Monday, September 30, 2013

Sarah’s Birthday! The whole day party…

Sarah, Ashley, Andrew, Doug and I celebrated Sarah’s birthday a few weeks ago! She and Ashley had planned out the entire day.

It started with donuts from the Buttermilk Drop Cafe!


We especially liked the Buttermilk drop man and the ceiling decor:

We took our donuts to go and killed them in the car… 

and again at home…(see her decorations in the background)…    

Then Sabrina called!!! Yay! They chatted for a bit.

Then Sarah and I went to get pedicures…

and lunch at Reginelli’s.  

From then I had to head to a conference. Sarah went to get a massage and then a group of celebrators went to Ninja for sushi birthday dinner.

I think she had a pretty good birthday. We had fun so I hope she did too.

Love and hugs, Lizzie

Friday, September 27, 2013

Saints Game Day – Season Opener

Sarah was offered Suite tickets for the Saints vs. Falcons game. Clearly, she accepted and asked me to go with her! I said YES! Duh.

The game started at noon. We left the house around 10 am and headed downtown. We arrived to see the party in full swing.

Champions Square was booming. We decided to head into the Dome to get our seats in the Suite.  

We arrived in the suite and chose seats on the second row. There were snacks, drinks and the bathroom was across the hall. It could not be more perfect.

During pregame, lots of things happened. They thanks Jerry Romig for his years of calling the Saints games. It really was sweet. When they brought him out on the field. he waved and shed a few tears. It was truly touching.

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Then TIGERBAND took the field and played pregame. It was freaking awesome!

Then Steve Gleason came out on the field. Scott Fujita was also in the house.

Right before the game started, Steve Gleason and Sean Peyton started the “Who Dat” Chant. It was so touching and amazing. You really had to be there to understand, but WOW. Intense.

Then the game finally started. :) We had such amazing seats. THANK YOU SARAH! 

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All of a sudden, a familiar face comes into our suite – Aunt Donna! Evidently she was in a suite a few doors down and saw me as she was walking down the hall. I snapped this little picture with her. 

I did go see Uncle Robert as well, but forgot to get a picture. The suite level rocks. Oh, and did I mention this was on my bucket list! I checked “watching a Saints game from a suite” off my list. SARAH ROCKS.  IMG_3332

Here is a view of the whole suite. You can see Sarah on the other end of the box. 


The Saints gave us a few heart attacks, but overall the game rocked. They won and it was so sweet to beat the Falcons. We took this last one as the game ended.


What a game. What seats. What a great friend. Thank you Sarah for inviting me to sit with you in the suite. It was amazing. Every second.

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tulane Band Day (Tulane vs. USA)

Doug mentioned he wanted to go to Tulane Band Day. As I had never been to a Tulane game, I was in. We got tickets and arrived at the Superdome a few minutes after kick off. We got rockstar parking next to the dome and headed to security. Of course, they did not let our bag into the Dome so Doug had to bring it back to the car – thank goodness we were parked close.

After many misunderstandings, we finally found each other and went to sit down.

We watched as Tulane was playing really well. A little while later we had a special guest come to find us…Leon!

It is always great to see the Leon. I was looking at the players and I noticed a player named Van Hooser. I happened to know is dad pretty well through work so I texted Dr. Bill and found him during half time. Check out his pants! They were awesome.

Then I watched the “band day” part of the game:

Doug got this awesome picture of Riptide the Pelican… 

and this awesome picture of Joe Montana…

Can you see him? haha. Me either..:)

As the game progressed, Doug and I made some new adorable buddies…

Sadly, Tulane lost in the last few minutes, but they played an awesome game. I really did enjoy going.

Once the game ended we started walking to the car. On our way we passed the “Rebirth” sculpture. It really is amazing. You may or may not know the Atlanta Falcons will not allow any logo or name on the Falcons player in the sculpture. Clearly, some New Orleans fans have taken care of that…



The following day was the LSU vs. Saints game. I liked how they decorated the sculpture just in time. There was also a sign on the jersey explaining that the Falcons would not allow their colors/logo/likeness.

Fun day….I am glad we went.

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Kayaking in Bayou St. John – A family affair….

Mom has been talking about getting us all all out to kayak as a big group. Her wish finally came true. We all were free on a random Saturday morning and made plans to do a 2 hour family kayak trip.

Mom, Dad, Alex and Janice drove in from H-town. Ashley, Andrew, Doug and I met them at 8:45 at Bayou St. John. The Kayaks and our guide arrived a few minutes later. DSCF1670

Soon we were loading into our kayaks and paddling down the bayou.

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Janice and I were the only two who were new to kayaking. We got the hang of it and started paddling into a headwind. DSCF1687 DSCF1695DSCF1692DSCF1726

We got the official tour of the Bayou. There is a lot of interesting history about this little bayou. We got to kayak around Park Island – an island that NEVER floods. I know where I want to live…

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We did get one group shot:


Thanks Mom and Dad! That was awesome. Good idea. :)

Then we took our starving selves to the new Felipe’s on Carrollton.

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We were starving and it was delicious.
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Thank you Mom and Dad for kayaking and for lunch! You guys are amazing. It really was a fun day.

Love and Hugs, Lizzie