Monday, May 26, 2008


Some of the news I wanted to share with you is not so earth shattering, though for me it is sensational news. All my family who have been staying here to recoup finances etc have moved out. Several times a week our household bulged with up to seven extra people (though usually it was only five) with the lounge/dining area transformed to resemble multi-bedroomed sleeping quarters. While it is always lovely to have family here and I enjoy them heaps, the addition of three little ones under four meant all our time went to just running this household.
So, now I am home alone while DH is at work and I can hear the bubbles popping in the fish tank!!!
You have no idea how excited I am.
But wait, there's more.
We found out while on holidays that we will be grandparents (our first natural grandchild) in the new year. Everyone is in 'excited hyped up mode' about this little new addition to our family. It was totally unexpected news for us as the couple is still studying but unbeknown to us they had been trying for some time. They are a truly amazing couple and will make fantastic parents and, of course, they will have some of the best grandies on the planet!! Two lots actually!!
Well that's all for today. Stay tuned for more holiday pix...
Regards Annie


Kerri Williams writer of romance said...

hi annie, long time. sorry, but for some reason sometimes i can't get through to leave a comment. anyhow, big CONGRATS! for both celebrations and good luck wih the extra time so you can do what you love.
happy writing

Chicki said...


Congratulations on the expected grand! That's so exciting.

I know exactly what you mean about the quiet. When my daughter and her kids moved out, I heard sounds I'd never heard -- like squirrels on the roof during the day while working in my office. There had always been so much noise, it took me a while to get used to the quiet.


Annie Doyle said...

Kerri and Chicki
Thanks for your congrats. We are delighted.

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Hi Annie,
Gee, you won't know what to do with yourself. lol... enjoy.
btw, I'm back. :) and so busy, busy and busy. Phew... :)

Oh don't know if this posted, but forgot to add, I love photobucket but hadn't the time to upload my photos and learn about it. It is great for photos, and don't I just love yours... Hope you had a great holiday.
Suz :)

Amanda Reynolds-Smith said...

Wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!

Annie Doyle said...

Hi Amanda and Suzanne,
Thanks for the congrats Amanda, it is exciting, though no credit to me this time LOL.
Suzanne, can't wait to see you pix too. Don't forget a bride and groom one. Welcome back!!
Regards Annie