04 December 2015

Valley Views + A Very Special Blessing

You'll have to excuse me,
 but we haven't taken any interesting drives lately due to coming down with nasty colds Thanksgiving week (sometimes sharing isn't a good thing--LOL).
 
And, I haven't put up decorations for Advent yet
(of course, I should confess that I never took all of them down last year.
I like being surrounded by Christmas trees, wreaths, nisser and reindeer no matter the season).
 
No baking, no garden strolls, no special meals to share with you either.
 
Instead lots of TV, time spent catching up with Bible reading
(in Revelations now--yippee), lots of prayers, lots of changes,
some sadness, some anger, some laughter...
lots and lots of sleep...
life.
 
Anyway, today's post is just a collection of photos --
mostly from the valley I believe --
that I haven't posted yet.
 
 
Another river view from Clackamette Park. I miss these colors already.
Feel the need for some lovely, bright white snow to color my world
(or a sunny day in the mid 60s to warm me up AND color my world).
 
 
Tis the season...
love these guys!
 
 
OK, Bigfoot most likely does not walk around with one of these.
But, according to my hubby, Bigfoot does walk around here in the Pacific NW,
and he should know.
You see he saw one
 on a quiet, forested mountain road some 40 years ago--
and his story
has stayed totally consistent for the whole time I've known him.
 
What about you?
Do you think they exist?
 
 
Perfect location for a "Avoid Distractions..."sign.
Don't you think?
:)
Fortunately Farmer Boy was driving, not his VERY mountain distracted camera toting wife.
 
 
Not quite the contrast of the day before when I was west of this area and the sky was a fabulous blue!
Still a pretty scene though.
(Jonsrud Viewpoint, Sandy)
 
And now for the BIG announcement I kind of hinted at quite awhile ago.
Just so you know, there's been a bit of a change whole lot of changes since this was taken...
 
 
Yep! That's right.
Our family is about to get bigger by ONE lovely little baby girl!!!!
 
AND
 
that means we're about to become GREAT grandparents for the first time:)
(Insert happy smiles here)
 
Told you it was a VERY SPECIAL BLESSING!
 
And with that special announcement I will close for this eve...
 
 
Advent Blessings,
Aimee
 
 

10 comments:

Linda W. said...

Oh, a new little baby! How exciting! Huge congrats to your family! :)

Teresa Kasner said...

*C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* on the new baby! Love the Mt. Hood shots.

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*H*A*P*P*Y* * *H*O*L*I*D*A*Y*S*!*!*!*
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((hugs)), Teresa :-)

aimee said...

@Linda~
Thank you! It is pretty exciting and we look forward to the baby's birth:)
Blessings,
Aimee

@Teresa~
Thank you! Jonsrud is such a beautiful place. Can't believe our little great granddaughter will make her arrival soon--where has the time gone? :)
Blessings,
Aimee

ellen b said...

Wow! How very special to become great grandparents! Congratulations and enjoy the blessing. I probably don't need to say that. :)
Your photos are lovely. So sorry you caught a bug. Our Thanksgiving company were sick...and now our daughter is sick, too.
Hope you are feeling tip top soon!

Gracie Saylor said...

Wonderful news! I'm happy for you and yours, Aimee! I hope you and your hubby are well over your colds and able to enjoy Advent and the days beyond :) xx

aimee said...

@Ellen~
Thank you! I am still finding it hard to believe I will soon be a great grandma:) Sorry about your daughter-hope she feels well soon. We are both better, but I am still having some cold symptoms.
Blessings,
Aimee

@Gracie~
Thanks! Wish they lived closer, but hopefully we'll be able to meet the (still to be born) wee sometime next year:) Still a little under the weather, but hope to start decorating some tomorrow!
Blessings,
Aimee

Sammy Sam said...

Hi Aimee, we've been missing for awhile too. Things happen, we all get busy and time slips quickly by. We'e hopeful that everyone is feeling better now. My dad saw a flying saucer many years ago. Strange shiny object that hovered in the bright blue sky and then went straight up and disappeared. Believe that there's a Big foot. Yup.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Oh my goodness, congrats on your first great grandbaby!!!! So happy for you guys :)

aimee said...

Hi Sammy~
Good to hear from you again! Yea, time certainly does fly by:) The hubby and I have recovered from our colds (yea) and are hoping to avoid any and all viruses for awhile! That is really interesting (about your dad)--if I remember correctly my hubby heard one of those when he was young too--I'll have to ask him. Hope all is going well with your move:)
Blessings,
Aimee

@Jackie~
Thank you so very much! It is pretty exciting:):) Hope all is well with you and yours!
Blessings,
Aimee

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Congratulations on the new baby. A Very Blessed Christmas to you and yours and a Splendid New Year.

God bless.

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