Monday, February 16, 2015

HELLO Monday

 Well, I was MIA for the most part last week but it was for a very good reason. ~more on that in a minute~  It's another new week and looks like it is going to bring some very wintery weather here to NE Louisiana.  I can't say that any of us are excited about it, we are more than ready for Spring, but guess we'll just have to deal with it.  But, for now, it's time for some HELLO's this Monday morning.

HELLO Andi Kate....yes, she is here and all is well.  She entered the world last Wednesday, Feb. 11th at 4:07PM.  She weighed in at 7 lb. 9 oz. and was 20 inches long.  
This picture was taken about 24 hours later and Windy certainly doesn't look like she has just given birth.  My goodness, she looks like there was nothing to it.~what a sweet family of four~

Poppa and I had Hanna Beth from last Tuesday evening until Saturday mid-morning.  We were busy, busy for sure.  The mornings were very busy as we had to leave at 7:00AM to get her to school on time.  That meant my getting up at 5:00AM to get myself ready and then getting her up at 6:00.  I am an early riser and am always up at 5:30 but just those 30 minutes seemed like a whole lot earlier. ~big smile~  Then she gets out at 2:45PM and by the time we would get home it was time to think about dinner and then bath time and bedtime.  She goes to bed at 7:30 on school nights and I promise you that she is sound asleep by 7:40.  It was amazing!  She is use to a very structured life and of course, that is my "love language" so we made it just fine. And, we are so glad that we are close enough to come to their aid at a time such as this.

Brandon, Windy and little Andi Kate didn't get home until around 6:30PM on Friday.  They are still getting things figured out and haven't really had time to get on any kind of schedule but they seem to be making the best of it right now.  And, if I know them, they WILL have her on a schedule as soon as it is possible. ~or she will have them on a schedule~ chuckle~  But, just take my word, she is so adorable and has the rosiest cheeks that make you want to pinch them.  She is a true gift from God!

HELLO Oatmeal Bake....I had seen the recipe for Oatmeal Bake on another blog I read. I love oatmeal and thought it looked really good and I gave it a try this past week and I was not disappointed.  And, I shared it with Hubby's office staff and they gave it a thumbs up as well.  So, if you are interested, click on my recipe tab above and help yourself. We all agreed that it could very well be a dessert as well as a breakfast food.

HELLO new house is truly looking like a house on the outside.  Cleaning up has started on the outside and pretty soon they will begin dirt work on the yard.  There is still plenty of outside stuff to do, shutters, more stucco work, columns and driveway.  But, it is looking good.
Two different angles of kitchen

The kitchen cabinets were installed this past week and that made a HUGE difference on the inside of the house.  There are still drawers, doors and vent hood to be installed and then the face of the big island put on and the granite installed on counter tops and island.  There are still cabinets to be installed in the laundry room, the pantry, a corner cabinet/curio in one of the bedrooms and the Master closets.  So, little by little it is coming together.  We are so glad that we are in no hurry because it would make for a very frustrating process.  That is exactly why we have yet to put our current house up for sale.  We have time on our side and we like it that way.

A happy week to you!


  1. Well what an exciting week for you! Congratulation! Soo glad all went well and she is safely in the arms of her mama and daddy. Bet big sister is beside herself too! The house is looking fabulous! Enjoy getting to know that sweet little bundle!

  2. Congratulations again on your sweet little Andi Kate! Your heart must be so full.

  3. Thanking God for a perfect baby! What a blessing and a joy! Michelle has been making the Oatmeal Bake for our Christmas morning brunch for several years. I'm not an oatmeal fan but everyone else loves it. Did you remember to raise your dishwasher? That is one of the favorite features of my house. How exciting to see all your plans coming together.

  4. Congratulations on the new baby! I'm sure you had a busy week with a little one in your home. But it sounds like you had a great plan for each day. Your home is looking like a home and I think it's going to be beautiful. I eat oatmeal every weekday morning. I may have to check out this recipe though.

    Blessings and love,

  5. Yay!!! Congratulations on your precious gift of life! Your DIL does look great! Your house is looking wonderful too. So many blessings- hope you have a great week!

  6. What a precious family! DIL does look great, first thing I thought!
    House really is nearing the end of completion, can't wait.


  7. Congratulations and welcome little Andi Kate!
    Your house is looking so beautiful. I'm so excited for you.

  8. Congratulations--Your house looks beautiful.

  9. Lots to be happy about in your little corner of the world! Enjoy those little grandgirls...sisters are so sweet : )

  10. A big Colorado HELLO to your darling little granddaughter! I'm so glad all went well. What an exceptionally fun time this is in your family! Your house looks fantastic. It will be very handsome when it's done!

  11. Congratulations on the new granddaughter. And your house, wow, it's gorgeous! Have a blessed week Leah!

  12. She's so beautiful - know you are all thrilled and what a beautiful family. Just love your house - it seems to be moving so quickly!!

  13. Congratulations Lea, your new little Grand is just beautiful and your right your DIL doesn't look like she's just had a baby, she looks great. Enjoy, enjoy!!

  14. Congratulations on your beautiful baby granddaughter. How precious!
    Your new house is really coming along. I love the cut out ceiling in the kitchen (don't know if there is a name for that- LOL).

  15. Congratulations on your precious little granddaughter's birth! The picture of the four of them is so good! You are right about your DIL. One would never know that she just gave birth!

    I am so thankful that you enjoyed the oatmeal, and that your husband's office staff did too!

    The house is coming along well. I like the style of the kitchen! What fun for you two!


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