It's official! Winter is here! We are claiming cold, blissful wintery weather, hot chocolate by the fire and all things red and green. It's pretty exciting around here with garlands, wreaths and Christmas trees in the garden. The fresh scent of pine is simply magical. Ann is wearing Christmas socks every day, and it is simply adorable. It's just the best place to be.
Scott and I are pretty sure we received the best news of 2020. Let's face it. We all could use some good news in our lives. But the best news for us is arriving in March in the form of a squishy!!! Yep, that's right. Scott and I are going to be "Poppy and Amma" come March, and we are so excited! Erica and Daniel, our daughter and son #3, are having a baby!
Her reveal to us was they tossed us a grocery sack from Walmart and they said, "We picked something up for you." Scott opened it and held it up never anticipating this. I immediately knew when I saw the onesie but Scott read the inscription. He was thinking we had a few more years. Surprise! "Promoted from dog grandparents to human grandparents!" Yes, we all cried. Even the brothers had tears of joy.
We did a low key gender reveal and Erica picked me to know the results and plan it. I knew the gender for 2 1/2 weeks and let me tell you something. I was a VAULT. I practiced my standard, poker face smile that wouldn't change if you asked me if it was a boy or girl. I refused to let it slip. Scott tried and I wasn't budging. Then, trying to plan how to reveal it safely was key. Have you googled how many accidents happen at gender reveals? Yeh. I don't recommend it. A simple smoke bomb in the top of a pumpkin was enough for me. I was absolutely not allowed to burn anything down, and I knew I couldn't depend on a duck delivering the message across the lake or a goat not eating the message.
Yep, it's a squishy girl! Once confirmed publicly, we spent the next afternoon with a bit of shopping. It was cute watching Poppy pick out baby clothes again. We are a little partial to florals, of course.
All things will be blooming come spring! But for now, we can be thankful for our late fall/winter bloomers that are showing off right now in the garden as well as focusing on the holidays. Let us help you pick out the most beautiful, fresh, NC tree this year. It's our privilege to spread some holiday cheer to you and your family this season with all things green!