Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I can't let March slip away...

...without announcing the birth of John Owen Hoover, born on the 16th day of this month to my granddaughter, Kalyn, and her husband, Adam.  I am in love with this tiny, sweet boy.

The photo above was taken by his Aunt Michelle about an hour after his birth.  Now, at two weeks old, Owen is fine and healthy.  So is his mother.  I'm so proud of his mom and dad, the kind of home they've made for their son, and the kind of parents they're already proving to be.

I realize that this event officially makes me a great-grandmother, and as old as that sounds when I say it, I can't think of any new title I'd be happier to hold.

I think my daughter Kelli feels the same way about becoming a grandmother.  If her feet ever touch the ground again, I'll ask her, just to be sure.

(Thanks, Michelle and Kelli, for the use of your photos.)


  1. Congratulations! Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us. May I say at this time how VERY much I've missed you. I hope you will start writing again.....and keep us informed on Owen's progress and the delight he brings you.

  2. Congratulations to all! John Owen is a handsome boy and I'm sure a blessing to the whole family!

    I love that picture of him with his beaming great grandma!

  3. Thanks, Val and Holly. I spent some time with Owen yesterday, and I'd like to just attach my lips to his chubby cheek and inhale his sweet baby scent forever.

    Val, I'm so disappointed in myself because I haven't been writing. Thanks for your encouragement.

  4. Great photos! It's always nice to have a baby in the family. And it's nice to be able to see the continuation of yourself in the form of children, grandkids and great-grandkids.

  5. Janet, it is nice. On the night Owen was born, I came home from the hospital and immediately entered him into my genealogy database.

  6. I just discovered your blog, so I'm a little late to the party. Congratulations!

  7. Thanks, Amy, and welcome. I just checked out your genealogy blog; it's quite nice.

  8. Two thoughts: You're back!!! Yea, you're back! And, oh my what a beautiful boy. Third thought: You are a lovely, lovely great-grandmother!


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