Saturday, October 1, 2011

I found the cords to the camera!

Raegan and her new friend Elizabeth.  Raegan was fascinated with her.

Playing with Daddy.
A nice view of the Quarter.
Pop and Peyton on the Steamboat Natchez.
Pop and Raegan on the Natchez.
A nice ride on the streetcar.
Pop and Raegan on a carriage touring the Quarter.

And after having so much fun, the huge piles of laundry are laughing at me.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Week of Fun and Weird

We found our camera.  Yea!  Or maybe not.  The memory card went corrupt, the dial to switch settings no longer works, and the battery is giving out.  You will just have to use your imagination for this blog post, and possibly for many other blog posts to come.  :)

This past week has been full of fun, busy days, and weird things. 

The fun things and busy days- We got to go to the Children's Museum for free this past Saturday, courtesy of the Smithsonian's "Free Museum Day."  I bought a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks.  It was pretty good...but I'll stick with my white chocolate mochas or peppermint mochas (my favorite!!).  We bought a Whole Foods' cake for my birthday, which was pretty tasty, and then we celebrated at TGIFridays on Saturday.  Did I mention that Saturday was my birthday?  Turning 31 isn't that great, but at least I still had some fun things to do.
My dad came to town on Sunday afternoon.  We ate at a lot of great restaurants, went on the steamboat, road a carriage, and walked, walked, walked.  The girls did great even though the days were busy and full of activities.  We had a great time though.  It's always nice when family comes to visit.

The weird-Several people, while walking in the Quarter, thought that my dad and I were married.  Yuck!  (Arnold was at work.)  Maybe my dad doesn't look that old, or maybe I'm looking old, but COME ON people!!  Next time, I'm going to get a shirt for him that says, "I love my grandkids" or something like that.  Weird.  I guess since anything goes these days, people didn't think twice about it.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wednesday's Word

"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. 

He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. 

My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my might rock, my refuge. 

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge." 

Psalm 62:5-8

Isn't it comforting to know that despite our circumstances, we can lean on the Lord, crying out to Him for comfort and strength?  I know during the course of this past year, I felt like letting go, but the Lord will never let His children go.  Nothing can separate us from His love.  How incredible!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday Randoms

Tuesday Randoms.......

1. I am really bummed that we can't find our camera.  We've managed to keep up with that piece of junk awesome camera now for the last four years.   Seriously though, even though it's just a a point and shoot, it's been a great one.  For now, I guess we will just have to take pictures in our minds, and I will keep dreaming for a big huge photographer's camera that I probably won't know how to operate.  *Sigh*

2. We had a fabulous weekend!  I got to watch a Clemson game on tv, and they beat Auburn!  I haven't seen a Clemson game in forever.  Louisiana doesn't really feel the need to broadcast Clemson games.  I also drank a Cheerwine while watching the game, just to experience South Carolina at its fullest.   The Saints also played and won, which was an added bonus.  We had some friends over for this game, ate way too much, and probably hurt our ear drums from yelling so loud.  It was a great time though!  

3. I am proud of myself for hauling our beast of a vacuum cleaner up to the second floor and actually vacumming yesterday.  I had to wear my ear plugs to vaccumm, that thing is so loud!  It felt good to get that terrible chore checked off the list.  Vaccumming is SO overrated.  (I hope my Mother is not reading this.)

4. My husband is loving his new job, and I think he's doing great!  I've been fixing his lunch every day so that we can save money (eating out adds up, you know!).  And he has been carrying it in his Superman lunchbox.  I wish I could post a picture of this. 

5. I am super psyched that I got a coupon in the mail from Dunkin Donuts for a FREE pumpkin latte.  I always see everyone on facebook and blogs raving about pumpkin drinks from Starbucks, etc.  I can't wait to try one.  I hope I'm not dissappointed.  Of course I always have my handy dandy espresso machine to fall back on, which by the way, I use frequently.  See Mom, this was not a wasted Christmas present!!

Hope you're enjoying your Tuesday

Monday, September 19, 2011

Worship Song

If you need a great song to worship to, this one will work...

Friday, September 16, 2011

So Big!

 My girls are getting so BIG!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


A Picture of Raegan at her 2nd Birthday party back in August.