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Monday, March 9, 2009

The Weekend

It was a busy weekend. The weather was so beautiful all weekend. We got a lot done out in the yard. Dalton had friends over and they played until they couldn't go anymore. Here's a few highlights from the weekend:


Here are the kids 'redneck surfing'...that's what Dalton calls it. We tie a board to the back of the golf cart and I pull them around through the field.









Here's a peek at the 6 month old cow, Tabasco, we were able to move him over into his new pen.










Dalton and Stuart playing in the woods...looking for hidden trails.









We found a nest of baby mice in the cow pen. It just amazed me why a mouse would deliver her babies under a board on the ground of the cow pen, when there is a 800 lb. cow hanging around...go figure!








We coaxed the big cow into the trailer and he's ready for slaughter today. Look at how he's peeking at us through the slats of the trailer. Do you suppose he is trying to make us feel guilty?







Dalton and his friend Stuart had a lot of fun chasing the chickens. You'll see them peeking in on them, trying to sneak up on them...Dalton finally got one!
















Then they went after the geese...You can see "Clyde" who his hiding from them, peeking through keeping a close eye on them. Then they found a nest of eggs. We're hoping "Bonnie" is paying close attention to them so that they will hatch into little geese one day .

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Family Angel - Sara

Today, I thought I'd showcase our "Family Angel". Her name is Sara Elizabeth LeBlanc. She is my parents' only granddaughter, although they have already gone to heaven before she came into our lives. So they never had a chance to meet her, but I'm sure they are looking down over her. She was a late child of my sister Lizzy. Lizzy's only child, Steven, was 17 years old when Sara entered our lives on Valentine's Day...that made her even more special!!! I'll never forget the day Lizzy announced to us that she was going to have another baby...And I'll let you in on something...Lizzy was the one giving me daily fertility injections so I could get pregnant...and oops! she was the one that got pregnant!!!!! Go figure...

I took this photo of Sara while we were on a camping trip this past Halloween. Our cabin was on the pond and her and the other children were fishing. I managed to capture this shot of her and altered it a little on the computer (i added the angel wings).

She is just the sweetest little girl I know, and a very pretty one at that, and she looks a lot like our mother did as a child.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Dalton and Chelsea






Chelsea is the granddaughter of some very dear friends of ours. They came up for a visit on Saturday and Chelsea asked me when I was going to take some more "modeling pictures" of her. She loves the camera, and it shows in the photos. I had Dalton go take some of her while all the ladies were sitting around talking and eating crawfish (yum!yum!) and he did a pretty good job. I guess he does pay attention sometimes. haha. Nonetheless, I snapped some of Dalton and Chelsea together. You see, they were born the same exact day - - August 2, 1999. I was at Meadowcrest in Gretna, LA giving birth while her mother, Rita, was at West Jeff Hosp. in Marrero, LA giving birth. They were born within an hour or so of each other.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mother's Day Cards





















Here's a peek at some of the Mother's Day Cards I've been making for the Troops. I really love participating in this project. I feel I have a real purpose for making cards now. And these guys and gals are in Iraq and can't get out to buy their loved ones cards to send home for the holidays...with us making them and sending the cards to them, they have the opportunity to send wishes home! If you're interested in participating, please let me know by leaving a comment. Store bought cards are also acceptable.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Daddy's Hands

In Memoriam
Louis A. Spongia
3/2/91 - 3/3/91

18 years ago my Dad passed away...it seems just like yesterday, especially when every time I think of him, it tugs on my heart just the same.

He died the day before his birthday, so I also want to say:

"Happy Birthday Daddy"

Take a minute and listen to this song:


http://www.jango.com/music/Holly+Dunn?l=0


I love this song...it is so much my Daddy!!! As tough as he was with us when we were younger, I appreciate now that he was only trying to protect us, teach us to do the right things and be good people.
Thank you Daddy and I Love You!!
Your Baby Girl,
Cathy

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mardi Gras Celebration - - finally!















I've been trying to get around to posting some of my photos from our little Mardi Gras trip to New Orleans, at last here they are. We had a great time!!! So many things that we've always taken for granted just kept popping up before my very eyes. You don't realize you miss those things until you visit after your move from there. And then you realize the uniqueness of New Orleans -- some of those things, you just don't see anywhere else. Gotta love New Orleans!! We spent the entire day out there the Sunday before Mardi Gras. We packed up and got there around 9:00am and left at about 9:00pm that night. There were three day parades and then the night parade. Val Kilmer reigned as king in Bacchus (the night parade). You'll see a pic I took of him here. By the end of the night, we were beat! Dalton was totally amazed. He was only 4 when we moved here from New Orleans. Now he is 9 and this is our first parade trip back since we moved. He doesn't remember Mardi Gras at all. He just couldn't get enough and let me tell you, he got right in there with the rest of the crowd. After a few floats he began chasing them just as I used to do as a kid. It's funny, I told my husband..."You can take the boy out of New Orleans, but you can never take the New Orleans out of the boy". He said, "Momma, mark our calendar for next year, we're coming back"! Dalton is hooked!!!

Oh, I even ate a muffelatta while we were there...yum! We brought a couple of king cakes home. Dalton and I had to have the one with cream cheese, since that is our favorite. Greg picked the Mississippi Mud king cake, since he's not crazy about cream cheese. We told Dalton to pick one for his class but he didn't seem interested. Well, that little booger, ended up swiping his Dad's Mississippi Mud the next morning to carry to school with him, along with about 30 long beads around his neck and other goodies to share with his classmates. He walked into the school with all eyes on him as if he was the King of Mardi Gras. The kids thought it was great!

Let the Good Times Roll!!

To view all my Mardi Gras pics, click on the following link:
http://www2.snapfish.com/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=276621889/a=124387579_124387579/otsc=SHR/otsi=SALBlink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish