Sunday, June 14, 2015

Our New Granddaughter Has Arrived!



Our new granddaughter made her appearance last week!  Baby "E" arrived on her due date and has already filled our hearts with boundless joy! Her big brothers are delighted to have a little sister to play with and we are thrilled to now have a total of four grandchildren. My husband and I were both born in June, so now we have a grandchild who shares our birthday month. Thankfully, our daughter-in-law had an easy delivery, and is feeling wonderful. We are all truly blessed!  I will be updating photos of our growing family in the future, as there will be lots of happy times ahead.

(All photos, and photo collages, in this post will enlarge for easier viewing if clicked on)


We also had friends from Florida staying with us last week. Their daughter was attending a Physician Assistant Continuing Education program in Denver, and as her husband is a Navy pilot on assignment, our friends babysat for her little girl at our house.  We enjoyed their visit very much, and although the weather did not cooperate for a few days. we were able to do some some local sightseeing with them. We brought them to nearby Red Rocks Amphitheater--always a beautiful place to see


My husband and I both had early June birthdays, so we celebrated at a dinner, courtesy of our daughter and son-in-law, at The Broker Restaurant, located at 821 17th Street in Denver, Colorado. It is a classic, elegant steakhouse located in the basement area of what was once the Denver National Bank Building. To enter the restaurant's main dining area, you walk through the original 100 year old old vault door and sit in one of the private cherry wood booths that bank customers once used to view the content of their safe deposit boxes. It was a very unique and romantic setting!  As our appetizer, we shared the signature shrimp bowl, which was a pound of large "peel and eat" Gulf shrimp, and we each had a delightful iceberg wedge salad and shared a side of decadent lobster mac and cheese. My husband had prime rib served with au jus and a horseradish sauce along with a Yorkshire pudding, I had the signature "Tournedos Oscar," which was two beef fillets and a crab cake.with asparagus. We shared a delicious tiramisu for dessert.  It was a wonderful meal and a memorable way to celebrate!


We also attended the U2 concert at the Pepsi Center in Denver as a birthday gift to each other. It was a remarkable concert with many special staging effects.  Bono, the lead singer, had been seriously injured in a bicycle accident in Central Park in New York City, which had delayed the band's concert schedule for over a year. He told everyone that the first two people who had helped him after the accident in the park were two ladies who were visiting NYC from Denver, and they were both in attendance in this concert.

So, as you can see, it has been happy and busy times for us the past few weeks! I hope the end of Spring has also been a good one for you.

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50 comments:

Annesphamily said...

Congrats Pat! She is a real cutie! My grandmother use to say that babies were God's reason for allowing this world to go on. She will be blessed with those two big brothers and sweet little cousin too! Enjoy! Have a beautiful week.

Linda said...

How perfectly wonderful! Congratulations on your newest grand!!
I always enjoy all your photos and all things Colorado!

Maria said...

Hello Pat! I'm bloghopping from Blue Monday and found an angel here on your page! Congratulations :D

Lorrie said...

Congratulations, Pat! A new little one to cuddle and love is a blessing.
Your birthday meal sounds delicious and eaten in such a fun setting!

diane b said...

How cute and perfect she is. You sure have been busy this month. A good way to keep young.

diane b said...

Oh and Happy Birthday too. Mine is in June too.

La Petite Gallery said...

Is that Prime rib and Yorkshire pudding?
Congratulations, on your new GrandDaughter.
Happy Birthday. My my, what a busy month for you.
What fun, great photo's too. yvonne

Mersad said...

So much has happened. Congratulations!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

eileeninmd said...

Hello Pat, your new granddaughter is adorable. Congrats to you and the family. And happy belated birthday to you and your hubby! The dinner look delicious. I saw U2 years ago in Baltimore, they put on a great concert. I am glad you are keeping busy and happy! Enjoy your new week ahead!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Pat,

You sure know how to celebrate birthdays! What a treat Broker Restaurant was! And that gorgeous new baby . . . Wow!

Thanks for linking in today.

Happy Blue Monday,

From the Kitchen said...

Congratulations on the sweet little addition to your family! Look forward to seeing Julia "show her the ropes"!!

Best,
Bonnie

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Congratulations to the new Grand Baby. She is going to be well loved I can tell.

We saw U2 here in Oklahoma a few years ago. What a grand show. I understand that there new concerts are wonderful.

I had a job interview at the Broker Restaurant in Denver 38 years ago!! It doesn't sound like too much has changed. I didn't get the job, nor did I really want it, but I had a great meal including a bunch of shrimp.

Linda Kay said...

Interesting story on Bono, and what a treat to get to attend the U2 Concert! And congratulations on the new little one, she is adorable.

Latane Barton said...

congratulations on that new granddaughter. She is so precious.

Barbara F. said...

Little Miss E. is adorable. You and Vinnie have been busy. Good for you! And congratulations once again.

edenhills said...

Congratulations on your newest grandbaby. She is beautiful!

carol l mckenna said...

New grand child is always a delight and blessing ~ and born in June so she has a birthday when you and your husband do! Happy!

Great photos and presentation too for Blue Monday!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Pat, Congratulations and Happy Birthday to you, your hubby, and your beautiful new granddaughter!! The scenery is magnificent at Red Rocks. I wouldn't mind trying some of your delicious birthday dinner, and eating in those booths! Quite different from the tiny rooms we have now for safe deposit boxes! Enjoy every moment with your beautiful grandchildren! You are so lucky to have the opportunity to live near them all! Linda

podso said...

Congratulations on the new family member. What a sweet baby! With her two big brothers. Happy birthday to you two also.

LV said...

You are blessed with another precious child. Love her little mouth.

Vee said...

Warm congrats! She is a beauty! What joy to have two grandsons and two granddaughters. Looking forward to those family photos. The boys really do look happy to welcome a little sister and I know that they'll be wonderful big brothers. What a nice way for Bono to honor the women who were first on the scene...his angels from Denver.

Pamela Gordon said...

Your new granddaughter is so sweet and her two brothers look pretty proud of their new sister. I would love to visit Colorado and grateful that you share so much of the beauty that is there on your blog. It's my virtual tour but it's better than none! Have a blessed week.

Kaye Swain said...

Hi, I came to visit via The Grand Social - what a cutie pie! And what a lovely trip. A delightful visit, indeed. --- Kaye

Ann said...

Oh you are going to have so MUCH FUN shopping for girls clothes!!!! She is just adorable.
Ann

Snap said...

Congratulations! Babes are so much fun! You have such a wonderful family.

Joy H said...

Oh what a sweet little bundle! Congrats :)
Joy @ Books and Life

Grantham Lynn said...

Wow you'v had a busy and exciting time. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations on the new grand baby.
Have a wonderful week.

Donna said...

Wow...a new baby, friends visiting and a U2 concert...bliss!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Pat, what nothing sweeter than a new an precious baby! Congratulations to all. Oh those boys will just love her to bits! Happy belated birthday to you and your husband! What a month for you!
Have a great week~
Nancy

Indrani said...

That is great news! Congratulations!

Photo Cache said...

Congratulations! What a precious addition to your family.

Worth a Thousand Words

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Congrats again on your new granddaughter Pat and on the celebration of yours and hubby's birthdays. (yum, quite the dinner)
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

You've had some memorable events in June, haven't you Pat? Congratulations to all of you on the blessed birth of your new granddaughter. And I love that food you and Vinny ate to celebrate your birthdays. You are really enjoying life to its fullest.

fredamans said...

Congratulations on the beautiful baby granddaughter!

happywonderer.com said...

How sweet it is! Congratulations on your growing family. Another sweet little grandgirly!

Jojo said...

Congratulations!!!! I love that bow your sweet granddaughter is wearing!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

So many good things and reasons to celebrate over here! Congrats on the arrival of a new grandgirlie! Such precious pic's!

The Gathering Place said...

Pat, your new baby is beautiful! I'm sure you must be enjoying your grandma time.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Congratulations- she is adorable! And happy birthday to both you and your husband, also.

Daniela said...

What a BLESSING my dearest Pat, congrats to you all !!!
With much love and all my heart
your friend
Dany

Mary Cromer said...

So, so precious, a new grandchild, and a sweet baby girl, so happy to see the wonderful image shares. Congratulations for all of the celebrations~

Gracie said...

Congratulations to all of you, you have beautiful grandchildren....

Lisa @ Grandmas Briefs said...

Congratulations to ALL of you! What a precious and perfect addition to your family, Pat.

And what fabulous photos you've shared of your recent adventures... and grandma time!

Love, love, love! Thank you for sharing!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Congrats, Pat! She's an absolute angel! :)

NC Sue said...

She's precious! Congratulations to you and your family.
Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/island-welcome-labadee-haiti.html

Barb said...

Great uplifting post, Pat, with many things to celebrate. We've never eaten at The Broker although Bob has heard about it. He likes steakhouses. Enjoy your new grandchild!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Congratulations, Pat! We're expecting another grandchild in January :) I share your excitement! She's a little doll.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Congratulations, Pat! We are expecting our third grand baby in January so I share your excitement :) She's a cutie!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Well first and more important than anything congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter! I am glad or everyone. She is adorable and I'm sure you are happier than ever that you are in Denver!!!

Oh my gosh that restaurant sounds so good. We will probably never get to experience it because our Colorado DIL is a vegetarian -- I don't think we're ever going to drive to Denver for this experience. Darn (but she is a fantastic person in every way and it is a small sacrifice to make. We can do our carnivore thing when we're in other places.) Anyway, it obviously was a wonderful birthday celebration (and belated happy B-Day of course).

We enjoyed our visit to Red Rocks.... it is an amazing place. I am glad you had at least some good weather while you had company .... all my reports are that it has been an extremely unusual Colorado spring!

Beverly said...

Pat, Baby E is a work of art. She is exquisite. Congratulations to your family for having this new one to love. She is blessed.

I am sharing this post on my Pink Saturday this week as "the one that caught my eye". You just can't resist that sweet little face.