Monday, December 14, 2009

On the First Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me.....

Well, we are definetly getting ready for the holiday season!!! Just 11 more days until the big day!!! The halls are decked and the stockings are hung! Little did we know that we would be getting a suprise present a few weeks before!!! Yes, Jameson is going to be a big brother next summer!!! He is so excited! I asked him if he wanted a little brother or a little sister, and he said sister. So, I asked him if he wanted a little sister like Bailey (my cousin Chad's little girl that my mom keeps a couple days a week with him). He then looked at me and shook his head and he said BROTHER!!!!! :) So we shall see!!!! If I do not post again before Christmas I hope everyone has a very very Merry Christmas!!!!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

A'hoy Me Matey's

Yes, it is the middle of November, and yes I am just now blogging about Halloween! But anyways..... We had a great time. Jameson trick or treated himself out!!! He also has learned how to say Candy... and now not only says it, but screams it until he gets some sometimes! Not cute by the way! :) He was however the cutest little pirate whose Arrggghh, was perfection! He still has the sword and all his pirate costume stuff to play with everyday!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Wow, It's Been A While....

Sorry that it has been so long since I have blogged. October was a very eventful month. October 1st, was James and mines 4th Anniversary together. 4 years! Crazy. It has really flown by. The following weekend we ventured off to Orange Beach, Alabama to stay at the beach for a week. It was Jameson's first beach vacation and he loved it. The sand and the pool were his favorites. We had such a good time and the house was awesome (Thank you PJ and Winn!). The weekend after we came back we went to the Pumpkin Patch at Tate Farms where it was very cold and windy, but Jameson had a blast playing in the corn cribs and tackling the pumpkins!!! It was also James birthday so we all went to eat at Red Lobster after for a Birthday Dinner! Yummy!

Monday, September 28, 2009

First Sunrise Over The Lake

Okay, so it's been a while...been a little busy. So first things first, we have moved to a Townhouse down by the Lake (Lake Guntersville). We are so excited and have a spectacular view of the lake from the dining room, kitchen, living room, and master bedroom! We moved all the furniture and ten thousand boxes Friday night with the help of a lot of friends, and spent our first night on a bed with a fitted sheet I found in some boxes and a quilt that was used in between my bed and highboy to keep from scratching it during the move! Although we were uncomfortable, couldn't find anything because we had nothing unpacked it was so worth it when I woke up bright and early Saturday morning and seen the sunrising over the lake. It was the most beautiful sight! I have taken pictures, but have not had a chance to download. I will post when I get a chance. We spent the weekend unpacking and getting settled in. Jameson spent the weekend exploring all the nooks and crannies and dancing all in the new living room that he has so much spare space to show off in! This week will be a lot of unpacking boxes and packing suitcases for the beach since we leave in 4 days, 14 hours, and some odd minutes! (in case you can't tell, the countdown is on!)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


We had such a great weekend. Friday night after working a full day (ugh!) we hung out at the house and watched 17 again with Zac Efron! Too cute!!! Jameson konked out early and so did I. We rested in Saturday morning to about 7:30 per Jameson's request to get up and wanting a dink (a.k.a chocolate milk). We made a trip to Huntsville to find Jameson some shoes. He has grown out of all of his and didn't have any to make it through the weekend. We started our excursion out and couldn't find any shoes to fit him that were under $50. It was ridiculous! I finally found a pair of Alabama Squeaksters at the mall and he decked out in his Alabama attire this weekend! Which was fitting since they had their victory Saturday night. Sunday we of course were at church all day. It was really good. Great testimonies. Labor day James dissappeared next door with a bunch of men and boys shooting at a target in the front yard with their shotguns and rifles. I finally rounded him up and we drove back to Huntsville to his Aunt's house for a "get-together". Of course we stopped at Olive Garden on the way and tore up some Never Ending Pasta Bowls!!! :) It was a great Labor Day weekend. Glad for my 3 1/2 day week this week!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sharks, Turtles, and Fish... Oh My!!!!

Okay, so I know that Jameson is now 14 1/2 months old, but we just took our first family vacation this past weekend on a whim! I get off at noon on Fridays and had been home playing with Jameson and James got in a little after 2, per usual, and I casually suggested going to the Mountains and we just started packing and went. We had a blast. There was some really bad weather on the way up there, but we made it. It was late so we got some grub and went to the hotel and crashed the first night.

Saturday we spend the morning at Pancake Pantry running into Rockybranchers all over the place! :) Of course! Then we walked around in Gatlinburg and went to the Aquarium. Jameson loved it!!! It was so much fun. We went to Cades Cove and then went to play some Old MacDonald Putt Putt and ate at the Chop House for supper. Then James decided that Jameson (yeah right!!!) would want to go back to the Aquarium, so we headed back over there. It was nice because it was so un-crowded. Jameson loved it even more because it wasn't a little scary to him anymore. He had a blast.

Sunday we went to the Apple Barn (yummy apple fritters) and hit the Christmas Store! Such a tradition for us. We got our annual Christmas ornament. This year it is three little people in a bed with Santa hats. We figured it was very fitting since we're always sharing the bed with little J for at least some portion of the night. Then we went back in to Gatlinburg and walked around. We ran into Travis and Jacklyn, the honeymooners, and then we hit up some Hard Rock!!!! Yum, my mouth is watering just thinkin' about it. While at Hard Rock, James decided that we needed to go back to the Aquarium. he just couldn't tell it goodbye yet!!! :) After we crashed the aquarium for the third time we started back out home. We had a good trip back and got home about sevenish. Crashed and now back to our normal lifes at work!!!! :)

Friday, August 28, 2009


WARNING!!!! The horrid crooked little girl bangs that you see are not the product of want, just very bad circumstances! :) However, since it has been almost a week since the "incident" it is already looking quite different. Thankfully he has healthy hair that grows very quickly!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pictures, Again

Trying to get through the first year, so we're getting closer to the end now. Then we can upload all along so its not so overwhelming!


So, it was a beautiful Saturday morning. Cool fall breeze in the air. Jameson was playing and in the best mood to go and get his one year pictures (yes I know, very late on this) done at Saints. He arrived and looked adorable in his white monogrammed dressy outfit, barefoot playing on the fake stairs in the studio. He played with the bubbles and tickle monster games with Ms. Cherri while Mr. Bob took pictures that I'm sure will not be the least bit dissappointing per usual. But then the day took a turn for the worst. His horrible mother had scheduled him an appointment at the Spoiled Rockin Kiz Salon to get his first haircut so that he could watch a little movie and sit in a little train pedal car. When we arrived, the brillant owner decided to give us a girl that it was her first day who was also 6 -7 months pregnant to cut my child's hair for the first time. This of course was a deadly mistake. Its a little too gruesome to go through the details of the occurrence, but its safe to say that with a little time his hair will recover from the trauma! If we can bear the reminders we will try to post some pictures later this week, since we're hoping that it will look a little less like Jim Carrey from Dumb and Dumber by then! So if you think about it, we ask that you try to say a prayer for little Jameson's hair! :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More Just Pictures

The page still doesn't seem to have enough Jameson! (not that there could ever be enough Jameson!)

Great Weekend Turned Into Two New Teeth!

I know that it is Wednesday, and traditionally that you should post about your weekend maybe on Monday, but I'm not too traditional! So, here goes..... We had a wonderful weekend. Friday I left work and me and James checked out a rental house that I like and he doesn't (that's usually the way it works), then we went to Huntsville and ate at the Bonefish Grill with Matt, Heather, and Little Miss Heidi. It was so good. My boss had given us a gift card for their months ago, and that was the first time we had gotten to use it. Heidi was hilarious! She has grown so much since the last time I seen her. She was playing and crawling and it was adorable. Her and Jameson had so much fun! We went to Barnes & Nobel, and of course per usual we were in there a while, and me and James both ended up with new books. Forget that I haven't finished my last one yet. Jameson got very tired, so we went on home while he slept. Dad is working second this month and since we are living with them we have to be very quiet on Saturday mornings so that he can sleep. This is almost an impossibility with Jameson, so we got up early and went to Chick-fil-A with him. He loved it. He eats his chicken mini's and then plays on the indoor playground. Chad was working so we got to chat with him for a while. When we finished breakfast playtime we drove down to the park at the Lake at let Jameson play on the swings and the play yard. He had a blast. He was very wore out though. We went home and he slept for a while. He started not feeling well that afternoon, and actually had a horrible fever. He kept putting his hands in his mouth, so I figured that he was just teething, but he was sick until Monday morning and from it all we have two big molar teeth in the back of his mouth! So, he has 12 teeth! It was hard on him, but he pulled it through! LOL! That was pretty much the weekend.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Just Pictures

Not really a post, but I wanted to put some more pictures of Jameson up on the blog. Here are some miscelanious ones that I love. Hope you all enjoy too!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Homeless Harkins

Hello all! Welcome to the Harkins Family Blog! Just wanted a place to keep all of our events, thoughts, and just general miscellaneous! To catch everyone up, we have recently sold our home in Albertville and are currently residing with my parents in Guntersville while we decide if we're going to buy, build, or anything! It's great not having a long drive in the morning taking Jameson to Mom's and being about 1 minute away from the church, but that's about all that's great about it!!! Keeping myself, James, and Jameson who is going to be 14 months old and his massive toy collection and my massive shoe collection in one room has been quite interesting nonetheless. Thank goodness my parents built me a huge closet when I lived at home or we would not be surviving! Also, on another joyous note James has returned to work this week after breaking his knee and being out for 9 weeks. We are so thankful that he is doing better and back to work! We are just enjoying being first time parents and just being with Jameson in general. He's a mischievous bundle of constantly hyper joy! Thanks for visiting our blog spot! Please come back soon!