Happy Howl-oween!

Click on the pics to enlarge. I L-O-V-E love Halloween! I love the trick or treating and seeing the kids in the neighborhood, the dressing up. The pugs? Not so much with the dressing up. But they sure do look cute and they’ll do just about anything for their Mom when she’s got a handful of treats! Kea is dressed as a witch and Ike is Frankenstein but their little hats kept sliding back. And Keekee refused to wear the little cuffs on her arms and legs. I got one of them on her and she held out her arm like it was broken and fell to the floor moaning. Who knows where she gets this drama queen thing from!? ;) The official pic for the Halloween cards this year:
Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween! With love from our pug-kin patch! xoxo

Office Party


Last night was our office’s Halloween party. It was a lot of fun. It was held at a country club and there was a dj, bar, food, the works. Very nice. Everyone went all out with their costumes. I loved seeing all the costumes- so much creativity! There were a couple of kissing booths, 2 couples dressed up as plug & socket, a God’s gift to women, big Pimpin, Disco Stew, Ron Burgundy. The most original costume went to a couple dressed up as a night stand and a woman- one night stand. So cute! Here are some pictures. I managed to get in a couple of them. Jon had to work and couldn’t go but looked at the pictures when he got home and asked if I dressed up as Aunt Jemima.

brrrrr baby

This y’all, this is the weather I love. My fingers, toes and nose are chilled. The heat isn’t on and neither is the air. It is awesome. We have blankets piled high on the bed and the pugs burrow down to keep our feet warm at night. It’s sunny so you’re warm in the car, and you can wear a sweater and be fine without a jacket. This is my favorite time of year here. This is the time of year I wonder why everyone doesn’t hop in their cars and move on down here. This is the time of year when you truly see a Carolina blue sky.

I heart Barbie


I know, I know. I should hate her. I do hate that one Barbie who said “Math is hard”. But I grew up with Barbie, and I loved her. I’m just not going to get into a political thing about her. She is a doll, a toy, a plaything made of plastic. My daughters’ self esteem will not be based on Barbie. If we get to stay at the White Swan, and we get the Barbie, then I’m bringing her home. I’ll let my girls grow up and decide what to do with her. If Coming Home Barbie meets the same fate as 98% of my Barbies she’ll be headless or naked in a box somewhere anyway, so she’ll be in no shape to mold my children’s futures.
That being said, have you seen the Chinese New Year Barbie? She’s so pretty! And she’s a BOGO right now at Amazon (buy one get one). Jon would kill me if I shelled out $20 for a doll Ling Ling can’t even play with until she’s like 5. I’ll tell him I put her in my wish list and then I’ll break him down. Since she’s BOGO we’ll get 2 for the price of 2 frappuccini drinks!

Squid Wrestling

Ike had a vet appointment today for a heartworm check (free and clear) and a nail clipping (Thank you JESUS for the vet ladies). They said Ike is doing great with his weight (19.9 lbs) but he needs to maintain. I couldn’t find his harness and had to take him using just a collar and leash. OMG, the entire experience, from the donning of said leash to the ride there to the controlling of the pug while at the office, is just so exhausting- like wrestling an angry squid. I lost an earring in the process, who knows where that is. I came home covered in hair, my hair all disheveled, scratches on my neck and face, the works. Then I get covered in kisses as soon as we get home, so of course it’s all worth it! Looks like I’m getting great practice for being a mom!

All decked out


I’ve got just about all of my Halloween decorations out. Weekend trips and the homestudy threw me off this year. Usually the whole house is decorated by October 2. You can see my poor kitties trying to blend in with the Halloween decor in the first picture. Shannon and her large dog Rascal were over and the sheer size of Rascal (a lab mix, but hey, these cats are used to pugs) sends the kitties up on the tv armoire. I’m pleased with the way the mantle looks this year: Jon always says if we’re ever to sell our house we should do it in the fall cause that’s when it looks the best. I’d have to agree. The colors of the furniture go nicely with the fall colored decorations and it feels pretty homey.
In other Halloween decoration news, my mom puts out this creepy little guy every year. And every year he gives me the heebie jeebies. And every year one of the trick or treating kids will tell this “kid” they like his costume!