Saturday, April 28, 2012

Three Weeks Ago Today ...

We had waited

and waited ...

(My mom, aka "Geggy")

and waited ...

Some of us even donned special clothes
made just for the occasion ...

and finally ....

Miss Vivian Hope "hopped" into our lives
the evening of Saturday, April the 7th ...
just in time for the Easter Bunny!

Gorgeousness ...
All 8 lbs. & 6 oz. of her ...
(so far, she's the biggest of the Dial grandgirlies!)

My youngest son ("Big Daddy"), Dr. Alan Chamberlain (who has delivered all four of my grandchildren
 & is the most awesome OB ever - in the Dial Family's humble opinion), Miss Vivi & her momma.

Nana & Grammy, exhausted after being at the hospital for 24 hours with no sleep
(which I'm aware is completely evident in this photo ;)
 but with that said, I want to go on record & say that Miss Vivian was well worth the wait!

Vivi & her great-grandfather (my daddy) right before she got to go home.

I couldn't possibly publish this post without sharing this pic of my DIL, Rebecca,
 just seconds after Vivi (only minutes old) had been taken to be weighed & measured ...
looking so lovely (after being in labor for > 24- hours) ... she's amazing!

~"It's a fine thing when sisters love each other" ~
(Lornia Landvik)

 ~ Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love. ~
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Taxophobia ...

(Cue the music .. Britney Spears .... )
"Oops, I did it again!"

Yep, true to form,

(even though the tax deadline was extended by two days)

I waited until the very, very, very last minute

to gather all the bank statements & receipts

necessary to begin making my list

& checking it twice thrice at the very least

and ...

I had to LOL when "my" tax girl

Lisa Fay
(owner of H&R Block in Hamlin)

acknowledged my presence (on the 16th) by saying loudly!

"Kimberly Dial!!!"

(yeah, yeah, I heard the exasperation in her tone but chose to hear it as excitement -
after all she only gets to see me once a year ;)

As long as she's been doing our taxes, I've never,
ever, stayed in the office while she does them ...

I'm a "drop-off"
(her words, not mine! ;)

Dedicated gal that she is (and I mean that!)

I received the call, Monday at 10:02 p.m.
 (I told you she was dedicated)

with the news and, this year, I was pleased
 (proof-positive that prayer WORKS! :)

So, once again, I bid the tax season adieu ...

"parting is such sweet sorrow" ... NOT!

Please tell me, that either you or someone you

know procrastinates doing their taxes ...

Please ...

or perhaps I'm just diagnosable ...

a paralyzing fear of filing taxes ...