Monday, November 4, 2013

It's a Miracle!


I like lists - and I have an action packed one to share with you today.  Things have been quiet here at Everyday Insanity.  Here are a few reasons why, as well as a miracle I'm thrilled to share!

1.  My laptop died - just 2 short months after my 3 year Geek Squad Guarantee expired.  Go figure. Blogging without a laptop is nearly impossible!
2.  I purchased a new laptop and left the old, very dead computer at Best Buy. 
3.  The new laptop has Windows 8, which is a whole new world.  You can teach an old dog new tricks, but it takes a long time.
4.  While I'm lost in a sea of my own data Best Buy calls; my old laptop is ready for pickup.  After The Geek Squad worked their magic and cleared 500 bugs and a few crumbs it is running like new!  Now I have a laptop to use while I learn Windows 8.  As miraculous as that is, it is not the miracle I've been excited to share!
5.  The first week of October we anticipated company - we do so love it when our children come home!  A son, his wife, and their darling children from Las Vegas, a daughter coming from Illinois for a photography conference, and a daughter and her family from Idaho.  These visits include good food, much laughter, and many late nights.  However this weekend also included an unexpected, and very welcomed addition!
6.  And now the list can end, and the story can begin...

You may have noticed the button on my sidebar, "Jarom & Candise - Hoping to Adopt".  Candise is my oldest daughter.  She and her husband adopted their daughter, Eliza Jane, seven years ago.  She is a bundle of energy and keeps us all smiling!  Adoption has its ups and downs - and Jarom and Candise have graciously ridden the roller coaster for many years.

On the morning of October 2, the day before they were scheduled to come to my house to visit, Jarom and Candise sent their daughter off to school, and had a discussion about a "to-do-around-the-house" list.  Jarom is a BLM employee, and it was his first full day of furlough.  Little did they know their "to-do" list would drastically change!  About 9:15 their adoption caseworker called and said, "You have a baby girl at the hospital, get here as quickly as you can and bring a car seat!"  The conversation contained little more than that.  They were at the hospital down the street in record time and found themselves meeting an amazing birth mother, and then a beautiful little girl that had been chosen to join their family.  Jarom left the hospital to get Eliza Jane from school - the birth mother wanted to meet her as well!  A short time later Eliza Jane called me, I was surprised to hear from her, as it was the middle of a school day, "Nana, we just went to the hospital."  I thought that perhaps she had broken her arm on the playground.  "We have a new baby sister!" 

And just like that our world turned upside down in the best possible way.  I wanted to hop in the car and get to Idaho - but my other children were en route to my house!  Jarom and Candise decided to keep with their original plan and joined us all in Utah, with a brand new newborn.  And how lucky we were that the photographer daughter Amber Linderman was in town and able to capture some beautiful images of our precious new grand daughter, Annie May. (It was so hard to choose a few images to share - there are some sweet photos of Annie's newborn toes on Amber's Facebook page!)

Photo by Amber Linderman Photography

Photo by Amber Linderman Photography



Photo by Amber Linderman Photography

So again I am reminded of why we named this blog Everyday Insanity. This wonderful family of ours can get pretty insane at times!  Even as I post this I'm awaiting news of the arrival of yet another beautiful granddaughter.  Life is grand!

Stay tuned for some yummy recipes--we still have to eat as we celebrate life's miracles!

11 comments:

Rebekah said...

What a wonderful and precious blessing!!! Congratulations to your family on the new baby - and the one coming soon! What a joy it must be to welcome grandchildren to your family....looking forward to that... someday far away! :)

Amber said...

It still makes me cry to read that story!! Such a blessing!

Nedra said...

I can't even tell you how happy I am for your family! Prayers are answered :) What a beautiful precious baby girl, and she is lucky to join your wonderful family. Tell Candice I say Congratulations!

Michelle Wilkes said...

Oh my goodness! I'm SO happy for them! Chersten never mentioned it when I talked to her last night, but I guess she had another baby on her mind! Wow, she is beautiful! And very lucky to have Candice for her mother!

Michelle Wilkes said...

Oh my goodness! I'm SO happy for them! Chersten never mentioned it when I talked to her last night, but I guess she had another baby on her mind! Wow, she is beautiful! And very lucky to have Candice for her mother!

Jenn said...

Congrats to them. She is beautiful.

Kayte said...

Crying tears of joy!! Congratulations!! So very very happy for you all. xo

barbiebharris said...

I'm so glad to hear the "story" of beautiful little Annie May! What a wonderful blessing, and answer to many, many prayers! We're so happy for all of you---and the pictures by Amber are beautiful!!!

barbiebharris said...

I'm so happy to hear the "story" of beautiful little Annie May! Miracles do happen, and many, many prayers have been answered! We're so happy for all of you! Amber's Photos of little miss Annie are perfect!!

Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner said...

I love your story Cindy... what a beautiful new granddaughter... it makes me cry (in a good way!)

elliek said...

What a beautiful story. Babies are always precious but this one even more so. Congratulations to all the happy family