Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Dirty Santa

We had our annual Friend's Dirty Santa last week, and I played Hostess!  Everyone brought tasty finger foods and I must say I ate way too much!!! And I am so mad that I forgot to take a picture!!!

We always have a good time when we are all together.  There were a few that was unable to attend due to prior obligations, you were with us in spirit!  When we play Dirty Santa, we draw numbers and choose our presents in that order.  A present can be "stolen" up to three times and then it is "dead".  And we do not care to steal, in this it is every gal for herself!!!!

Tracy, in the pink scarf, opened the first gift only for it to be stolen
by her sister, Kim as you can see proudly walking away with it!

Jessica stealing from Erica!

This is Kim's look of satisfaction after stealing my gift.....I
had 3 different gifts in one night!
My gift #2 that Sharna stole from me, her look of satisfaction!
Sharna didn't get to keep it long, Jessica stole it from her!
Setting the camera up for group photo! Erica and Jessica acting crazy!
What a great group of Friends!!! And Ruby, she always poses with us!
And our annual crazy picture!!!! Love Ruby's head tilted!
I hope that everyone has a group of friends like I do, there is nothing any better than a good girlfriend that you act crazy with, cry with, and laugh with!!!! Love you all!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas to all my Blog Buddies!!!!! I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday!! A little of my Christmas Decor, I will be back in a couple of days for some great Christmas recaps!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!
Mantle and Fireplace....apparently there was user error, the image is crooked!!












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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday!

Maddie wanted to have a Tea Party for her birthday this year.  And I thought a tea party we shall have.  It was magical, very sweet!!! We painted fingernails, made tea hats, put on face jewels, went on a jewel hunt in the treasure chest, sipped tea, ate tea cookies, cupcakes, danced and of course presents!!!!

The birthday girl!
The Tea Ladies!

The Tea party Room all decorated!

The Birthday Girl in her Tea hat!
Make a wish!

Dancing!!!


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Friday, December 21, 2012

The Break-Down

This is the picture I get from Chris and he says not sure what the problem is, but no fear I am fixing it!!!!

 I was decorating for Maddie's birthday party and I freak out!!! I showed the picture to Jessica and she died laughing, because she knows how Chris's fixing things are!!! I text him back and told him to get it put back together and out of the middle of the kitchen because in 24 hours I had 12 girls coming over for our Girls Dirty Santa!!!

When I got home the dryer was on the trailor in the drive way in 4 pieces and in the Utility Room where it once sat there was 6 years of dryer dust, 4 odd socks and dirt!!! 

After I had semi-cleaned the dust!
The one good thing about this was getting to clean out from behind the dryer and finding the odd socks!!! Once a year you need to pull out your dryer and clean behind it, it was NASTEY!!!!!!

My lovely new dryer, we are in love.  I asked the delivery guys if there was a limit of use in the first day, since I had went 4 days without one, I had 6 loads of laundry waitng on me!!!!  Luckily it didn't shut down and it is still rocking!!!


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Thursday, December 20, 2012

My New Found Love

I am faithful Mello Yello gal.  I used to drink two a day, then I cut back to 1 a day and then half of one day.  Every morning with my breakfast Ashlee and I split a half of a can.  I always said that was my coffee.  I cannot function without it!  I love the smell of coffee and always wished I liked it.  I tried it one day and it was yuck, so I added some sugar and thought this isn't too bad.

On Sunday we were at Lowes to purchase a dryer (another story) and beside the large appliances is the small appliances like coffee makers.  Chris loves hot chocolate and tea, me not so much.  He said that someone at work had told him about a Keurig and how good the hot chocolate is.  So we purchased one.  He asked if I wanted to get some coffee and I chose to wait until after I tried the ones that came with it.  The first couple of coffees were okay.  But my third cup was Heaven!!!!! I love the taste of the Breakfast Blend Light Roast Coffee!!!! O-M-GEEEEE !!!! I text Chris that morning a picture of the K-Cup and told him to go by the store and get me some!!!! I have had to drink two other kinds since finding this little slice of Heaven since there was only one cup in the sample pack. 

My new BFF

Heaven in a Cup!!!

I am officially a coffee drinker, not an obsessed one, just a one cupper!! And I have not had a Mello Yello in 3 days.  I researched the amount of calories and the grams of sugar in a can of MY versus the cup of coffee and the coffee has less!!!!


My favorite time in the mornings!!! And I am getting to use my mug that
I received from the Half Marathon I completed!!!
What is your get up and go in the mornings??


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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December 19, 2007

My alarm was set for 4:00.  I got up to shower, wash my hair, shave my legs and prepare for the second best day of my life.  The day Maddie Dale was to be born!  After getting ready, Chris and I drove the 20 minute ride to the hospital.  I remember saying we were about to be Harbison party of 4!! I could not wait to see what my little baby girl was going to look like.  I was hoping she would have my dark eyes, dark hair.  I could already smell her. I was so anxious.  Her actual birthday was so much smoother and calmer than Carter's.  I remember trying to take in every single detail.

We were to be at the hospital at 6:00.  My C-section was scheduled for 7:30.  It was around 7:00 and I was already hooked up to an IV, went over all the paperwork and signed everything, just waiting to finally meet my princess.  My family had arrived and was waiting for us in the waiting room to see their new granddaughter, niece and cousin!

CAN YOU SAY HUGE!!!!! THIS WAS 3 WEEKS BEFORE SHE WAS BORN!
The Doctor came in and said it is time, so I was taken into the OR and was put on the operating table. I remember sitting on the side of the bed waiting for my spinal.  After it was done, the nurse said "okay honey just swing your legs around and will go and get Chris for him to come in." I just sat there and she said "anything wrong?" I was like yeah if I could feel my legs maybe I could just swing them around.  She laughed and said well let me help you.  I thought yes that would be very kind of you!!!

Chris came in, had the camera, he was as nervous as a cat!! He was shaking. By this point I had some I don't care drugs and was really feeling good!!! 

And at 7:45 Maddie Dale was born!!!!! She was the prettiest thing I had ever seen!!!! After they showed her to me, she was taken over to the little table to be suctioned, and cleaned up , checked all her vitals.  The nurse finally brought her back over for us to see and I leaned over and kissed her forehead and Chris about died!!! He said she has all that junk on her!!! LOL

7lbs 1oz 20 inches
I had to go to recovery for about 2 hours and then I was released into my room, when they brought her in the room.  It was love at first sight!!!!
She completed our little family 4 and could not imagine a day without either one of my kids!!!!!


Me holding her for the first time and really remembering it. Chris bringing her out for all the family to see!

Dr. Warren holding her up for all to see and giving a clean bill of health!
My Daddy, aka Grandaddy holding his grand baby, Maddie Dale and Gary Dale!
My Granny, Maddie's GREAT Grandmother, and that great is in more ways than one!
Me and my baby girl!
Carter holding his baby sister for the first time!
Maddie at her first Christmas! We asked Carter what he was going to do
with that string and he said tie her up!!!

My parents and all their grand babies!


My Granny and Me, I think Maddie and I favor a lot! Minus her blue eyes and my black ones!!!
And look how pretty my Granny is!

Through the years of Maddie!

Baby Girl you have completed our Family!!!

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Monday, December 17, 2012

My Heart Breaks!

I have watched the news media all weekend just as most of the country has about these poor innocent babies in CT.  On Friday when I heard about it, I was sick to my stomach and the most famous question of all WHY??  These innocent full of life babies, going about their day anxiously awaiting for Christmas, is now being missed by their loved ones.  Last night I was on the Internet and on Yahoo news it showed a few pictures of the little ones that was killed and tears started streaming down my face.  The first picture I saw was a little blonde headed girl, who loved dancing and singing.  Which made me think of my Maddie.  I got off the Internet and went and hugged and kissed her.  I couldn't read anymore about the poor victims.  As a parent I just can't imagine what these Mommys and Daddys are going through and I pray to God that I don't ever have too.

On a blog that I read daily, had a beautiful poem that someone had written, please click this link and read it....Treasuring These Things







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Friday, December 14, 2012

High 5 for Friday

What a great week it has been and going to be a great weekend!!!! Friday night is my annual GirlFriend Christmas Party at my house where we play Dirty Santa, eat good finger foods and maybe sip some wine and Saturday is Maddie's 5th Birthday Tea party!!!!! Pictures for sure next week!

So lets do a little H54F!!! And for future weekend festivities!


1. Last year's Dirty Santa Gifts!


2. Maddie's Birthday Party, last year's party, Cinderella came to visit! It will be hard to top that one, but I think we just might! I can hardly contain my excitement!



3.  My Momma had her 60th Birthday this week and I had it put on our local Pizza Hut sign!!!! LOL, Love ya Mom!


4. Maddie's Dance Class danced at a high school ball game this week! It was Christmas themed and her group danced to Frosty the Snowman!


5. Some of Jingle's Adventures this week




Have a great Weekend!!! I intend too!!!!

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