Friday, February 27, 2009

How many people can a pizza feed?

So tonight, David and I did what most exciting married couples do on Friday night date night...we went grocery shopping. Yes I know...don't be jealous! We are so busy during the week and we had tonight free, so too bad it was filled with errands. Anyway, we decided to try one of those Papa Murphy's Pizzas because we have never had one. So, we got the like supreme meat stuffed crust...(the sound your hearing is my heart going into cardiac arrest after eating that.) Anyway, we brought the pizza home, cooked it and dug in. What is hilarious to me about this pizza is that you can only eat one piece. We have so much of it left that it is ridiculous! And don't think we eat like a bird at the Higginbotham house...David and I have been known to mangle an entire pizza and then be looking for a snack! So seriously, I think this one pizza could have fed 8-10 adults. ONE PIZZA!!!! So, needless to say, we would like to open up our home to everyone we know...we will order 2 pizza's and be on our way! Seriously though give them a try. Its good stuff!

New York...part 4-the finale...

As a born and raised Southerner....I have always hated being stereotyped as redneck, or backwards or any one of the other typical Southern stereotypes that comes along. I however, forgot all of that and grouped all New Yorkers into the "rude, unfriendly" category while we were there. Now, I know, not all of them are like that, and actually a few people we met on the street were surprisingly nice....(One of them had just bought his wife a business in Alabama, so they had to be good people.) I did seem to notice though that no one seems really happy up could have been the freezing cold temperatures or the fact they have to walk 9 million miles everyday...I don't know which. But overall, we had a great time and it would be nice to go back again...just when it is warmer!

Another one of my issues, is my inability to get through most days without a nap of some sort. This was apparent in New York as well. Thank goodness for my lovely husband who captured these little jewels so we can remember my napping....whether it was on the tour bus or not. :)

I did find that having one of these scarves on, helps hold your neck up for the perfect sleeping angle. :)

This is David in front of the giant Apple store...he was in heaven!!


David was really excited about his sweet tea....people up North have no idea what they are missing out on!

Good Night New York! We will be back!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

New York....part 3

So while we were in New York, we went to see Wicked which I highly recommend. It is awesome! David even liked it and he hates musicals! So, go see it if you get the chance. I hear it is coming to Birmingham in April so be on the lookout for tickets. Here are a few more shots from the trip!

Our seats from Wicked


Me and David at Wicked...


David needed a little snack after the show...thank goodness for hotdog vendors!

Me and Ann Taylor...our wonderful hostess!


I don't know how to explain this one...

This was Ground Zero...

This is us on the Brooklyn Bridge

P.S.-I know it looks like we wore the same clothes everyday, but it was soooo cold we always had to have on our jackets!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New York...Part 2-Do I look like I am on steroids??


Here is your story for the day from New York. I was deathly ill for like a week before we left, and then had my infection move into my ear which left me unable to hear for many days. I went to the doctor and he put me on all these steroids to help my ear infection. The picture above was taken at Brother Jimmy's in New York which is a Southern style BBQ place which was AWESOME!! It reminded me so much of Tuscaloosa, and I loved it! Anyways, I I am taking these steroids which have made my fuse a little too short. I know that usually happens, but I was on extreme edge and had zero patience while taking them. So what transpired next normally would not have happened. I have never been a jealous person at all. I think when some girl is flirting with my husband that that is a compliment to me and I trust David fully, so I have no reason to get upset. Never have....well, not this night. Our waitress at Brother Jimmys was beautiful...I mean really pretty!! And normally, I would remember that she is working for tips and its not a big deal....well, long story short, she kept flirting with David and touching him, which I tell you, wouldn't normally even go on my radar....well not that night. With my "Roid Rage" I thought I was going to get up and punch her. I literally had to calm myself down...but man, she had it coming. Oh well, I guess its good to know that deep down somewhere I have a little bit of crazy still left in me! :) More New York post to come!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New York....NEW YORK!!

So, as my previous short post mentioned, David and I went to New York last week and had a blast. There is so much to tell and show, that this will probably be several post. We got there Thursday at lunch, checked into our hotel and then went out to see the sights. It was awesome! Cold...but awesome! Here are a few shots from our first day...



This is David with a coffee mug from his favorite show..."THE OFFICE." They had so much cool stuff we could have spent a fortune in there...luckily, we walked away with 2 t-shirts only. :)



We went to Caroline's...a comedy club in New York on Thursday night and it was fun...more to come on that later as well! :)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Where have the Higginbotham's been???

We just got back from New York and it was wonderful! I will post some pictures and stuff tomorrow...I just bathed the dog and I am exhausted! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I'm a DHP Warrior

As most of you know, my hubby is a fabulous photographer...and before he got to be extremely fabulous...I use to be his assistant...he now has a real assistant. Anywho...I was looking through some old pictures and found these that I thought were hilarious..

This one was on a bridal shoot where I promise God had to be mad at us that day. The wind was blowing like 500 miles an hour and I literally had to wrap my arms and legs around the light stand and hold it down with all my body weight to keep it from flying off and hitting the client. It was a mess...

This next photo was from quite possibly the coldest day of the year last year. We did the photo's for Greg Abercrombie who was running for County Commission at the time and was later elected....anyways we had to get these pictures done for deadlines for his election material to go out. It was freezing...and his poor children and wife suffered through the freezing weather and made it look like it was the prettiest day of the year. I thought I was going to die, and I had on my big coat, gloves, scarf, etc. They are a wonderful family and we really enjoyed working with them!

This last shot sums up most of the shoots I helped the time we got done, I looked like death run over...but as long as the models looked good, that is all that matters!! :)

Check out David's website if you have any upcoming photography needs!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentine's Day Part 2

So as I mentioned before in my previous post, Friday night, I gave David his Wii, not a baby, for Valentine's Day. He told me that Saturday was my day and not to plan anything. So, we started off with breakfast in bed...which was super nice. He made me pancakes and was yummy! We then headed out to the river to go fishing (yes I enjoy that way more than he does). Just to let you know how sick I was, I didn't even feel like being out at my favorite place in the we only stayed about 2 hours and then came home. David's finale was to cook me my favorite dinner from the Olive Garden....Ravioli Portabello. I know that I could not make this dish, as it requires hand made ravioli which I have never done, nor have any idea how to do. But far be it for David to back down from the challenge! So, we had a lovely meal together...with me of course still looking like death from my sinus infection/swelled face. All in all, it was a great Valentine's Day and I am very lucky to have such a wonderful husband!!

A little pancake breakfast!! YUM!!


Out at the river....please notice the swollen face and bloodshot eyes. FELT LIKE DEATH!!!

David's trotline caught this lovely piece of we thought we had a big one on there!

David wanted me to hold my fish up like those guys do in the Bass Master's Tournaments and scream like they here is what we have....weighing in at .5 ounces....

The lovely dinner...

David...looking slightly beat down after preparing this dinner....he told me he has a new respect for me and cooking and wonders how you get everything to be ready at the same time....well, its a secret. :)

The finished product...delivered by my two favorite Valentine's!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day.....I think

Let me paint a little picture for you.....Valentine's Day 2009 at the Higginbotham House...I am still extremely sick...haven't slept well in days, but still trying to make a go of it. David tells me that Saturday is "MY DAY" and so I shouldn't plan anything, he has the whole day planned....that will come in the next post. So, I decided to give him his gift on Friday night when he got home from work. The small child in the pictures is our neighbors son Landyn who comes down to visit every once in awhile. It is hilarious because he parks his wagon in our driveway like a car...okay, moving on. Here is the conversation that followed once David got home...

Anna: I think I am going to give you your Valentine's gift tonight
David: Why
Anna: Well, I think you will want it tonight
David: Oh....are you pregnant?
Anna: No....I thought you would want to open your gift tonight.
David: Oh okay

So, yes, it was a little odd, and what I thought was a really cool Valentine's gift turned out to be....not so cool I guess. Well, actually, he said it was the way I asked him if he wanted his gift tonight or not was what made him think I was pregnant. Strange I know...but anyway, I got David a Wii and we have had a blast playing with it so far. I always thought I was in good shape...I mean, I go to the gym 5 days a week, I am a I thought, yeah, pretty good shape. Well, obviously I am not in Wii shape...My back and arms hurt so badly I can't hardly move. But it is so hard to put you just take an advil and play through the pain. Hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day!

Well I can tell you there is not a baby in there! :) Oh, and don't give me any crap about the wrapping....I have been sick and we didn't have any wrapping paper...I thought it was creative.



Does anyone know if Wii Knee is covered under your insurance??

Betty Sims Cooking Class

Sorry for being MIA lately....I have been sick for 5 days, and have felt like garbage. I mean, real garbage...I went to the doctor on Tuesday and was given the "best antibiotic out there.." well I should hope so since it cost $55.00 for 5 pills and that was with my insurance. Not to mention the other 3 prescriptions...surprisingly though, I am not better, I think I have gotten worse as the days have worn on and I am officially grateful to my husband, who I use to make fun of, for buying the Puffs Plus with Lotion....because he doesn't like the regular tissue. Never again, will I make fun of that. After going through 2 entire boxes, that would be 236 kleenex, I will never again make fun of him for having the lotion kind. It saved what was left of my nose...I digress..
On Tuesday night, my mom, Sherryn and my sister-in-law Gina went to Betty Sims cooking class. It was wonderful and she taught us the best recipes. She cooked flank steak which I have always heard was a cheap cut of meat that was gross...but she made it taste delicious! Oh, and the mashed potatoes she fixed....they were to die for. I will put the recipe up sometime because they are the best mashed potatoes I have ever eaten!! We had a great time and I am signed up to go to her Economical Entertaining class which I am super pumped about in March. Sounds like a dinner party will be hosted at the Higginbotham House in the near future!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Frazzled Female

Tonight was the first meeting of my new Bible study group and I am super excited about it. I got together with 7 or 8 other women, some of whom I know, and others I do not. We are starting this study called "The Frazzled Female," and I am really excited about it. All of the ladies are busy with families, children, work and other activities, and we are all going to learn better time management skills, as well as how to put God first in our lives, which we should all be doing in the first place. I can't wait to get into the book....we did a little preview of it and it looks amazing! Has anyone else done any studies like these? Had good results?? Any recommendations?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Why didn't I think of that...

So as most of you know, I work in the wonderful world of marketing and sometimes I want to slap myself for not thinking of these great, yet simple, ideas that have made people bazillionares. For instance: Build-A-Bear...We have started taking our nieces to Build-A-Bear for their birthdays for a little one-on-one time with Uncle Dave and Anna. We took Tess several months ago, and yesterday it was Bree's turn. This place must make a fortune! You go in thinking you are going to spend $10.00 on a plain teddy bear and you come out with a teddy bear, 4 outfits, a stroller and an empty wallet. I digress...we do love taking our nieces there, but I wish I would have thought of that idea. You know...where you buy 10,000 stuffed bears from Oriental Trading for $10.00 and then sell them for $20.00 each. BRILLIANT!! Here are some shots from our adventure. My favorite quote of the night from Bree was when we were trying on outfits for Sparkles, her new bear, and I picked out an outfit and asked Bree what she thought. Her response...."No, that is too fancy." We cracked up!!









Monday, February 9, 2009

River Campout!

On Saturday, David, Wilson and myself loaded up and watch Cole play ball out at Clements. We decided that since we were so close, we would spend the night out at the river. Surprisingly, we have only spent the night out there once since we have had the place. Our schedules are just too busy, but I think this summer we are going to be making more time to go out there. It is just so peaceful. So we got out there Saturday afternoon and kind of doodled around, met a neighbor we had never met, and then started to get ready for the evening. We gathered up firewood, and I finally finished my fire pit, which I am quite proud of. So we cooked some hotdogs, sat out by the fire and listened to all the sounds and then were going to head off to bed. While we were sitting out there, we heard this almost sounded like somebody playing some kind of drums to me, but we determined that it was somebody riding a horse down the street. Kind of strange to me because there are NO street lights out at the river and it was dark, but far be it for me to judge somebodies idea of a fun Saturday was a little bit freaky because with us being on the water, the sound carries so well, but you can't tell exactly where the noise is coming from. We were afraid that this horse and rider were going to sneak up on us out in the dark, but they didn't....thank goodness because David has been itching to fire our new shotgun. :) By far the best thing that happened was when I woke up at 10:30...(yes that's right, we went to sleep at like 8:00) I looked out the window and there were 3 doe's out in front of the camper eating the corn I had put out. It was really cool to see them, and man do they have a sense of hearing on them. We couldn't even shift inside the camper without their ears shooting up. Anyways, here are some shots from the night...

David and Wilson...

David getting a little help from Wilson to get the fire started..he wanted a hotdog too!!

Wilson got a little hungry and started chewing on sticks until the hotdogs were ready.

Me and Wilson

If you look closely, you will see David holding something black in his hand...that would be his STORM...can't be away from the internet too long! :)



Wilson begging for a little hotdog..

His dad giving in....

Wilson had a very hard time getting comfortable laying down for some reason...

This is what we woke up to....BEAUTIFUL!!!

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