Dear Tom, I haven’t been around much becuz…

moving to Montana and a baby! Our first granddaughter – Dylan Rose.

Here she is~

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Oscar, Julia and little Dylan Rose.

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A perfect angel, for now…

She came on her due date. Her mommy had the easiest pregnancy in history- and labor. We are so grateful and so very blessed. Dylan Rose A. 7′ 11″. We all forgot to ask how long she is. 🙂

The sale of our home and the move could have gone smoother but one can’t have everything, right? Some things must go wrong. That’s life.

We love our new home in Montana. It’s beautiful. It has amazing views on all sides. The dog loves his full half acre? Three quarters of an acre? Not entire sure. But he stays outside all day long, just enjoying his view through the invisible fence. He can watch sand hill cranes and cows and eagles and deer and super cute bunnies. In Napa Jake rarely wanted to be outside without us and he was territorial about his yard. Here, his yard is just part of the vast open countryside. He seldom barks for any reason. He’s in awe! (As are we!)

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A happy doggie!

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A smidge of his view!

So friends, it’s been a challenging yet rewarding year thus far. I’ll try to be more available. (Ha!)

XOXO! Julia

P.S. Do we miss California? Nah-uh. Not one bit.

 

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21 thoughts on “Dear Tom, I haven’t been around much becuz…

    1. juliabarrett Post author

      7 lbs. 11 ounces! LOL! Thanks, Alicia. It’s been a long long haul, literally! Every year I say – this will be an easier year. Every year proves me wrong! But things can always be worse– we know this.

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    1. juliabarrett Post author

      Grizzly bears, Greta! But not too many here. They scare me worse than great white sharks. Thank you, sweetie!

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  1. Diana Stevan (@DianaStevan)

    How lovely to get your post. I wondered where you went. And Congratulations and Mazel Tov on your new granddaughter. She is so beautiful. Also, good to hear that you move went well. Did the ghosts travel with you? 🙂 Looking forward to hearing more about Montana, a gorgeous state.

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    1. juliabarrett Post author

      Hi Diana! I know I’ve been MIA. Couldn’t be helped. No ghosts thus far. Do not want any ghosts! Thank you for the Mazel Tov! She’s a doll!

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    1. juliabarrett Post author

      Thanks, Tim! I will indeed. Altho rumor has it grizzly bears fear German shepherds. Hopefully we’ll never have to put that rumor to the test! Us old people are tired… 😉

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  2. Roberta Hunter

    OH!!! So wonderful to hear from you, Julia. You have been on my mind the last three days. I was afraid I might never hear from you again. Instead it was just my ESP was a few days before you posted.
    What lovely scenery. And so wonderful for Jake too!
    Congrats grandma!!! Such a serene baby!
    Am so happy Jake is happy too.
    Glad everything is going well. What grand scenery.!!!!!
    SO GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU AND SO GLAD YOU ARE BACK! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  3. rayplasse

    Glad your so happy. I’m happy for you guys. The baby is very cute. What is the invisible fence? And don’t worry…….I’ll enjoy California enough for all of us. 🙂                                                  RAY

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    1. juliabarrett Post author

      Be warned, Ray– it’s been hot in California! It’s a rail fence with a see-through wire.
      And thanks! Dylan Rose is pretty darn incredible!

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  4. Jaye

    Congratulations on the baby! BABY! Though, I agree with Alicia, seven foot, eleven inches is going to attract a lot of basketball scouts, so keep your shotgun handy. Peskier than bears.

    Grizzlies, eh? Like any bear, they aren’t fond of noise or being barked at. But if there’s a dog between something a grizzly wants, the dog is going down. As long as you aren’t keeping livestock and you’re smart about your trash (which I imagine you are) doubt you’ll ever have problems.

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    1. juliabarrett Post author

      I think we’ll be good, Jaye. I once slept in a car in the middle of grizzly territory. Well, perhaps ‘slept’ isn’t the right word… Thanks!

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    1. juliabarrett Post author

      She is beautiful, Steph. Just spent three days out at the ranch. Taking a break before I head back– a lovely baby! Yeah, CA- small doses!

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