Sunday, November 17, 2013

Calvin Turner is finally here!

Hayden's baby brother, Calvin Turner, finally arrived at 5:26 p.m. on the 14th of November. He is a big healthy boy that looks like he is already 3 months old.  He weighed a whopping 10 pounds 9 ounces and 21 inches long.  Maggie had him natural...poor girl, but all that have seen and/or held him are totally in love with him.  Here are a couple of photos that Lance sent me...think he is a proud daddy?  Hayden was beside herself when she got to see him for the first time. Grandmas and Grandpas are all very proud too as are all the aunts, uncles and great aunts (especially this one!). I can't hardly wait to go home for a visit to meet Calvin and Annabeth and Brinson. (Brinson was born 24 hours before Calvin...Amy's hubby's brother). All three of these cousins will have a blast growing up together. Calvin has a big sister Hayden who is 5 and Brinson's big sister Blair is 7.  Here's Calvin's introductory page! I got to mix a few items, I created the background, the frames and border are by Miss Linda at Random Thoughts the texture was a freebie from piggybacks. Thanks to all of you wonderful designers who so generously share you work for us to use.
In other news, I finally turned over the checkbook and post office keys to my boss on Friday. It was pretty emotional for both of us...after all we have share 26 years of our lives together....but now we can visit as friends instead of employer/employee! Only one more thing to do next Friday, that is to have the files shredded that we can and to acquaint here with the filing system and how to find things should she ever need to and I am no where around.....LOL!
We sure have had a roller coaster ride with our weather, last week I spent putting flowers in the shed and winterizing the house as we had a hard freeze in the 20's both Wednesday and Thursday nights.  Friday I brought the plants back out and the water hose as it hit 70, yesterday I had the windows open again as it hit 80 and today, I awoke to 72 degrees and 93% humidity at 4:30 in the morning! Today, we could break a record for temperatures this time of year...the record is 87 and they are saying we could match or break it today.  It is very, very windy from the southwest too! Things are to make a turn tomorrow and all next week we will only see the low 60's all week with a possibility of rain by the weekend. We really do need that rain!
Okay, guess I have bored you long enough, got to get up from this chair and check on the clothes in the dryer. BTW did I mention I had to have parts sent for both my washer and a new element for the dryer this week and my handyman fixed it all yesterday so I can now catch up with the laundry again. I have everything else done so I can watch the NASCAR races and Football when it comes on in 30 minutes (that's the real reason I have to cut this off now)....LOL! Y'all have a great Sunday, make lots and lots of memories to share.  Will chat with you more later.....hugs, Mat


  1. Cingratulations on ALL the new arrivals in the family!!!
    Calvin is looking sooooooo seet!!
    I bet it was a special moment for you and your boos at the final moment. 26 years a long time. But it will be nice if you keep on seeing eachother from time to time, now as just friends.
    I wonder if you will have a bit more time left in a day, now that you have "retired". You always are so busy, with all kind of things, now you can spend a bit more time to all things you really like and pay some visits to the new borns.
    Take care and have a wonderful day.

  2. Congratulations from me too for all the wonderful new additions to the family. Calvin is such a beautiful big boy. I think his mommy deserves something special now after all her hard work.

    Enjoy your retirement. Your weather sounds pretty good to me. It has been cold here lately. Today, though, is supposed to be quite warm. 60 F degrees. A one day heat wave!! You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

  3. Congratulations my dear! Good bless you and your family always!

  4. Boa noite, querida amiga Mat!
    Parabéns pelo seu novo sobrinho! Ele é muito bonito!
    Estou há 2 dias sem tempo, com consultas médicas para mim e a minha neta, mas é só controle, são consultas programadas.
    Hoje Sophie recebeu alta do veterinário e amanhã meu marido volta para casa. Está tudo se normalizando.
    Mat, um beijo para o Calvin .
    Abraços, Neli.

  5. Good night, dear friend Mat!
    Congratulations on your new nephew! He is very cute!
    2 days ago I'm out of time, with medical appointments for me and my granddaughter, but only control are programmed queries.
    Today Sophie was discharged vet tomorrow and my husband back home. Everything is normalizing.
    Mat, a kiss for Calvin.