year bring many more joys & blessings.


Unknown said...

Happy New year! Congratulation! She is beautiful!

Sarah said...

Christine, she is adorable. I know those big brothers are going to have fun with their little sister. Congratulations to you and Happy New Year! ~ Sarah

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Christine, and congratulations on your little granddaughter! She is so beautiful! What a little doll. I'm always so amazed to see little heads of hair as my children were bald and so was Carter! Thank you so much for your concern about our Carter, Christine! ;)
Now go spoil that little darling!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Unknown said...

Congratulations Christine!!! She is absolutely beautiful!!! Already smiling!!! Such a joy! Her little welcome home decor from the neighbor was so sweet I can hardly stand it!!! Wishing you continued blessings in 2012!!!

XO, Aimee

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Wanda Lee said...

Oh my Christine..,

She's an absolute sweetest angel! And her brothers and daddy look so proud! Congratulations to the the proud mama, daddy, siblings and all of you dear folks as proud grandparents and family .., She's just beyond darling, (as are her brothers)!

Beyond sweet and what an amazing gift that you'll have her in the coming year of 2012 and in the many, many years to come to enjoy her!

Happy New Year dear lady!

Hugs from Wanda Lee

Queenie's Vintage Finds said...

Christine your grand-daughter is just precious!! She is just a little doll :) I'm going to check out your other posts I've missed...I've not been blogging around much lately...I can hardly wait to catch up on things you've been up to.
Happy New Year to you my sweet friend...God Bless you and your family!
Big hugs,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Congratulations, Christine! What a darling baby girl! My first granddaughter was born a year ago on the 4th of Deceber. She was due on Christmas but she decided to come early. Grandchildren are such a blessing.
Thank you for your visit and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.


Kathy said...

Oh Christine! So beautiful! She's just darling! Congratulations! I know you're heart is just filled with joy! You are so blessed! Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness!
God Bless,

Chandy said...

Beautiful baby girl, Christine! No wonder I can feel your happiness thru the screen! lol

Happy New Year and my fingers are crossed that I can blog more this year. Great table!

Barbara F. said...

What a beautiful baby! Blessings to you and your family xo

Kim, USA said...

She is so cute and adorable. Yes I see the dimple. Awesome shots!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

She is precious!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Christine!

Baby Reese is adorable... I can almost smell her sweetness!

Congratulations on your newest grandchild. It looks like she will be well loved!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Anonymous said...

So sweet and absolutely beautiful Christine!

Unknown said...

So sweet! What a blessing! XO Cindy

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm so glad you shared pictures, Christine!!! That little girl is going to get a whole lot of love, PLUS she has 2 big brothers to love and protect her as she grows up. That was so nice of the neighbors to prepare such a cute table to honor her arrival! Congratulations!!!

Lana Kim White Austin said...

Congratulations dear Christine...she is truly beautiful and what a Christmas blessing! (one day is close enough to count her as a Christmas baby, right?)

Merry Christmas/Happy New Year/Hugs/Blessings,

Tara said...

Oh how precious is she! I miss having a baby to cuddle. To think that you are going to have 3 new grandbabies! What a lucky lady!

Tricia said...

Oh, Christine, what a special Christmas for your family! Your new granddaughter is SO darling! And how kind of the neighbors to decorate the table so beautifully to welcome her home! LOL about her brothers wanting to share their toys with her!

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello Te---

Naku! If I am around, I could be the other Nana... How I wish.

Cutie is the first name of your precious angel.

The best Christmas gift ever to all your family.

Loving it.

Welcome to the World Princess Reese!

Hugs to all...

Kathe said...

Oh how sweet and adorable and girlie she is! How lucky is she to have two big brothers to protect her! What a wonderful new year you will have with these special grands of yours!

bj said...

OMY did I miss this post? Too dang busy!!
I could just kiss her skin off. I know her skin is so soft that you can't even feel it. I am soooo in envy mode.
I am thinking, tho, with daughter at 43 and daughter in law at 48, we won't have any more until more of the grands get busy. :)))
So thankful she and mom are doing so well.

Denise said...

Hi Christine,

Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL new granddaughter! These pictures are just precious! It was so kind of the neighbor to decorate for their return from the hospital.

I don't think I need to ask if you had a nice Christmas. :)

Happy 2012 to you and thanks for sharing.

Denise at Forest Manor

Unknown said...

Love this!ats-she's beautiful!! Congr I'm your newest follower from no minimalist here! Happy New Year- Stop by for a visit!!

Sue said...

Oh, oh, oh, oh...I love her! She is just beautiful, as are all of your grands! I think I save a lot of money by only having grandsons! The girl stuff is so cute!

Solange Belém said...

Congratulations, Christine.
Much, much love to you and all of yours. God bless!

Djalma Demétrio

The Charm of Home said...

How fantastic Christine! She is as sweet as can be! Congratulations! Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

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