Sunday, December 27, 2009

I finished it!!!!!!!!

All I have been doing since Tue. night is crocheting this scarf for myself. This takes hours and hours. Of course my new favorite color combo red and aqua! I just finished this a few minutes ago and am ready to start something new. For a few of my Christmas gifts I gave to my friends and family I crotcheted face clothes to go with a yummy bar of soap...I can't get enough of this fun new habit.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

It's Christmas Eve!!!

My friend amber has a tradition of getting Chinese take-out for dinner on Christmas the Harmon's are doing it.

The restaurant didn't give us chopsticks...that's okay...when I was in the Air Force I was stationed in Japan and have 100's of chopsticks!

Now you would think my kids could use them...they had fun at least.

We are all the way ready for Santa to come. When I was younger we always got to open one fun present on Christmas Eve so I let my kids. Tonight they opened Guitar Hero for their Wii...we are having a rocking good night...Steve too.
Merry Christmas everyone.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Enjoying the holiday week

This is the most I have enjoyed the week of Christmas. All my shopping was done early, I made my Christmas cards during the summer, so now with the kids out of school we can just play. Yesterday and today the kids have been playing with all their friends here in our neighborhood. Today it's almost 60 degrees. They play out back on the trampoline then run through the house to the front yard to have a game of football, then upstairs to the Georgia room for toys and video games. My house needs vacuumed after all the kids playing but in the meantime I made these cute little mittens...they can be stuffed, used on the table to hold silverware or like mine are right now just snuggled on branches on our tree. I had ordered the pattern kit from I LOVE their fabric line Authentic...I have more in the mail on the way to my house right now!

Yesterday while we had half the neighborhood kids over to play I got my thank you cards made while controlling all the fun chaos around here.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas in Savannah

This weekend all of Steve's family met in Savannah to have Christmas together. First we met "the cousins" over at Nana's house and then everyone gathered at Great Grandma's house. I love this picture I got of all the kids with Teresa and Great Grandma in the mirror.

Ben got some new shoes he needed, but he lucked out Nana did the shopping...did you know they make $95 shoes for little kids. They were just what he wanted...Nike Shox.

Teresa sitting back watching the kids opening their gifts.

Madi got an AJ Green jersey...Go Georgia Bulldogs.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What'cha got cookin'

Tonight I am in the kitchen baking sugar cookies. Madi's 2nd grade class is going to decorate them at school on Friday.

I have enjoyed having this tree to brighten up my kitchen.

These little snowheads fit perfect all nestled in the crate under the tree.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

O Yo-yo Tree

I love yo-yo's and made this shirt for Madi...she wore it yesterday and it was cute.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


I am enjoying this Saturday night home alone. Today my boys had plans to go watch the Georgia High School Football Championship. Madi got really upset that she couldn't go even though we had plans for one of her little girlfriends to come over and play. Steve took her in her room to chat with her and to explain why she couldn't go. After a few minutes he came out looking pale saying they were all going...he had gotten whipped by Madi. I guess that cute little football loving face and tears was just too much for him to handle. So they are all downtown Atlanta at the Georgia Dome. Well at least I got a nice evening to myself out of the whole thing!

Last Friday we went to to see Northside (Warner Robbins) at Newnan. Not only does Madi like to watch and play football, her new thing is running. Would you look at her down on the track in the starting position. Do you see #39 on the one of the Ogletree twins...both brothers played for Newnan but are both going to Georgia next year. Steve was all over the fact that the University of Tennessee recruiters were there trying to steal them.

We got to the game almost 2 hours before it started to be sure to get good seats...then the band from Northside came and sat RIGHT next to us. Last year all Madi wanted for Christmas was a drum set and Santa brought her one. So she was so in awe of the drummers...and look one of them was a girl!!! It was a fun night.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Deck The Halls

I sure am enjoying having my house all decked out for Christmas. This year I went with a black and white theme for my gifts under the tree. Hobby Lobby sells huge rolls for $4.

For some reason when I am sitting in the dinning room this is the view I have from the table and like it.
I was going to use my antique chip clip to hang my Christmas cards on but couldn't find a good place to hang it. So, instead I am using a shutter I leaned against the living room wall.

This is my favorite nativity.

My Jim Shore Santa's are one of my favorite things every Christmas.

Here is my new Christmas cross-stitch for 2009. Boy does it take hours to make and it's small but I love that primitive look.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Saturday was our 13th wedding anniversary. Steve's mom came over from Savannah to watch Ben and Madi so Steve and I could go celebrate together. Saturday was also the college football game of the year right here in Atlanta...Florida #1 vs. Alabama #2. We did not get the $1000 tickets to attend the game but did go enjoy the spirit of college ball at the area around the CNN Center. We waited almost 3 hours to get seated at Dantanna's to enjoy some nice food while watching the game in there. That place was packed!
There are some Roll Tide...

CNN Center couldn't hold anymore Gators or Roll Tide. They said there were 100,00.

ESPN's College Gameday was outside at Centennial Park. It was such a fun time with Steve all day. Teresa and the kids went shopping while Steve and I were out celebrating. They had gotten the sweetest anniversary gifts and had them wrapped and waiting for us on our bed when we got home. I can't believe I have been married for 13 years!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Elephant Gray

We have lived in this house 3 years and 3 months and are on our 3rd color of paint. We had tan then brown and now elephant gray. I love it. It looks so pretty in person with the white fireplace and trim and my color furniture. We aren't done but had to show my friends. The house is a mess and nothing on the walls. We had a quilt hanging behind the tv but Steve said he likes it better without the 'blanket' on the wall. So now what do I do? Yes that is my small 7ft looks so tiny in there with the 13-15ft ceilings but now the year I buy a big one the Air Force will move us so I am sticking with this one. I hope you can tell it's gray. Suggestions for what to hang on the wall welcome! Oh I was thinking a big clock....Bethany are you reading this? I LOVED how in your living room in Germany you had just a big clock on the wall and that was was stunning and thought about that. And curtains...what do you think I should do. Do I need them? Poor Steve just got home and is doing all this for me...I had no plans on doing this...I sure need to be nice to him.