Another of Life's milestones...I'm a Grandfather!

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Blog entry by Greg3G posted 01-06-2010 04:04 AM 2717 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, what a way to start the new year. My son and his girlfriend had a baby girl at 10:20 this morning. 7lbs, 13oz. They have named her Rylee Ann.

But it strikes me that even after the all the denial (I’m too young, he’s too young, etc.) I am still thrilled to have her come into the world. I look forward to spoiling her rotten. I look forward to the little girl tea parties, build her doll houses, and just having the joy of a young child around and seeing them explore the world.

Now hopefully I can get some shop time soon and make her something special. I’ll be at the Baltimore Woodworking show and look forward to meeting up with other LJ’s there…I may even bring some cigars :-)


-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#1 posted 01-06-2010 04:07 AM

Congratulations Grandpa and Grandma. Welcome to the world Rylee Ann. God Bless All.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#2 posted 01-06-2010 04:27 AM

Congradulations!! I hope you have many wonderful times with your granddaughter and hopefully many more grandkids.

-- I was going for that distressed look

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#3 posted 01-06-2010 04:42 AM

Congratulations Greg. I’ll be there on Friday and Sat.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 01-06-2010 05:26 AM

Greg, grandkids are great. you can spoil them rotten and then the parents can take them home. if we would have known how great grandkids are, we would have had them first.

-- jerryw-wva.

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#6 posted 01-06-2010 06:41 AM

Congratulations, Greg. It’s a game changer for sure. I couldn’t be happier about being a Grandpa, and I’m sure with a little girl to spoil it will be quite fun for you as well.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#7 posted 01-06-2010 07:04 AM

Congrats on the new arrival! Hopefully many more to come.. They are all a blessing. Lots of fun makeing things for the little ones.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 01-06-2010 04:01 PM

Congratulations, Greg. There is nothing like ‘em. I am sure you will find her to be a lot more fun than you remember her father being. :) And what an excuse to spend some time in the shop! When your wife questions you about spending some much time in there just say I am making something for Rylee Ann!!!!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 01-06-2010 05:23 PM

I agree…they are the best. They can even be fun in the shop. And there is no end to the things that you can make for them.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#10 posted 01-06-2010 07:21 PM

Greg Congratualtions to you and everyone. I am sure she will be spoiled well.
I will not be making it to Baltimore but looking forward to Chantilly coming up in the next few months.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#11 posted 01-06-2010 07:37 PM

Congratulations Greg… Get ready for nothing short of joy, fun and excitement neverending. That’s what Grandchildren are. Many blessings to you and yours.

-- "where ever you go, there you are"

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#12 posted 01-07-2010 01:58 AM

That is fantastic. Congrats to all.

I get my first grandchild in March. I can not wait. I love kids.

Maybe I’ll see at the show on Saturday.

Take care,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 01-13-2010 03:03 AM

Here is a picture of the new addition to the Family

Rylee Ann

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#15 posted 04-24-2011 01:37 AM

Congratulations. they are the greatest thing you will encounter. Get ready for many new adventures. I have twin grandaughters and that is more than double the fun. I also have 3 grandsons. Something new everyday.

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