Friday, February 21, 2014

First Confession

Peanut had his First Confession this month at St. Anthony of Padua. So proud of him!
As Catholics, it's an important day! Peanut couldn't wait until he went to his first confession.

After, he wanted to spend time in church with Jesus in the tabernacle.

We, then prayed to Mary in front of her statue. Peanut has a special devotion to our Blessed Mother.
He always wants to visit the garden in between the Adoration chapel and the church. So, of course on this special day, he wanted to spend time there.
He calls it Jesus's garden.
I felt blessed to share this day with him. While in the garden reflecting, I thought... This is the way it's supposed to be for us



Sunday, February 2, 2014

New starts

Goodbye to our old van. We will miss it.

Jim saw an email that our good friends needed to buy a car. After some discussion, we decided we wanted share our blessings so we sold our van for a good price. I admit I was caught off guard and was not ready to get a new vehicle. But, I do love that my husband was so generous and was thinking of others.


Here is the new van. Peanut calls it his dream car.

J and C are getting an upgrade and We were certainly blessed in return. It has a few fun features. I really like the trunk release and the back up camera. Oh! It has audio Bluetooth for my phone. Yay!

Can't wait to see what God has intended for us and our new van! I think I hear a road trip being planned.:)


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Golden Birthday...7 on the 7th! In St Louis

When we asked... What do you want for your birthday.? He said "St Louis with Grandma and 
he added "Grandpa and the St Louis family".

So off we went to St Louis to celebrate his 7 on the 7th

GOLDEN decorations for a golden birthday


The birthday boy picked out the decorations himself.     


He loves to play Angry Birds & Angry Bird Rio & Angry Bird Space and any other Angry bird relative he can find :)
Where there is a party, there is a PARTY HAT!

His sweet cousin didn't want to miss the party

The candles:  Try
And try again!


Everyone had lots of fun
The adults played Trivial Pursuit
And the kids played their game

Some of the Party Guests: Aunts and cousins
Party is over now but he doesn't want it to end
Happy dad and Dad's sister

Mommy loves her lil guy...... Happy Golden Birthday

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Christmas in New Orleans 2011

We love to be around lots of family so we headed to New Orleans this year for Christmas. 

Its tradition with my sister's family to go to Mass in New Orleans on Christmas Eve and then head to Baton Rouge for a Christmas Eve party.   This is our family picture. 

At Christmas Eve mass, BB sang in the choir.  This will be her last year in the choir at church.BB loves to sing. She sings so beautifully.  She was chosen for a solo performance later this year with the beta club at her school.

BB and her music teacher.  Beautiful smiles.

S is a good friend I met through premier designs.  She was one of my new orleans hostesses.  

I really enjoyed her and her family over the years.  Her mom and sister are close to S.   It was good to see them all again.

After Christmas mass, the family traditionally goes to Baton Rouge for a Christmas party with my parents, Meemaw and papa. There were chicken strips for the kids and finger sandwiches for the adults.   After eating, we all had a gift exchange.  That was fun. Especially, after C teamed up with her son to steal a barrel of popcorn from BB, too funny.  Then I stole a Fleur de Lis wind chime from Jan.  

The next morning after a big breakfast, we opened Santa gifts.  Christopher was told to look for all the Presents marked with a C because Santa forgot to put his name on his presents.    

Christopher gets 3 presents from Santa.  This one was lightning McQueen play dough, a scooter 

and a scooby do wii game.

Christopher really liked opening presents with other kids...
After Santa, my brother, and his kids join us for another gift exchange
My brother, above and his 2 sons

Cash is always popular!
Twin's son                                 

Sista C and her son, B.