Posts made in February, 2013

Their First Piano Ajudication

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Blog | 3 comments

Their First Piano Ajudication

Week #8 of 52- February 23rd Sumner and Jonah participated in their first piano ajudication this afternoon.  They were nervous to say the least!  Up until now they have played at a few recitals.  This was going to be completely different.  Adam and I would not be allowed in the room to watch them play, their pieces were chosen from a list of acceptable ones, and they would have to play their memorized pieces in front of judges.  All of this was new and intimidating to them.  Sumner loved his pieces as soon as he heard them.  He handled the pressure of the competition well until some...

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Birthday Photoshoot

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Blog | 8 comments

Birthday Photoshoot

Week #8 of 52- February 21st We have a tradition of taking family photos for each birthday.  When my birthday rolled around today, we remembered that we were not able to take photos on Caleb’s birthday last month because Adam was not with us.  So today we had 2 birthday photoshoots! Caleb and I, aka, the birthday boy and girl. Caleb and Daddy. Oh, these 2.  They have become closer than ever this past year.  So fun to see. Jonah and Caleb.  Jonah tends to be quieter than our other two.  Caleb is one that can always pull him out of his shell. Put the 3 together, and they are...

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36 Years.

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Blog | 6 comments

36 Years.

Week 8 of 52- February 21st Today was my 36th birthday.  “Happy Birthday” greetings,  text messages, and phone calls from family made the day so special.  Adam added to that feeling when he came home early carrying the most beautiful flowers.  We celebrated that evening with a dinner out and then the most precious gift giving at home.  (Adam had already planned to take me shopping on Saturday to shop for some things for an upcoming trip… more on that later!)  My gifts this year from the boys were birthday blessings.  Each of them took a turn to give me a card and then...

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Oak Alley Plantation

Posted by on Feb 16, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Oak Alley Plantation

Week #7 of 52- February 16th We drove up to LSU on Saturday morning to try and see Mike the Tiger.  Our quest was unsuccessful, but our disappointment quickly eased as we headed to our favorite beignet place for breakfast. We spent the remainder of our last day with company at the Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, LA.  This was another stop on our “must see” list while we are here in LA, and it didn’t disappoint.  The grounds were absolutely beautiful.  All of the kids loved climbing the huge oak trees that lined the front walkway to the house.  The house tour gave us...

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The Swamp Tour!

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

The Swamp Tour!

Week #7 of 52- February 15th We drove an hour to Breaux Bridge, LA, on Friday, to board a boat and head out on a swamp tour!  A swamp tour has been on our list of things to do while we are here ever since we arrived last April, so we were thrilled!  Of course, the boys’ main goal was to see some alligators…  Oh, Who am I kidding?  That was everyone’s goal!  We had success! (Lots of photos in this post! You can click on them, twice, to view a larger version.) Had to get a photo with the kids and the fake alligator out front! The boat was ready! Let the swamp tour...

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