Friday, September 28, 2012

Many Blessings to be Thankful For!


My husband and I were in Colorado last week where we experienced two wonderful blessings. The first was our daughter's sonogram, where we all happily found out she is expecting a baby girl!



Lots of pink images immediately danced in my head as I look forward to being a grandmother of a little girl, after already having two grandsons who I love dearly.  It will be fun to be "in the pink" with this new baby!



Our next blessing is that we closed on our house in Colorado!  We are still living in Brooklyn, NY, until we sell our home here, but our daughter and son-in-law live close to us in Colorado, and will be looking out for our home until we move. Please say a prayer for us that we sell soon -- we are anxious to move to this beautiful home and state.



Our new community is so beautiful! It has many hiking trails that have spectacular scenery and I know we will be very happy living so close to our children and grandchildren.  I will still be making frequent trips to New York City after we move, as we have family members and friends here we will want to visit.  My husband is going to continue to work for the same company he works for now in Colorado, and he is keeping his NYC related business accounts, so he will have to take trips back east from time to time.  Whenever I can I will travel with him, so there will still be many NYC posts on my blog to look forward to, even after we move!



Another blessing is that my nephew who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro a few years ago, see that blog post heresuccessfully climbed to the top of Mt. Rainier in Washington State recently.  The mountain can be seen above the clouds in the collage above, and the lower photo shows my nephew standing on a small path on the mountain at almost 13,500 feet with a 3,000 drop to the left side! We were all praying for his safety and were relieved when he returned home.  When I receive more photos from my nephew I'll do a blog post about his climb.

My last good news is exciting for me!  I was honored to find out that I've been named by Time.com via TimeStyle as one of their "Top 30 Pinners on Pinterest That You Should Follow Now" in their Food category! What fun! I guess all the time I spend on Pinterest has not been wasted time..lol! I love Pinterest!  What have you been pinning lately?

I hope life is treating you well and that you have been enjoying the beautiful autumn weather.  It is hard to believe is almost October!  Where did this year go?


I'm adding this post to the following blog events:

 Pink Saturday, Mosaic Monday,  Blue Monday, Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday,  Alphabe Thursday for the letter 'T" --I am thankful for all my blessings!  Many thanks to all the blog hosts!


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89 comments:

ellen b. said...

That is quite a feat to climb those two mountains! Wow! Your new home and area looks so lovely Pat. I am praying right now for your property in New York to sell!!

ellen b. said...

Oh my, how could I forget to say something about sweet baby girl that is going to be joining your family!! Congratulations!

From the Kitchen said...

Pink is a lovely color!! I know you'll miss NY but how wonderful to be close enough to be a major part of the grandchildren's lives. Congratulations on your Pinterest award. I need a tutorial!!!!!

Best,
Bonnie

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I've been pinning from your food boards, lol. :-)

Your new house is beautiful!! It will be an awesome place for the grandbabies to hang out in. Wishing you a speedy sale (St. Joseph in the yard!) and hoping you pack in a lot of adventures while you're still in town.

Beth said...

Congratulations, Pat on the new baby and house! I am happy for you! Pat, are both of your children living in Colorado? Your new home is beautiful We love Colorado, particularly the Estes Park area. Enjoy!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

I hope you get to your new home quickly! It is a lovely home in a beautiful state! I love the West!

Congratulations to your grandson on his mountain climbing feats....Washington does have some beautiful, but treacherous mountains. We lived near Mt. Baker.
HPS!
♥ Jil

Vee said...

Wow. Lots and lots of exciting things! First of all, congratulations on the news of a little grandgirlie. How wonderful! I giggled to see the collage of pink and feminine images come up. Second of all, congrats on the closing of your new home in Colorado. You're going to have so much fun there. Congrats to your nephew for a successful climb...I can see why you all were a bit anxious. Good to know that posts about NYC will continue and posts about Colorado will as well. It's win-win all around. Oh, and congrats on the mention from Time on your pinning!

diane b said...

Well its all happening in your life just now. Congrats on new baby girl to come. Hope you are living there when it happens. Lovely big house too. Good luck for a quick sale in NYC. Lucky your husband can still work at the same job too. Wow that looks scary what your nephew is doing. I haven't worked out pinterest yet, scared that it ill eat up more of my time so I have stayed away.

Michelle said...

Things sound like they are moving right along for you! I do hope you sell your NYC home soon. I do know how trying that can be!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Pat! I am thrilled for you!

What wonderful news about the baby, the house, and the honor. No one deserves it more!

And even though I'm a little scared of heights, tha'ts neat about your nephew!

Hope you got my last email. I had to shut down my other email box because soeone sent me a virus. I sent this other one from my other address.

I have borrowed an IPAD and I have to give it back. But I dropped by to say, "Hi". Mr.Magpie has relatives in Co., and maybe some day, we will finally get to meet you.

Miss you and blogging...

XO,

Sheila

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Congrats on the baby girl grand and on closing on your house. It looks like a wonderful home and the area you are moving to is beautiful!

Nellie said...

A lot of exciting things are going on in your life, Pat. Hoping your house in NY will sell quickly. Location, location, location they say.:)

Barbara F. said...

Congrats all around for your good news. You nephew is amazing but his poor mother, I can imagine her worry. Your new home in CO looks beautiful. Happy to hear you will still be doing your great NYC posts. xo

podso said...

Your new home looks lovely and the baby girl sweetens it all the more! I'm glad you'll be back to NYC often so you won't miss it so much! I look forward to hearing about CO and hope that your house sells very soon! Have a wonderful weekend!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Hope you sell your NY home quickly and are soon living in your new !
You have lots happening to keep you busy and in the pink :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats all around Pat! Hope you find a NY buyer soon. How fun to start planning for a little girl, and I'll have to stop by your Pinterest board:@)

Sheila said...

Delightful news Pat- are you knitting or crocheting something special for baby to be? Your new home will be a lovely place for the whole family to gather with room enough for all ! It will be so much fun to decorate and make this lovely house your home. Thanks goodness your nephew is on terra firm once again!

Sheila said...

I meant to say "terra firma" but it took three tries on this second try for the a to stay put! It kept disappearing before my eyes.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Such good news all around! So happy for the coming grandgirlie...that your new Colorado home purchase is a done deal...and that your nephew had a successful ascent (and descent) of Mt. Ranier.

All the best as you wait for the final pieces of your puzzle to fall into place for your move. Like Vee said...we can't lose. We'll soon have you posting from two locations!

Carol said...

Congratulations! Such exciting times in your family. In my prayers, I hope you sell quickly. Although I will miss your NYC posts I am looking forward to learning about Colorado.

Snap said...

Congratulations all around! A baby girl coming, a beautiful new home (keeping fingers crossed for a quick sale of NY home). I knew there had to be a reason to spend so much time on Pinterest!!! Well done!

My Little Home and Garden said...

It sounds like blue skies and happy days ahead for you, Pat. Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your granddaughter. As for you new house, it looks wonderful!
-Karen

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I'm happy for you! So many exciting things are happening. I'll say a prayer that you get that house sold so you can be in Colorado before that little girl makes an appearance. For purely selfish reasons I'm sorry to see you leave NY. I enjoy your New York City posts, but look forward to more Colorado ones. I know you'll find some interesting places to visit and photograph.

Old Kitty said...

A little girl!!! Awwwwww your first granddaughter!!!! Awwwwwww that's so so so so sweet!!!! Pat - it's brilliant news!!

And look at your beautiful home in Colorado!! I really have everything crossed that you sell your home in Brooklyn soon!

And there's more!! Yay for being in the top 30 Pinterest to follow!!

Have a great weekend! Take care
x

Pamela Gordon said...

How blessed to be having a granddaughter! You sure have a lot of great news today. Your new house is beautiful and so is the scenery nearby. Congrats on the Pinterest honour. I hope your home sells soon so you can get settled in at your new place. Blessings!

eileeninmd said...

Pat, you have many wonderful blessing to be grateful for. Congrats on the announcement of the new baby girl and granddaughter. And I love your new house, the neighborhood is nice. And congrats on being a top Pinner on Pinterest. It is addicting. Have a great weekend.

Jojo said...

So many exciting changes for you and your family Pat. Congratulations!!!!

Okay, on the climbing thing...I have a fear of heights so I had to skip that part!

Pondside said...

It's so nice to stop by your post on the very day that you have such a lot of news, Pat. Congratulations on the new house and on the lovely news about your soon-to-arrive granddaughter! On a clear day we can see Mt Rainier from the Island - so Congratulations to your nephew too!

Betsy Brock said...

A baby girl? Oh how sweet! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You've sure got a lot of excitement in your life right now! But I know you are happy and looking forward to moving! I'm hoping your house sells soon so you can enjoy all that life has to offer! Sweet hugs!

RoeH said...

Congrats on the house. Here's hoping for a quick sell in New York. I guarantee you will love your new home. And on the Pinterest honor. But as I live and breathe, I cannot understand one thing about Pinterest. I have tried to see what everybody talks about and I come up empty. "sigh"

RoeH said...

Oh and. . . . . . Great News - a baby girl. You will love that. Boys are cute too.

LV said...

It is nice you had the boys first. I just think it is neat when boys are first. That way they can be a protector of little sister. You are moving from one extreme to another. I dearly love Colorado. My son lived in Littleton for several yeas. Then I have a niece with a cabin near Hartsel. That is way past Colorado Springs.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Congratulations! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

My PINK
Have a fun weekend!

Rose

Proud Italian Cook said...

Pat I'm so happy for you! Did you get the email I sent you last week? What a great new adventure ahead of you! Come on house SELL! p.s. I agree with Barbara about your nephews mom, o m goodness I'd be stressing!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Lots of great news for you, especially the new baby.

Kris said...

Oh Pat, you have so many wonderful things on the horizon!!! Your new granddaughter!!! Congrats to your daughter and son inlaw!! Your new home...it is so beautiful!!! And your new Pinterest title...how exciting!!!
And what a great accomplishment for your nephew!!! Wow.....
Your previous post too, just stunning!!!
Hugs,
Kris

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Aww, sugar & spice, how nice!! Can't wait to hear the names, maybe her middle name will be Patricia!! I love it when people give their children family names! I think it's such an honor! My nephew gave his daughter my mom's middle name!

Your new home is beautiful! It doesn't look like you're downsizing!!! LOL, but then you'll need the extra room for the grand kids when they sleep over!!

Those hiking photos are amazing! Yikes, that was one narrow path.

Congrats on your award!!!

Riet said...

Congratulations Pat, how wonderful to know you are going to have a grand baby girl. And how wonderful the house will be ready and waiting for you in that beautiful country. It will be an enormous change for you but you have it all sorted out, your children and grandchildren nearby is the greatest gift. Have a nice week my friend.

Regina said...

How wonderful! Congratulations Pat.


Happy Pink Sat. Enjoy your weekend.

xo
Regina

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Many congratulations on all fronts Pat. Your move to Colorado is even more exciting now.

I've been following you all along on Pinterest. Congratulations on making THE list.
Sam

Dianne said...

as Nana to Hope I can say that having a granddaughter is wonderful
so much fun
the parents to be look so happy
your new house is beautiful

I'm sending out thoughts for a fast sale in Brooklyn

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Congratulations on all counts, Pat! I'm sure you are anxious to move into your lovely, new home and be living in that beautiful state. I think I read the Colorado has the healthiest people in the nation. Likely, due to all of the outdoor activities like hiking. Your nephew - yikes!

Kathleen said...

Wonderful news on the baby and house!
The house looks like you will have plenty of room for more dishes! Beautiful!
Re Pinterest, maybe you will know. There are pictures on my page being credited to me and they are not mine.
I don't know what to do about it.
Have a great weekend. We get to see our son's 5 kids Sunday. The first grader is having his birthday party at a Lazer Tag place, lol. Eamon is 3 months already!

The Gathering Place said...

Congratulations on a new granddaughter! Little girls are so fun. Your new house looks lovely. Good luck selling the ny house.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Congratulations - you must be so excited. x

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Congratulations are due all over the place! Congrats to all!
Hope your house sells soon. Love your mosaics and photos. Happy Pink Saturday!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Congrats on being a top "Pinner!"

Popped in from HSTS Pink Saturday.

thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

lynnie003 said...

Wow what a move, I am sure you will settle in Colorado but I bet you will miss NY
I moved from Sydney to settle on Tuggerah Lake which is beautiful but I still miss old Sydney town
Congratulations

CatCricket Savage said...

Can I just say...
YIIIIPPPEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Smiles sweets~
Gypsea Nurse

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Fingers crossed! Love that Colorado mosaic, wonderful.

steviewren said...

Congratulations on all the good news you shared. I'm so excited for you about the move, the granddaughter, and the many blessings you have been given. May life always be as rich and exciting for you!

nanny said...

So much for me to catch up on!! I kinda went MIA in September. My the month flew by.

A granddaughter.....Yay! you are gonna have so much fun. Esp living in Colorado near her!

Your house looks wonderful and oh the scenery!!

Willow said...

Congratulations on your grand-girl!
I'll be praying that your NY home will sell soon.

Paula's Postings said...

Fab news all round Pat a granddaughter closure on your new home and your award. Hope you sell your Brooklyn home soon.Congrats

Linda said...

Such adventures await you in your new home...you will be so happy there close to your children and grand children...it is certainly a beautiful home! A baby girl sounds like so much fun! It is still pretty hot here...Fall needs to get here soon...good luck selling your house fast! Have a great evening!!

Tracy said...

A granddaughter... oh, that is sooo wonderful, Pat! Two grandbaby boys, now it's pink girlie time! ;o) So happy for your all! And your new home is beautiful...and so is the area you are moving to. What an exciting time for you. Best wishes on the sale soon, so you can move soon and be closer to those kids and grandbabies! Glad there'll still be a NYC mix here from time to time, along with all your new from CO. Happy Days ((HUGS))

Erica (Irene) said...

Congrats on your new Grandchild and hope you sell your home. Beautiful home. I'm now your follower...

erica-sweetonyou.blogspot.com

Happy Blue Monday!!!!

SmilingSally said...

You can't see me, but I'm doing the Happy Dance for you! So much great news.

A granddaughter! Yes, girls are so much fun to shop for. (I have 5 granddaughters and 2 grandsons!)

Your house looks lovely. How much fun you'll have decorating it.

What a famous blogger you are! Congrats on the Pinterest award. I have no idea what it is, but it sounds super nice!

That is so blue-tiful!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful blues. I look forward to reading your comment on my blog.

Happy Blue Monday, Pat!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Congratulations on all of your exciting news, especially the new baby girl coming soon! Your new home is beautiful and so is the scenery! I do hope that your present home will be sold quickly. Loved the wonderful photos, have a lovely day!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Pat - There are so many good things happening in your life and you deserve them. I'm so happy for you. I cringed when I saw the photos of your nephew and his hike to the summit. yikes. congratulations on all fronts and I hope your house sells soon.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Pat, first of all Congratulations on the upcoming happy pink event!!! Now you'll be able to indulge both boys and a girl! And also congrats on the house purchase. It looks wonderful and huge!! I am really looking forward to your posts about Colorado and I'm happy we will still be seeing more of NYC. Thank goodness your nephew has returned safely! Doesn't he realize how much terror he strikes in the heart of his aunt??? Now my final word--I say just move! Don't wait for the house to sell. You can just leave behind the minimum needed to keep it furnished for showing, and get on with your new life! You'll want to be settled in before the pink bundle arrives! Have a wonderful day. Linda

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Praying for your NYC Home to sell asap ~ Congrats on your upcoming grand child and new home ~ and son-in-laws climbing success ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Lisa @ Grandmas Briefs said...

Life is indeed good and blessed, my friend! I'm so happy for you. Congratulations on a little girl! Yay, a girl at last! So pink and sweet and precious. And congratulations on that beautiful home! You are going to love it here in Colorado for so, so many reasons, least of all being near those lovely kids and grandkids and grandbaby to come! ♥

mrs. c said...

Sounds like you have the best of both worlds-colorado and NYC and you will get to visit back east with hubby. Your family has so many blessings bestowed on them, congratulations on your Pinterst award! All I can say is WOW!

Cafe au lait said...

Congratulations!

My Blue Monday.

Janet said...

So many blessings! All the best for your big move to Colorado. Love the house!

Claudia said...

Awww Pat - so many wonderful things! A cornucopia of happiness and much to look forward to. Congrats on the Pinterest "nod!" And hie to high fortune!

GailO said...

Yay!! A baby girl to celebrate! Congrats to you and to your family Pat! It is so much fun shopping for granddaughters:)

Your new home looks beautiful! How wonderful that both of your children settled in one area so that you can all be together again. How wonderful too that your life won't be too terribly disrupted with change of jobs. Sometimes things just work out wonderfully:)

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Pat, I'm trying to catch up on some blogs... Love this post.. Congrats on the new granddaughter-to-be.... Congrats on your Pinterest honor also...

And congrats also on the new home in Colorado... We loved it there!!!! Hope the Brooklyn home sells quickly...

SO happy for you.
Hugs,
Betsy

annie said...

What a difference it will be living in Colorado!
The new house is beautiful. I am so glad you have a lovely place to go to and I will indeed pray that you sell your home quickly and without hassle.
Mt. climbing is too scary for me!
Have a lovely Wednesday Pat.

Cindy said...

Gorgeous photos, once again and congratulations on the grand-daughter coming very soon. How fun!
I love Pinterest too, I've been pinning Christmas crafts and decor ideas.
Your new house is gorgeous!!!
Hugs, Cindy

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

The house in CO looks wonderful. I'm sure you will make plenty of lovely family memories there!

Can't wait for you to be my "neighbor", well, kinda...

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

The house in CO looks wonderful. I'm sure you will make plenty of lovely family memories there!

Can't wait for you to be my "neighbor", well, kinda...

Naperville Now said...

let me add my congratulations to your pinterest fame. best of luck with the move -- and kudos to your nephew standing on that 3-inch ledge. i had to close my eyes!

Cathy said...

Congratulations, Pat. So many wonderful things are going on in your life right now. I'll say a little prayer that your house sells quickly so you can make the move out west. My son went to college in Boulder and I always loved visiting Colorado. Congrats, too, on your Pinterest award.

Tara said...

Wow Pat I haven't tuned into your blog in so long, life just taking over ...and here I see you'll be leaving your believed Brooklyn!! But of course being near grand kids is where you'll want to be...we will miss you here for sure!! When I'm in Park slope I always think of ya!

Loretta a/k/a Mrs. Pom said...

So many wonderful and deserved blessings on you and your beautiful family! I cannot wait to start seeing your Colorado and new granddaughter posts! What a year for you!

edenhills said...

Lots of good news! It sounds like you have many exciting changes underway in your life. Congratulations on them all.

Daphne Bryson said...

Hello Pat, I will keep my fingers and toes crossed that you move very, very quickly. I am so pleased for you as your new house is spectacular and to be near your family will be so special for you. Take care, Best Wishes Daphne

anitamombanita said...

lots of exciting things going on in your life. We're expecting a third grandchild in November...the two boys insist they're getting a little sister...we'll see.

Best of luck on the house sale. congrats on the baby girl on her way. Best wishes for your climber. and congrats on your pinning success!!

Jeanne said...

Hi Pat, We just came home from 9 days visiting our son and Beverly. I am totally doing nothing but catching up this morning. Oops, it is after one When I am on my computer visiting time flies.

Congratulations on your new grand girl that is on the way. I have mostly grandsons and my two grand girls are so much fun in a girly way. Our Ashley turns 18 tomorrow. Buying her gifts was so much fun. The boys are all teens and I never know what to buy them. they get money. Boring but they love it.

Your new home is beautiful. We love Colorado and especially Denver. My friend lived there for many years. We skied in Colorado for years. I hope you love snow. smile. Just being closer to your children and grands will be wonderful.

I hope your home sells quickly but in the market today who knows. I believe in prayer so I pray that things happen smoothly and fast.

xo, Jeanne

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Congrats! I know you are going to have the best time buying little girl things.

Sandy said...

I'll cross my fingers for a quick house sell and Congrats on that baby girl! I was with my daughter in OKC last month and saw her first sono with baby #4.. she is over the moon but will not ask the sex of the baby.. she has 3 boys! I pray I can buy pink this time...
And as for your son, great accomplishment!
My son is a mountain rescuer in Alaska and saves kids like yours..lol
Good post and good luck with your move!
Sandy

The French Hutch said...

Hi Pat, Wow you do have a lot going on. I do hope your home in NY sells soon. I know how anxious you must be to move to Colorado and be near your children. What an exciting change for you, from the big city to the wide open spaces! I know we'll be in for your beautiful photography of those spaces. I'm off to check out the mountain climb links. Congratulations on your Pinterest award.......

~Emily
The French Hutch

Annesphamily said...

Congrats to you Pat! What a lovely home you choose. Congrats on that grand girl! What a joy that will be in your home filled with those handsome boys! You have a bounty of blessings. Best of wishes in your new journey.

Yvette said...

What a wonderful new house, Pat! I'm sure you will be very happy there. It all looks so beautiful.

And of course, you'll still have your many trips to NYC to look forward to. So it's almost like you'll be living in two places.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you sell your Brooklyn house asap.

And congrats again on being picked as one of the best Pinterest boards.

I've been pinning up a storm lately. It's addictive. I find it's a great way to relax, especially when you don't feel like doing much or you're not feeling 100%.

Unfortunately it's taking time away from my reading. Uh-oh. :)

Karen Harris said...

Welcome to Colorado! I've been transplanted here from Texas myself and have learned to love everything with the exception of the blizzard or two we inevitably have every year. Safe travels and congratulations on the new baby girl.

Jenny said...

I've not done Pinterest.

But maybe I should if you're on it!

Hooray for your board!

And hooray for baby girls!

And beautiful houses!

And fun changes!

And travelling across the US to make a new life in a new place.

You are terrific.

Always.

A+++++++