New Washer Dryer and Blessing Allison

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Value wins over beauty/trend. I looked at several stores for my replacement washer/dryer. I did an extensive search and read quite a bit about pros and cons of washers and dryers.
I am grateful for the input and comments regarding my choices that I received here on my blog.
In the end because so many still use the washer and dryer at my house I thought it would be best to go with traditional top load. We still have 7 1/2 people that live at home right now. So lots of laundry cycles through.And even though I chose value (at Lowe's)... I still wanted the "new technology" with no big agitator that takes up the whole middle of the washer and I wanted the rack that sits in the dryer to steam clothes, if needed. I really liked the slick Whirlpool Cabrio machines but the price was really incredible and I don't need an LCD display or touch technology. In the end I chose the GE high efficiency washer and dryer.
They were delivered Saturday so we haven't had a lot of time to test drive them but so far so good. The washer is quiet and the gas dryer seems to dry quickly. I do really like not having the big agitator. Now we'll see how value works out and if I also get dependability! After all that is what we really want. I want to get some good years out of these 2.


Here is my daughter Whitney with her daughter, baby Allison. Whitney is such a great mom. I'm very proud of her.


Obviously she got tired of Nanny after a while. Can't blame her. It was a big day. I'm sure she was ready to change her dress and snuggle in her little bed. Me too. Being a grandmother is very rewarding. Allison is a blessing. But I must say I don't miss getting up at night for feedings. What everyone says about loving grandchildren and then giving them back to their mom and dad is so true.

-nanette
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35 comments

Jan said...

How very, very sweet! The dress is such a treasure and absolutely gorgeous! Wishing you many "clean" years with your new washer and dryer and Happy Belated Birthday to that beautiful Daughter of yours!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Congrats on your new purchase! Sad how we come to love things like our washer/dryer.

Miss Allison is a DOLL!

Darlene said...

Enjoy your new washer & dryer.

Baby Allison is a cute-patootie - congratulations.

Brandie said...

You are blessed is so many ways. Take care

Nedra said...

You have 7 1/2 people at your house right now? Who is the 1/2 person? (For some reason that struck me funny!) I hope they become a whole person at one time.
Your little grand daughter is such a beauty. Love the dress Whitney put on her. I agree, being a grandma is the BEST!

Annette said...

What a beautiful baby and so precious in her blessing outfit. Sounds like you had a wonderful day with your family.

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, baby Allison looks just beautiful in her pretty dress! It sounds like you had a very special family day nanette!

PamKittyMorning said...

Sweet little baby! xo

Rae Ann said...

What a blessed event and a special day. I think Allison is the cutest thing ever! I love the fact that she wore her Aunt's blessing dress. It has that little vintage feel that makes it so precious, and meaningful.
Hooray for your new washer and dryer! May you have many fun hours of toil and labor with your new addition.

Sandi said...

The pictures of Allison are just adorable. Yep, grandchildren are lots of loving fun and then mom and dad get to take care of them. :-) It's really fun, though, when the grandkids get old enough to come spend the night. However, you will need lots of sleep after they go home to mom and dad. LOL!

Joyce said...

She is adorable! Hope I get to be a grandma someday.. right now I just have grand dogs! Enjoy!

Nanci said...

I so miss the days of the grand babies...so special and I look at the teens now and sometimes wish for a minute back in time!
I can feel the love.

Joy said...

Oh Nanette she's so adorable!!
I can't think of a nicer way to pass the time than playing with a little grandchild :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a cute little baby girl. Adorable!!!!! I love her little dress she wore. It is beautiful.
You know we have a front loader washing machine and I wish sometimes we had a top loader. So I think you made a great decision.

em's scrapbag said...

Yeah for the new washer and dryer. And baby Allison's big day sounds wonderful. Nothing beats special times with family. Especially when there is a baby involved.

Pat said...

What a pretty little girl Allison was in that lovely dress!! Good luck with your new appliances....I usually choose value when I know the reliability is there, too. I'm never one to go with the new "trends"....LOL

rachelmp said...

What a beautiful little girl and her heirloom clothing. With my four kids I think of doing the laundry as my hobby!

Muddling Through said...

Allison IS so beautiful and that dress is gorgeous! I'm glad you have your new washer and dryer now. I know you'll enjoy them for years to come!

Maggey and Jim said...

What an adorable baby girl.. I know what you mean about grandchildren. Mine do not live close so I never tire of them..They are the loves of our lives, aren't they? That dress is just precious too.. You have a wonderful family..
God Bless YOu,
Maggey

Jackie said...

So glad your washer and dryer saga has come to a close. I wish you the best of luck with them. They look like winners.

Oh my, that Allison is a cutie pie!! Congratulations on her Blessing. How wonderful for her and the whole family.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh your daughter and little Allison are just beautiful. I am so happy it was such a special day for you and the family.
Now get home and start some wash!!! LOL!!

sallgood said...

What a special time for your family! (And you are so right about being a grandma- just wish our kiddos lived close by!!)

sterling said...

Allison looks so sweet in her blessing dress. She is just adorable Nanette and I think she looks like you. What a special day for your family. Thanks for sharing:)
I will see you next week!
Lori

Cathi said...

What a beautiful baby and a beautiful dress!!

Mel said...

I love grandbaby pics!! Sounds like a wonderful day!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Allison is gorgeous - you must be so proud Grandma!!

Dawn said...

Allison looks so pretty in her blessing dress. How fun to be a Grandma!! Glad you got your new washer and dryer.

jandidean said...

What a beautiful baby! Congrats!

Kim D. said...

What a precious baby!! Hope you enjoy the new washer and dryer. You'll have to give a performance report in about 6 months. :)

Carrie P. said...

Oh the decision we have to make about appliances. Glad you found something.
Your granddaughter is such a cutie.

Sherri said...

Hope your washer and dryer do give you many many years! And love the pictures of Allison...she is just so cute...and what a precious blessing gown!

Simone de Klerk said...

Adorable pictures. You are blessed!

pratima said...

Allison is so adorable :)
Thank you for sharing cute pictures!
Congratulations on the new Washer/Dryer :)

Rhondi said...

She is so precious and what a beautiful dress. What a blessing!

Ginger Patches said...

I'm sooo glad I decided to do some catching up here instead of just reading the latest post! My washer is on it's last leg...I've had it for 18 years so I can't complain. I have been going through the same thought process as far as what kind of washing machine to get...so thanks for posting this info.

Adorable grandbaby and what a beautiful dress!