Thursday, February 28, 2008

Dear Kids,
      Vanessa just called with the good news that Macy Marilyn Sutton was born at 1:30 this morning. She weighs 9 lbs. 8 oz. and is 21" long, or maybe longer, Vanessa says. In looks, she’s a cross between Sarah and Sterling (looks nothing like Meg). Vanessa’s labor and delivery went fast. It’s always a miracle when a new baby is born, and when it’s Grandchild #20, it’s fabulous. The baby blessing will probably be the last Sunday in March, or the 2nd Sunday in April. We’ll keep you posted. Vanessa and Trent are on the 11:00-2:00 schedule, so it’s possible to drive to Pocatello that morning. I think Grandma and Grandpa Allen might come. (Especially since the baby has Grandma’s name.)
      I’ve been hooked on internet chess for several weeks now, and I think I’ve gotten Bevan hooked, too. Last night I saw he was playing online, so I sent him a challenge, and the first game, he wiped me off the board. So I resigned and asked for a rematch. By then, my Cuban chess pal had noticed I was on, so he was watching our game and giving me advice in the chat window. His English is lousy, but he basically said to slow down and watch what I was doing. It worked. I won the second game. By the way, Bevan is incredibly good, considering he just recently got hooked. Anybody else want to sign up? I can tell you how.
      We’re having spring weather this week! It probably won’t last, and I’m hoping to do some more good snowboarding, but it’s sure nice right now, having sunshine and warmer temperatures. I took my bike out of the shed yesterday and rode it visiting teaching. I hope to ride it to the library today. Yay, summer! Yay, winter! I can’t decide which one I like best.
      Our next Sunday dinner will be March 9th. We’ll eat about 4:30, like always. Be there or be square.
      Love, Mom