Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November 5th Date Night!

On our 6 month anniversary, we did it bigger than before!


We went to Lowes to get 5 random things. Here are are in the garden center…


And then we went to get groceries!


The girl checking us out asked about the piñata so we told her and the two guys by her the story. We asked to take a photo with them, they agreed and it is the best picture ever.


The guy on the right looked at the picture after and asked if we wanted to take another picture and he would smile. We declined. I liked this picture too much! I liked his “hard” look.  I am still laughing about this picture. heh.

We had a lovely, efficient night. Happy 6 months baby!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

best part of my job

So, I probably don’t say how awesome my job is often enough. It leads to moments like this:


One of my doc’s got a new puppy and he is absolutely adorable…as you can see.

It’s ok to be jealous. :)

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Monday, November 19, 2012

The rest of the trip…Atlanta

After Bertie and Katie’s awesome wedding, we woke up on Saturday and headed back to Atlanta.

We arrived back in Atlanta to hang with the family and watch the LSU/Alabama game. Mom and Dad were in town too! It was a family affair.

We all hung out at Andrew’s apartment to watch the (intense) game. Andrew was generous enough to give us his bed. We stayed there that night and went to church with them Sunday morning.

After church headed back to Nola.

So here was our crazy diving schedule:
Thurs –drive from Nola to Atlanta – 8 hours
Friday – Drive from Atlanta to Pawley’s Island – 6.5 hours
Sat – drive from Pawley’s Island to Atlanta – 6.5 hours
Sun – drive from Atlanta back to Nola – 8 hours.

WHEW! What a weekend! We were exhausted, but we did get these pictures to share:


It was great to see them. And we got to see Fall colors!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Friday, November 16, 2012

Katie and Bert get hitched!

Doug and I were invited to a fabulous wedding in South Carolina. Since Ashley lives halfway between us and the wedding, we decided to make a weekend of it.

We drove to Atlanta and spent the night with Ashley. We hung out with Ashley and Andrew for a few hours and crashed. We got up early on Friday and drove to Pawley’s Island, SC. We got there, got ready and headed to the wedding.

It was beautiful! We were right over the beach with a beautiful sunset in the distance.

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Doug and I had prime seating…


I must admit…my favorite part is that Bert was sporting his fitbit! :) heheIMG_1287

Katie looked amazing.




We had a blast!! I can’t wait to see you two again! Love you both!

Thank you for inviting us!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Anniversary Date Night for October 5

For our big five month anniversary we decided to do it big…IZZO’S!

We carried the piñata through the order line. I am positive we looked odd, but not sure we cared at all. :)
I am sure a Mexican restaurant has seen a piñata before, right?


After dinner, we had some frozen yogurt and headed home. We are so wild and crazy!

I love this silly, awesome tradition! Just wait to see what we did for November! ha.

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pictures from the Zoo

We just got these from Chris and Stacey:



I look creepy in both! :)

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Friday, November 9, 2012

October Date Night!


We decided to break the “date night” into two separate events – Carve pumpkins one night and to the ghost tour another night.  On October 19, we decided it was the right night to carve pumpkins!PA190017PA190021

Doug helped me cut and clean my pumpkin. He is so sweet..and then he got to work.

Doug choose “boo” from Super Mario and I decided to work with the drill. PA190023PA190027


Doug worked while I drilled. Once I drilled all my holes, I glittered the top and sides and added ribbon.

The finished product:


In the dark:


Another fun date night in the books! I think we are going to the the ghost tour after Halloween so the crowds are lower…we shall see.

I really liked my pumpkin and Doug loved his. I think I will always use a drill. Next time, I will use a bigger bit!

Thank you (again) Ashley, Andrew, Janessa and Matthew!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Thursday, November 8, 2012

They all asked for you…and a night out with Peter and Laura!

Doug’s company picnic is held each year in October at the Audubon Zoo! We had to miss it last year, but this year I had it marked on the calendar for months.

We arrived and hung out with Chris, Stacey, Kennedy and Benjamin at the picnic pavilion. The food was yummy and the company was better. We visited with Doug’s co-workers while the kiddos jumped in/on the inflatables.

Once it was time to go into the zoo, Kennedy asked me very sweetly if I would go to the zoo with her. I, of course, said YES! We explored the zoo and had some fun.


My absolute favorite part is feeding the giraffes! I dragged the entire group to the giraffes when it was time! Kennedy and Benjamin both fed the. I, of course, fed them too!


As we walked by “the chase” statues, I tried to remake this photo:488238_10101564488749035_888652023_n

but clearly, I had Doug take it from the wrong side:PA130014
But check out how scary the kiddos look! :)

At 3 pm, Peter and Laura arrived at the Zoo. We hugged and parted ways with the D’s and hugged and welcomed Peter and Laura. Peter and Laura were visiting Nola from Miami for 3 reasons. 1. To see Nola. 2. To see Doug and I and 3. To see a friend of theirs in town for a convention that happens to live abroad. Quite an effective trip!

We showed them around the Zoo and visited. It had been a few years since I had seen Laura (a Disney College Program roommate) and I had never met her new amazing husband, Peter. She had never met Doug so it was quite an event!


We hung out at the zoo until it closed and then we headed to Jacques Imo’s for dinner! We got there early and avoided the possible 2 hour wait. It was FANTASTIC! Dinner we delicious and I LOVED spending time with them. PA130016

After dinner, we headed downtown to meet up with Bristol (their friend living abroad) and headed to the new Walk On’s on Poydras. We went to the private space upstairs and watched the first half of the LSU game.

At halftime, the group decided they wanted to hit the town! Doug and I graciously bowed out as it had been a long day, we are wussy, and I wanted to watch the rest of the game. At the end, I think we both approved in the others choice of husband! :) Good news overall.

The tigers won that night, I got to see Laura and Peter, eat fabulous dinner and spend my day with adorable kiddos (and Doug). It was a great Saturday! Also, did I mention that I had 26,315 steps that day!? 10 miles walked :)

The only thing I am sad about is we only took 2 pictures with Laura and Peter. Next time we will do better. Love you LaLa!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie