Monday, November 2, 2009


My wonderful grandson married a lovely Columbian girl...and this is the gift they gave me! Now...if only I could catch her!! She is my 18th grandchild and her name is "Emily." We are all so in love with this child! Me? I am in love with all 18 of them. A new one will be here late this Spring...and that will make 19. None are his..or mine. All nineteen come from one single marriage. Makes me smile! :) How I wish their Grandpa could see them. I think he does!

See that blurred little hand...this child was MOVING!! :)
Oops! What's that she has in her little hand?! HELP!!!

I don't think a happier Grandma exists! Well, ok...I can almost hear the Grandma's out there exclaiming how "beautiful!!" their's are! I thought being a Grandmother was wonderful..but it just gets better and better. Being a GREAT is fantastic!
I need to slow down and hugs the little "greats" before they too are grown.
I hate to admit this..but I think I am on edge of an "old lady crying jag!"



Smart Mouth Broad said...

Enjoy your grands. You are a GREAT Grandma and a GREAT person. Have fun with them.

Big hugs,

Smart Mouth Broad said...

PS. What a cutie pie she is!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

She is beautiful! I have all granddaughters....

Nezzy said...

Oh Mona she is just precious. I don't have to tell you to just love the stuffins' out of her. She is a real sweetie.

Have a great day and I hope your recuperation is going well sweet lady!!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Mona, what a cutie pie she is girl...and WOW!! 18 of them do you toss your checkbook to them at Christmas ha ha!! Oh girl I'm so glad to see a post from are you feeling my dear friend...I have missed you like crazy...May you have a great day girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Stacey said...

Mona, she is adorable and you have every right to be in love. Each and every child should have grandparents who love them. Go right ahead with that crying jag...sometimes it's the best thing!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Mona,
What a cutie she is, and how blessed are you! That is a lot of grand-children, do you think you could share? heehe. How are you my friend, I hope your feeling a lot better and on the mend. Come by and visit when you can, Hugs, Cindy

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Mona!
I so enjoyed your little grand daughter. How sweet she is. Looks as though she kept you hopping for sure. I have (7) grandchildren myself and we expecting #8 to arrive in June. We are so thrilled.

I hope you will stop by soon. Country hugs, Sherry

Blondie's Journal said...


You deserve a crying jag, a happy one, You are so blessed, not that I need to remind you.

Emily is precious. Hold her close!


Kammy said...

What a cutie ! I hope to have grandchildren one day, I know I will love them all like you do !

Joanne Kennedy said...

What a sweetheart! So cute! I bet each and every grandchild you have loves you back just as much as you love them.


Shelia said...

Hi Dear Mona! Oh, little Emily is so sweet and just adorable! I'm sure you were having a ball with her.
Glad to see you posting and hope you're feeling better.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Tracy said...

Mona, she is beautiful! I have no grands yet but I do hope :) I have all boys, my sister has all boys, my husband is from a family of all boys...Gee I don't know what we would do with a girl!!LOL
Enjoy those grand babies!

Karen said...

You have much to be proud about. What an adorable and beautiful little girl!!
Ladybug Creek

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

What a cute little girl! I have no idea what crying Jag means, but Jag means I in swedish :-)
Take care now!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a beautiful little girl she is! I know you love having all those babies around -- how blessed you are!

Gaston Studio said...

She's adorable Mona! I can't imagine having 18, almost 19, grands. I have a hard time keeping up with my two!

blushing rose said...

... aren't they such joys! Have fun, Mona. Our 3 are real keepers & bring such love & joy to us. TTFN ~ Marydon

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

You are so blessed with 18 grandchildren. What an absolutel joy.

I hope you are feeling a little better. You are in my prayers every night.
Hugs, Sue

Rebecca said...

I only have ONE little granddaughter. She gets all my attention. What in the world will happen when I have more than just her?

Enough love to go around...just like adding one more child. The heart grows to accommodate every new addition to the family.

Sweet Post!


Amy said...

Mona...she is too cute! I can't wait till I'm a grandma!! Glad to see you're able to post more and more. Keep resting and take care of yourself. The holiday season is right around the corner.

Dawn said...

She is so beautiful, but I'm sure they all are!It's so nice you get to spend time with them.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Mona.....She is so sweet! Yes, there is nothing like having grandchildren around! Enjoy them and savor every moment!~Hugs,Patti

Patti Cakes said...

Oh Mona! She's beautiful!! You have 18 almost 19. I have none. You are blessed!!!! Big hugs and love ya!

Kathy said...

Hi Mona, you are so blessed! Nineteen grandchildren!! I am still praying for our first to come! She is so adorable, what a beautiful baby!

Karen said...

Mona, thank you for stopping by my blog. We do have an international thread in common... our grandbabies!
Yours is Columbian-American and mine is Mexican-American. I guess we are doing our part in bringing the world together... right? ;-) Isn't it amazing how at such a young age they know they are hearing two languages. David is about 20 months old, yet he understands his Mexican family (they actually live in Mexico)perfectly as well as the American family. He isn't really talking much yet, but I am sure that is due to sorting out two languages. Carmen, the almost 6 year old, did the same thing. Our son only speaks English to the children (occasionally in Spanish if it's something truly important) and his wife speaks mostly Spanish to them. The nanny only speaks Spanish though. When our son brought his wife, mother-in-law and daughter up here for his wife to have David (they came six weeks before the due date), they put Carmen in a Christian nursery school. She was not very confident speaking English in public. I picked her up at the end of the first school day... and she was speaking English to the friends she had already made! Her school in Mexico focuses on English.. and she is the leading student due to the advantages she has had being exposed to so much English. This will pay off dearly someday. Hopefully she will come to the U.S. for college. Her mother went to school in England to learn English.
This is lengthy, but we have a unique kinship.
Hugs to you!
Ladybug Creek

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Mona,

What a beautiful little girl. You are blessed with all of these wonderful grandchildren. :)


Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Mona,
Your arms are always full of love! how wonderful! I have two grands right now and they are the light of my world and there's always room for more.
You have been blessed with "Love".
Take care and enjoy all those sweetlittle hugs and kisses.

Teri said...

This little beauty is gorgeous. You are so lucky!

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Hello Mona!! What a handsome man up in the R corner... who is he may I ask? Your g'daughter is adorable. They don't stay little for long do they? Mine is turning two soon. Beautiful bright and happy girl! So proud of DD! Hugs friend. Tammy