Saturday, September 15, 2012

Special Delivery!!!!!!

On September 12 we had a special delivery.  Not a box from UPS, or a package from FedEx, but something even better.  

We have been waiting such a long time for this very special delivery to arrive.

This package was tiny,  19 -1/2 inches long, and didn't weigh much, 7 pounds 10 ounces to be exact.  It was soft and pink and smelled oh so nice. There was a big fuss upon it's arrival, people hovering over to make sure it arrived in good condition, and everyone trying to get a little peek to see what it looked like. 

It was very fragile, although the packaging didn't specifically say so. We already knew we must handle this package with care!
We thought it would never arrive. We waited and waited, and of all the crazy things - the stork is the one who finally came through!
Yes, she has arrived.  My 4th grandchild. Our little Ellianna.  Most of us will probably call her Ellie.  They were considering the name Julianna, and of course I was going to call her Julie, but after meeting her, my son and daughter-in-law decided that Ellianna suited her.  And I believe it does.  

As I held her in my arms and gently kissed her soft little chubby cheek, I wondered . . .  Who will you look like?  She already looks so much like her brother when he was born so I  have a pretty good idea. Will you be a happy child or a fussy baby?  Will you be as stubborn as your daddy and drive your parents crazy? (Trust me, that would be well-deserved payback.)  Will you be quiet, serious, studious, and cautious?  Or will you be bubbly, chatty, happy, and carefree?  Will you love math and science, or will you love to create and draw and spend hours crafting?  (I'm crossing my fingers and already planning her little spot in my sewing room.)

My sweet little Ellie, I love you already. Actually, I loved you before you even got here. . . someday you will understand that.  Your grandma wishes you joy, happiness, health, and a lifetime filled with wonderful moments, people, and memories.  I thank you, Mr. Stork, for bringing us this very special delivery. 

Special thanks to Meri for the wonderful vintage images.


  1. Oooooh such a sweety ! Congratulations an I wish you lots of joy with your granddaughter!
    x Sylvia

  2. Congratulations Julie!! She is so precious and a true blessing!! I adore her beautiful name! Have a wonderful weekend! xo Heather

  3. I loved reading this post Julie! Congratulations, 4 grandchildren, wow!

  4. Congratulations, Julie. She is absolutely darling! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time cuddling your newest granddaughter.

  5. Aw, congrats, Julie! Now we both have 4!
    Ellianna is a very sweet name.
    I've never heard it before.
    Enjoy! ♥

    BTW, I just love your cute header. :)

  6. Congratulations. This is such a wonderful gift. She is such a blessing...Enjoy every minute...smiles..Renee

  7. Congratulations all around, what a beauty! That name is so amazing, it sounds so old fashioned.....I love it.

    Get lot's of sleep, I have a feeling you're gonna' be hogging all the time with the new little one.


  8. Congrats to a very super proud and excited Grandma !
    I am so happy for you and reading your beautiful tribute to your newest little cherub made me smile. She looks so beautiful ! I'd be tipping that she would love her own little spot in your crafting room next to her beautiful Grandma. Enjoy every second of her Julie xo

  9. What a wonderful package , congratulations !

  10. How wonderful, don't you just adore that stork???? I hope someday he sends me a package like happy for all of you! Sandy

  11. So sweet! Congrats on your new baby Ellie! :)

  12. Congratulations, little Ellie is precious! My very first grandbaby was born Sept 8. Hope you come by my blog to meet her when you get a chance. I just posted her introductory picture. :) I'm so happy to be able to now join the Grandma Club! It is indeed GRAND, isn't it?

  13. Oh what a lovely post! Ellianna is such a beautiful name, perfect for such a lovely baby!

    Many congratulations to you and your family!

    Hugs, Estelle xx

  14. Congratulations! She is just adorable!

  15. Ellie is just precious! And so is her big brother. Congratulations!!!

  16. Congratulations!! I also got a special delivery this week, her name is Claira Mae and was 8 lbs and 7 oz! Grammie is so happy!!

  17. My goodness, that is a precious package indeed! Welcome, Ellie! What a beautiful baby, and such a proud big brother! Oh, joy!! Congratulations to all. May you all be blessed with your new addition to your family!

  18. Julie she is gorgeous. Oh so sweet and what a beautiful name.

  19. CONGRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATS my friend! This is so fabulous...wonderful...exciting and JOYFUL!!!!!!!! WELCOME TO THE WORLD LITTLE ELLIE!!!!!! may your stay here be filled with and a generous heart! sending hugs to you all!!!! I LOVE GOOD NEWS!!!!! : ) hope to hear from you some time soon! : )

  20. Oh, I'm so happy for you and your family, Julie! She's beautiful! How exciting:) I can only imagine all the sweet love you're going to shower upon this child.


  21. Lucy,
    She is a beauty and just perfect.
    Fred and I are tickled pink for you and Ricky.
    Love YOU!

  22. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Huge congrats on your new little addition to the family!

  23. How precious!! A little gift from Heaven. Congratulations.


  24. She is beautiful! I love her name. So happy for you! Congratulations!

  25. Such a sweet little one! So happy for your blessings! Congratulations!

  26. Awww, welcome, welcome, sweet Ellianna, and congratulations to grandma and all loved ones. Many blessings indeed!
    Much love,

  27. O my such a sweet little bundle for such..Blessings my dear...Congratulations ...I love here name as well...Hugs..

  28. Darling little Ellie is so beautiful! Congratulations, Grammy!You are going to have sooo much fun sewing up pretty little dresses for her.
    We are waiting anxiously for our third grandbaby to be born in January. He is the first for our youngest son and his wife.
    Blessings and God's tender loving care to you and yours,

  29. Hi Julie,
    How very thoughtful you were with your kind comment on my "Mama's Little Helper" post! Thank you so much.
    I wanted to get back to you right away so you would have some time to find the reproduction 30s prints. Yes, they are available at several quilt shops throughout the country. The line is called Aunt Grace's and there is another line by a designer called Darlene Zimmerman. If you have a quilt shop in your town I would recommend calling them and asking them if they carry these reproduction prints. If you find that a quilt shop in your area doesn't...there's the internet. The line is constantly changing and there are endless prints, colors and patterns being offered. The fabric in quilt shops costs more than Joanns or Hancocks. It's a much better quality with a softer, better thread count.
    I hope this helps my sweet friend,
    Blessings and hugs to your new little grandbaby girl.
    Carolynn xoxo

  30. Hi Julie!

    Don't know how I haven't found you before today--looks like we have many of the same friends!

    Congratulations on your precious new grandbaby! What a joy...haven't had that privilege yet--my girls are still a bit young, but I look forward to it when the time is right!

    I'll be following along...wishing you the most wonderful weekend!


  31. Hi Julie! It's lovely to meet you :) I'm so new at quilting but I've always adored quilts and especially ones from the 30s and 40s--what amazingly beautiful fabric they had (and most were flour sacks at that!)

    Congrats on your newest grandbaby!!!

  32. What a stunning baby! That photo of the little boy holding her is sweet. I can tell the mother is keeping a "hand" on the "holding"...oh so precious!
    Happiness surely surrounds you!