Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone has a great Halloween!


Don’t be all scared….like Doug!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

(tomorrow -  heading back to the catch up blogs…)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Alex’s Birthday–the man, the legend

My sweet, fabulous brother celebrated his brithday in August. I gave him a shout out then and I will do it again now.


The birthday video with the noisemakers is here along with some other photos.

Alex is a wonderful brother. I am glad we continue to celebrate birthdays together as a family.

As I mentioned in his other birthday blog, we also laid most of the tile in his bedroom as his birthday present.

Happy Birthday Alex! You rock!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Monday, October 29, 2012

Partial Bridesmaids Reunion!

Sabrina came in town (because she is cool) and Courtney offered to host a bridesmaids reunion so we could all get together, catch up and look at wedding photos!



We arrived at Courtney’s house, had a fabulous dinner, and gave all of our updates. It was great to get together with my amazing bridesmaid team. They really are amazing women. We were sadly missing Jenni and Janessa. Cynthia was there, but we took the pic after she left.


Courtney actually told all the girls she was pregnant this night. As you can imagine, it elicited quite a few squeals.

Thank you Courtney for hosting and cooking the main dish! Thank you to everyone who brought food and your amazing company. It was great to see you guys.

Love and miss you all!


Friday, October 26, 2012

August–Anniversaries and Date Night…

A new month means we got to open a new date night package!IMG_1157

We planned and enjoyed our spa night!  I got an awesome foot rub and massage! Awesome idea Ashley, Andrew, Janessa and Matt!

The 5th also quickly approached in August. We broke out the piƱata, wrote down what we had done that day and took our anniversary picture!


Sunday, August 5 – We went to church, I went to Ashley W’s baby shower in Baton Rouge, we watched the Olympics, ran 3 miles on the levee and had a swimming party with Ashley, Sarah and Sabrina!

We made it 3 months! :)

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Doodlebug is born! Kate arrives…

Our good friends, Jeff and Erin, did not find out the sex of their baby during the pregnancy. They saved it for the birth. As I am not family, I offered to video the moment when Jeff descended up on the masses in the waiting room to let them know if Doodlebug was a boy or girl.

Once I got the word that Erin was in labor, I headed to EJ to document the whole day. I was actually the first one their besides Erin’s parents. We hung out in the waiting area waiting for news…


It was the best “baby tailgate” ever. The Bar was in the garage in Mr. Tim’s car and the buffet was laid out before us to enjoy. IMG_1142

We also got to enjoy the Olympics as they happened to be on. It helped pass the time for sure. Finally, we saw Erin’s doctor arrive and we knew it was only a matter of time then!

Finally, Jeff emerged with a sign – He posted it on the wall and I videoed the chaos! It was so much fun. Courtney’s blog also detailed the events and she has the video I took posted here.


It’s a Girl! Kate Kellye!


Then all the texting began….and they all watched the video…IMG_1151IMG_1154

Kate already had (has) a huge fan club!

Congrats Erin and Jeff! She is adorable – and she is so much bigger now! :)

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ashley’s Science Experiment Birthday!

When we started planning Ashley’s birthday, we could not decide what kind of party to have. She wanted to do something “different” and fun. Somehow, someway, Ashley came up with the idea to have a birthday party with science experiments!

So very Ashley. She invited some friends and challenged everyone to bring an experiment to the party. Dad brought home all his white doctors coats and eye protection. Doug created the Periodic table banner and I got prepared for my many planned science experiments.

That morning we had our traditional coffee cake and prepped for the party.IMG_1047IMG_1048

Once guests arrived, they signed the Periodic Table by creating an element from their name, put on their white lab coats and hung out. Mom made some fabulous gumbo, doug made his garlic potato salad and it was fantastic. IMG_1049


Once everyone had eaten we set the experiment schedule and went on a tour of the back yard….IMG_1129

We went to see the chickens…

and then the worms…

and finished the tour with the Dragons.


Next up: Experiments!

The crowd gathered:


EXPERIMENT 1 – Cup and water by Lizzie – FAIL.
I started the experiments off with a terrible experiment that I could not get to work. Little did I know that my failed experiment would be the first of many.
I tried to get water to stay in a cup upside down….never mind. It is not worth your time.

EXPERIMENT 2 – Owl Pellets by Mom – Success! Mom purchased owl pellets for us to explore.


EXPERIMENT 3 – Egg and Candle – Lizzie – Semi-fail. I was trying to get a bottle to suck up an egg. It sucked up a third of it…


EXPERIMENT 4 -  Floating paper clips in water – Success! I taught the group how to make a paperclip float. IMG_1080

EXPERIMENT 5 – Imaginary Gas – Lizzie – FAIL! I was trying to put out candles by using imaginary gas. I must have used the wrong amounts of peroxide and dry ingredients. I eventually just blew out the candles. ha.


EXPERIMENT 6 – Solar Power – Dad – Success! He hooked up a solar panel to a fan. He plans to use it for air flow for the chickens. IMG_1085IMG_1088IMG_1087IMG_1089

EXPERIMENT 7 – Pepper in Bowl – Mom – Success! It was an experiment about surface tension. I did not get any pictures of this one. Sorry Mom!

EXPERIMENT 8 – Mentos and Coke – Lori – SUCCESS!IMG_1090IMG_1093IMG_1095

EXPERIMENT 9 – Expanding Foam or something like that… – Doug – Success!

EXPERIMENT 10 – Volcanic Eruptions – Mom and Alex – Success!IMG_1097IMG_1105

Finally, after all the experiments were over, we had a little birthday party for Ashley and took a group picture.


It really was a fun day (especially with all the epic experiment fails). I hope she felt as loved as she is.  Happy, happy birthday Ashley – a few months late for sure.

Love and Hugs, Lizzie