Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Modern Technology

Well, I have finally joined the rest of the technologically savvy world with this recent purchase...

(thanks to apple.com for the picture)

To give myself a little credit, we are Verizon customers so the iPhone wasn't even available for us until January. We have been Verizon customers for YEARS and weren't going to change providers just for a phone so we waited YEARS (literally) to finally get our hands on this gem! Are you noticing a pattern in how long I've waited for this....YEARS! :)

I've had it for a couple of weeks and I LOVE IT!! I've been a Blackberry user for the last 4 or so years so it was bittersweet to say goodbye to the roller ball! But that's okay because I'm in a new relationship with this little guy and we are soul mates....at least until the iPhone 5!

If there are any apps that are must haves, let me know! I'm always looking for new, cool apps!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Mallory!

On Saturday we celebrated the first birthday of our friend Karla's little girl, Mallory. If you live here in the South, you know it rained ALL day on Saturday! We all looked like drowned rats by the time the party got going, but we all had a fun time.

The birthday girl
The party was a cowgirl theme and was SO cute! I just love these centerpieces with the Mason jars.
Instead of cake, Karla used cupcakes, which I think is SOOOO much easier than cake! And they were delish! The cupcake toppers matched the centerpieces...so cute!
The birthday girl after her cake :)

I can't believe this little one is a year old!! I can't wait to see how she changes as she gets older!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Louisiana Weekend - Part 2

On Sunday, we got up early to head to the parades. But before that, we stopped off at the Coffee House, for beignets. YUMMO! This is such a neat little village. They have taken old farm houses from the area and put them all in the same spot to form The Cajun Village, which houses a wine shop, an antique store, etc. So cute, right?

The parade we went to was in Thibodaux, Louisiana where Stephanie has family. We had MORE great food and LOTS of king cake!

Stephanie, her sister Trish, and her neice Addison

Dobbins (the chef and Stephanie's dad) and Stephanie

Some of the floats

This parade actually goes by twice so you get both sides of the floats, which I thought was neat. It is also a more family friendly parade so the crazies were limited (thank goodness). Rob and I with our collection of beads!
The weather was absolutely perfect for the parade, high 70's with a breeze! We had such a great time the entire weekend and want to go back and do more sight-seeing. We headed home Monday morning, of course after a huge breakfast, compliments of Stephanie's family! :)
Right now we have no more trips planned on our calendar. Guess it's time to start planning! :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Louisiana Weekend - Part 1

Our friends, Matt and Stephanie, invited us to spend the weekend in Louisiana with Steph's family for Mardi Gras! We rolled in to Louisiana on Friday afternoon and had dinner at Kevin's, some yummy seafood! After dinner we got "dessert" at a drive-thru daiquiri bar. Can I just say how weird it is to get an alcoholic beverage at a drive-thru???After a long day of traveling we turned in pretty early so we could get up early Saturday for some sight-seeing. Stephanie's parents live in a small area, St. Amant, which is an outskirt of Baton Rouge. Since this was my first trip to the area, Stephanie took us around Baton Rouge and the campus of LSU.

LSU's campus is neat because of the huge trees that branch out really low to the ground. Somehow, I forgot to get a picture of the trees. However, I did catch a pic of Tiger Stadium.

After going around LSU's campus, we headed to downtown Baton Rouge. There are some beautiful old buildings with LOTS of history. This is the old governor's mansion.

This is the new state capitol building, which I thought was really neat. It is so different looking than other state capitols that I have seen.
This is the old state capitol building that has been refurbished and now houses a gift shop and other things. Doesn't it look like a castle?

After sightseeing, we headed to Rocco's for po'boys. Rob got these red beans and rice and I got the shrimp po'boy. YUMMY!

After lunch we did a little shopping. Saturday night we ate dinner with Stephanie's parents and had a FEAST! I was so busy eating, I didn't take any pictures!! Dobbins, Steph's dad, is the BEST cook...he grilled deer sausage, deer backstrap, and steaks! I can't even tell you how great this meatfest was! Mary Lou, Stephanie's mom, made all the sides...potatoes, Watergate salad, broccoli salad, squash/shrimp casserole, among other things! You guys should be SO jealous!
Stay tuned for Part 2 - Mardi Gras