Wednesday, March 30, 2011

To a “special” BLOG-HER



This is such a beautiful “Blog-her” I cannot express how much I love going to her blog (Wanda)

~ Moments of Mine ~ 

Just want you to know Wanda that I admire you sooo much and the moments that you share so often add to my day when I need it the most!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY MARCH 30TH!  (giggle) it doesn’t matter which one it is…

(ps) Alivia has grown sooo much over the last year!  can I come live with you so you can teach me how to cook???????hehehe

Thursday, March 17, 2011

lucky me!

Today is a very special day, not only is it St. Patrick’s Day and Bob still very much around (you see he is a Leprechaun, and at the stroke of  midnight when it become March 17th, St. Patrick Day, Papa turns into his Leprechaun self and has until sunrise to keep his pot of gold safe!  It happens every year, or every year since our children were old enough to remember the story!  I never get to see it happen…everyone he loves gets sprinkled with some kind of magic Leprechaun dust to keep us safe and asleep, while he is busy keeping his pot of gold hidden and safe, it is quite a chore….once in a while a shiny gold coin from the pot gets dropped but it isn’t enough to cause any trouble.

The kiddies were always wide-eyed and had a hundred questions every year when this happened and he told his tales to them.

Now the grandies get to hear it all.  Madison was always a very firm believer in her Papa being a Leprechaun.  It got her into trouble at school at the tender age of 5 or 6.  Her teacher didn’t like her “making up” stories of her Papa being a Leprechaun.  (hehehehe) but it was all straightened out later that day when (daughter) called and told him to straighten it out once and for all!  So he did.  Madison got on the phone with her Papa and he told her the truth once and for all and not to confuse whatever her moma said or her teacher said, he was a Leprechaun and he would send her a piece of his gold to prove it and if her teacher wanted to talk to him she  could call him.  That’s how he straightened it out…..LOL

But…today……..yes today is a very special day because 2 of our grandies were born on this day!

Ryan Elliott Higgins turned 8 today!  WHOOOO HOOOO !

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I can’t even begin to tell you what a special blessing this little guy has been in our lives… he absolutely melts your heart…


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I think there have been thousands of pictures taken of Ryan….this is one of my all time favorites….his very first “Fathers and Son’s” church outing….




We enjoy his imagination so much.  I think some of his story telling is inherited from his Papa and well his daddy too!




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He loves his mommy so much and always has a smile for Oma’s camera

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Ryan has always been a deep thinker…very serious….and very funny and has such a beautiful smile….hugs and smooches all the time…


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Ryan LOVES animals and has a special gift…we call him the chicken whisperer….I wish I had a picture of him and his chickens….I am sure I have one somewhere!


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He loves to swim, and splish splash and he LOVES his brother and sister and cousins.  Ryan has lot’s of friends….



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Ryan is so smart…he understand and knows a lot more than most children…

You can’t get anything past this child…



We can’t wait to see you tomorrow!



We are blessed to have Kyler in our lives, he is such a happy little boy.  Kyler always has  such a sweet smile for you and always gives out hugs so freely!  I don’t have any baby pictures of Kyler, but  what I do have makes anyone who see’s his eyelashes ask WHY???

WHY do sweet little boys get to have such beautiful eyelashes?

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there isn’t a picture that I have taken where Kyler isn’t smiling!




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He is such a happy little boy…and such a good big brother!



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look at this sweet smile!




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Kyler loves to do things all little boys love to do….he climbs, chases lizards and rides his bike and plays real hard.  He gets dirty like all little boys do and doesn’t care one bit….

and he loves to swim in Oma’s pool, he even try’s to pull silly faces when you ask him to sit still for a picture.

Things that silly little boys like to do..


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But most of all, Kyler will light up your life with his smile and big heart….



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You light up our life!

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to my 2 favorite 8 year olds!

love Oma and Papa…..

Friday, March 11, 2011

It is happening…

It is happening all around me.  Blossoms, buds, finally the sunshine FINALLY! 

I don’t know if Hunny Bunny is related to Lucinda…could be (hehehe) you know how everyone is related somehow somewhere, but Hunny Bunny has been at it again.  Hiding those delicious wonderful Cadbury Carmel Chocolate EGGS throughout the house. 

It happens as soon as the stores decide to put out the Easter candy, you know, before Valentines is over…the shelves start doing there transformation before you even get use to the idea that Christmas was just over with before you even put the turkey on the table for Thanksgiving!  Anyway, I always have a good time, putting out the eggs….I mean Hunny Bunny has fun putting out the eggs. DSCN7720 I have to be careful and not do a lot all at once because my honey has a good sniffer…he can sniff those eggs out LOL and every once in a while….he forgets a place they might have been hidden in the year before…Nah, they are always found…except last night, I couldn’t believe that this one was not spotted for over a week. march2011 023 I felt sorry for him cause he just had a hankerin for a chocolate caramel egg, told me he hadn’t had one in a day or so and wondered if Hunny Bunny had forgotten about him…so, I actually gave in….and had to POINT IT OUT!  OH DEAR……how obvious was this one?  Do you see it, the golden egg just sitting beneath the lamp shade?  I need to get more creative I guess. LOL  I am not done…I have until EASTER to keep a stash always on hand, and then he will be CUT OFF for another year because these only are sold once a year. LOL

This made me smile, my sweet Ryan got off the school bus (it drops him off right in front of his house, he still had his back pack on!) and my son Mike had a kite….ready to go!  Ryan was thrilled…..the condor landed on the roof once but eventually soared, along with his little sweet spirit!

Camille my DIL made another beautiful cake, this time for a friends little girls BD party.  She is incredible and so amazingly talented!camilles cake

this time last year we already had started planting in our garden.  I know because I took pictures of it.  Not this year.  I think we will wait another month.  I just don’t trust the weatherman just yet.  We have had so much rain the dirt is still pretty heavy and muddy.  Not to mention that Huh-honey is working hard on another project he started….”the wall”.  It really will be nice when it is finished.  There is still a lot of work to be done.  He is pouring “the wall” a little at a time.  Then there will come the dirt.  Not just any dirt.  He will find some really nice dirt, then put it through is home made sifter, to make sure there are not any large rocks in it, then add his own little secret ingredients to the dirt to make it just right for planting and producing beautiful plants and foliage…..

when the wall is poured and the dirt is in, and the plants planted he will finish the outside by adding some nice stone.  It will be beautiful and will make that ugly plain boring red brick wall so much nicer to look at by the pool.  We did not put this red brick wall in…the builders of the planned community put the walls in all around to divide the lots….they did a very poor job….not one wall has rebar or cement in them to stabilize them, they are just shallow empty bricks, pretty scary for such a big wall…it is hard to find good quality workmanship now a days….or that the builder got away with it (probably not inspected).

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I snuck up on Mr. H when he was done for the day and he was just “thinking”.  I love to catch him when he is just “thinking”.  He usually has a smile on his face…I know how hard he works around our home to make it beautiful.  He always puts in a good days work whatever he does…he should be satisfied, he deserves to smile.  He makes me smile……

Know that is why Hunny Bunny puts those delicious caramel chocolate eggs around for him to find…..