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Babbs in the Woods: A wedding announcement and then, the twins arrive

Even when life hits you with good stuff, it’s overwhelming sometimes!

For example, our only daughter and therefore, our favorite daughter, just announced about 10 days ago, that she and Camo Mom’s son are getting hitched. I am responsible for introducing the two of them, and now, in January, I will stand on a beach in Belize and witness the marriage of my daughter to a wonderful guy – who happens to be in training to be a wildlife biologist!

And this week, we celebrate the a-little-earlier-than-expected births of our first grandbabies, identical twin girls born to our son and his lovely wife —  at almost 30 weeks in the pregnancy. We’re going to call them Velma and Bertha, the two names from the family that we ‘ve been calling them in utero for the past few months. Of course, their real names are not Velma and Bertha, but that’s how you’ll know them, because they are going to be my new best little buddies.

In the meantime, it seems everyone else in the blogging world is a little busy right now, too. And, this is a weblog, not a wire service or a news agency. It’s like a small town paper, with columns by folks you’ve come to know and more folks out there that you’ll get to know. It also features gear that women really want to use. And the beauty of it, as compared to other sites … is that you may comment politely about the posts. Like the one guy who wrote that there are no billfish in Chesapeake Bay. My fault on that one for doing the headline in Special Events about the ladies’ fishing tournament and wine tasting extravaganza. I think that I did that right after our son called to announce that his wife had gone into labor early, and I thought I’d check my Google Alerts for news to keep myself occupied, since the hospital was, oh, about 2,000 miles away.

Anyway, have a good rest of the summer. Get away from your computers and go fishing, shoot a gun, sling an arrow. You know what to do. Smell a flower. Visit a grandchild. Find something to do that would make a great “What I did on my summer vacation essay.” Whatever you want to do outside, it waits for you. ~Barbara Baird

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  • About Barbara Baird

    Publisher/Editor Barbara Baird is a freelance writer in hunting, shooting and outdoor markets. Her bylines are found at several top hunting and shooting publications. She also is a travel writer, and you can follow her at https://www.ozarkian.com.


The Conversation

  • Terri Lee Pocernich says: July 28, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Congrats! Can’t wait to see them in their Camp Wild Girls outfits! (Should be a couple of months away! lol. Hope everyone is doing great. Congrats to both you and Tammy on getting your families Hitched.

  • Bill Bowers says: July 27, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Congratulations and best of luck to all! The twins will have the world’s best grandmother, and the son-in-law is fortunate as well.

  • Nancy Jo Adams says: July 27, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Congratulations on all the exciting things happening in your life. This is going to definitely be a year to remember for you! 🙂

    Nancy Jo aka Guru Huntress

  • Amy Grisak says: July 26, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Congratulations on all fronts. What a wonderful couple of weeks! How can you be a grandmother? (Of course, I was already living in Montana when my mother was my current age so I think I’m the one who’s off schedule.) Our prayers are with Velma and Bertha and their mom.

  • Tammy Ballew says: July 26, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Words just really can’t express how excited we are to have your daughter become a part of our family. Life is so good!! Our son is a very lucky guy!

    Congratulations, Barb, and all of your family on the birth of the twins. You’ve been doubly blessed! You are going to make an AWESOME camo gramma!!

  • kmurray says: July 26, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Congrats, congrats! What exciting stuff all the way around and I couldn’t be happier for all of you!

  • Gretchen Steele says: July 26, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Big Congrats to you and yours on all fronts – And for Camo Mom too! Such an exciting time for everyone. Looking forward to your adventures as a camo grandma, and watching these newest fearless females grow!