Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Year!!!

On January 24, 2011 my Daisy Mae passed away and today, January 24, 2012, marks the 1 year anniversary of her death.  In the last few months of Daisy's life, she wasn't feeling well and I did all I could do to keep her comfortable.  So...for almost a full year we were 4 dog nights!  On December 10th of 2012 I rescued another Boxer and we are back to "The 5 Dog Night"!  We aren't real sure how old she is but probably between 2 & 3.  Her name was Lil Mae but we changed it to Lula Mae.  She has adjusted quite nicely to her new home and her new brothers & sisters!  Will post pictures at a later date as she is still a little camera shy.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sunday, August 29th

Last Sunday morning when I looked out our bedroom window, I saw something on top of the fence.  Strangely, I had never seen anything there before so I called Steve to come look.  He didn't know what it was either but he was fixing to find out.  Well it was a young racoon that had decided he needed a little rest.  It was a really good thing that he was on the ball field behind the house and not in the backyard with the dogs.  He is pretty cute - don't you think?

Thursday Morning

Today is a beautiful day, the sky is blue, the birds are singing and we are all fat and happy.  Why does our world revolve around our next meal?  I think one reason for us is that we both love to cook.  Although I've been on a vacation from cooking most of the 3 years that we've been married - my craving to be in the kitchen is returning.  Last weekend we had a pizza cook-off and the judges were Jackson, Hailey and my friend Lynn.  Not one of them could define a winner in the competition but it was so much fun. Great way to spend a Friday night.  My mind is now centered on what to fix Saturday night for the LSU game!!!  Pictured below are two of the judges and I forgot about Daisy Mae being a judge...as you can see from the picture, she sampled way to much!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's September

Good Morning Everyone!  September is here and football is kicking off this Saturday.  We are starting ours with a LSU Football Party on the deck.  It is supposed to be a beautiful weekend with the lows in the upper 60's - we'll have some blankets available on the deck for those of us who aren't used to the cold weather LOL.  Everyone in the state of Louisiana has really suffered this summer with heat indexes around 115.  You know it's really bad when you have someone living in your town from Miami and they make a comment about the heat in Miami and how he has NEVER been as hot as he has been in Louisiana.  Also he stated he had never been so cold - HA HA HA!  Our humidity is a killer! 
We have made the most of our hot summer with The 5 Dog Night by piling up in the A/C.  Note the 5th dog is never there and that is because he is a very busy dog - hunting for whatever.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Vacation Day 6

Well - we left Donna and Bobby's that night after supper as we decided if we could get in at least 3 hours, the drive wouldn't be quite as bad the next day.  We were all getting tired and cabin fever of the car.  We got home on Friday around 4:30 PM all safe and happy to see our 5 dogs waiting for us.
Oh yes!  We had started entertaining ourselves before we got home.
Love you Steve, Jackson and Hailey for making this one of my BEST vacation's ever and to Donna, Bobby and Meme - we all enjoyed your hospitality (Meme especially)  Love you All!

Vacation Day 6

Schlitterbahn here we come!  Donna, Bobby and Meme were so gracious, fixed us an ice chest with drinks and food to carry with us and even drove down to it so we could follow and get the very best parking space.  We were there when it opened and had so much fun.  It was a long day but not one that we will ever regret.  The only regret we may have is that we didn't ride as many rides as Jackson and Hailey did.

Vacation Day 5

At this point we have had such a good time and are headed to my cousin's house in New Braunfels.  Before we left the San Antonio area we decided to go to the Texan Culture Museum and the Tower of the America's which is 75 stories tall and gives you a great view of San Antonio.   We treated Jackson and Hailey to lunch at the Chart House Restaurant which was on the top of the tower and revolved while you ate.
After we ate here we headed on to Donna, Bobby and Meme's home in New Braunfels.  Donna and Bobby carried us to Gruene, Texas for the night and we had so much fun.  We found out that there is so much to do in that area of Texas and we didn't even put a dent in it.  We will be going back and hopefully real soon.

Vacation Day 4

We started day 4 with breakfast at Taco Taco which was off the beaten tourist path. Again this restaurant was featured in magazines we'd read about. We had never been to a Mexican Restaurant for breakfast so this was a first for all of us.
At El Mercado for shopping after breakfast.

 Afternoon at Rippley's, Guinness World Records, Louis Tussauds Wax Museam and the Mirror Maze.

Vacation Day 3

This is our day at Sea World and the Lost Lagoon

Vacation Day 2

Day 2 of our vacation was Father's Day so we were ready to do whatever Steve wanted to do.  We first went to the IMAX Theater to see the movie about the Alamo and then to the Alamo.  After the Alamo we went to the Buckhorn Saloon and the Texas Ranger Museum. Both attractions were so much fun with lots of stuff to look at. Just look at all the critters in our picture and that was a small sampling of the critters. The pool called us that afternoon and I went with Jackson and Hailey to the pool while Steve relaxed watching golf.
Dinner along the Riverwalk at Zocca