Life is Grand…


We had a new member delivered to our extended family the day before Christmas. This is my newest Grandniece.


My little brother became a grandfather for the first time.

Eleanor 2

After a couple of months the great grand girl was ready to travel across Los Angeles to meet her Great Grandfather, my dear old Pop.


Great Dzeda (grandfather in Russian) was quite pleased to meet her in person.


Looks like my brother is quite relaxed in his new role as a grandfather.

943921_785173274959_6055457304670031754_nMy pop turns 93 in May! There is a very large stretch of history between my pop and his new great granddaughter.

12717705_10156543519695191_6592183693989189909_nI’m sure her Great Grandfather prayed a blessing on his new great granddaughter. My pop prayers for all his children and grandchildren and great grandchildren every day!

I’m sorry that I don’t have a photo of my sister in law holding her new granddaughter but here’s a photo of both happy grandmothers from the baby shower back in October. And here are the grateful parents with their healthy little baby girl.


I nabbed this photo of the new daddy, my new grand niece, and the new mommy. Good Golly! Truth be told I nabbed all these photos off of social media or text attachments except for the one of the grandmothers! Life really is grand!

I’m linking up to ABC Wednesday started by Mrs. Nesbitt and carried on by Roger and a great team!

I’m also linking up to Tuesday’s Treasures with Tom the Backroads Traveller.

I’m happy to announce the sun has broken through the clouds here in the Seattle area and we are promised a nice few days before rain returns. Now my head is spinning on what I should do with this sunny predicament…cleaning house is not on the list!

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

33 thoughts on “Life is Grand…

  1. So adorable to see your brother and dad with the baby! Congratulations to your family. She is a blessed little girl to be prayed for each day!

  2. What a precious post!! It is easy to see that this new little one is loved by many!

    I love that your dad prays for each child, grandchild, and great-grandchild daily. There is not a better gift than that! What a blessed heritage!!

  3. Such joy in welcoming a new member into your family. That shines through in these beautiful photos of Baby. Love the photos of the men folk, especially your dear Pop.

  4. Sweet pictures and post, Ellen! I love the one of your Pop looking down at her, giving thanks for her, I’m sure. Such a cute family too!

  5. congratulations, first of all, ofcourse. A little new human beeing… always so cute, isn’t it. Little bundle of big joy.

    Have a nice ABC-Day // – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  6. There’s nothing more special than welcoming a new family member – she looks so sweet and the Grandfathers are looking very proud. We’ve had sun here for a couple of days but probably more rain will come to dampen our spirits just as we see the daffodils budding! LOL

    abcw team

  7. Oh, how precious! I love the one with her with your pop where you say he turns 93…just the look in his eyes…he reminds of the first person I met when I came to Indiana. And it is such a good memory.

  8. What a little beauty. She seems to have captured every heart! Sweet, sweet photos of her with her great grandfather,
    We are being blessed with the same sunshine up here – bliss!

  9. Nothing better than a sunny winter day in Seattle!! Except maybe having this precious new addition to the family. That’s best of all. Your pop is wonderful — love shines through all the pictures, but the ones of him with his new great-grand really touches my heart!

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