Monday, December 28, 2015

Reaching for Leo!

What a delightful batch of celebratory days we have been enjoying!
One of the highlights is watching family members
reach for Leo and get to know him, even just a little.

Here is Grandpa...

...and Grandma...

...and Uncle Denny...

...and Auntie Em...

...Aunt Heather...

...cousins galore...

...and Great Oma...

...and great uncles and great aunts...

...all taking a few minutes to meet the newest member of the family.

Leo is a lucky little guy!

And we are a very lucky family.

All the best,

Judy Ann

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Images of Christmas

It's tricky, isn't it, to take a moment here and there during this extra-busy season, 
to appreciate the comical...








...and perfectly perfect moments. 

I'm trying to appreciate them all!

I wish you some lovely moments, too.

Judy Ann

Thursday, December 3, 2015


As I've written about before on this blog, in the Sadler family, we kind of ignore Christmas until December 1st, then we get right into it! I decided to begin with paper chains to decorate our little Glanworth library. I had a wonderful helper!

Look who else is getting ready for the big day!

Enjoy your day,

Judy Ann

Saturday, November 21, 2015


I find that November is a tricky time of year to come up with appropriate crafts to make at our little Glanworth library. Thanksgiving and Halloween are over, and I like to wait until December to start making Christmas crafts. I was thumbing through my Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts and decided that we could make construction-paper springy caterpillars. The kids had lots of fun. They are all so cute, the caterpillars, too!

And speaking of cutie-pies, how about this little guy?

He doesn't have to do a single thing to make us sigh with delight. 
He just has to be our little Leo.

All the best,

Judy Ann

Thursday, November 12, 2015


It has been a completely magical 24 hours! Everything has changed for the better with one little name, just three letters, Leo! Oh my goodness! Our hearts are filled with gratitude and awe!

His mommy (with her new, pretty, MOM necklace) 
can't stop beaming and crying tears of joy!

Daddy has already figured out how Leo likes to be swaddled.

Grandpa cannot stop grinning!

And Grandma coaxed a smile out of Leo already! 
He's only 16 hours old in this photo!

The hospital chaplain stopped by and gave Leo a blessing. 
It was a perfect moment and it made us all teary...

...especially Mommy.

Our little Leo likes his super-soft blue cap. 
(I just knew we were going to need the blue one!)

He may not always be this snuggly, content, tiny and perfect, 
but he will always be treasured and loved. 

I miss him already and can't wait to see him again.

Welcome, little Leo, to this amazing, huge, busy, loving, family!

All the best,

Judy Ann