I’m Back with Exciting News!!!


After a long hiatus from writing this blog, I am happy to say “I am back”.

Exciting things are happening in the Sherwood family.  In March we joined our son Jake and wife Elif in Mammouth for a look at real snow!  I had never seen that much snow.  They had over 400 inches this past season.

The very best part of that weekend was the surprise announcement in our birthday cards!  We are going to be grandparents!!!!


Very early on Baby Sherwood was nicknamed Huevos because it all began with an egg. It has been great watching the changes is Elif and Jake as they grow closer together to welcome this baby. They chose to be surprised by the baby’s sex at the birth.  Today, Halloween, was the due date.  Huevos decided he/she was not ready to face the real world just yet.  Elif says he is still marinating.  Haha!

Here are some fun things happening as we becoming a G-mom and G-dad:

  1. Receiving text messages and ultrasound pictures after doctor visits.  Is that really a baby in there???
  2. Shopping with Elif for the baby’s room at the Land of Nod.  Love that baby store! (Not so fun for G-dad)
  3. Jake designing the mural for the baby’s room with the fun finishing touches on video. Don’t miss this video Huevos’ Room 
  4. Working with Jake and Elif’s friends to surprise Elif with a baby shower.  
  5. Creating fused glass favors for the shower.
  6. Talking frequently about Huevos’ progress including a video today of a very energetic baby kicking Mom’s belly. 🙂  Here is how the future Mom and Dad spent their Halloween Due date!

This is what I aspire to be next Halloween!

Life is such a miracle.  We are seeing it in a whole different light through this baby experience.  Now I am beginning to see why all of you who are already grandparents say it is so wonderful. 🙂

Thanks for reading about our family.

Lot’s of great renovation posts to come in future blogs.  (Hint-you can see a sneak peek in the background of the birthday card photo!)

Great to re-connect!  You will be the first to know about baby Huevos’ arrival!



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  1. Mary says:

    Thanks, Melinda. We are excited. One week overdue but coming soon !!!

  2. Melinda says:

    Wonderful news!! Hope all are doing well. Know you will enjoy each moment!!
    Was good to hear from you with the great announcement.

  3. Mary says:

    Thanks, Susan! So good to hear from you. Yes, we are all waiting. Anyday now! We’ll reveal the sex soon!

  4. Susan Proffitt Powell says:

    Mary and Paul,

    So happy for you and you will see that being Grandparents is just THE BEST! Such a special love connection that you feel when you first hold your grandchild for the first time😊❗️Neither Bryce and Meredith wanted to know the sex of both of their children and Jon and Kate didn’t know either! Fun the “OLD FASHIONED WAY “!

    Hope to hear what they have! You both look great!


  5. Mary says:

    Thanks, Ev! Looking forward to it!

  6. Ev Wesson says:

    Mary, That is exciting news! There is nothing quite like being a grandparent. -Ev

  7. Mary says:

    Thanks, Julie! Good to hear from you! Yes, we are excited about becoming grandparents! Glad you are enjoying life in Wisconsin!

  8. Mary says:

    Thanks, Brett! Looking forward to the arrival. Glad you enjoyed the blog! Hope you are doing well!

  9. Mary says:

    Thanks, Anne! We are excited!

  10. Mary says:

    Hi Paula- good to hear from you! Yes, after the baby arrives I will get refocused on some glass projects. Look for future posts!

  11. Mary says:

    Hi Lynn- so good to hear from you. You of all people have this grandmother role down pat! Miss you, too! Come see us in AZ!

  12. Mary says:

    Thanks, Donna. Really looking forward to this new chapter.

  13. Donna vann says:

    Mary you will never experience like this when you first hold that grandchild! I pray for all of you and love you are getting this experience! Hope you will send lots of pictures.

  14. Lynn Nortkn says:

    So happy for you and everyone! What a loved little egg and he/she isn’t even hatched!!! Congratulations and best wishes! Can’t wait to get updates! We’ve missed you!! ❤️

  15. Paula and Tom says:

    Congratulations Paul and Mary on becoming grandparents very soon. We are very happy for you and look forward to knowing if the baby is a boy or girl.

    We have missed your emails and wondered how your creations with glass were progressing and redo of customers’ homes and your finished projects.

  16. Anne Mathews says:

    Congratulations there is no love like that of a grandchild.

  17. Brett McNamee says:

    Wonderful news and such a joyful blog!.

  18. Julie Abramczyk says:

    Congrats to you and Paul! Being grandparents is life changing and you will love it! Can’t wait to hear your special news!

    We sold our home at Lake Gaston in February and are officially back in Wisconsin, loving life and our grandkids, ages 12 and 15.

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