Saturday, February 14, 2009

A happy New Year

We have had a very wonderful beginning to 2009! January 27th, 2009 we became first-time grandparents! Ashley and Derek welcomed their first baby - Kenzie Marie Cook - into the world. She weighed 7'11' and was 21" long. I had purchased airline tickets 'on a whim' several months ago when Southwest was have a 1/2 off sale. With such a good deal I tried to predict when to fly out to be with Ashley and Derek and help with the new baby. It turns out that while I was waiting for my bus at Salt Lake City to take me to Idaho Falls they called to tell me that Ashley was at the hospital and would be having the baby that day! I told the bus driver that I didn't want to miss this! :) I arrived about 4pm and Kenzie was born at 8:38pm the same day. What a priviledge to be able to see her right after she was born. They had gone to the doctor that morning and the Doctor asked if she wanted to have the baby today since she was dilated to about a 4. Of course they jumped at the opportunity.

I was able to stay until Friday February 6th and then I headed to Salt Lake to be with all my sisters, sister-in-laws, and mom to have a girls weekend. We had a great time. Then I flew home on my scheduled flight on Sunday the 8th. I had never been away from my home and family that long. Even though I had a great time....I was glad to be home again. Mark and Emily came to Rexburg while I was there to see the baby and it was good to see them!

Now we are in Richfield with David and Carol Lyn and my dad. The guys went to Las Vegas to pick up a new ski/wakeboard boat....on Valentine's Day! We know what their "true love" is!!!! But we're glad that they enjoy do such fun activities with their families. And we're thankful for those opportunities.

When I get home I will post pictures of our new grandbaby. She is adorable!!!!! It was love at first sight. Being a grandma is at least as much fun as everybody says it is!!!! We can't wait to see her again. (and Ashley and Derek too of course :)

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