A New Birth, and a Rebirth

Jefferson 1Born on the birthday of a great president and named after another one, our little great-nephew has a big name to grow into. He arrived a little after 9 P.M. last night, healthy and beautiful. We are not surprised at what a beautiful baby he is, of course, because his grandparents and his great-auntie and great-uncle are so good-looking. Oh, and his parents had a little something to do with that, too. This is one of the very first photos taken of him, but when this auntie gets to see him soon, she will take many more.  My brother and sister-in-law are back at the hospital with him, their very first grandchild.  They have promised to share.

Now here is the picture of the rebirth. Okay, so it’s our dining room, but it has taken us four or five weeks to finish it after stripping wallpaper, scrubbing glue off the walls, repairing the walls, sanding, and painting. I feel like it’s a rebirth.

Our dining room is finally finished.

Our dining room is finally finished.  Click to enlarge.

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About Coming East

I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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39 Responses to A New Birth, and a Rebirth

  1. Robin says:

    Congratulations on both! 🙂

  2. Lenore Diane says:

    Congratulations on all of it! (I love the hutch.)

  3. Amy says:

    Congratulations, he is way too good looking! Love you kitchen. Maybe, I’ll come to see the kitchen someday if you don’t come…

  4. Congratulations on another generation to share with your brother. So far among my siblings, we’re the only grandparents. I think I will be so excited when my I see my brothers or sister become grandparents.
    Wonderful work on your dining room. Glad you’re surrounded by a color you love. (We have yellow in our house also.) Congratulations on that labor of love, too.

    • Coming East says:

      Thanks, Georgette. I had to laugh when I saw the picture I just posted of our Texas kitchen because the color isn’t much different. That was a very bright kitchen, unlike our dining room, so the gold looks brighter.

  5. pattisj says:

    Can’t wait to see more baby pictures! Your dining room is radiant.

  6. Adela says:

    Awwww-som! (To both)

  7. That is just the sweetest picture! Congrats to you (on the dining room too!)

  8. Congratulations are in order on both counts! The little lamb is beautiful and the dining room is stunning…LOVE the color!

  9. Congrats! He’s gorgeous. And so is your renovation– well done!
    We were just informed that our 4th grandchild is due end of July!

  10. goodness!!! what a bundle of love! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Nothing compares to holding new life.

    Your diningroom is a color i adore! I painted that shade in a spare room and adjoining bathroom in the first condo we bought after getting married. The condo and husband are long gone 😉 but that perfect maize yellow remains as one of my all time fave wall shades! (of course it may be my monitor showing the color as maize and your room is a different shade in person…you know how pcs can be!)

    • Coming East says:

      Funny comment about the condo and that husband, SHBG. I think maize is probably a fairly accurate description of the color. It’s actually called “beeswax.” As for getting to hold new life, we have to wait a few more days, but I think that little guy will still qualify as new.

  11. The baby is adorable! And I love the color of your dining room.

  12. What a precious little gift! Born the day after my birthday and on my son in law’s birthday. Great time of year to be born. Thank you for sharing his photo. How precious is he? I love your dining room, gorgeous! I am in the process of putting a post together about our dining room… it’s a saga! Thanks, congratulations great Auntie… this little one has a wonderful example of how to live life. DAF

  13. Mark says:

    When we woke up this morning it took a second to realize yesterday wasn’t a dream. We’re back at the hospital and yep, the little cutie is still there. Sometimes it’s hard to talk when you are that proud and happy. The new parents are just amazing. So we’ll all be over their house this weekend and you and George can hold the little guy.

  14. winsomebella says:

    He is a cutie! And the rebirth is lovely 🙂

  15. Dianna says:

    Love your dining room – lots of work there, and it paid off.
    But, oh my goodness, that sweet little one just takes my breath!

  16. adinparadise says:

    Precious little one. Congratulations to you all. 🙂 Your dining room looks so stunning. Worth all the effort.

  17. mairedubhtx says:

    Congratulations to your new little guy.

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