I Told You She Has Hair

Annabelle has a head of hair, and it's so cute.  The day she was born she had that cute beanie on but when I went back the next day she had had a fresh bath and her hair was out for all to see.  Both Paul and Alicia had a head of hair when they were born and Sarah was hoping their baby would too cause she said she was bald til she was three.  
So check her out.  Not only all her hair but how she had her eyes open and was just taking it all in.  

The photographer came in to take pictures so we put this little outfit on her.  She did really good but was ready to cuddle and sleep after.  

Oh Baby!!!

We have a new baby in the family.  It's so exciting!!!! Paul and Sarah had a baby girl on April 18th.  They knew they were having a girl but until you see her you really can't feel the thrill.   It was a great day being at the hospital and getting updates every now and then as we sat in the waiting room.  Then Paul said the Dr would be there at 2:00 and the baby would be coming after that.  So as we sat and waited, it was 2:15 and we heard the new baby lullaby go off.  (The hospital plays a lullaby every time a baby is born.  While we were there it went off 7 times.). Kev and I and Sarah's mom all looked at each other and said that's for our baby, and sure enough it was.  Annabelle Maye Gonzales was born at 2:15pm and weighed 6lbs 14oz and 19 1/2 inches long.  She has a head of dark hair and is as cute as ever.  
They text us this picture while we were still waiting to be able to go in and see the baby.  The doctor took it for them.  
Look at that squishy little face. OMG so precious.   The bow on her little beanie was almost bigger then her head. 
I could not wait to get my hand on her.  I have a new granddaughter!!! 
The smiles on our faces are pure joy and love.  This is our first 3 generation picture.  
Loving our new granddaughter ❤️ the new grandma and grandpa!! 

Knee Surgery

This is the newest adventure at our house.  I had knee surgery 5 days ago.  My knee has been bothering me for a long time and it had reached the point that I had to get it fixed.  I had 2 tears in my meniscus that the Doctor repaired.  I had immediate relief that night when I went to bed.  It had been throbbing and spasaming for months and it was keeping me up all night, but when I went to bed that first night it was gone.  Yay....so much better already.   And it's been hurtin so much the last few weeks that the little bit of pain I have from the surgery isn't bad at all.  I used crutches a little bit the day of my surgery and the day after, but haven't since then and it's been going great. 
After two days I got to remove the bandage and take a shower.  That felt great of course and gave me the ability to bend my knee more.  It's a little stiff and sensitive where the surgery holes are but that will all work itself out in time.  
On Friday, which was three days after my surgery I went out for a bike ride.  It went good, even though I was a little nervous.  I felt it pulling but that's expected just to get everything moving.  It will get easier the more I do it.  With every knee surgery I've had the first thing that happens at PT is that they put me on a bike and get me peddling, so I know that's what I need to do more of and do it regularly. 
Overall, knee is doing good.  I was sore today because yesterday I was out and about all day and on my feet a lot.  I made up for that today by pretty much staying off it and keeping it up and iced.  I go back to the doctor in 4 more days and he'll let me know then what else I'll need to be doing or what restrictions I'll have if any.  For now, I'm icing a lot and doing lots of stretches and will be getting back on my bike again tomorrow.  

New Adventures Coming Soon

I love love love this picture.  And for so many reasons.  Let's start with that big smile on Kev's face.  He is so happy, thrilled, excited to be retired.  We had a great party and all night all he kept saying was"I'm  retired...whatta you want to do tomorrow?"  It was funny.  But it's so awesome that he has finally reached this point.  He's been waiting for this day to come and now it's here.  31 1/2 years is a long time and a great career, but definitely time for it to come to a close.  Every summer had been getting harder and harder to deal with because it just seemed to get hotter each year.  So no more carrying mail in over 100 degree weather.  He is so happy, and that makes me happy.  

The other thing I love in this picture is that cake.  Can you believe it?  That's a homemade cake.  Everyone was taking pictures of it and thought it was so cool.  And it was delicious too.  I hated to cut it cause it was so awesome, but what was I gonna do with it if I saved it?  Most likely I'd be the one to eat it all.  But we did cut it and everyone got to enjoy it.  

So as my title says... new adventures coming soon and they will be.  Everyone was asking what I was going to do with Kev home with me all the time.  I'm sure it'll be different but I also think it'll take both of us some time to actually realize that he won't be going back to work ever again.  It's a great time in our lives.  

As of January 2009, I no longer have a job. It's not that I lost it, but after 26 1/2 years of working at the Post Office, I retired. According to everyone I know, I don't do anything all day, so I decided to start a blog. Now I can blog about what I don't do all day. I am married to Kevin, who is the most awesome husband I could ever have. It's because of him, that I do not go to work any more. I love that and I love him for that. Between the 2 of us we have 4 children. Hunter 31, Heather 29, Paul 28 and Alicia 26.

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