Monday, May 18, 2009

Yes, we're still here!

Hello Friends & Family!
I know it's been a while since my last entry - we are still here, we are still enjoying our life in New Orleans and we are still experiencing new and wonderful things.

On Mother's Day weekend we went with some new friends to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. What a great time we had! They have have a beautiful waterfront home there. We enjoyed a great time watching the kids swim, a nice boat ride, and awesome food! JP & John even got to enjoy a nice ATV ride around the neighborhood. Thanks Ben & Liz Licata, & your great kids - Nick, Zach, Ann Marie & Emily - for sharing your incredible home with us! We had a great time! I should also share with everyone that this gorgeous home is brand new! They had just bought their lakefront home just 7 weeks before Katrina hit. They found the roof of this home (version 1) at the front of the neighborhood. They had to rebuild after only enjoying their weekend home for 7 weeks! The resilience of this place and the people here still amazes me!

I still can't believe that we are so close to such pretty places. It only took us an hour to get there!

Recently I had the extreme honor of getting to serve in our church's nursery. What a great group of kids we have in the 1-2 year old class! Not than I'm biased or anything. But watching JP, Natalie and Griffin play together was truly a joy & a delight! Natalie is so sweet to share all the toys, and JP just wants to explore every part of the room and it's contents and Griffin, has such a sweet spirit that you can't help but smile when you're around him.

This next week my oldest child is turning 5! I just can't believe it! I really seems like yesterday I was giving birth to Jordan at West Houston Memorial (in a really small delivery room!). Just today she told me that "day after tomorrow she was going to wake up and look in the mirror so she could see what a 5 year old looked like". Is that cute or what?!

We love you all dearly!


  1. Wow, it looks like you had a great weekend!!! It was so nice to finally meet you on Sunday!!!


  2. I love the nursery pics of the 3 amigos. Adorable...