Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Lookie Lookie what I got and a Parade!

I am glad to report that the whole family is feeling a lot better this week! The husband's finger is taking a little time healing. He is a diabetic so any cut or wound takes forever to heal. This one was a doozy . . . I do not normally have a weak stomach. I grew up with two older brothers and let me tell you, there wasn't anything "Girlie" about my childhood! I have seen broken bones, smashed fingers, you name it. But this one grossed me out! He smashed it somehow and split the whole thing open. I will spare you the details but the doctor at the hospital said there was no way to put stitches in it - there was nothing to stitch to. So, he brings this busted finger home and needs the bandages changed out each day. YUCK! I try to do what I can without looking at it but it doesn't work. Luckily, things are a little healed so it isn't as bad.
Anyway, both kids are feeling much better. The bug only stuck with them for a day or two and then it was gone. Thank goodness! As for me, I feel a little better too. I could not hardly move over the weekend thanks to 3 injections the doctor gave me last week. I go tomorrow for the results from my MRI so we will see how that goes. In my wildest dreams, I would have never imagined that a little wreck would have caused so much damage to my neck and back. I feel like I was ran over with the car instead of driving it! I don't think the folks that pulled out in front of me were even injured! That is what gets me!

On to more pleasant things! With the usual hussle and bussle of this time of year, we all tend to forget things! Heck, I tend to forget things even when it isn't Christmastime! I came home from work today to find a package waiting for me. It was the giveaway that I won from Tammy at The Olde Hollow Crow! Of course, being so impatient, I tore right into the box without snapping a shot of how cute everything was wrapped! Boy did I hit the jackpot!

I got a wonderful handmade stitching that reads "He is the Light", 2 star shaped Sleighbell scented tarts, a bundle of prim chenille candy canes, a bundle of pip garland, a bottle of the most delicious smelling Room Spray EVER . . . Spiced Cranberry, and 3 handmade candlesticks glued onto an old clothespin. TOO CUTE! I immediately started setting things around the house and realized, "I haven't took a picture yet!"

This picture shows how I put the candlesticks on my tree. They look great next to the gingerbread man that Suzie sent me in the Honeypot Swap! You can also see the cute Mason Jar light covers that I picked up at the Southern Christmas Show.
This was my first Giveaway win and boy, was it worth the wait! You have to get over to Tammy's website and check out her amazing goodies! You will not be disappointed!
Thanks Tammy for such an incredible giveaway!

I also wanted to share pictures from the Waxhaw Christmas parade on Sunday afternoon.

My husband and I love these guys!

This is our local High School band - GO PARKWOOD!

These guys are with the Shriners - They play the coolest music on these big steel drum barrels! Of course bringing up the rear of the parade - SANTA himself stopped by our little town!

Last but not least, my dear friend, Merrie over at Where the Blackbirds Sing, asked me about our Bulldog, Cane. She has several English Bulldogs and we love to talk about them! I wanted to show everyone that he loves Christmas!

He stands there forever watching the lights. I think he is trying to figure out how to eat those ornaments without getting caught! Sorry for the long post this time but I had so much to share!

I hope everyone has a great week!

14 friends had to say:

Kath said...

Hi Nicole!
I am so glad everyone is feeling better! Glad to hear your doin a bit better too!
I love all the goodies ya got! You made out well, girl! Those little candle/clothes pins are too cute!
...Awh Cane is so cute lookin' at the tree :)

Have a WONDERFUL Day!

Merry Christmas to you and your Family!

Hugs-Kath

Tammy said...

Nicole,
Looks like y'all had a great time at the parade. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Glad you are happy with your winnings. The candles look alot better when you see them dont they. They are fun to make.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi Nicole, so glad you are all feeling better, especially your husband with the bad finger cut!!!

I love those candle/clothes pins I've never seen those before:)

Cane is adorable too♥
Rondell

Farmchick said...

Hi~Glad everyone is on the mend. You sure did get some great goodies and your puppy is just too cute! Have a wonderful day!

Sharon/primthyme said...

Hi Nicole,I love your swap items & parade & doggy pics !!
Did you want the free stuff ? or were you just posting ?
Prim hugs & blessings,Sharon

My*Prim*Cottage said...

I'm glad everyone is starting to feel better! I hope you get some relief from your injuries. It just doesn't seem fair how your life is good and something like a car accident can change your quality of life. My husband rolled his car on a snowy day 4 years ago come this January and he hasn't been the same since. Anyway on a lighter note, love your goodies! Those little candles are so cute and what a clever idea! That doggie is so sweet! Love the intense look on his face! Lol! Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for joining my list of followers, I have added you to my blog list! Take care! ~Beth~

Merrie. said...

Hi Nicole; Thanks for posting that picture of Cane; bullies love them some Christmas trees!LOL: Ours really are good about it; this year is the first Christmas for our new pup; she was born Dec 22 last year, but too small at that time to get the whole deal. She has been good about the tree and really they all are ! Cane is so adora-bull; Hee-hee; well; he just is ! Mine are so bad about pics, but I have some from past years I will have to get scanned in; my dh has to do that at work b/c our scanner is broken; we have now had 2 HP all in ones that the scanner has broken in! Well I hope you all are feeling better!!!

Rambling Girl said...

Gosh I read you had an accident...Glad your doing better and got a lawyer to see about your crisis! I don't blame you one bit.

Oh and you did get some goodies....Love all the stuff! The candles are so cute in your tree.

the primitive country bug said...

Hi Nicole,
I'm so glad you're all doing as okay as can be expected from reading all about your woes. I hope you both heal and feel better quickly.
The goodies you got all look so fun and great where you've placed them.
I adore the picture of your little dog too. He's too cute!
thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit!
Hugs & blessings to you~
Birgit

Nichole said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and for leaving me a comment! I'm off to read more of yours :o)

cynthialeedesigns said...

Hi Nicole,
So glad that you all are feeling better. Love all the goodies that you got! Cane is soo...cute!!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Cindy

Karen said...

Hi there Nicole,
I so enjoyed this post and don't worry about them getting too long....that's what we're all here for - to enjoy each others lives.

The parade is so fun looking....we missed ours this year!

Love the puppy - isn't it funny what our animals do? Wouldn't you just love to know what's going on in their little heads?

Glad everyone is doing good now...keep them healthy till after Christmas at least! lol

Hugs, Karen

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Hey there! Don;t apologize for long post! LOL! We love them!
Glad everyone is on the mend. I really enjoyed your photos too. Your bully is so adorable! We ahev always wanted one. Maybe one of thee days....
Have a great weekend!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

That picture of Cane is too cute!