Friday, December 28, 2007


Joel in his tuxedo for Kristin's wedding. We are so excited!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Pretty table

Here is the table setting for Christmas. My table is normally covered with crafts, mail and random this is nice!


The plates are Radko from Target. Aunt Karen and Uncle Keith gave them to us for Christmas about 5 years ago.

These plates are Mom's (were in the Converse house). I didn't have enough of the Radko so I borrowed these, but I really like them with the red placemats.

Monday, December 24, 2007


I made cookie dough this morning. Charlie and I rolled it out and and baked the cookies. Barry, Mom, Charlie, Joel and I decorated them tonight. It was toooo funny!

Warning - if you are easily offended or squimish, you might skip this post and check out something else...there are some crude cookies.

Barry's 'stache.

Charlie and Barry

Charlie and Barry.....tooo funny!

Charlie trying to make some sign after Barry and Charlie were.


My snowman. I am so proud of him. He is toooo cute!

My Christmas Tree

Barry's Patrick - from Sponge Bob

How Danny spent pretty much the whole Christmas time..

An LSU Basketball...for PawPaw.

My train complete with Coal Car and Caboose.

Mom's Mardi Gras Snowman

Barry & his Ghost from PacMan

My gingerbread man. Too much botox

Barry's thoruim arrowhead from WoW

Barry's Luke Skywalker

Barry's Ms. PacMan

Charlie and Barry's Wolverine.

Charlie and Barry's Hulk

Charlie's Chuck Norris with numchucks and a throwing star...special He cut the dough free hand.

Poop. Charlie mixed all of the left over frosting and put it on a coal car cookie...they took corn and beans out of the salsa.

All the cookies. Notice the alligator. Charlie cut it out by hand.

I hope you enjoyed. I think Santa will.


Saturday, December 22, 2007

Bring it Santa, Bring it!

My favorite Christmas song.....well, not really, but my favorite funny one.

May Santa bring you all the bling you can carry.


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas Party!!!

Today was Joel's Christmas Party at school. I went and had such a great time!

Sitting so nicely in his chair

Dancing - with his antlers on. He kept saying he was a Reindeer the whole morning.

A close up

With his present from his teacher - a bag with his name with a motorcycle in it.

We had a great time! I hope you enjoy the pictures!


OMG! Boy does she have this right? I feel like I do half of this song about 25 times a day!


Thursday, December 6, 2007

Christmas Pictures @ Biedenharn museum

I took Joel's pictures at Biedenharn museum. Lillie and Cassandra came along too. I got some great shots of both of the kids (it doesn't hurt that they are both adorable)! The gardens are decorated for Christmas and are soooo beautiful!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Joel and the Christmas Tree

Here is a picture of Joel from this morning before school. After he had breakfast he stood with the Christmas tree. He was so excited. He asks to open presents every day. He loves the tree! The real tree is so wonderful. It smells good, its nice and beautiful. The top was sort of flattened by the ceiling being lower in the bay window, but otherwise everything is perfect!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I am baking the first cookies of the season......Monster cookies, from Food network...You know if Paula Deen made it, it will be good!

The tree is up. This year we got a REAL TREE! I am so happy. So there is a great tree smell and cookies baking in the oven. The house smells wonderful!

Anyway, I need to check on the cookies. I'll have to add a picture later.

Amy :)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

How you know you are EXHAUSTED!

Joel was enjoying some pancakes while I was cleaning the kitchen. I didn't hear anything for a while so I went to check. He was TKO'd.

Amy that spelled correctly, is it a word??

This year we had a nice Thanksgiving. It was small, non traditional, but very nice.

Friday I was shopping by 4:30 am and ended up getting a few really nice things for Christmas at decent prices. Joel and I also put up the outside decorations. It looks pretty neat.

The three little lights on the left side are presents. The seven foot Elmo is from last year. And there is a toy solider near the doorstep that is from Barry's Marmette's house. She gave it to us when we lived in Lafayette. The ULL Sign is a year round staple in the yard...courtesy of Ms Fay who .....shall we call it...... procured it for me from a McDonald's in Broussard. Great stuff!

This morning I decorated McAlisters. My Mom's friend Aunt Liz was in from Dallas and we visited with her and her children this morning. It was really fun.

And - the title for the post is Thankfulness (I mean that is the season right)
So we are thankful for:
- Health
- Jobs
- Good friends/Family
- Hearing from our friends
- God's grace
- Joel said he is thankful for the TV...imagine that.
& many more things

We hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I am going to go put on the Christmas music, haul in the boxes and put up the tree.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Today Santa was at the Glenwood Medical Mall in West Monroe. We went this afternoon. Joel was so handsome!

Joel and Lillie all dressed up. They are two cute kids. Cassandra made a good point. Lillie is 2 years older than Joel. I wonder - is Lillie really short OR is Joel really tall?

Joel with Santa. We will get the professional version of this picture in a few weeks, I didn't get one with him looking at me. Hopefully Patty's is better.

Joel with the elves...such a lady's man.

On the way home...his craft from school this week was a headdress type thing. He loves it and is so proud of it.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Apple does not fall far from the tree

I was going thru some pictures Friday.... When I saw this one, I I was really cute...and wow, that does look like Joel.

I thought I would share.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Joel's New Hair do

Joel got a haircut today...his first in a very long time. I love it long, but it was in his eyes...and it is hard to find anyone to leave length on a poor child's hair. I wish I could find a children's specialty hair place...but there is no such thing around here.
So - we went to a barber shop. It went well. The barber, Christi, changed the TV from sports center to cartoons....and he was comatose from that point and she could pretty much do his hair with no interruptions (whining fits, squirming).
The new do....

Mr. Mike (our neighbor that Joel adores) was riding his bike outside with a helmet light yesterday. Joel thought it was the neatest thing. Mr. Mike gave Joel a headlight today. He wore it while playing outside in a pile of leaves with Harley (another neighbor). Somehow a stick ends up being some sort of rocket all the time. They could have played in the leaves for hours.

Bed time

A cute video...