Thursday, December 23, 2010


ok ok here I am again, and it is just 2 days before Christmas.  Incredible isn’t it?  That I am posting another one?  Well that is what happens when I am totally bored out of my mind at work!  Good thing the boss doesn’t read this!  I just wanted to post what my Mr. Higgins(es) have been doing.  You know… the “Little Rascals” up North in Erda where I am headed this afternoon on a Shuttle.  Never done this before and I know it will be full.  The Shuttle I mean.  Full of people I don’t know.  A 5 hour drive.  I hope I don’t get stuck in the very back…I am afraid to eat anything.   I have never sat in the back of a vehicle for a long time…hope it is comfortable.  I wonder it they thought I was weird if I started taking pictures LOL.  Anyway, my son Mike e-mailed me these pictures photo last week


A cute bed with a loft on top for Lauren to put her toys and princess “stuff”



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A bunk bed for Owen and Ryan, pretty cute huh

so Mike sad, “hey dad can you come up a week early and let’s make these beds for the kids for Christmas…

So Huh-honey went up last Saturday.  Mike went to the furniture store and indiscreetly took measurements and with the photo he had, within hours this is what they came up with…63466_488520802765_840497765_5829986_6743772_n  I am telling you that husband and son of mine are incredible!  Owen wanted to be a part of the making of whatever they were doing in the garage.  Now this was suppose to be a secret.  Owen could help measure and do things that little guys can do…but had no idea what the end result would be.  When Bob and Mike needed to put it all together to see if it was going to work Owen was very upset because he had to go in the house.  I am talking VERY UPSET.  He just wants to be in the garage with dad and papa…doing…whatever they are doing.  Then the next day he overheard Mike telling a friend that the beds were coming along…so Owen told Camille my DIL that he knew dad’s secret but please don’t tell dad that he knows he doesn’t want dad to be sad that he knows the secret…Owen is playing along know…and Mike knows…..LOL

So the next day after un assembling the bed which will be painted and other finish work added…Owen was in his element once again.



They gave him a real drill and put him to work…


And part of making a lot of dust and mess you have to clean up too.  Ryan is the one all bundled up and Owen is the one with gloves on and no coat.  Papa and Dad were  not wearing coats so Owen didn’t need to wear one either. The pieces are a puzzle right now.  That’s all…a giant puzzle. The kids even got to help paint the puzzle…



While Camille (she is amazing!) got into the router-ing part of the finish work…

Yes this is my DIL…there isn’t anything this young lady won’t do or try…and she is good at it…then the night before last she had another brain storm……to add a few more embellishments to Lauren’s bed….Bob doesn’t look too thrilled in this picture and Mike looks real thrilled LOL but believe me…Bob was happy with the results…thank goodness it is done…


This is a picture that needs to be framed to remind Bob how much fun he was having LOL.  I love you honey and I know the kids really appreciate your hard work!  It is going to be amazing when they are all done and put together….

The count down begins!  And I will be there tonight to rub your feet and sore back….. (kiss, kiss)!

Thank you Mikie for putting me on the shuttle……(I think)! I can’t wait to spend Christmas with your little family again!


I am missing these 2 girls really badly this Christmas….

Madison and Brooklyn and of course their mommy Natalie (which I don’t have a picture of except an old one)




And I will be home on Sunday to see these cuties

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Our sweet Kinlee who loves to rip off ornaments from Oma’s tree and try and eat them


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Don’t you just LOVE those cheeks!



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Kolytn, our little stinker who is so much like his daddy….OH BOY did that kid  (Brad) keep me on my toes… and I say “what goes around, comes around”


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Kyler our little man…who is growing so fast into all of his almost 8 years!

Where does the time go?

I will be looking forward to the New Year and all that it may bring.  All the happiness these sweet children bring into my life…I am so blessed. 



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I need to keep this guy healthy so we can continue to enjoy all of the above….




PS I am so glad I am off all those steroids….my poor triple chin and chunky face has not made for pretty pictures….slowly getting back to double chin instead of triple!  of which a turtle neck doesn’t even hide it!  LOL

OK..this is my last post until after Christmas…have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Librarian said...

I would have LOVED to have such a princess bed as a kid!! But I fear for their heads - won't they bump them there when they wake up and sit up?
Anyway, have a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year, and I am sure the trip on the shuttle will go well :-)

Eileen said...

First, you look beautiful, Linda!
But I guess you are a lot like me, it's easy to see the flaws in ourselves.
I think you look wonderful! And you have such a wonderful spirit that shines through, and beauty inside and out!

And the woodworking talent in your family is amazing! Ray and his brothers are like that too, and his Dad and grandfather were great, making all sorts of intricate carvings, and doll houses, bunk beds, etc.
Such treasures for your family to enjoy and to hand down now!

Great post!
Enjoy your family!
Enjoy your Christmas!
Love to you,

Teacher's Pet said...

How great you and your husband look!...AND....I am soooo excited to see this post with the photos of the fantastic work that was done (bravo to your hubby and your son) AND...look at your beauuuuuutiful grands! They are GRAND aren't they!!! Have a safe trip...I am praying that you have a wonderful trip (don't get sick...I'm thinking about you and sending a prayer that you won't be ill if you have to ride in the back)....and praying for a wonderful Christmas for you and yours. Thank you for this post!! Terrific!!!!!
Love and hugs,

Sniffles and Smiles said...

How absolutely fab!!! They are so gifted!!! And what a handsome couple you are!!! You are gorgeous!! Loved this post!!! And since you've been in my thoughts, I especially wanted to stop by to wish you a Merry Christmas!! Love you,dear friend!! ~Janine XO

imac said...

Great post my friend.
Hope youn all have a great Christmas.

shabby girl said...

What a wonderful family! Merry Christmas Linda!

Diana said...

Hi Linda,
Those two beds look amazing. What talent you have in your family. They are something that can be handed down for years to come.
I hope that you had a wonderful trip and I loved the end photo of the two of you, just perfect!
Love Di ♥

Barb said...

Hi Linda, Well, you know I was telling you the truth when I said I wasn't on the computer for awhile! Glad to read this post and see what Huhoney is up to! Those kids are lucky to have such a talented Papa and Daddy. Hope your shuttle ride went well and you didn't get motions sick! The beds look grand.

Barb said...

PS Forgot to say I really love the pic of you and your Honey!

Teacher's Pet said...

P.S. I wanted to add just onnnnne more comment! If I send a sketch of a bed that I want built, would your Hu-huney and Mike (with Owen's help, of course!) drive to the southern part of the USA and build one for me??? Just wondering...
Happy New Year to you, my friend.