Monday, May 30, 2011

Steven's Confirmation

On Mother's Day, we had the great privilege of going to St. Pauls to watch Steven in his confirmation ceremony. We are so proud of him and his decision to be a Christian and couldn't be happier in the young man that he has become. After church, we all went to the park for a lovely picnic lunch and had a great time. He recently got his hair cut a little shorter than normal and I think it makes him look so much older. He is already old enough, so looking older may make his ol' aunt here go into shock. Way to go Nub!! I am so proud of you!!









Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Great Toradoes of 2011

I am so far behind in my blogging this is extremely old news...however, I need a record of it so bear with me. During the last week of April we had some of deadliest outbreaks of tornadoes that our country has seen in many years. Our area was severely damaged, fortunately though we didn't have any damage. David's parent's house had a few trees down but nothing major but their neighbors just down the street from them did not come off so lucky. We went out to there house to do a little clean-up work and then went to see David's old boss' house. The directions he gave us was to look for the house with the Lexus holding the garage up. Sure enough...there it was, the Lexus holding up the garage. We toured the inside of their house and it was crazy. Parts of the house looked fine and others had been torn completely off. David also went one day and did some clean up work with our Disaster Relief Team at Beltline Church of Christ. We are all very fortunate that our lives, and homes were spared, but there are many friends and neighbors who were not so lucky.








Monday, May 9, 2011

Easter Weekend 2011

We started off Easter weekend with a concert in Birmingham. We went to see Johnny Lang...who David is a big fan of. However, his concert was a little disappointing. He did a lot of that super long intro's, a little bit of a recognizable song, then really long endings on all of the songs. Not necessarily our cup of tea, but his albums are amazing.



The next morning was Easter Sunday, so the Higginbotham's woke up to a visit from the Easter bunny....someone was a little excited about their goodies!!

The Easter Bunny could not locate either basket this he left us Easter Piles....


After church, we headed to the in-laws for a little lunch and egg hunting...(****note to self when I am old and gray and reading this, Kate had to go to the ER that morning and that is why she was not in her Easter attire****)




Then we headed to Mamoo's to eat yet again....we took a tour of the old barn and found some really cool stuff we are going to use in our river house...more to come on that later....


Thursday, May 5, 2011

FIshing with the Kiddos

During the Higginbotham kids spring break, I took off work one day to take them to the river. ***Please note that the Pierce children were invited, but their mom said they had to clean the garage....boooorrrring!!!*** Anywho, we took off to Walmart to get our supplies for the day including Barbie Fishing poles. I really thought the kids would maybe fish for about 30 minutes and loose interest, so I had lots of other activities planned. Well, little did I know that they all loved fishing. I literally had to pull them away from the pier after 5:00 to take them home. We only had one small hook incident during the whole day, so I count that as a winner. We feasted on hotdogs and smores as well for lunch and then we were back at it! Everyone caught at least one fish and Kate caught 6....she is just like her aunt. :) Funny the beginning of the day, Noah caught the first fish. I told him that he needed to kiss the fish before he threw it back in the water or he wouldn't catch anymore fish. He wasn't too wild about the idea and declined. As the day went on and his sister started catching multiple fish and kissing them before throwing them back, he decided their must be something to, he was kissing her fish....Steven and Vick joined us later in the afternoon as as well and we all had a fabulous day!














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