Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Blog Break!

Hey there. It is getting kinda hectic here. All good things.

The blog will be back September 15. (Unless I find some magical time, but honestly I have been looking for magical time for decades.)

All my best to you and yours.

Love, Lizzie

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cinco July Photo

Cinco came to Memphis with us!





Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Monday, August 11, 2014

Doug’s birthday in Memphis (and the rest of our visit!)

While we were in Memphis, Doug’s family surprised him with a cake!


BG helped Doug  blow out his candles:

Doug’s candles!

Then we headed out to the indoor/outdoor room to play with glow sticks and hit the piñata!IMG_3044IMG_3041IMG_3046

Piñata time!IMG_3048IMG_3049IMG_3056

The next morning we headed out for brunch at Hogs and Hominy! It was so incredibly delicious!IMG_3059IMG_3066

Later that day we left Memphis Sad smile. It was a fun, quick visit! Thank you for having us DJ and Steve! We loved seeing everyone!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Friday, August 8, 2014

Bailey Grace turns 2!

Doug and I headed up to Memphis for Bailey’s 2nd birthday party the first week in July.

We got up there late July 4th, visited for a few minutes and then headed to bed. The next morning, we were greeted with this sweet face!


Uncle Doug’s job was to keep the bubble machine full!IMG_2845

Every time she would see the camera she would say “cheese!” even if it was just sitting on the table.



All I see is Craig here….IMG_2889

We took a few videos…well, actually BG took a few

Uncle Doug filmed by BG.

and then Uncle Doug took over.

BG party time!

BG :)

Once everything was set, it was time for BG to make her grand debut for her birthday party!


She looked adorable! After we ate and partied, it was cake time!

Bailey blowing out her candles!



I think she liked it SmileIMG_2967


Then she got to open all her presents! I have a bunch of photos of this adorableness, but I really wanted to share her opening her diamond from Doug and I.


BG, I know you had such fun! After presents, we headed to the pool and played for hours outside!

BG, you are very loved! Happy 2nd birthday!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Lots of work going on!

Back in May we started renovating our house. I just wanted to send a huge thank you to all that helped!


Yeah. Sooooo. I might have leaned on wet paint…

The best krewe in the world!

Not sure what is up with Janice and Sarah….Smile

Prospector photo….of course Doug did not stop working.

Thank you again to Janice, Sarah, Andrew, Ashley, Mom and Dad. You guys are amazing. I love you all!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

P.S. We are still working on the house. If you want to help us with the siding, let me know! Smile


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

International Cat Video Festival

Months ago Ashley saw that New Orleans was holding their very own International Cat Video Festival. We decided we wanted to go. 1. To see the crazies. 2. To be the crazies.

Ashley bought tickets and we patiently wanted months for the special day to arrive. – June 28 at Noma.

When the day finally came, we got up (went to spin class) and got ready for the 1 pm showing (which we later found out was sold out!). We got there around 12:30, parked, noticed the stage and all the tents. We headed straight into Noma to get our seats.

We walked inside and we were asked if we already had tickets, which we did and they showed us to the auditorium. We got seats near the front (3rd row. We are serious.) We snacked on a cat cookie and got ready for the show.


Before the hour long video started, I took this video of Ashley:

Note: While she is talking photos are flashing on the big screen of cat photos taken and submitted from Nola cat lovers.

Ashley at the ICVF!

As you can hear the crowd gets excited when they see at cat photo they submitted. It was so funny. We giggle and giggled.

The show was started and this is a short example of videos they showed:

Cat Video Fest.

After the video, we headed out and enjoyed the festival.


There was lots of cat art…2014-06-28-13-24-56_IMG_2828

The stage and tents….2014-06-28-13-24-59_IMG_28292014-06-28-13-25-00_IMG_2830

And there was a photo booth where we dressed up as….you guessed it…CATS!


We had a great time making fun of ourselves and admiring all the cat items.

It is possibly one of the silliest things we have bought tickets for, but we already said we were going next year AND we were submitting photos and videos. 2014-06-28-13-30-00_IMG_2834

We are such cat ladies. Thank God we are already both married.

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Our Photos with Cinco - 2nd Year of Marriage

Here is our collage for the 2013/14 years. Descriptions below. Our Second Year with Cinco (with text)

June 2013 – In Healy, Alaska while visiting Alex. Doug and Alex had been out at a trivia night and Doug came back to the hotel room a little drunkie.


July 2013 at the Chef’s table at Commander’s Palace for Doug’s Birthday. 2013-07-05-23-42-45_IMG_2772

August 2013 – I was at the O’Henry Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina and Doug was at home. I was out of town on training so we google chatted and took these photos. 08.05.2013 pinata08.05.2013 anniversary2

September 2013 – At the Shack.

October 2013 at Adobe in Hammond – eating lunch with my family.

November 2013 – outside the Shack. The butterfly plant had bloomed so hard it has hanging down everywhere.

December 2013 – after sushi dinner at Taste of Tokyo in River Ridge.

January 2014 – Outside the Shack (under the same butterfly plant)2014-01-05-11-50-58_IMG_4316

February 2014 in the bathroom at the Shack! We were decorating toilet brushes for the Tux ride so we thought the bathroom was the place to take the photo. Doug is actually sitting on the toilet! ha!

March 2014- At our indoor volleyball league game.

April 2014 – In Riomaggiore, Italy (Cincque Terre)2014-04-05-10-42-10_IMG_0921

May 2014 – Our 2 year anniversary at the Shack! We had gone to eat at McClure’s BBQ and have gelato. We forgot Cinco so we took this photo when we got home. 2014-05-05-19-21-41_IMG_2376

Love and Hugs, Lizzie