Sunday, April 30, 2017

A Houma Holiday

When we realized it had been about 2 years since our last visit to Brent's home town, we knew exactly where we'd be heading for Spring Break.  Brent's brother Glenn was also able to drive in from Houston to join us.  It's hard to resist the call of crawfish and king cake!

Unfortunately Joseph's cousins didn't come with Uncle Glenn since they were in school.  Joseph kept busy in the pool and hot tub, and he loved driving the golf cart around the gated community as much as we would let him. 

Poppy made fresh waffles, and Mimi helped make tie dye glitter Easter eggs. 

We spent Easter at Brent's cousin Mindy's place.  Little Jerry is so cute and is getting so big!  

Mostly it was a quiet, relaxing time to spend with family.  I was smart enough to not help trim palm trees.  Uncle Glenn took a frond to the head, but with us there's always a doctor in the house.  There's also tons of lizards around the house too!

One of the highlights of Houma for Joseph is Mr. Ronnie's Famous Hot  Donuts.  I know a certain someone who's competing for "Uncle of the Year."

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Never Passed Over

We are so fortunate to always be included in the Pendleton's Passover seder.  It is always such a lovely evening, even though it always gets a little kooky around the plagues.  Ethan has obviously been very working hard in Hebrew school and sung with his mom beautifully!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Eighth Egg Hunt!

Aunt Missy has been rocking this event for 8 years now, and every year it seems to get bigger and better!  Hundreds of eggs, countless cake pops , and bunches of happy kids!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Random #11

Another round up of should-have-been blog posts.  

We had our school auction a month ago.  The theme was "Havana Nights," so I finally had a reason to wear that Panama hat that I impulse bought in Puerto Rico on a cruise more that a decade ago.  Good times, although I kinda sorta goaded my tipsy friend into way overbidding on a few items.

My parents and Brent's mom were all in town the same weekend in hopes of seeing the unexpected early peak of the cherry blossoms, but then another unexpected change in weather went and ruined most of them.

We really have had weird weather, from gorgeous days in February when I could run outside with my new kicks and Taylor Swift , to more appropriate wintry days where Simon could curl up in front of a cozy fire.

We are nearing the end of our days with a functional kitchen, but as always I have been baking a bit.  Homemade muffins, especially mini chocolate chip ones, help me to secure a place in my son's heart.

That Barbie cake was for our friend Meredith's 50th birthday.  She'll always be the one closest in age to me, but will also never forget to point out that I am a full month older.  I made a similar cake for her 40th birthday party, with the Barbie theme stemming from a nickname she acquired at work.  Ten years later, I think I can now retire the special pan required to make it.

And well, since we're back to the subject of age, someone recently posted an elementary school class photo on Facebook, so I might as well share this little gem - me in 4th grade.  That shirt!