Friday, September 26, 2008

I've been keeping a secret....

Yes, a secret.
A secret of epic proportions!!
(Deep breath and getting all choked up here.) Bill and I are going to be grandparents for the first time!!!! (Joyous tears flow freely now.)
You have no idea how hard it was for me to keep this secret. Okay, so I slipped a couple of times to artist friends I happened to run into personally. And then I did share the news with a salesgirl in Janie and Jack. Well, gee.....I was only sworn to secrecy not to blab to the world until after the first baby appointment. Yesterday was the first baby appointment so now I'm blabbing to the world!!!

Now the fun begins!!

Remember this room? I painted it yellow and green awhile back in hopes that someday it would be a nursery. I even bought some vintage Beatrix Potter prints at an estate sale. It's time for those prints to be framed and for the pink to be scaled back a bit until we know if Brittany and Jeremy will have a boy or a girl. Oh, the fun I'm going to have decorating and helping the kids get their own nursery put together!!

What a magical journey!! Bill and I are soooo excited!!

Happiest of bear hugs, Aleta


Patty B. said...

Hurray ! ! ! A HUUUUUGE congratulations to you, Aleta. I can tell you are giddy with delight already. Just wait . . . my first was in December and I'm still giddy.

Brenda said...

I am soooo happy for all of you! Being a "nanny" is such a blast. There is nothing like a hug and a kiss from a wee one, especially when they little faces are usually covered in some sticky substance or chocolate LOL!!!!!!
Enjoy the coming months, with all the fun and excitement they will bring. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU!



Draffin Bears said...

Congratulations Aleta ~ that is such wonderful news
and I am so happy for your family.

Best wishes and I know that your new Grandbaby is
going to be one lucky baby!

Warmest hugs
Carolyn xx

Barn House said...

We are SOOOOO excited for you and Bill!!! Please congratulate Brittany and Jeremy for us too!!! Should we start calling you Granny and Granpa??? ;o)

J & J

Nancy said...

Oh Aleta...I am soooo happy for you both. Grandchildren are truly a blessing. My little grandson is the joy in my life!!
You are going to be busy! Remember how we used to run around after our 2 year old(s)?! Well, we just don't run as fast as we used to...we beg them to come to (in my case) "Nana"!!

I love your dolls...they are going to be beautiful.

Hugs, Nancy

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Oh Aleta!!! That is sooooo exciting. Aren't you too young to be a Gramma, LOL?

Wonderful news for your family ~ Congratulations!!! Karen xoxox

Aleta said...

Thank you everybody, for your sweet posts!

Yes Karen, I am too young to be a Gramma. I'm only forty-onetwothreefourfivesixseven! That's only old enough to be a Nana!! No Grandma (or Granny...Joe and Jermonne!) title for me. That's already reserved by my mom and Bill's mom. Lucky for me!! ha!

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

Karen from A`Musements said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What wonderful news, and what a lucky baby this will be.... just think, a Nana that makes you your very own custom teddy bear.... er.. in every color and size and....
Enjoy every minute of this!

Adrienne said...

Oh, dear Aleta! I'm thrilled for you. How exciting! You think you're excited now? Wait till you hold that little one in your arms, and just wait until he or she looks into your eyes and says, 'Grandma, I love you!' Such joys you have ahead. It's wonderful news. We have six grands and each one is special but there's a special place for the first one because you never forget the wonder of becoming a grandparent! Congratulations to you and Bill. Can't wait to see your room. And the baby! ~Adrienne~

Theresa said...

Dear Aleta,

Congratulations to you and your family!!!! What a wonderful time you'll have being a grandparent.:) I know my mother is still hoping for the same joy that you're feeling... there are three of us girls and none of us have kids yet... my poor mother.... :)

Big Bear Hugs,


DivaDeb said...

Congratulations, Grandma & Grandpa!
It's like nothing you expect and everything you dream of...we are having the time of our lives being grandparents! (Our grandson is almost 2, and we have another one due on Christmas Day!)Best wishes and baby nursery decorating dreams to you!

My Shabby Roses said...

Congratulations Aleta! What an exciting time for you and your family. She or he will love your teddy bears!

Pauline said...

Congratulations Aleta, how wonderful, you are going to have so much fun. I can't wait to be a gran, not a sign yet though.


Christine LeFever said...

You get what you concentrate upon.

You did a great job in readying the nursery.

I am so thrilled for you!!!


Bumpkin Bears said...

such wonderful news for you and your whole family - so exciting :) Hugs, Catherine x