The Newest Love in my Life

Lily arrived on Thursday!  Here she is 1 1/2 hours old peeking at the world…

I got the call from my son in Germany telling me she had arrived around 5:30 in the morning and I haven’t stopped smiling since!  Amazing how much happiness a new granddaughter can bring!  Lily won’t remember being 1 1/2 hours old but I’ll never forget! Everything I do lately reminds me of her!

Lily is my newest inspiration.  Who knows where it will lead?  Welcome to the world my sweet little granddaughter!


Your Grandmother :>)

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  • chickie - CongratulationsAnne, what a beautiful girl,lucky girl to have you as a Nana!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie Proulx - Lily is adorable!! Congratulations Anne, oh the joy and inspiration these precious gifts bring! I hope you are cuddling with her soon.ReplyCancel

  • annie - welcome to the most joyous part of your life. I know….we have been blessed with two gorgeous babies this year and my life has been transformed!!!! Welcome to the “Grandma Club”. Your heart will never be the same. XXXReplyCancel

  • CaraQuilts - She’s beautiful grandma! You are so lucky! I’m sure Lily will be one spoiled beauty!ReplyCancel

  • diane stanley - Congratulations! We have a new little one this year too, bringing us to a total of 8 grandchildren. When will you get to hold her? It is such a joy to see your son as a daddy. Love that so much!ReplyCancel

  • Melody - How fabulous. Congratulations to all. She is such a beautiful baby.ReplyCancel

  • Susan D - Congratulations! The thought comes to mind– ‘Every time a child is born, so is a grandmother’. Even if she’s not your first grandchild, she’s as precious as the first one.ReplyCancel

  • Mari Carmen Arnao - ¡Enhorabuena!!! Una nietata es una gran bendición…. y la prolongación de tu vida y tu felicidad. abrazo fuerte,ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - What a great blessing! Congrats to the new parents and to the grandparents too!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Hays - Awwwwwww. Congratulations Anne. Aren’t grandbabies fabulous?? I love the card that reads, “Grandbabies..All you need to do is hold one to know how heaven feels… aren’t you blessed..” My sentiments exactly. Much love, DebbieReplyCancel

  • paulette doyle - I got a lump reading this!! Congratulations Grandma!! How special little Lily is!! Enjoy!

  • Tina - She’s just so beautiful and tiny! What a glorious, wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy McCauley - Congratulations. Little Lily is a beauty. Have lots of fun with her. xReplyCancel

  • Vicky - Oh, my goodness, what a perfect and wonderful baby! Congratulations, Anne! She’s amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski - Congratulations Anne! There is nothing better than a new granddaughter and Lily is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Edie - Congratulations, Anne! What a beautiful little girl!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann - Congratulations! She is beautiful. My newest granddaughter, Ilika is 10 days old today! They certainly make your heart sing.ReplyCancel

  • Mama Spark - Congratulations to you, Anne and to your son and his wife!! Welcome to the world, Miss Lilly!!ReplyCancel

  • Dana - Congratulations, she looks so sweet. I love that picture. Can’t wait to see where that little inspiration leads you.ReplyCancel

  • Laila - Congrats !! She are beautifull :-))ReplyCancel

  • Ines - Congratulations, getting a grandchild is a miracle and you only have to enjoy it.ReplyCancel

  • Susan - Congratulations, Anne! Lilly is a beautiful little girl.
    My new granddughter is due in October.ReplyCancel

  • Trelly - She will be a wonderful woman with a grandmother like you! Congrats all the family, kisses Anne.ReplyCancel

  • AnnieO - Adorable! You forgot how tiny they are when they are freshly delivered!ReplyCancel

  • Amy, a redeemed sheep - Congratulations! She is beautiful….ReplyCancel

  • Ina - That’s where “Lily and Will” came from??!! How special is that? She is a beautiful addition to your family. WHen are you heading to Germany? Tomorrow?? ;0ReplyCancel

  • Marsha B - What a precious little sweetheart! Enjoy being a grandma and spoil her lots!ReplyCancel

  • Dorian - Awwww, she’s darling Anne! Congrats!!! Hope Mom and baby are well….love the new look of your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Manda - Aww congratulations. She is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Oh Happy Day! Just know you wish you were in Germany to hold that special baby.ReplyCancel

  • mickie - Congrats Grandma! What a wonderful gift she is! Grandchildren bring such joy and fun!!! Hugs,

  • Sunny - What an awesome photo of a very beautiful baby. Congrats to you entire family! Have you booked your flight yet??ReplyCancel

  • Marcia P. - wow, Nice! good for you Grandma! That is one lucky little lily! Celebrate!ReplyCancel

  • Laura K - Oh congratulations! She is absolutely adorable. I was just telling my DH that someone we know needs to have another baby so I can snuggle with it. My baby is 4 1/2 so it has been too long since I have held a wee little one. Luckily my 4 year old likes to snuggle but since we are done with our family someone else is going to have to provide me with a baby to kiss and hug! You are a lucky Grandma!ReplyCancel

  • Ahuva - Hi Anne,
    Congratulations on your new grand daughter. Remember we commented (when you came home from your son’s wedding in Germany) that my son also lived in Europe (Zwitzerland)?
    My grand daughter is today 11 months old and they have already been some 3 times to Sao Paulo (Brazil) to visit. It is amazing to have Sophie with us. I wish that you have lots of love from her and from your son and daughter in law, ’cause I know that you will have a lot to give them too.
    Take care

    I KNOW I HAVE 2 !

  • Nancy C. in Utah - What a beautiful girl… and the picture is priceless. Congratulations Grandma. I would be all smiles too. Thanks so much for sharing your joy with us today Anne. Hugs…ReplyCancel

  • Judy C in NC - Congratulations to Gramms Anne- Lily is adorable – can’t wait to see a picture of you holding her. Judy C sends her best wishesReplyCancel

  • Pauline - Congratulations Anne…….I was thinking of you yesterday wondering if Lily had arrived. She is a beautiful beautiful baby… precious…Grand babies have a way of making your heart sing even when you are far away. Congratulations again….lucky Lily to have you as a her Grandma. Hugs PaulineReplyCancel

  • Vicki - Congratulations Anne and to your son and his wife. Welcome to the world, Miss Lilly!! She is just sooo gorgeous :) Hugs VickiReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Oh Anne, thank you SO much for sharing your precious little bundle with us! I know just how it feels to have your first little granddaughter arrive….AND to be 1,000 miles away from the little angel! I hope you will get to meet her and hold her sometime soon, she is beautiful beyond words! Just makes my heart melt…..
    Sending some big {HUGS} your way :-)ReplyCancel

  • Judi Medlin - There is no feeling like being a Grandmother. You can’t even describe it to anyone. All the best wishes!ReplyCancel

  • Jane W - Congratulations on your new granddaughter! Since she’s named Lily it would be appropriate if you made her a dress out of your Lilly & Will fabric like I found on this website. Such a cute picture of the 2 granddaughters of the woman that designed the chocolate rabbit embroidery that goes so well with the fabric you designed.!/photo.php?fbid=10150174132050919&set=a.429721480918.231777.106229880918&type=1&theater

    This is from Sonia Showalter Designs if you aren’t on facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra - She is beautiful and so tiny and precious. I have 2 grandsons whom I just adore but I would have loved a grandaughter to sew for all these frilly clothes. Congrats to you and your family. Blessings and hugs to the little one SandraReplyCancel

  • Pauline - Congratulations Grandma! Lily is so precious and already knows lots of people! When will you have a chance to give her a great big grandma cuddle?ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Congratulations to you and your husband, Anne. And especially to your son and daughter-in-law! Lily is beautiful . Your family is truly blessed!!

    (Have you booked your plane tickets to Germany???)ReplyCancel

  • Jo-anne - Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • DeAnna - How darling. Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie P. - Oh, congratulations! to you all. So exciting!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne Moore - Congratulations Anne! She is beautiful!! So happy for you. Is that a pink bracelet she is wearing? Already sharing Grandma’s love of pink! Thank you for Sharing your joy!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Arneson - Congrats Anne, enjoy that beautiful granddaugther. It’s so fun being a grandma!ReplyCancel

  • annalee - Oh such a doll!! Congratulations Anne !!!! Will you be going for a visit anytime soon?
    I am tickled `Pink’ for you :>) and delighted everyone is healthy and beautiful and happy
    thanks for sharing with us.
    (((bunny hugs)))ReplyCancel

  • Delcia - So sweet! What a beautiful gift! What a wonderful joy she is and will continue to be. And it will be “sew” sweet what you will be doing for Lily with your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Isaac - Congratulations, she is beautiful, what fun sewing for her you will have, My son just told me they think the are pregnant(Jan), they have my one and only granddaughter, best of luck to all of youReplyCancel

  • Anne Marieke - Congratulations Anne! What a sweet little girl she is. Her name is beautiful too!

    Hope you can go to meet her soon.ReplyCancel

  • mieke - Congratulations and welcome new member of the world. I hope you get to see her real soon. Have fun being a grandmother.ReplyCancel

  • Linda W - Congratulations! I can feel your joy right through the computer screen and completely understand. Welcome Lily!!ReplyCancel

  • Beth - Congratulations! Lily is such a beautiful little baby! You must just be about to bust with happiness!ReplyCancel

  • Linda V - Congrats! I love her name!! I have a granddaughter, also, and there is nothing more wonderful than being her grandmother!!ReplyCancel

  • Woolie - she is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Pat - Congradulations Grandma. What a treasure. She is so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Anouk - Aren’t fresh babies cute ! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Toot Sweet - She is so tiny, congrats on your new adorable grandbaby.ReplyCancel

  • Dandelion Quilts - Congratulations….she is so sweet.ReplyCancel

  • SuzK - Congratulations Anne – you have a beautiful grandbaby there!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - She is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - Congratulations! You are truly blessed!ReplyCancel

  • Karencg - Congrats!
    Have you started your Gramma book??
    My great grandmother sent letters to us on our day of birth. She talked about knowing we were coming, How excited she was to meet us. She told us about the things that happened that day.
    I still have those letters. It was in my baby book and greatly adored.ReplyCancel

  • Diane - Congratulations! She is a beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Martha B - Congratulations. She is beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Els Lunenberg - Congrats from the Netherlands Anne!
    She is beaurtiful! I’m sorry to hear she does not live nearby. I wish every happiness for this little girl and her parents.

    Hugs from ElsReplyCancel

  • Aracy - Parabéns!
    Deus abençoe sempre sua família e ainda mais com a chegada desta princesa.
    Beijos no coraçãoReplyCancel

  • Jean C. - Truely Congratulations are in order! Aren’t they the most wonderful little beings there ever were? And it’s just soooo different than when we had our own children! Hopefully you will get to see her in the flesh really soon!
    Glad that the weather was good while you were here in Utah… it sure hasn’t been very good since!
    We have had close to 5 inches of rain just in May! A new record! Yep, and there are tons of people that are having their basements flooded too…
    Hopefully Summer will be here soon… but not too hot… that would bring down the snow faster than we want!ReplyCancel

  • Sandi - Congratulations! Grandchildren are the best. I always thought children made your life complete until I had grandchildren…now my life is complete!ReplyCancel

  • Sabine - She is very pretty. Congrats ;-) I’m sure she’ll find out soon how proud her grandmother is ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Erika - What a sweet beautiful awesome blessings. Lilly is precious. Congratulations!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda P. - Well, duh!! I read this the other day, and couldn’t figure out where to say how absolutely beautiful she is !! What a wonderful feeling to have a granddaughter!! I have double the pleasure!! Congratulations!!ReplyCancel

  • Angela - Hi Anne..
    Babies are a coming in Germany. My son and daughter in law gave me my newest Grandson on Wednesday May 25,2011. He is a cutie and not being able to see him in person is hard. SKYPE will have to do for now. Congratulations.ReplyCancel

  • Louise - Congratulatiions Anne! Lily is perfectly beautiful and precious. We have a new baby Lily at our church as well. Love the name Lily. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful news with us.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Johnson - Hmmm, what to choose – probably pink. Thank you for sharing – and looking forward to hopping over to the energizer bunny, Pat’s radio show.ReplyCancel

  • Martine - May life be especially sweet for your little Lily.

    Martine – FRANCEReplyCancel

  • seema naseem - Hi Anne Congratulations. Its wonderful being a grandmother I can feel the joy as I am also blessed with a cute little granddaughter. Isn’t it great?ReplyCancel

  • Sharon W. - Congratulations on your new granddaughter! I think your are BOTH very blessed. Think of all of the great crafts you two will make together! I hope you get to hold her soon…ReplyCancel

  • Mary Coyle - Congratulations on your new granddaughter! Enjoy each day they are precious little ones.ReplyCancel

  • Silvia - Congratulations!! She’s so beautiful!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Janice - I just had a new granddaughter born April 22nd and I have 11 grandchildren and another (grandson) due on July 7th. No matter how many you get the are so special. They make life special. They need their grandma.

    Beautiful little girl. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel