Saturday, January 20, 2018


Yes, the babies made their appearance! Our daughter and husband are now Mom and Dad. Everyone is healthy and it has been quite a week. They are beautiful! A little blonde girl weighing almost 6 lbs, named Betty Jean (my mother's name!), and a little dark haired 
boy, weighing almost 7 lbs and named Charlie Paul. I couldn't be more overjoyed. And tomorrow our grandson Graham gets to meet his cousins.    
I actually got a head start on the 30 in 30. I didn't feel like I was "cheating" because the point is to paint every day for a month, and that's what I've been doing, knowing there would be a slight interruption. So I'm looking forward to resuming my paintings and posting them in February. Hope to see you all there!
Here are some pictures of these little gifts from Heaven!


  1. Wow!!!!! Happy days, Laurie! Double blessings. Congratulations, my friend!

  2. These wonderful words from Maria Montessori: "Our attitude toward the newborn child should
    be one of reverence that a spiritual being has been confined to within limits perceptible to us."

    CONGRATULATIONS to one and all! So happy for all of you!

  3. Wow! what a wonderful happening.Glad to hear that everyone is doing well and I am sure you will be looking forward to lots of baby time Laurie. See you in Feb. for the 30/30 challenge.

  4. Blessings to all, and welcome to the world little ones! So divine, newborns. Wishing your daughter and her new family the very best. No need to wish Joy, as they will be double blessed with that :)
    So looking forward to seeing you new works Laurie. Happy baby snuggles to you :)

  5. Congratulations to you and the new mama and dad! They are beautiful!
    All the best to everyone :o)

    1. Thanks, Connie! Hope to see you for the challenge!