Saturday, August 20, 2011


Last year on August 20, I opened our front door to leave for work and found an older, sickly looking beagle standing on the porch.  Someone was walking by with their dog and she ran out to them.  This person didn't recognize her and we both thought she looked very ill.  I decided to take her to the vet.  It was very hot and I knew she wouldn't make it if left out in the heat for several more days.  They took her in at the vet and ran several tests on her.  She was heartworm positive, had a hernia, never been fixed, and at least 7 years old.  After MUCH discussion, Keith and I decided to try to get her back in good health.  Our vet said there was no guarantee she would make it.  Oh, she was 12 pounds that day.  We decided to call her Annie!  Mama and Daddy's anniversary is on the 21st, so I thought it was appropriate.

And now, one year later, she is doing GREAT!  We've had a tough year with her.  Trying to house break her, several incidents with her stomach resulting in a late night trip to the MSU vet clinic, teaching her not to jump, walking on leash, and not eating EVERYTHING that she sees.  It has been hard, but I have to admit she is a sweet, sweet dog.  She now weighs 25 pounds, has lots of energy, and does her best to keep up with Gracie.  I'm not sure Gracie loves her yet, but they manage.  It's a good feeling to know we saved her.  :)


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Happy Belated Birthday, Papaw!

This year, Papaw turned 98!  WOW!  We are truly blessed to have him in our lives.  A few weeks ago we celebrated with the whole family and had a party for him!
 Nason, Daddy, Brandt, Harrison, and Papaw

                                                                  Daddy and Papaw

                                                                     Nicole and Marin

                                                                 Mama and Harrison
                                                                     Daddy and Keith
Mama and Daddy

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

yes, I know...

I am a HORRIBLE blogger. 
With that said...We have a new nephew!!!  Brandt Hayes was born May 4, 2011.  And he's just precious!!! 

 The twins turned 5!!!! Can't believe it!!  They are so sweet. 

Mama had a birthday!  We love her, very much. 

 Keith and I bought a new vehicle!! Love it! :)
 And, Keith decided to camp out at Daddy's garden.  I think he had a long night.  Camping is not for me!  I enjoy my nice, comfy bed, and the AC!!
Well, that just about sums us up for a little while.  Keith's constantly working on the yard, so I'll try to post some updated pictures.  I've started my first grad class.  I think it is going to be ok....  hopefully those won't be my famous last words.  Til next time...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Easter!

This Easter Keith and I traveled to Winona to spend some time with my Mom and Dad.  We had a great time and the weather was beautiful.  A little warm, but that is ok with me.  We left out Saturday morning and got back late Sunday afternoon.  We got to visit with Papaw, help him in his yard, and get some cuttings for our yard.  Nothing better than free plants! We hate we didn't get to see more of our families, but we still had a nice, relaxing weekend. 

Cobie and Annie.  Annie must be part cat...she loves laying in the sun!

 Papaw mowing his yard.

Annie and Chipper


 We took the was a tight fit!

Mama and Daddy.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Winona Fun

A week or so ago I got to visit Mama and Daddy for a few days.  Harrison and Marin were there so we all had a good ole time.  Keith didn't get to go because he had to work.  Papaw had hernia surgery, so Daddy was back and forth with him.  Papaw is doing pretty good now and we are hoping he will get to go home this week.  To be 97 and have had four hernia's repaired, I'd say he's doing excellent!  While visiting with the kids, we got to picnic at Huntsville.  The weather has been absolutely beautiful.  Hope you enjoy the pics! 

This is what my husband looks like all the time: ;)

These next pictures are for Maxine or any other family member.  These graves are Mamaw, her sister, and her mother and father.