Saturday, November 10, 2012




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This past week the kids were off of school for election day.



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We thought since the weather was so beautiful we’d go and spend the day at the Zoo.



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When when we got there, we were surprised to find that we and all the animals basically had the zoo to ourselves.  Turned out to be a pretty good idea after all.



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The kids enjoyed seeing all the animals because they were out enjoying the fall weather just like we were.



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And spent lots of time running, skipping and hopping all over.



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Of course, I took advantage of all the natural beauty around us for a few special photo shots.



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Oh my…the kids were just so precious! And as you can see, the Flamingos decided to wear pink as well.



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And Cole loved wearing his safari hat, as he was on the lookout for some tigers. LSU Tigers…of course!



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My sweet Grace is getting so tall, and so “lady like” these days.




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Grace and Kayla are not only cousins, but are best buddies as well, and just love hanging out together.




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So here’s to some great memories on such a perfect fall day!





Finally I’d like to honor all of our Veterans for their amazing courage and service to our country today!


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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer



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It only seems like yesterday the kids were getting out of school for the summer.



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We had all kinds of fun things planned for them to do during their summer vacation.



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I love the summer because I get to spend so much time with my grandchildren.  But when hurricanes come our way, as they often do, my son gets activated by the National Guard.



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and…as you can I see, I just love taking their pictures. Wouldn't you?



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And dressing them alike. 



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The girls have so much fun together, no matter where we go.



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These are the memories I have stored up in my heart; moments I will forever cherish.



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And this little trooper still knows how to have fun, even though he is out-numbered by the girls 3 to 1!



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The kids are finally getting used to Grammy’s camera.  But they have learned that they can bargain “a smile for a treat”!



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And oh boy, that twinkle in their eye simply melts my heart.



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Gosh…they are growing up right before my lenses…(I mean my eyes). 



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And before I knew it, the kids were making plans to go shopping for their new uniforms and school supplies.



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I’ve learned…“time waits for no one”.   So I’m numbering my days and using them wisely. (Psalm 90:12)  Giving thanks always for the many Blessings God has brought into my life!

So long summertime, let the fall fun begin…



Saturday, September 8, 2012

St. Jude- Giving Thanks!



The last week of August my husband and I went to St. Jude with my son for his 3 month check.

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For those of you who don’t know, Jordan is a brain tumor survivor.



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He was treated at St. Jude 7 years years ago, and continues to beat all the odds.



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For this we give thanks daily! 



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We are from Louisiana and had a visitor heading our way during that very week we were at St. Jude.  His name was Hurricane Isaac!


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Because of the storm, my son, daughter in love and family came up to stay with us in Memphis.



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(These flags represent the countries of the children treated at St. Jude)

They have been wanting to visit St. Jude for some time, and this was the perfect opportunity.



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Jordan loved the company of having his two nieces with him while we were in Memphis.



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St. Jude is one amazing place of hope! 



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Did you know that September is the Childhood Cancer Awareness month?



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On average, 46 kids are diagnosed with pediatric cancer…Every. Single. Day.  And 7 more will die from it!  Those are alarming statistics!


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These were the kinds of things we were never aware of until we heard those dreadful words 8 years ago, “Your son has a brain tumor!”.



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But for now we can celebrate the great news that everything is stable, and we don’t need to go back until February. 



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Thank God for the vision Danny Thomas had and the promise he made.



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On September 24th Chili’s will donate 100% of their profits nationwide to St. Jude.  Please join us for a night out to have dinner, and at the same time help support this great cause to raise funds for research.  We must find a cure!