Saturday, March 28, 2009


Yes, I ate these little guys!!
Last night we went to Blake's Pawpaw's for a crab boil! I thought this was my first time eating crabs that I myself had to peel, but on the way home Blake told me that I had indeed had done this once before. I think the reason I don't remember, is because I blocked it out of my memory!! I ate 2 crabs in 45 min!!!! It was miserable!!! It takes forever to peel them and you don't really get much meat. I have to admit, it is worth the work because crabs are very good, but I am not patient enough for this madness!!! Blake's Aunt and mom both peeled a few of their own for me to enjoy! That was nice, but I loaded up on mushrooms and potatoes instead!!!
I think that was my first...well technically second time, as well as my last!!
Bring on the CRAWFISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Swimming lessons!!!

"Come on mom, do we have to?"

"I am so tired!"

"Ok, that's I just look stupid!"
So CUTE!!!! I decided that since we live by a pond, Champ needed to learn how to swim. Or maybe I just wanted to see champ swim in the tub!! So yes, I filled up my jacuzzi bathtub and swimming lessons began! It was so cute! He didn't do so good, he basically freaked out the entire time :( But towards the end he was getting the hang of it!
Dogs look so sweet when they are swimmin...(Kyley, you are the only one who will read that statement in the voice it was typed in!! HAHA)
So now we are set if we happen to fall or jump into the pond on a walk!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lafayette Race for the Cure

The Survivor balloon release

Me and 3 year SURVIVOR Lisa Broussard!!!

Team Pink Ta-Ta's at the after party on the patio!
Saturday was the Race for the Cure in Lafayette! For the past 3 years we have formed a team in celebration of breast cancer survivor, Lisa Broussard. She is the wife of Blake's co-worker and friend. (no relation by the way) Our team is The Pink Ta-Ta's!! We always have a blast, and it is always a for sure success when you see the smile on Lisa's face! In the past we have always had a celebratory crawfish boil at someones house, this year we reserved tables on the patio at Agave downtown. The whole day was a blast!!!
Go Pink Ta-Ta's!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Off we go!!!

So long Texas...
It's time to say goodbye to Texas :( I have enjoyed my time here, especially the time I have shared with my Granny! We will be flying over this great state in a few hours to head home. We have the Lafayette Race for the Cure this weekend. Continue to keep my family in your prayers!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring time!

I'm not talkin' season, I'm talkin' TEXAS! This is my vacation week :) We had plans to fly down to Florida and spend a few days there, but Sunday we received a phone call that my Granny was back in the hospital. She has been in and out since her fall and needs more assistance in everyday life. She has lived on her own since my Popo died 5 years ago. I think the decision is now is for safety reasons. But of course, I have my own opinions! Ha Those who know me know that I have an opinion on everything, feel strong about those opinions and usually voice my opinions!! I heard a quote once, Opinions are like butts...everyone has one! I say in response, some of us have very big butts and even multiple ones! Ha I just don't know really how to feel about all of this, I know how I feel but I also know how others feel and they aren't matching...I think that is where the problem is. I have worked in the retirement/Assisted living industry as far back as volunteering at one in high school, calling bingo!! But really working in the industry since I was 19. I love the idea now of assisted living, the views have definitely changed over the years. Senior care now has just taken off, but as familiar as I am with it, I just never thought it would be something that I would face with my own family member. Anyway, long story short, we came to Houston instead to hang out and help with my Granny. Someone dear to me said they thought God had placed me here for a reason, since the family was deciding on living situations and given my experience, I would be useful. I was completely encouraged and felt maybe my vacation fell on this week for a reason. Needless to say it is not going the way I invisioned. I will spare the details, this post would be forever long, but there are just way too many distractions. Keep the Main thing the Main thing comes to mind in the sense, here is the situation, this is what we need to decide, make a decision and handle your business! Ha I feel that talking about the past is not going to change the present. I have witnessed families fall apart during a family decision such as this. I do not want that to be the case here. I think this could be a very positive situation and I think it is our job to make this the easiest on Granny who will be moving. I live away and cant help everyday like everyone else, and I have to hear how hard it is to take care of a loved one, so of course I want to come down when I can and help?!?! HELLO!!! I will spare the details...I just need prayers.
Pray for this transition for my Granny, it is hard to leave your house, but she will also have many other freedoms taken away at once-increasing the blow of the move.
Pray for my family that they will be sympathetic to her and have her best interest at heart during the decisions they are making about her future.
Pray for the facility that will be her new home.
Pray for safe return travels for family who came in town.
Pray for unity among family members.
Pray for guidance for me, I do not know my role in all of this and feel less and less at home here. This is a big one for me-to feel like your home is no longer your home is so hard.
Thank you for your prayers, I know that no matter what we do here on earth, ultimately God has a vision in all of this.
I have a beautiful picture of my Granny from my wedding. I will post it once I am back in LA and am on my home computer :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sweet Friends!!!

Introducing...Mr. and Mrs. Adam Rupp!!!

We just got back to Spring from my good friend's wedding in Austin this weekend! Adam and Courtney's wedding was so much fun! It was such a gorgeous day and we are so thankful that we were apart of it!! We had a blast! Pray for a safe honeymoon for these two...they are in Mexico for the week :(

More pics from Houston Rodeo on Friday and the wedding in Austin to come!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bank Account

I received this email from a dear friend, thought I would share...
A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready. As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window. I love it,' he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy. Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room; just wait.' 'That doesn't have anything to do with it,' he replied. Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged ... it's how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. 'It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away. Just for this time in my life. Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you've put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories! Thank you for your part in filling my Memory Bank . I am still depositing.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Japanese Zero

This thing is crazy!!! I took this picture a few weeks ago when we were in Houston. This very plane came to the airport back when I worked at the flight school. The people who own it flew in and took a course with us and while they were there I was able to fly in it!! What an experience! I pulled my first G in this cool! I had always told Blake about it and when we went to Hooks airport while in town, there she was again!! This very plane appeared in the movie Tora! Tora! Tora! I just cannot imagine seeing many of these flying overhead during war. I am so thankful I was able to enjoy this plane without it's past intentions. I am searching for the picture I have from when I flew in it...I'll post it as soon as I find it.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Day Light Savings!!!

Woohoo!! I am so excited about day light savings!! This means more FLYING!!! I will now have one whole hour extra to devote to my flying lessons during the week! This picture was what I was looking at on Saturday morning on the way to a breakfast fly-in. Isn't God's handiwork amazing!! Those of you who know me, know that I find my spirituality in some of the most random places...flying is one of them. I guess it comes from the childlike way of thinking, that if I am this close to the clouds, I am closer to God! It sounds so funny, but as a child, you associate heaven and God with the sky and clouds...I guess I still do :) It has been so beautiful lately that I just hear the sky calling my name!! I am so blessed that I get to enjoy this earth from a bird's eye view!! Thank you God!!