Saturday, January 31, 2015

Christmas at the Roosevelt and Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing came to the Saenger so we decided to make a day of it!

Sarah came over early and we exchanged Christmas gifts with her, Ashley and Andrew.

Then we headed over to the Roosevelt to enjoy a cold beverage. IMG_6171

Ashley had mentioned the Roosevelt was serving a “Ms. Claus’ Cookie” drink that was pretty fantastic. We we sold.

We arrived and headed straight for the Sazerac Bar.

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All the girls had Ms. Claus’ yummy drink and Doug ordered a Hot Buttered Rum. IMG_6174

Doug’s drink had donuts in it!IMG_6178

Then we enjoyed the decorations that make the Roosevelt so famous!IMG_6181

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We checked out the Gingerbread houses…IMG_6185

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and then we finally headed to the Saenger.

The show was pretty good except that we sat by a lady that carried a large amount cat feces in her purse. Not kidding. I was terrible. We moved seats at intermission it was that bad. Alas, you can’t win them all!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Friday, January 30, 2015

Christmas Luncheon at The Rib Room!

I was honored to be invited to the Annual Christmas Luncheon at the Rib Room the Friday before Christmas. IMG_1920

Perry, a friend of Gay’s, organizes the luncheon each year and I made it on the invite list!

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The Rib Room was beautifully decorated and the company was even better. I sat on one end of the table. Pretty sure it was the “loud” end of the table. IMG_1923

I enjoyed my hot chocolate and even had a bit of a water fight!IMG_1924

THAT was cold. Smile

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The French Quarter was hopping! Sadly, it was a rainy day, but we made the most of it. Thank you again, Perry, for having me! I had a great time!

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By the way, lunch on the Friday before Christmas is AN EVENT. It took 4 hours so prepare yourself if you find yourself out for a Christmas Luncheon!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Thursday, January 29, 2015

O’ Christmas Tree!

Doug and I put up our Christmas Tree on December 14. Dad gave me some stakes and we assembled the structure. I say “we”…I mean “Doug”.

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Then we put up the “green” and decorated!IMG_6161 IMG_6162IMG_6163

We used our favorite ornaments and hung them all over!IMG_6167

The finished product!

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I really love my nontraditional tree! Thank you pinterest!

Love, hugs, and merry late Christmas,

Lizzie

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mom’s Birthday! (Dec 13)

My beautiful, wonderful, fabulous mother celebrated her birthday last month!

We woke her up with a surprise coffee cake for breakfast!

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Doesn’t she look so dainty blowing out the candles!IMG_6117

Then we headed out for a walk! IMG_6124

We walked 2.something miles around Southeastern…and we might have ended up in a dumpster for a bit.

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We digress….anyway, then we headed to lunch! Adobe was calling our names!IMG_6126

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Then “the cootie hat” was placed on Mom and a song was sung!IMG_6130

Enjoy this amazing video!

Happy Birthday Mom!

Then the cootie hat was passed around…

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and I might have put whipped cream on DB’s nose…IMG_6133

Then we headed home for the official birthday party!IMG_6134

We decorated with signs and other fun d├ęcor.IMG_6137

More candles to blow out. IMG_6139IMG_6141

The whole gang was there to see her open her gifts. IMG_6142

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Later that night we celebrated one last time…IMG_6151

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Doesn’t Andrew look pumped?! hehe.

We played Phase 10 (which mom won) and some telestrations. It really was a fun night. We laughed and laughed. One day we will have to share the drawings, but they are not all rated G. Smile

Happy Birthday Mom! We love you!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Saint’s Game–Doug won tickets!

(a little out of order – forgive me Smile)

Doug won tickets to the Monday Night Saints game on November 24th so we went! The Saints played the Ravens and it was a sad game overall.IMG_20141124_183629

We had fun though. We sat with Doug’s coworkers and entertained ourselves. IMG_1892

We actually got to hang with the State Troopers too! One of our friends was working the game and we had amazing police protection the whole game.

Yay for winning tickets. Boo for losing, but its all good!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

The Acro Cats!

As official cat ladies, when we heard a cat circus was coming to town, we were in! Sarah, Ashley and I traveled to the (dreaded) Marigny for this circus and it was worth it!IMG_1896

It was their special Christmas show and it was super special. IMG_1898

My favorite part was when the cats when rogue and ran through the audience. IMG_1900

It really was awesome and I enjoyed it very much. It motivated me to keep training my boys.

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Here is a little excerpt of the fun when the rock cats were playing their music!

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They will be back in March if you want to see their regular show. It really was fun. Get there early so you can sit in the front row!

Love and Hugs, Lizzie