Saturday, August 26, 2006

I'm lucky!!

I must be one of the luckiest women in the whole world. Why, you wonder? Because I am blest with some of the best children and grandchildren. Most of my children live fairly close by. The only one who lives far away is in Kentucky and we talk every week on the phone. Sometimes two or three times a week!

My oldest daughter, Naive-No-More lives less than a mile away. She is a very smart lady! She is a mortgage loan originator/loan officer. She helped us get the financing for us to buy the house we live in now. She just helped us re-finance from an adjustable rate mortgage to a fixed rate at a decent percentage rate. She is awesome!

She also just made a "Grandma's Brag Book" for me. She is very talented and creative. It is made out of paper lunch bags and scrap book supplies! It contains pictures of her children, my grandchildren, Steve, Emily and Drew. Steve is a senior in high school this year, Emily a freshman, and of course Drew, who will be two in October. It is very hard to believe that she is old enough to have a child who will graduate from high school next May. Even harder to believe is the fact that I have a grandchild that old.

I took a picture of the brag book, but the picture doesn't do it justice. I have posted a few of the pictures contained in the album for all of you to enjoy too. Of course I think they are some of the nicest looking kids around!


curious servant said...

Life can be very good.

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Wow that's awesome! I like the "Grandma's Brag Book."

It is good that she could help you on your mortgage. Did you know that there are books that are written only about mortgages - pretty complicated stuff.

You are blessed. Cool beans.

Hope your Sunday is pleasant,

the editor

Connie and Rob said...

Sounds like you are blessed to have them and I think they are pretty lucky to have you!

That is really a nice brag book filled with some really cute pictures.

Have a good evening and an even better Sunday.

Take care,

chesneygirl said...

Yes, you ARE lucky!!!

Naive IS that girl and can't wait to see her again soon!

I'd have to agree, your grandkids ARE some of the nicest looking kids!
What a wonderful keepsake for you! :)

Renee said...

Wow, a scrapbooker AND someone who can get you great loan rates. You can't beat that! Precious book.

Ame said...

That is SO awesome! You truly are blessed! I would love to know how she made that ~ my oldest loves things like this!!!

Mindless Dribbler said...

WAIT...hold up. Naive No More is your daughter? Why wasn't I informed about this???

Lucky to have most of them living close by blessed woman you.

FrogLegs said...

Love the book. :)

Ame said...

thanks! i love your comments ~ they always make me smile :)

no hurry on the instructions - just sometime. we're still adjusting to the school routine, and the girls are really tired in the evenings ;)

Ruben said...

Cute kids and it is great that you have such a strong relationship with your kids.

naive-no-more said...

You're welcome mom. {hugs}

Ame, when I have my computer back, I'll get you the instructions for the paper bag book if you want them. It's super easy.

Rebecca said...

I love that little Miss Naive! ;)
That's awesome..... :)

She's so darn creative. ;)
How lucky are you guys to live so close to each other. Sigh.... :)

And, would you all mind terribly telling Clew that for some reason, Blogger isn't letting me post at her site????

Nelly said...

Scrapbooks are wonderful, wonderful gifts! In my opinion, there isn't a better gift to give than a book filled with love and the love and creativity that the person who made it puts into it!

Bougie Black Boy said...

a "Brag book" hmmm. that's a GOOD idea.... Glad to see/read everything is going well over there in Mich.

Itchy said...

HEY! I didn't know you're Naive's Mom!! Where've I been!?!?! ha

I love the brag books. They are great presents.

clew said...

My heart connot hold all the love I have for beautiful Naive, her beautiful kids, and you, beautiful Martie-Mom!


Your Adopted Daughter :)

martie said...

Clew ~ thank you for the kind're not an adopted're a HEART daughter! Which means you have become such a part of my heart that I will always claim you as my own!! XOXOXO