Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Season of Joy

Hi everyone!
This year as you all know is filled with Joy in more than one way. Our sweet granddaughter has filled our home and our hearts this Christmas like none since our own kids were born. We have three kids in our home again! I keep thinking though that its going to be a double-edged blessing some day soon...
But for now, we have the Joy of our hearts and the Joy of the season. Following are consecutive pictures of Joy, from a couple days after she got home to just yesterday.

As you can see, she is a lot more active now, something I have been looking for fervently. She has also lost the yellow tint. She 'wakes' up around 8 or 9 every evening and its all you can do to hold on to her, she squirms and flings her arms and legs around like she's running a marathon! It's good to see :)
This is our big Christmas present this year. It was really odd how this TV came into our lives...
I told the kids we wouldn't be having a lot under the tree this year as I wanted to buy the family a large flat screen, probably a 42 inch or something close, and it wouldn't leave much for other things. They were good with that.
Then Kevin went to work at a local furniture store. He delivered a TV just like this one to an older man one day. The man had been having trouble with his older 52" TV and rather than have to deal with sending it back to be repaired he just bought a new one. Kevin asked him if he needed help getting rid of the old one, and the man said he didn't know what he was going to do with it. So, Kevin brought it home. Turned out the 'problem' was two small tubes that cost (w/shipping) less than $7. One of Kevin's best friend's Dad is an electrician. Yeah.

Kevin trying to be as tall as the tree; his feet are actually off the floor...
It took 5 tries to get them all to look at me... the man on the left is Miguel, Joy's father, he's doing a great job being a Dad.
Sansa going fishing on FaceBook....
Yeah, she has a thing about TV's too. :)

Merry Christmas everyone!


Jody said...

What a cute and sweet bundle of JOY:)
Your son looks alot like you Becky...my son is a big, tall guy like Kevin.
That's fantastic that you got a huge tv for almost nothing!!
My best wishes to you and your family Becky.

Michelle said...

What a Joy-ful post! I am so glad to hear that Joy has daddy's presence in her life. Merry Christmas to you all!

June said...

What a beautiful family, and thankfully everyone looks happy and healthy! What more can be asked?

Love the kitty fishin' on the computer!

Happy New Year!

Sharon said...

I realized several days ago that Bloglines doesn't always show me when someone has updated their blog and I can see that it has been ignoring you for a long time. I couldn't figure out why you hadn't posted pictures of Joy. So glad I checked on you. She's sweet, sweet, sweet!!