My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living


Hello my friends!

We've known for awhile now, but I thought I would share our blessed news!
We are expecting...Our First Grandchild that is!

Our Daughter, April and her sweet husband Russell are expecting their first child sometime in late January or early February!
As you can imagine...
We are all very excited here on Church Street!

Like this hydrangea from my garden... we are both pink and blue in our thoughts and prayers... but on the 27th of this month...
We will know if its a boy...

Or a girl!

For now  our thoughts and prayers are that all is well with our newest family member and Miss April too!
I am going tomorrow to look at fabric for April's nursery. She is starting to make some plans for it.
Isn't that a fun way to start the weekend?
Hope you have some fun plans too!


  1. That is so exciting!! Grandchildren are wonderful!!

  2. Fantastic news, Donna! Many congratulations to April, Russell and the families. I have many nieces and nephews, and they truly are precious. Will wait for the update on the 27th.
    Enjoy the weekend.

  3. Congratulations to all of you. I know you are excited. If it's a girl, you'll be sewing up a storm. :):)xoxo,Susie

  4. Congratulations. Your life and heart will be forever changed with that first grandbaby. Praying for a healthy sweet newborn! xo Diana

  5. What wonderful news! We are expecting our first grandchild - a sweet baby girl - in early December, so I know just how you feel! We can hardly wait!

  6. Congratulations. Being a grandparent is the very best!!! May all be well and April have a smooth pregnancy. Fun to shop for nursery fabrics. Blessings...

  7. Congratulations! You will LOVE being a grandparent!

  8. My husband and I have seventeen grand children and they are so much fun ! You will just love this new role in life. I enjoy your blog so much. I have a very small seventeenth century shed in my yard that is as old, or older, than my 1727 antique home here in Massachusetts. Your dear little greenhouse is a treasure.
    Ruth Gardner Lamere

  9. Congratulations Donna! Very exciting news...I am looking forward to more baby news! In the meantime, everything looks lovely...and Tinkerhouse has given me some new inspiration, best, N.xo

  10. Congratulations Grandma! There is nothing more precious than a sweet sing-song voice calling out to you .... 'Grandma, Grandma'. Enjoy every blessed moment.

  11. Congratulation, Donna!! How very wonderful. Wishing you and yours all the best.
    (And I love the new look of your blog!!)

  12. I'm so excited to hear your wonderful news dear Donna!!! You are going to make one RAD grandmother!!!!!! My prayers are with your sweet daughter April. She must be so excited :)))))
    sending hugs...

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  14. Congats! How fun :) I just held a friends teeny tiny new baby last night - brings back so many memories. My 'baby' will turn 8 in November - grandchildren sound so fun - enjoy!


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