Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Sorry I can't get the most recent pic to download. Oh well. We are 34 weeks and counting. Gracelyn is large and growing steadily. She is as healthy as any child could be. God Bless her little heart. Its beating away strong. She gets the hiccups often which is a riot, except when it keeps me up at night. I am feeling pretty good, the general continuous discomfort aside. I am huge and growing steadily as well. I really feel like she will arrive a bit earlier than the 12th of January, but maybe it's just wishful thinking. We are really excited. The nursery is just about ready, although our crib is lost somewhere is Kansas. Other than that we are rearing to go. Bring on the childbirth baby.

Kellie Graduated!!!


Yahoo Kellie, she is officially a graduate of Paragon! Dan's sister has worked her tushy off for the last year and has finally accomplished her goal. We are so proud of her. She has a new career to look forward to. So any dog owners who are looking for the Queen groomer, here she is. She already has a job at Holiday kennel on Northland drive. She is, from personal experience, the champion of all groomers. So give her a call. Congrats again Kellie Hosford.

These pics are of Kellie and her beloved Tony, and then the proud brother and sister-in-law. What an accomplishment. Loves to you!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Showers of love for Gracelyn Rae

What a fabulous weekend we had. Saturday was our Hosford family/friends shower. What a blast we had. So many people and we had such a wonderful time seeing everyone. We were spoiled rotten once again and are very prepared for Gracie's arrival now. Just all the last minute detalails over the next 8 weeks or so.

Here's a pic of the Grandma's and Gracie. Love surrounds her already!

What fun to hang out with Lauren and Maddie and see the Segard ladies again. Congrats to Mike and Rachel on their impending arrival coming in July.

Thanks so much Katie, Kellie, Lauren and Gloria on the beautiful shower. We are so blessed by you all!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Sweet dreams Grandma Hosford

This post is both sad and happy at the same time. Grandma (Alberta) Hosford has passed through the pearly gates after a long battle with a few different illnesses. She went out on her own terms and was able to see and visit with all her loved ones. She was a wonderful woman with a heart of gold. She was always willing to welcome new members into the family. She also loved me like her own granddaughter and truly looked forward to meeting her 23rd great grandchild, Gracelyn Rae. Her constant presence in Dan's life was a real blessing in so many ways. We will never forget her Saturday morning pancakes or Sunday afternoon dinners. Her love and support were immeasurable and she will be sorely missed. She is finally pain free and for that we are truly grateful. Please keep the family in your prayers at this time for peace and comfort. There will be a visitation on Friday at Pederson funeral home and then the funeral on Saturday with a reception to follow. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers.