Monday, July 26, 2010
Three generations + Nicky. :)
Granny and Jenni working their magic in the kitchen.
He's just so hot. :)
Brotherly love :)
Playing on Dad's new iPad.
I'd be smiling like that, too, if I had three birthday cakes. (Jenni, yours beat the pants off of the store-bought.)
50 one-dollar bills pinned together = 1 great birthday present :)
We capped of the night with an intense game of dominoes. I dominated.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I lived in Lafayette most of my life. I couldn't wait to move to Baton Rouge after our wedding and settle into a new town. I had no problem finding my way around "the big city", and Nicky and I have made wonderful friends through each of our jobs and church. BR has been so much fun and it has truly felt like home for the past 3 months. I could see us putting down roots and being here for a long time, but that's not what God had in mind for us. About a month ago, Nicky was offered a new position within his company. This position would move us to Houma.
At first I was apprehensive. I struggled with the realization that our life (that I had so prettily planned in my mind) was no longer going to be in Baton Rouge, the town I had really grown to love. I shed a couple of tears, but God comforted me and reassured me that He had it all under control. I know that if He is bringing us to Houma, then He is preparing a life for us down there. That is all I need to know.
So, as we approach our move date and pack up the apartment where we've spent our first 3 months as husband and wife, I contiune to grow more and more excited. Excited about the possibilities that await us. Excited about the adventures we will have in a new town. Excited about how we will grow closer to one another (since we don't know anyone else) :). And more than anything, excited about the ways we will see God unfold His plans for us.
4. Zack (Nicky's twin) came to visit and brought Nicky a shirt from the Libertarian conference that he attended in Las Vegas.
5. We saw Inception (amazing...and it made my brain hurt.)
6. The boys went to play with their toys...guns.
The elephants are my favorite!
This is Jamie. They put her in charge of children... :)
We just couldn't help ourselves.
My parents are his biggest "fans"! :)
You know you're cool when someone else paints your name on their back. :)
Saturday, July 17, 2010
We're looking forward to our next trip!
Nicky and I went to New Orleans for our honeymoon. It was the PERFECT getaway! We did all the "touristy" things that we've never had the chance to do when we've gone in the past. We fell in love with the city and can't wait to go back!
And then there was the FOOD!!! We ate at Paul Prudhomme's restaurant (K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen), John Besh's restaurant (Restaurant August), and Emeril Lagasse's restaurant (Emeril's). We also ate at Mother's (world famous Po-boys), and a precious little hole-in-the-wall place called Bayona. We basically took a food tour of the "Big Easy"... and we easily got bigger. :)