Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas Eve

There are some things happening in our family that are very sad.  But we had some fabulous news that overshadowed everything.


Our son Travis and his wife Vanessa had our first grandchild on Christmas Eve.


 Her name is Rachel Alice. They are both prodigious readers so they picked literary names.  Rachel is the name of the boat that rescued Ishmael in Moby Dick.  Travis recently finished Teddy Roosevelt's biography and he had a daughter named Alice.  My Aunt Suzy is planning on singing Alice Blue Gown on a recording for them to play.


Best Christmas gift EVER.


  1. My daughter was born on Christmas Eve morning 42 years ago. Best Christmas gift to us and to our entire family! Rachel Alice is going to be so loved.... Congratulations to Mom, Dad and of course to the grandparents (YOU) as well. So happy for you all. xox She's beautiful.

  2. Congratulations and best wishes, Rebecca, to all in your family on the best holiday gift, Rachel Alice, joining your family.

  3. Congratulations, Rebecca, to all of you. I'm behind on blog reading and I didn't know of your sad times. I hope things will look up for you in the new year.
    Hugging and holding that baby can soothe and ease many pains.