Monday, August 16, 2010

Big News

Well...after weeks of having to keep this a secret, I am finally able to share some really fun news with y'all!

I am going to be a grandmother!

Oh my gosh, just saying those words makes me feel really old! haha (I feel like I should have gray hair and wrinkly skin and be sitting in a rocking chair and putting my teeth in a glass at night!)

Ashley and John are expecting a baby in late February and we are so excited for them!


They told us back in June and we have had to keep it a secret all this time. I thought Steve might bust because he's been so excited! I think he's called Ashley every other day asking when he can get the "green light" to tell people.

Ashley has felt so great and hasn't been sick at all. They have decided not to find out what it is, but to let it be a surprise. Whatever it is, I can't wait to hold that sweet little thing in my arms! I have heard that being a grandmother is all the joy and fun without all the hard times and hassle, so that sounds good to me. :)

I have no idea what I'm going to be called, so maybe you can help me think of some cute names.

Meanwhile, in other news, we got Lindy moved into her new apartment at ECU, Laura left today to go back to Appalachian, and I have two cars loaded to the hilt with my school stuff. I am moving into my new classroom tomorrow. Thank goodness I have a son and his friends to help me. We moved everything into the cars tonight at 9:30 and almost died from the humidity and heat! I definitely couldn't do this by myself.

Tomorrow is also a big day at our house because it is our 25th anniversary! We already celebrated really when we went to Miami so tomorrow we won't do anything big. I think we may go out to dinner to celebrate this weekend.

Anyway...that is the latest news at the Maddox house! Now I am off to bed since I have to get up early tomorrow.

32 comments:

Christa said...

Congrats!!! How exciting!!

Taylor said...

Oh what fun news...Congratulations! It's great to know all the Pirates are coming back to town b/c that means Football Season is right around the corner!!!

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh, that is so exciting! I'm so happy for all of you!! You will be the cutest grandmother!

nancy said...

Being a grandmother is the best! I have an 8yr old grandaughter & a 5yr old grandson! I am a changed person because of them! They melt my heart and my husband and I are foolishly in love with them! You can come up with what YOU want them to call you, but believe me they will call you what THEY want to call you! I had monogramed on a jacket when she was born "Mama Nan" (my name is Nancy) and now I am "Mae Mae"? She came up with this on her own and I love it!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU!

nicole@http://theclarks-nicole.blogspot.com/ said...

Congrats. My parents love being grandparents. It is such a sweet thing. My kids call my mom and dad nana and papa. I love followering you blog, hope you can check out mine soon. I would love for you to follow me.

Jilly said...

Yea, yea, yea...how exciting!

Megan said...

Yay!! So happy for you guys!! What an exciting time! And when my sister had my nephew we spent the whole 9 months trying to figure out what my mom would be called. She didn't want to be grandma! HA!

Lauren @ Adventures of a Southern Newlywed said...

AGHH! That's so exciting! Please tell Ashley congratulations for me!

petrii said...

Congratulations Betsy!!! When I saw this on FB I had to come over and love on you here to. You are just going to be the best G-ma. This is one blessed baby to have such terrific parents and grandparents and Great grandparents and aunts and uncle/s wow I could go on and on....oh wait I already did =)

Have fun moving into your new classroom tomorrow.

Love and hugs,
Dawn

Christal said...

holy congrats all around big stuff!! Babies anniversary kids to college holy lots going on around your house! So fun!! You will be the hippist stylish grandma ever!

Heather said...

I am just so stinking excited for you guys!! You are going to be a great grandmother to this sweet little thing! Praying God's sweetest blessings for Ashley, this baby, and all of you!! Love you and Yipee!!!! Congrats again!

Christian Carroll Stewart said...

AHHH. I hadn't heard the good news! How exciting! The girls call my Mom "Mimi", but I also like "Gigi". You could also just wait to see what the little one comes up with his/herself.

Bailey said...

Congratulations! I think it is so cool that some people have enough patience to be surprised about the sex of the baby! =) I don't think I'd ever be able to do that!

Jacquie said...

That is SO exciting!! I can't wait to hear grandbaby stories!! David and I are already trying to decide what we want to be called - and we're not expecting yet! ha!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Congratulations, I am so excited for you all!! That is wonderful. I enjoyed meeting Ashley this past spring in Atlanta. I know she will be a wonderful Mom. She is so sweet! Best of luck at your new school. And Happy 25th anniversary. There is a lot going on at your house. Love & blessings from NC!

Lana said...

I am so excited for Ashley!! She will be a great mom! She was a natural holding Easton! Curiosity would kill me about the gender! My mom is called Mimi and I also think Nonni is cute! Can't wait to hear what you use! Also, happy anniversary!! :) I hope you have a great first week of school!

Love Being a Nonny said...

I cannot think of better news!!!!!!! My littles call me NONNY...but, I would answer to anything. Nonny and Poppy suit us....I think it would suit the two of you too. Congrats! It is EVERYTHING you have heard....and more!

Have a great school year!

Kimberly said...

how exciting! congratulations! We just celebrated our 22nd on the
13th. Happy Anniversary!

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

How great!! Congratulations!! There is nothing better than being a grandmommie!!! My oldest is now 15!!

~Beth

Jennifer said...

I am just SOOO excited for you!! You will be such a fun and sweet grandma! My parents are crazy about Brody! I told them I feel like I have to be the adult because they just let Brody do whatever. They said they were the adults while they raised us and now it's our turn to be adults and their turn to have fun! :)

Happy Anniversary! I was just thinking that Ashley's anniversary is really close to ours (Nov 10th) and your anniversary is the same day as my parents. Hope you have a great day!

Lauren said...

I am so so excited for all of you!!!!! So wonderful news and nothing beats a precious baby to cuddle with!!! And happy anniversary!!!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Awh...CONGRAT'S!!!!!

You will be an amazing G-MA!!!

Blessings...and have a great school year.

jillans said...

Congrats on the new baby in your family..what a blessing. Good luck tomorrow at your new school.

Cindy said...

Congrats! What exciting news!!

Tammy said...

I just became a grandmother for the first time 3 weeks ago today. It is the best. Our granddaughter Amiah is just beautiful. I know you are going to love it. Congratulations to your family.

Alex and Jill said...

You're going to be the best Grandmother. You definitely need a cute name to go with your cute-self. Be-Be would be cute. Of course, a lot of the time the first grandbaby picks what they want to call you. :)

Congrats again and Happy Anniversary!!

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

Congratulations!! What fun for you and your family!

I'm expecting my first in 6 weeks. I tried talking my in-laws into being called "Lolly" & "Pop" :) They thought about it but decided on traditional family grandparent names. My dad suggested they could be called "Tootsie" & "Pop". I'm sure whatever you (or the baby!) decides to name you will be perfect!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Congratulations!! I'm 21 weeks (almost) and my mom, who wanted a fun grandma name, has chosen to be Yaya! :). What an exciting time for your family!

Kelley said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful!

Mary Madeline said...

How wonderful!!! So happy for you and your family. That is going to be one lucky baby to have such a sweet grandma!!

Karen said...

Congratulations Betsy, that is wonderful! You have to be the cutest grandma ever!!!

Karen

MissBrightside said...

YAY! My husband calls his grandmother Margo...which is a little odd considering her name is Elaine!