Jan 25, 2012

Last Pig Show

Joshua had his last pig show this past weekend. He went out with a bang.

Bree placed 4th in class and ended up selling for $1000 dollars to the same guy that bought Blanche last year! I was SO happy about that! They keep their names and they have a good home! You can see Blanche here when you scroll down to the gilt section. Bree will be there soon! Dan is an awesome guy and I'm so glad he has our two girls!

Aubie placed first in class and ended up with another Reserve Champion title to his name!

He is such a handsome boy. I'm talking about the pig y'all! ;)

Just Kidding. My Josh is the most handsome thing I have ever seen.

Sadly, it is the end of the road for dear ol' Aubie. He is a barrow and that means he is pretty much good for nothing.... except bacon.

It was fun while it lasted and I can't wait to have pigs of our own one day! I know Josh will miss it.

Jan 24, 2012

Cutie Pie

Mrs Candi brought to my attention that Cutie Pie has never had her own post. 

Shame on me!! 

She is THE most important dog in this family.

Ok, maybe she is tied with Lola, Latch and Tug.

Ok maybe we have the best dogs on this planet.

Back to Cutie Pie.

We got Cutie Pie a long time ago... over 12 years! 
Before we had Cutie Pie she would make the half mile trek from her house to our house and would spend the day playing with our dog, Cadi. A half mile was nothing for her because she was only a puppy! She was under a year old. At the end of the day when she was done playing... she always went back home.

Sadly, our neighbor that owned Cutie Pie was killed in a car accident and after that Cutie Pie came to our house and never went back. We tried to take her back two or three times but the guy's girlfriend finally just said I don't want the dog y'all keep her!
So we did. 
She fit in well in our family and she must have known it!

Cutie Pie is about 13 years old. 
Although she looks it... she doesn't act it!
On any given day you can find her playing with Latch like she is a puppy again.

She loves armadillo hunting! She has backed off of this activity a little bit in the past year, but occasionally you will find her covered in mud and solid black from hunting with the boys!

She mostly sleeps, but lately she has been a little more active! I think she likes all this warm January weather!

She LOVES going on trail rides with the horses. She has always been my trail buddy.
She would go for miles and miles with me. 
There is no where I have been on my horse that Cutie Pie hasn't been. 

As she has gotten older, she doesn't go on rides as often as she use to, but every now and then she will go with me. I try to keep those rides short so I don't wear her out!

Even if she doesn't ride... she always goes out to the pasture with me to catch up the horses!

Cutie Pie looooves babies!

Anykind of baby...

It seems like whenever she sees a baby her eyes light up and it looks like she is saying "A baby! A baby! A baby!"

Baby cows, baby ducks, baby dogs, baby cats, baby humans, baby horses.... she loves babies!

You can easily see how she got her name... cause she is SO DANG CUTE!

Even in her summer look!

She is extra cute when she is sleeping!

Cutie is head dog around here. She puts Latch and Tug in their places when needed.

The day that Cutie Pie isn't here anymore is going to be a very sad day.
She is such a special dog and we all love her.

Who wouldn't love a dog that cute!

Jan 23, 2012

90 minutes.

I blow dried my hair for the first time in over a year this weekend.

That means that I only ever need to buy.... 1 hair dryer in 20 years.

Or, maybe my entire life.

Don't be jealous of that volume, people!
It takes practice getting it to look like that!

I use to get made fun of for my hair being so frizzy, but I bet those people that made fun of me never were offered money for their hair. Yes, I said offered money for their hair... I have been offered money for my hair on multiple occasions.

Of course that was when my hair looked like this!

This is exactly what I look like on a normal day. 

My everyday, 10 minute, easy hair do.

My hair do that only takes me.... 10 minutes.

This hair do also takes me 10 minutes.

Don't mind the menagerie of dying plants.

This hair do....

takes me 90 minutes.

1 hour and 1 half.

1.5 hours.

The length of a Disney movie.

The length of a Tuesday/Thursday college course.

The length of a very short horse ride.

The length of time it takes me to drive to Auburn.

One and a half hours.

One hour and thirty minutes.

and don't be jealous of my christmas tree that is still up, sparkling, and brightly glowing in my bathroom. I plan to keep it there all. year. long.

Normal people are able to achieve this hair do in... maybe 20 minutes.

Some people are able to achieve this hair do in the amount of time it takes me to fix my hair when it's curly! 10 minutes people!

And you wondered why I only ever blow dry my hair once a year!!

This is my best friend.
This is Chi. 
Did I mention she is my best friend?!
She is!

So, mark this day in history as the day you saw Molly with straight hair!
Cause it only happens once a year!

It may actually start happening more than once a year if I can bring myself to invest in some dry shampoo in a tiny bottle that only costs $10 dollars at walmart. Geez.
If I can get this hair do to look good for 3 days with dry shampoo, and not start getting greasy... then you might just start seeing me with straight hair!

Jan 22, 2012

Inside my phone part 3

Pictures from my phone! Enjoy!!

My MeMa gave me this charm... She truly believed this poem told the truth about every one. I believe it too!

Friday's Child is Loving and Giving!! 
fits me perfectly if I do say so myself!!

My and my MeMa were both Friday Children. The only two Fridays in my family. I will always strive to be just like her. Classy, loving, giving, and unforgettable. 

What child are you?! Just look up what day you were born!

Monday's child is fair of face
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.

My precious Cutie Pie.

That Latch!

Foggy Morning

Brothers and Sister!

Took this from atop my trusty steed.

So apparently, it was destined for me to be a horsey person from the very beginning! :)

Nightly ritual. 

I love Christmas!

I live in a beautiful place.

Training :)

My amazing sign that my amazing boyfriend made for me!
it really is me!

Training gone good!

If you can't tell, the majority of pictures on my phone are of this handsome creature!

riding with my daddy!

A man, his horse, and his dog.

That Latch!
This was taken at the beaver pond on our farm.


New Year's Eve With Joshua!
Zac Brown Band

MY Man.

My beautiful Breyer horse that Jaclyn got me for Christmas! It is hand painted and looks just like my sweet Scout!

Cutie Pie.
Her name says it all. Cutest dog ever.

Jan 16, 2012

Pig Show!

First off,

It was only last week when someone came trudging onto my blog and made me feel as if I couldn't write what I feel for being watched like a hawk and picked apart. Well guess what, I don't care. If you want to come onto my blog and mock me- that is perfectly fine with me! You are only wasting your time and brain cells.

I only hope that one day you will be as mature as I am and have a relationship with someone that makes you as happy as I have been with my boyfriend.

I also can only pray that you will never be treated as I have been treated by you, but I can hope differently.

As one of my favorite bands sings  "I don't think that I could be so Cold hearted".

That being said! Moving on.

On a lighter note, and the reason I started to write this post, Josh and I had a very busy and successful weekend!!

As many of you know Joshua raises showpigs. Duroc showpigs. He had a very bad incident where his main breeding sow and best momma pig miscarried. She was carrying the pigs for the show that happened this past weekend. Since she miscarried, there were no pigs for the show this past weekend.

That all changed when Josh and I made the long trip to Butler, KY. I could have sworn I wrote a blog post on that, but I can't seem to find one! I'll just post a quick recap! :)

We left the boring flatness of middle GA and headed toward the gorgeous mountains of TN and KY.
We got to our destination and picked up all these little piggies!
Most of them are for kids that show pigs and wanted a KY pig that Josh picked out for them.
The two 'red' pigs at the top left corner are Josh's two little show pigs. 

I loved that trip. It was fun and relaxing.

Josh and I both agree that roadtrips are our favorite things to do. Just the two of us, no one else to worry about!

While we were at the barn in KY, Josh had to pick out his pigs. He was looking for a gilt and a barrow. He was had chosen his gilt and was trying to figure out which barrow he wanted. He and I narrowed it down to two, then, boars. He has since castrated the poor fella making him a barrow. Anyways, it was down to the two. Josh couldn't decided which one he wanted for sure. I knelt down beside him and tried to help him figure out the flaws of each and the positives of each. At some point, after he was still undecided, I just blurted out... "That one! He's got the best... everything" and he said "Looks good to me!"

So Aubie it was. Bet you can't guess where I got that precious name from!
I named the gilt Bree and the rest is history!

Josh and I spent some time walking them and Josh fed them up the way he knows how and off to the show we went. Since the two pigs were litter mates, they are very much the same size. He was sure they would be in the same class (since classes are done by pig weight), but they just happened to be in two separate classes! He took Aubie out first. The second he walked out of the holding pen the judge pointed at him. He was pinned! Yes, my little Aubie has a chance to win this thing! (Every pig that the judge likes he sends to a different holding area to look at them again after all the other pigs are out of the way. He has to look at about 20 different pigs in each class, sometimes more, and pick 8 of those to place.)

I go get Bree and bring her around into the holding pens to get her ready to go into the ring for the next class. 

They let all the 'pinned' pigs out of the ring and the judge looks over them for a while. He slowly pins certain pigs again which are the pigs that are 4th-8th places.

Josh and Aubie are still in the ring. 

Then the judge looks at one guy and holds up three fingers. He turns around and quickly flashes two fingers at the other showman and one finger at Josh. He won!

Now it's Bree's turn! Guess what, same thing! 

We have 2 first place pigs and there are only 2 classes of Durocs. Josh automatically wins Grand Champion and Reserve Champion for the Duroc breed! It was just a matter of picking which one was Grand and which one was Reserve. Aubie ended up with the Grand and Bree was Reserve. 

I'm so proud of Josh! He won BOTH Grand and Reserve! He was pretty excited too.

Sorry for the horrible quality of this picture! I was the only help Josh had and I didn't have time to fumble with my camera, alas the cellphone was there.

Since Josh won the overall Duroc show, he had to stick around and show in the overall final drive. That means there will be one pig from each breed (all the Grand Champions) showing together in the ring for the judge to pick out the Grand Champion Overall Pig. 

Josh didn't expect to win this because the Duroc never does, and just as suspected the Crossbred won the Grand and the Hampshire won the Reserve.

Overall, it was a great (& long) Saturday!
Big thanks to Clint and family for helping Josh get the pigs to the showgrounds while he was on his way back from Athens!

The rest of the weekend was great as well. I am now sitting here at work waiting until I can see Josh again! I miss that boy when he is gone...
But, so happy I can call him mine! :)

I think we might just have to have some little pig showers of our own one day! Don't worry, they will show horses too!