New Orleans and the Last Few Days

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on New Orleans and the Last Few Days

New Orleans and the Last Few Days

Week #30 of 52- July 27th-29th We headed to New Orleans on Saturday.  We HAD to take Kendra to Cafe DuMonde for some beignets and a walk around the St. Louis Cathedral Square to look at all of the art vendors.  It was her first visit to New Orleans and she definitely captured a glimpse of what the city is all about. St. Louis Cathedral One of the cleaner streets in New Orleans.  🙂 We headed back to see Mike one last time before the Steckos had to head home. Of course, we had to get another shot on the statue.  I love how it looks like Noah is hanging on for dear life. Priceless. Fun...

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Mike!

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Mike!

Mike!

Week #30 of 52- July 25th We HAD to pay a visit to the local celebrity here, Mike the LSU tiger!  When Noah was here last year, he became quite the Mike fan.  We weren’t sure if Mike would even be outside with the heat and humidity, but were thrilled to see him pacing the fence line as we pulled up.  It turns out that Mike was in quite the mood this morning.  As we talked with other visitors around his enclosure we learned that Mike had been holed up in the indoor portion of his enclosure for the past 3 days while they made some improvements to the outside portion.  He was none too...

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Splash Time!

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Splash Time!

Splash Time!

Week #30 of 52- July 23rd The boys were troopers while my sister and I shopped the local outlet mall on Tuesday morning.  After lunch, we took them to a local splash pad.  It was just what they needed for a little relief from the Louisiana heat!  It is amazing how quickly kiddos come to life when a little water is thrown in.  🙂 Ready to roll. I tried (several times) to get a photo of all the boys.  Let’s just say that it was impossible. The oldest and the youngest. Jonah and Noah.  The two cousins that will forever be called each others name. Almost got 4 of them in this...

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A Return to the Swamp

Posted by on Jul 20, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on A Return to the Swamp

A Return to the Swamp

Week #29 of 52- July 20th Unbeknownst to me, my sweet husband has been working with my sister and her family to find a way for them to surprise me with a visit.  They let me in on their secret plan a couple weeks ago.  You can imagine how excited the boys and I were with the news! The Steckos arrived Friday morning, after driving through the night from StL.  We took Friday as a low key day, figuring they would need some rest.  However, Saturday morning we were on the road before breakfast to take a tour of the swamp.  This was our second time to the Breaux Bridge Swamp and we had a great...

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The Beginning of Our 7th Year

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

The Beginning of Our 7th Year

Week #28 of 52- July 8-13th We started our seventh year of homeschooling this week.  I know I say it every year, but I can’t believe we are here.  7 years.  Adam and I jumped into homeschooling after Sumner’s year in Kindergarten, knowing with 100% certainty that God was leading us on this path.  In the beginning, I was scared to death.  My fears have slowly turned into confidence as God continues to provide encouragement through family and friends and gives me moments of reassurance as I am teaching the boys.  I am so thankful for the blessing that homeschooling has been to...

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