And a Merry Christmas to you all!!!!

Merry Christmas!

Well, I have spent the last month in New York with my daughter and her new baby, and I can’t think of a better Christmas present than to have been with them for the last few weeks.  On Tuesday, when this blog will post, I will be making my way home across country and I’ll be on the road and away from the computer — so forgive me because I won’t be able to read my posts until I arrive back home in the West.

This picture was taken the first time I saw my new granddaughter, Lila.  We were just getting to know each other.

The picture off to the right is my husband getting to know his new granddaughter, also.  She was only a few days old.

But I have more photos to share now, also.

Off to the left here is a picture that I love.  Here is the new mother and her daughter as they both enjoy a relaxing moment.  And off to the left here is the baby’s father, and my son-in-law, Anthony.

What a handsome family!  I’ve also decided that although grandchildren are very much for spoiling, but so are one’s own children and in-laws, who also need some spoiling when the baby is born.

Off to the left once again is a picture of the new baby with her half sister.  Aren’t they a gorgeous pair?

Big sister is enthusiastic about the new baby and is determined to ensure that her little sister learns how to sing.

Here’s a few pictures that I absolutely love.  Notice the baby’s Santa suit.

And another much needed leisurely moment for new mama and baby.  It seems to me that both mama and baby need rest after birth.  We all know the baby does, but I firmly believe that new mama does, also.

Of course now I am bemoaning the fact that I live an entire continent away from my new granddaughter, and saying good-bye to her, if only for a little while, was very hard to do.

But alas, it was at last time for me to return home.  And so now I am making my way back home, just in time for Christmas.

So I will be on the road and hopefully seeing wonderful scenes like the one off to the left.  See you soon and Merry Christmas!!

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KAREN KAY aka GEN BAILEY is the multi-published author of American Indian Historical Romances. She has written for such prestigious publishers as AVON/HarperCollins, Berkley/Penguin/Putnam and Samhain Publishing. KAREN KAY’S great grandmother was Choctaw Indian and Kay is honored to be able to write about the American Indian Culture.
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16 thoughts on “And a Merry Christmas to you all!!!!”

  1. You have the most beautiful family! Thank you so much for sharing the pictures. Here’s wishing you safe travel, Kay. And good weather for the entire journey.

    P.S. Do you have Skype? We use it to “see” my son in Iraq. It’s free and it’s fun. Hugs!!!!!

  2. Merry Christmas, Karen.

    Skype is indeed a wonderful thing! Helps with grandma and mama withdrawal for sure.

    Thanks for sharing the pictures.

    Peace, Julie

  3. What a beautiful family, Kay. Love the little one. There’s nothing more wonderful than a baby at Christmastime. My son (now grown) was born Dec. 20 and I still remember that magical feeling of bringing him home.
    Wishing you a safe journey and a warm welcome home.

  4. what a beautiful family and a beautiful new grandbaby!!!
    i’m glad you had a fabulous trip!
    what a gift that you could stay with her for so long and give her some time to rest

    i hope you have a very safe trip home!
    perhaps you could skip the midwest somehow, lol…unless you like driving on sloppy snowy roads 🙂

  5. Merry Christmas, Kay. Hope your trip goes smoothly. I know it was very difficult leaving Lila behind but I’m sure you’re anxious to be home. We all have so many blessings to give thanks for.

  6. Lovely pictures and how wonderful you could help her out like that! I’m hoping that I’ll be able to say I’m a grandma too in a few years and I am so very thankful that they moved closer to home.

  7. I hope you have a safe trip home. The weather in the NE and West isn’t going to be very good. Over the years, we made way too many trips in that neck of the woods when, had we been smart or had a choice, we would have parked it. The desire to be with family always wins out.
    Hope this finds you home and enjoying Christmas with your DH.

  8. Kay you got a wonderful gift this year a little bundle of joy. Your daughter looks just like you very beautiful.
    I hope your trip home was a good one I am sure it was hard leaving the little one. As I type this my little grand-daughter Isabel (2) now is laying her head on my shoulder. Little brother Wyatt (1) now is getting into someone he is the little trouble. LOL
    Happy Holiday’s.

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