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Monday, December 21, 2009

FIVE GOOD REASONS FOR CELEBRATION!



First it"s my daughter Christi's Birthday, December 22nd



There are not too many days that I don't forget to thank God for giving me such a blessing as my sweet daughter. She is such a sweetheart to everyone that knows her and not only a terrific daughter but one heck of a good friend to me and many others. I love how she  always smiles and her laugh is just so contagious. You can not help but laugh when you hear her laughter. Christi is the baby of the family, the only girl  and we all love her dearly.  Since you guys are so special I wanted to share her birthday with you and show you a couple of pictures of her. Actually the only ones I have in my computer. Darn it. They were just taken at a Christmas party so they are recent. Toby the pretty cocker spaniel is her baby. (My Christmas wish for her is that this next year she meets Mr. Right and they both live happily ever after.) Boy am I in trouble if she reads this far down.
Second reason for celebration is Christi's work is sending her to Barcelona, Spain in a couple of weeks. Can u imagine Spain! The only place my work sends me is to the mental hospital in Austin with a inmate to keep me company.  She is so excited and I am too but with reservations. I can not imagine her being that far away but I am so happy for her to be able to see some of the world that I have always wanted to see.  if any of you have ever traveled to Spain please let us know about your trip.

Third reason for celebration is Christi will be here today on her birthday and we get to spend her birthday together. It has been a while since we have got to do that. She has to go to Houston to get her passport so we will spend the day doing that.  I think she is not looking forward to standing in line for her birthday but I told her just remember what we will be standing there for. I hope to take her for a nice lunch afterwards. I wish that we were both getting passports but not to be. Wouldn't I look cute with two black eyes on a passport.



Christi is  in the middle. This is her dear friend Lisa and Lisa's sweet mom.
Then Christi on the left and Lisa on the right. Aren't they beautiful.
Speaking of black eyes my fourth reason for celebration is you guys out there that left me all those wonderful caring sweet and funny comments. I was having this huge pity party for myself and who jumps in and saves me again. No other than all of you. So I am celebrating you all today and thanking God for all of you being in my life. Thank you!



Now last but not least I won my first ever giveaway from Carin at Cross Stitch Giant .  She was so sweet for having this giveaway and I am still in shock that I won. How funny one day I am getting run over by a moron on a bike and the next I am winning a super neat giveaway.  I won these charts and I love them.  Now I have no excuse not to do cross stitch. Thank you so much Carin  http://crossstitchgiant.blogspot.com/ for picking my name for these great charts. I felt guilty winning because I had found her sight and loved it so  I joined as a follower and then noticed this giveway and entered it. I ask her if it counted that I joined her as a follower first before entering the contest. Not thinking for a minute that I would win it.  My very first visit but certainly not my last. I love her site and you will too. Do any of you like to do cross stitch?


Are these not the cutest Christmas charts. Looks like a lot of work but surely I can have them done by next Christmas.  I will have to stay off here if I plan on getting them done by then. lol

Thanks guys for always being there for me and I hope that Santa brings you all everything you deserve! Also don't forget my giveaway. Just leave a comment on that post or any post afterwards and you are entered. Mention it on your site and get five extra chances.  Good Luck to all of you!

SWEET DREAMS  MAGGIE

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29 comments:

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Your daughter is beautiful. You are such a proud momma and rightuflly so I might add. You will have to keep us posted on her trip to Barcelona.

Happy birthday to her! Let's hear it for December babies. There are lot of us. :) :)
Hugs, Sue

The Garden of Egan said...

Your daughter is gorgeous! Looks like you have a very good reason to be celebrating!
Have a Merry Christmas!
BTW....how's the face?

Purvail said...

What a beautiful daughter and how pround you must be of the young lady she has become..
Indeed you have many great reasons to celebrate

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter, my dear. I'm so glad that you could spend the day together...and how exciting that she'll be taking a trip to Europe!
Feel better soon...and as we dog-type people say - "HEAL"...;-P
xoxo
Donna

Auntie Cake said...

Congrats on the big win! And sweet daughter, so much fun to meet her, she will have the best time in Spain! Lucky girl!!!

Hope you are feeling better, and got to pamper yourself a bit. You deserve it after the idiot on the bike. My entire body aches just thinking of your story. Ouch...

Have a wonderful Christmas!
Kate

Tootsie said...

Merry Christmas my friend and a safe and happy new year!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Merry Christmas! Happy birthday to Christi! What a beautiful young lady. How lucky is that, a trip to Spain. I want that job (or should I say career, sounds like more than a job). Congratulations on your win ~ how pretty. Just the beginning of a wonderful New Year in 2010. May you and your family have a blessed Christmas & New Year.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

tell your daughter happy birthday.my oldest sister's birthday is the same day..I do love to cross stitch and now I have a magnifying glass and that has made a huge difference...:)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter! We were in Spain last year -- Madrid and surrounding areas. It was fantastic! I hear Barcelona is even more beautiful! I will be posting about Spain in my Sightseeing Saturday but there's still so much of Jordan to show, too. Spain is also full of history and just fabulous! I do cross-stitch but haven't done it in over a month or so. Have been crocheting lately. Those patterns you received in the giveaway are fantastic! Good luck getting them done. I tend to stick with smaller patterns these days so that I can finish quickly. Hope that you are feeling much better and healing up nicely. wishing you a day of blessings :) Tammy

Marilyn said...

.....Stopping by to Wish You & Yours a very Merry Christmas ! !
Love,
Marilyn

Healthy Shift Worker said...

Have a lovely Christmas with your family ... I love all of your photos!

Designs By CK said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Merry Christmas & happy new year!

Chris (-:

XOXO

Karen said...

Your daughter is beautiful! Happy birthday to her. I hope you are feeling better after being run over--you poor thing! Wishing you a very merry Christmas!! Karen

Pom Pom said...

Toby is cute, too! I hope your daughter has a lovely day. I can relate to your errand running with her - my daughters always want me to come along on such outings! Spain! Wow!
I hope you are less sore today, Maggie!

aBohemianMarket said...

Happy Birthday to Christi!!!
Hi Maggie:
Hope you are feeling much better.
Christi is drop dead gorgeous and I bet she will love Spain.
The charts that you won in the Give Away are certainly cool; I look forward to seeing the finished products.
You have fun with your daughter and enjoy this day
Peace
& hugs
carole

NitWit1 said...

A lovely daughter and tribute to her on her birthday.

Merry Christmas to all of you.

OleCrowsNestJournal_Nan said...

Your daughter is beautiful and how exciting that she gets to go to Spain!

Nezzy said...

Happy,happy birthday to your beautiful daughter. How very exciting for her and I'm sure your very happy yet havin' her so far away is tuggin' at those old mama heartstrings.

Congratulations on your giveaway! Ya'll hit the jackpot there.

Here's praying your face heals quickly. Man, I still can't believe that happened to you.

Have a blessed day girl!

Kissed by an Angel said...

Happy Birthday to you Christi!! Beautiful - she's stunning!!! Christi will love Spain!! Have a great day!
I hope your black eyes etc are a bit better today, blessings to you both!!
xxxx

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh your daughter is beautiful!! I hope she has a wonderful birthday! And Spain, wow!! What a dream come true!!
Merry Christmas!!! I hope you have a beautiful holiday!
Hugs,
Amy

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I wish your beautiful (what a smile!) daughter Happy Birthday. It's also my husband's oldest daughter's birthday. I missed the black eye story. Have to go back and read it now!
Brenda

Me....bunny said...

Maggie,
I kinda know what your going through. Although my daughter is a jr. in high school she is in the process of looking at potential colleges and right now she's liking a school in Virginia...that's 3,000 freakin' miles away from me...I'm sure your daughter is sensible and with a good head on her shoulders, but w/o black eyes...lol She's beautiful too...I'm sure just like her mama. And yes magpie, I truly am grateful for a blogger friend like you....you make me smile every single time I visit and I enjoy smiling...

tootles,
bunny

Obee Designs said...

Hi Maggie,
I just wanted to stop by and wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season with you family. I am so happy to have found you as new friend and look forward to a continuing friendship in 2010.
Wishes to you for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year too!
XoXo
Gail

Oh yes, your daughter is beautiful...like mother like daughter, yes?

PEA said...

Happy Birthday to Christi!! I do hope she didn't have to stand too long in line to wait for her passport. She is beautiful, Maggie, and it's no wonder you're so proud of her, she sounds just as beautiful inside. Glad you got to spend her birthday with her and hopefully were able to go for lunch:-)

I don't think it matters how old our kids get, we always worry about them, especially if they have to travel to another country! It doesn't help with all the negative things you read in the media!! Prayers that she stays safe and has a wonderful trip:-)

Congratulations on winning that giveaway, I'm so happy for you!!!

Hmmmm...two black eyes? I must go read your previous post to find out what happened! The Christmas preparations have taken up most of my time so haven't had much time for visiting my dear blogging friends.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and may all your dreams come true during this magical season! xoxo

Pat said...

Your daughter is beautiful...just like her mom. She is going to have a marvelous trip and life experience. If you get lonely, just come on to Ft. Worth! I'm so sorry about your black eyes ~ how miserable. Santa will still stop by. :-)

I hope you have a blessed and Merry Christmas!

Elyse said...

hi maggie,

thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog.

i wish you a happy holiday season!

xo
elyse

debbie said...

DEAR MAGGIE,
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER. WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO SPAIN. I FELT THE SAME WAY YOU DO WHEN AMY FLEW ALL THE WAY TO KOREA BY HERSELF...WHEN I EVEN FOUND OUT SHE WAS GOING I STARTED TO LEARN KOREAN. I THINK MOTHERS' WERE BORN WITH A WORRY BUTTON.
I AM SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR HORRID ACCIDENT...IT IS A WONDER YOU DIDN'T BREAK ANY TEETH...IS IT NOT AGAINST THE LAW TO RIDE A BICYCLE ON THE SIDEWALK.....I WOULD THINK THIS IDIOT WOULD HAVE STOPPED TO CHECK ON YOU OR IT WOULD THROW HIM OFF THE BICYCLE. IT IS JUST A MIRACLE YOU WERE NOT HURT WORSE.
SORRY I HAVE BEEN AWOL...I HAVE BEEN SICK THE LAST 3 DAYS AND BEFORE THAT I WAS JUST HITTING AND MISSING MY BLOG....I AM CONSIDERING SHUTTING IT DOWN PERIOD.....I WILL HAVE A LONG MESSAGE BEFORE I DO.
I AM SORRY YOU WERE HURT.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, MY FRIEND.
ANGEL HUGS
LOVE
DEBBIE

Nikia, May and da kids said...

Spain? Wow! Sweet.
Happy birthday to your lovely daughter and I hope those eyes are healing.
Thank you for the laughs and adventures of Grandma Yellow hair = )

I plan on hearing so many more tales from you. Manuia le Kirisimasi ma le Tausaga Fou. Just to break up the way you here it, I sending that sentiment to you in my native Samoan language. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

May

sissie said...

Your daughter is so, so pretty and so is her friend and her Mother. You should have hopped into that picture too!
I'm glad you won those great charts. Isn't it nice when you win something wonderful from our lovely blogger buddies. I just won a gift from Cat at Writing Out Loud, and I still can't get over it.
I love coming over to visit you. You are just so funny and creative. I'm so glad I found you.

~~hugs~~ Sissie