I’m excited my Christmas title, A Texas Holiday Reunion has been rereleased in larger print in Love Inspired’s Christmas Collection. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing for a signed copy. Deadline: Nov 3rd, 11:59 pm central time.
Remember back in November, we had a wedding in Vannatter land. Since then the newlyweds have been working on their ponderosa. Our son, Logan built a porch, a carport, a massive chicken coop, and shelter for the donkey. Our lovely daughter-in-law, Hannah has a garden. We’ve enjoyed homegrown tomatoes and eggs.
Hannah works for a general practitioner doctor now. She loves it and everyone in the office, including staff and patients love her. Logan is growing his business, Red River Removal. He’s wanted a mini-excavator since he was four and finally got one this year. He hauls off junk, cleans out sheds, old houses, does tear-downs and demo–including trees. He also takes out brush with his mulcher. It’s getting easier to tell people what he doesn’t do.
Two months ago, the four of us headed to the hospital for out-patient surgery on Hannah’s ankle. This would be the third surgery since the side by side wreck and her last. So they take her back to do all the surgery prep and Logan goes with her. Hours pass and they haven’t let us back to see her. It’s past time the surgery was supposed to start. I look up and Hannah is walking toward us, followed by Logan.
Me: What are you doing out here?
Hannah: No surgery today. Y’all are going to be grandparents.
Me: Laughing, snorting, wheezing. (Apparently that’s what I do when I’m really surprised and happy.)
Hannah: This is not how I wanted to tell you, I wanted to do something cute.
So that’s how we found out, come April, there will be a little Vannatter running about. In the middle of a hospital waiting room. They suspected, but didn’t realize she couldn’t have surgery with a bun in the oven.
I’ve been thinking about my grandma name. I came up with MiMi and Grammie. But I know several MiMi’s and Grammie wasn’t growing on me. I wanted something sort of unique. Finally, I came up with GiGi. Grant plans on being Papaw, like his grandfather and dad.
So we’re all ready to greet our little one. We just have to wait six more months.
Question for Readers: How did you find out you would be a grandparent, aunt, or uncle?
About Shannon: Award winning author, Shannon Taylor Vannatter writes contemporary Christian cowboy romance and has over a dozen published titles. A romance reader since her teens, she hopes to entertain Christian women and plant seeds in the non-believer’s heart as she demonstrates that love doesn’t conquer all—Jesus does.
She gleans fodder for her fiction in rural Arkansas where she spent her teenage summers working the concession stand with her rodeo announcing dad and married a Texan who morphed into a pastor. Shannon is Scrivenings Press Acquisitions/Content Editor for Contemporary titles. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her husband and adult son, flea marketing, and doing craft projects. Learn more & connect:
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About the book – A Texas Holiday Reunion: With her foreman out of commission, Resa McCall needs horse trainer Colson Kincaid to run her family ranch through the holidays. But having the handsome single dad back in Bandera, Texas, is unsettling. Colson broke Resa’s heart years ago, and she can’t risk getting close again. Still, working with him and bonding with his sweet little girl is making the ranch feel merry and bright. Being at Resa’s side stirs up emotions Colson thought were long gone. But he has a powerful secret that could keep them apart forever. Can Colson give Resa the one Christmas present that might finally bring them back together—the truth?
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