Hanging with Esther!

Esther has become such a part of my life! It has been such a blessing knowing her this past year and I am so grateful that David finally got to meet her. Our small group from church volunteered at the nursing home she is in and made Christmas ornaments with them and indulged in some Christmas cookies. Sawyer, Maggie, & I go to the nursing home to visit at least every other week and I cannot believe how well they do with the residents. Boo has even started going with me to work there and as you can see makes herself at home.

Upstate New York Trip!

3 Generations of HARNIG Men!

This was Letchworth State Park which was BEAUTIFUL!

ERIE CANAL...........
Feeding the Ducks

We were blessed with a trip to Rochester, NY where David's sister and family live. It was prime time for Fall foliage and the weather was perfect. Dar was quite the hostess and filled our days with fun, good food, LOUD music (ha ha!), teaching Maggie how to get her groove on, and just blessing us with Dar being Dar!!!!

We also got to spend time with David's Parents which was great.
Sawyer loved hanging out with his cousins Davey & Joey, he probably drived them nuts but they took very good care of him and Maggie!!!

My kids & sinks..................

We went camping this weekend in Canon City at Yogi Bear Jellystone Campground and this was the highlight of the kid's trip!! Not sure what it is about a kitchen sink.............may be their Granny introducing them to it at a very young age!!!!

Maggie In Granny's Sink................

Stink in the Sink

While I was at work yesterday and my children were in "daddy daycare" a few events transpired throughout the day. First David was being the good husband and cleaning all the bathrooms and Sawyer had asked him if he could play in the kitchen sink with his bath toys. So David filled the sink up for him and left him to splish splash a bit while he finished scrubbing toilets. Well when he returned to the kitchen to check on Sawyer this is what he found..........................

guess Sawyer meant LITERALLY - could he play in the sink!!!

Then sweet innocent little MagPie got up for her nap and Daddy went to get her. Upon entering the room he was blown away by a pungent smell so he assumed she had just filled her drawers. But upon turning on the light she had poop from one end to the other of her bed!!! David thinks she must have done this early on in the nap because it took 2 baths to get her clean. You are all lucky because David did not photograph this incident!!!!

I have a problem...........................

I was killing time at Walmart, yes I have a bit of white trash in me and I peruse the aisles of the local Walmart looking for a good deal from time to time. Anyhow this book caught my eye and I thought, "are they talking about me?" Sad yes.........but true!! I wouldn't say that Starbucks has saved MY life but at times I think it saved my children's lives. I just hop in the ol minivan and head on down to the drive thru Starbucks conveniently located by my house and soothe my aggravation with a Caramel Macchiato. I just keep saying to myself, really rationalizing my consumption of Starbucks, that at least it's not the liquor store. Of course it would be cheaper.......................yes many of you think I have a problem and it is true but I really do enjoy it!!!


David's company hosted a party at the Rockies game where we benefited with a FREE lunch and tickets! Can't beat that............the highlight of the day was meeting DINGER and getting his autograph. Maggie wasn't to fond of the ginormous purple dinosaur & was more than happy to bid farewell to him.


Starbucks bound.........

Someday ol Maggie Pie will join us!

My mom and I enjoyed another year at the Women of Faith conference in Denver. Every year we start the day off with an Egg Bagel Sandwich from Einstein Bagels and of course Starbucks!! The conference was an amazing time full of incredible music by Mandisa and Nicole C. Mullen, powerful messages, a delicious lunch at The Market on Larimer Square, and most of all INFINITE GRACE from the Man above. I look forward every year to this time with my mom as we both continue our journey in our Faith, each year it getting stronger and stronger.



We had 2 parties on Sawyer's birthday................a playdate for all of our friends in the morning then a little gathering with 2 of Sawyer's buddies, Owen & Ethan, in the evening. David out did himself this year creating 3 Monster Trucks out of Cardboard boxes for the boys to crush stuff with. I was amazed at how detailed they were. Way to go David!!!




The CRUSH Course

ETHAN in Monster Mutt, SAWYER in BATMAN, David PIT CREW, and OWEN in TAZ