Showing posts with label Higgins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Higgins. Show all posts

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Ferocious Lion & His Dairy Queen Obsession

Yesterday our church held it’s third annual Blessed Fest/Chili Cook-off!  It has quickly became a favorite tradition!  Last year Higgins made his debut as a rooster for our Connect Groups Mexican themed decor for the chili cook-off.

This year we added a Trunk-R-Treat to the festivities and Higgins decided to I decided that he would join the fun.  We had to decorate our vehicle as a Bible story, so we chose Daniel and the Lions Den!  Of course Higgins was the ferocious lion and Joey was Daniel…check out these cutie patootie youngins.

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Higgins had a ball being a lion, mainly because he was receiving so much attention….Daniel, aka Joey, not so much.  The things this poor kid does to make his mom happy!

After we left, we went to Higgins favorite place to celebrate his being such a good boy…..can you tell where we are??

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About a month ago, we swung through Dairy Queen for a milk shake and when they saw Higgins, they gave him a small ice cream treat with a dog bone in it.  Well that began a love obsession with Higgins.  If he rides with us to town, he whimpers until we go.  The amazing thing is he know right where Dairy Queen is! 

Last night the whimpers turned to lots of excitement when we pulled in, and he hung out the Jeep’s windows with great anticipation with drool dropping out of his mouth, like a leaking faucet (my dog has issues!)!  It was so funny!!  When we finally had our turn at the window, I though he would jump into their window for his treat!  In true blogger fashion, I had to snap a picture!!  The Dairy Queen worker said this was a first!  HA!

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lovin’ Some Yard Work, Not Lovin’ The Weeds…

Today we went to the nursery and got us some shrubs!!  Last year our goats got out and demolished anything that was (1) a shrub (2) anything that resembled a rosebush and (3) anything that we liked or cared about.  We basically gave up once they destroyed everything.

Today was our day of replacing more of what they ate.  During the fall we planted some and today we tackled the front flower bed.  Before I show you some pictures, please ignore the weeds, grass and anything green….we are in the process of getting that taken care of, but wanted to get the plants in the ground first. 

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First, check out my cutie patootie water pump!  We have had this for years, but finally got it up and running again.

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Next, I am loving my patio peach tree!!  You can’t see me, but I am smiling!!  I can’t wait for it to start blooming!!

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Here are three of 16 bushes that were planted.  I will post pictures of the whole thing, once we get the weeds & grass   outta there….

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This picture and the next few are of a rock wall that I am building around a tree and up the drive….

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Of course I had to throw in a couple of pictures of Higgins!!

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He is so Beautiful!!!  Ahem, anyhoo….Do you have any great suggestion on weed control?   We have tried weed mats and everything in between.   This year we are pulling up as much as possible and them placing newspaper down, then either using pea gravel or mulch.  What works best for you??

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Do You See What I See?

Last night I walked into the living room and Higgins was sleeping.  Tucked under his neck was a poinsettia from my Christmas tree. 

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So I woke Higgins up to give him a good talking to about eating the flowers off the tree….

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But with a cute little face like this…I just could not do it!!     It must of been a left over flower from that cat!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Wood Floor, Halloween & Crash

Well we finally made a decision on the wood floor.  It was rough and trust me I took all y’alls advice to heart.  Friday we were back and forth on which color and when we finally made a decision, something or someone’s opinion would change our mind.

So what finally pushed us over the edge and made us choose a color?  Bradley went to keep our friends children for a couple of hours while they ran out and when Jeremy dropped him off and walked into their house, they had the same color in their living room.  He came by my office and told me that I would have to go over there and check it out because he thought I would love it.  So I did and I did love it so we called and ordered it right away before we changed our minds again!  So what color did we choose?  I know you are dying to to know….right?  We went with the light color, Natural Oak.  I can’t wait!  I am still a little nervous, but I think when it gets laid, it will be perfect!  Fingers crossed, it will be laid next week. 

So, you know how most people get excited about dressing their children up and taking them out trick or treating.  We are not the normal and usually do not get to excited about it.  Not this year!!  So what changed?  I found Higgins the cutest rooster costume!!  Yep, the dog went trick or treating with Joey!!  Here are some pictures of our evening.  I’ll have to say Higgins & Joey looked mighty cute and they both really enjoyed themselves!

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Higgins was worn slap out from his adventures so we all decided to crash in front of the TV for a little HGTV waiting for the teenagers to get home. 

For some reason, right around 11pm, I had the strangest feeling that something was wrong with one of my boys.  DJ was in Short Mountain at a friends house and Bradley was with another  friend in Nashville at a haunted house. 

I started praying that God would protect them and help them make right decisions in what ever situation they were in.  Within 2 minutes of praying, DJ called to say he was in a wreck.  It was really foggy and he didn’t see a stop sign and ran through it, then off the road and hit a tree.  Praise God that he was not hurt.  To that, all I can say is, God is good all the time and all the time God is good!  Praising Him and thanking Him for DJ not getting hurt!

Monday, June 29, 2009

A Vet Visit + A Doctors Visit = Unhappy Peeps

Wow, what a day, today has turned out to be!  Last night, the ever MAN-tastic Higgins started coughing and not feeling well.  When he woke up this morning, he was wheezing, coughing and just not feeling well at all.  I thought he had pneumonia.  So off to the vet he goes.  Turns out that he is having an allergic reaction to something.  He got a steroid shot and a steroid pill at the vet and will be on prednisone for five days.

As I was getting Higgins stuff together for the vet this morning, Joey tells me that his left ear is infected and needs to go to the doctor.  When Joey finally feels an earache, it usually means a full blown infection.  He has a very high tolerance to pain and will not feel an ear infection until it’s really bad.  So I made him an appointment for this afternoon.  Already I knew the day would be heading down hill fast with a vet appointment and a doctor appointment all in one day.

Our pediatrician was not in the office today so we saw another one and when she checked Joey’s ear that was not hurting him first, it had a full blown infection.  She asked him if it hurt and he said no.  I told her that he does not feel them until they are bad, and she told me well he should be feeling this one cause it is, indeed pretty bad.  When she checked his other ear, she made a “oh no” and I was like “WHAT?”  She looks again and said, it’s really bad, so bad, in fact that it has a huge perforation in the ear drum.  Of course, that scared me a tad.  She said that he should be in so much pain and was shocked that he wasn’t.  Trust me, I hate that it’s that bad, but I am thrilled that he is not in a lot of pain.  So a strong antibiotic is prescribed and a re-check is made and we are heading home, finally!! 

What do you get with a child that is really not feeling that bad, but is a little on the grumpy side, and a dog that has been on steroids for about 8 hours??  Trust me words can not describe it.  I have yelled at both of them and both of them are mad at me!  Higgins has attacked the cat, the other dog and his bone.  Joey is sitting in the living room yelling at Higgins for growling and attacking his cat. 

Higgins's is so mad at me for getting on to him that he pee’d on me.  Joey laughed.  Trust me I am pretty well a grump myself now!!  Higgins looks like this dog….

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I look like this…..

It has been a loooooong day!  Hopefully both Joey and Higgins will be feeling better tomorrow and not so much on the grumpy side!  Hopefully, or I will need a pill!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pure Happiness & DR Raffle

Sometimes it’s the little things that bring me pure happiness!

This morning, Bradley calls me and says, you are not going to believe where I found your Chi-we-we at. Yes we call the ever MAN-tastic Handsome Higgins a Chi-we-we! He e-mails me this picture….

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I tell ya, this dog is taking over my side of the bed, HA! If you didn't see yesterday's post scroll down....(Sorry BFF, 2 days in a row of Higgins pictures, I promise to do better next time!!)

Then after work, I had to run by Krogers. As I was walking in, there was this lady wearing the same exact outfit as I was….I went up to her and said “hey, you have great taste in clothing!” She got a big kick out me asking if I could take her picture for my blog!! It was such a blog worthy moment!!

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I have been doing the Biggest Loser at church with a group of 11 ladies and at last week’s weigh-in I was 5th place on the leader board with losing 2.8% of body weight for the week! Of course, that made me smile! Anyhoo, let me show you two things I have found that are absolutely yummy!

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Trust me, I never thought I would like any kind of hamburger that was “meat free”, but these are quite the yummy treat!

These are just a few of the things that made me smile today!! Sometimes, it’s the little things in life!

Tomorrow begins my Dominican Republic Raffle, please come back and check out all the exciting things that will be up for grabs! See you then!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Good, The Bad And The Stinky!

THE GOOD


Today is Administrative Assistants Day and lookie I what I got! It is from The Country Gourmet, and it's full of chocolate, coffee and lots of other goodies!! Awwww!! How sweet! I work with the best group of folks, EVER!! Yay!


THE BAD

This man INFURIATES me! If you do not know about this man, or live under a rock and have not heard about the debacle of the Miss USA question that Perez Hilton asked Miss California, aka Carrie Prejean (which by the way is my new hero) about gay marriage, well you are better off not knowing!! (Of course I'm gonna tell you if you do not know!!) Well the question asked by this openly gay man was, what she felt about gay marriage, and she responded with this.

"We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."

All I can say is, bravo!!!!
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Again, my Higgins decided that he would punish me by rolling in horse poo, UGGHHHHH! This must stop and it needs to stop now! I Googled it, wanting to know why my dog rolls in poo and how I stop it, well, thank you Google, but you were absolutely no help.

One site said that dogs roll in poo, because it is a natural instint that comes from their ancestors. Yeah, their ancestors would roll in poo to mask their scent to help aid in hunting their game. Well, the only thing Higgins has to hunt is a nice bowl of Kibbles N Bits from the bag that I provide him!

To my dismay, the only thing I found to break him from it, was to roll in poo myself, to show him how bad I smell.....where does Google find these people???

Monday, March 9, 2009

Give Me My Hour Back!


Yes, we have all sprung forward, some more graciously than others, and this morning I am really needing my hour back! Why does one hour really seem to make such an impact?? Anyhoo, on to more important things....

Joey is doing much better, he was really touch and go on Friday, but the doctor wanted to wait for six hours before we did anything like the dreaded hospital. His body went through so much in four days, that I am sure if it were me, I would be dead! After about four hours and the exit of the medication he had in his system, he quit throwing up! I told him after he hit the prayer list at church and all our prayer warriors at Calvary started praying for him, that was the reason he got better!! (He smiled!) He has been extremely weak this weekend, and totally sick of being stuck in the house for days, not a good combination!

Yesterday he felt well enough to go to church, but on the way home he fell asleep and when he got home, he took a nap and went to bed at 8pm last night!! Hopefully he will start regaining his strength back!!

On another note of well being and recovery, my poor baby Higgin's had the dreaded "Snip, Snip" preformed on Friday!! I was a nervous wreck! One of my baby boy's was at home sick and the other baby boy was at the animal hospital getting his manly parts removed.....oh what is a mother to do! Higgin's made it through surgery fine, he moans an groans in front of me, but is his little chipper self in front of hubby and the boys!! Of course Jeremy gets mad when I baby him because he says I am totally being played, but don't all men do that?? (Sorry BFF!)

Anyhoo, it has been one crazy weekend of sickness and recoveries, and I am glad to say I was happy to see the sun rise and know that I was heading back to work. I am ready for some normal, but would love to have the extra hour that I lost, doing my normal!!

Have a great day!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Higgin's In The Snow

Before I get started, I promise this blog is not turning in to an all inclusive Higgin's blog, it's just that he happens to be the only one that rolled out of bed this morning with me to go outside to check on the goats. It doesn't help that he is so MAN-tastically cute too!!

Anyhoo, this morning we woke up to a winter wonderland, and in Tennessee we get about one good snow a year, and I am hoping this is it!! One is good! When we went to bed there was nothing on the ground and this morning about 4 to 6 inches in our neck of the woods with some parts of Tennessee seeing 8+ inches!

When I first threw Higgins outside for his morning constitution, he did not budge past the part of the porch that was dry, so unto plan B. I ran in to get some warmer clothes on, picked him and my camera up and walked outside a ways and plumped his little butt into the snow. In some places his little feet never hit the ground below, so he had to hop like a bunny all over the place....soooo cute!!

This is the view from our front porch...

This is Higgins when he first hit the snow...thank goodness the area in our back yard is small and well protected so it does not get that much snow, so he did not fall in tummy deep!

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Higgin's has just about had enough by this point!

Of course one more of Higgin's little precious little foot prints going up the steps of our deck!

That's the extent of my snow pictures, after we came back in I went back to bed until 10:30...YAY!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

I'm Back....And With A Pay It Forward!

Okay friends, I'm back after a few days of a break. It has been a really busy week with not much time at at home and when I was at home I was either worn slap out, or catching up on my TV shows! Priorities ya know!! Anyhoo, I am back and ready to rock your socks off with a big 'ol "Pay It Forward" surprise!!

A couple of weeks or so ago, Kelly at Chatty Kelly did a fun little Pay It Forward on her blog, and I was one of the lucky duckie's to get picked!! That folks, is a big WOO TO THE HOO!! She sent me this...



Oh boy, does the soap smell yummy (look closely at the soap she put my blog name in it!!) and I am always in need of cards to send note to folks, so thank you bunches Kelly!! Trust me I get so excited to get things, and especially something in the mail!! I'm crazy that way!

So ya wanna play?? Here are the rules to the "pay It Forward":
  • The first 3 bloggers to leave a comment saying "I want to play & pay!" will receive a hand-made gift from me.

  • Those 3 bloggers promise to post this challenge on their blog (meaning they too will ‘Pay-It-Forward’, creating a handmade gift for the first 3 bloggers that leave a comment on their blog!!)

That's all folks! So what am I going to make homemade for y'all? Good question, but I am sure going to make it special! So go ahead and leave a comment if you want to play and pay! Even if you don"t want to participate, you can still leave a comment and tell me how wonderful Higgins is and how mantasically handsome you think he looks in his new shirt!! JUST TEASING!! HE HE!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bradley's Driving!!

If you live in Tennessee BEWARE!!
WARNING, WARNING
Bradley is driving!!

Yep, my Bradley got his Restrictive license! He is so proud. Of course I never could get a good picture of him holding his new found freedom, well he thinks it's freedom, but he still has to have us around to drive, but who am I to burst his bubble! Anyhoo, here is a couple of pictures of him working on his truck. He wrecked it a few weeks ago, so he has been replacing the whole front end along with a few other things. I will post a few more picture in couple of days of the finished product. All he has left is to order the grill and it's brand new again, except for the paint job!!


Of course what kind of mom would I be if I did not show you a picture of Higgins!! He is so sweet smiling up at his mama!! He loves the camera, but wouldn't we all if we were so mantastically handsome as he was!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

ISWYS - Christmas Edition

First I would like to thank Linda over at 2nd Cup Of Coffee for hosting this carnival. Because of her, my diet now starts today instead of the projected start date of January 5, 2009. My chins, arms and gut says it all....again, thanks Linda!

Next, I will apologize one million times. After uploading the video, my mouth and words do not seem to be acting as one. I am praying that it is my computer and that you will have not problems, but if that is not the case, I will not be offended, if you you have to turn away and not watch. Fortunately, most of my video is not of me, so that helps a lot!!

Last, but certainly not least, I am in the pursuit of finding a good camera, lighting and general HELP for my next performance. Today, I will start running ads in the local paper. I just feel deep down if I had the proper camera, lighting and touch up guy, I would first and foremost look 100 pound slimmer, which of course is my main goal!!

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After you are done watching, scoot over to Linda's and watch the countless others that joined in on today's fun!!

Have a great day!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Weekend Review

Now granted, I think my Higgins is the most beautiful CHI-uauaha in the entire world, but I think after you see him and his fine driving skills that he possesses, you have to agree that not only is he a fine dog, but a very smart one too! I am sure Hollywood will be hot to hire my Higgins!! He he!

Several times Higgins wanted to take over driving, but to his dismay I had to remove him from the wheel. Hubby needed a bathroom break, so here is Higgins on high alert at the rest area.


Besides our quick trip out of state and back, it has just been a dag-gum busy week, and for the life of me, I have nothing to show for my busyiness!! No Christmas present that have been wrapped, because it is hard to wrap presents that you have not PURCHASED yet!! Ughh!! Why have I not been Christmas shopping yet? Well I was going to go Christmas shopping, but I get so irate at irritating people that I simply just give up and leave! Plus, I have not an idea where to start. It is not a good thing!


I did decide that I am going to wait until Wednesday. For those shaking their heads in utter disbelief, wait for my reasoning.....(I think this is a great time for bullets!!)

  • It's Christmas Eve and most folks should be done by now
  • It's Christmas Eve and most folks I am hoping are traveling to their Christmas destination and not out shopping like me
  • The sales should be great
  • Hubby has the day off so he can go
  • There is no need to worry about hiding presents from the kids

So what happens if all of Tennessee is shopping on Christmas Eve, just like me?? I might just shoot myself!

The issues with shopping at the last minute, you ask? Well I need to be spot on, because there is no coming back the next day to find that perfect gift...because there will be no more days to find that perfect gift! Ughhhhhh, I am stressed!!!

Okay, I have worn myself out talking about Christmas shopping, I am crazy and I am totally sure I will regret this day for the rest of my life!!

So, let me tell you about the wonderful "here's you sign" moment!! Our church does this beautiful drive-thru live nativity each year. When you pull into out circular drive at church you will see host of angels dancing and celebrating the birth of the Messiah. After the angels there are the shepherds tending to their flocks. A little ways beyond that is the manger with Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus. Of course there is the donkey that carried Mary all the way to Bethlehem and a few farm animals giving up their space for the special baby and His family. After you round the corner, you are greeted by the three Wisemen with their camels.

It is so moving that the hair on your arms are raised as your travel through. I would love to show you the beautiful pictures of our Living Nativity, but I dropped my camera on the way outand for some odd reason could not get it to take pictures. Go figure!

So where is the "here's your sign" moment I was talking about? Well after it was all over and we were cleaning up, someone brought me a memory card that was found on the floor of the church. I told them I would find out who the card belonged to, so off on the great quest to find that person.

I asked the first person if they had a digital camera so I could put the card into it and see if we could recognized anyone. They did not have a camera, so I went to about three people and no luck, no one had a camera. I finally ended up in the hospitality room where there was a large crowd gathered (food, enough said) and lucky me found someone with a camera, so in we popped the card and started looking at the pictures. She told me that it was just a few of the Wisemen and Shepherds getting ready. I looked through the pictures with her and the first one was of a cat. Wow, I thought to myself, that looks just like my cat, how odd! After a few more click of pictures, I realized it was my memory card!! UGHHHHH!!

Enough said, I wear my sign with pride!!!!