Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
This was a shot of the Boardwalk. It looks like you are walking down a city street with shops along each side. But the street is only for the trolley, not cars. It is very neat!
This is what we did while there...
The trolley was a great way to get around after you got tired of walking. Noah loved the trolley. Of course, he is really into trains right now and we said the trolley was like Thomas.
Megan rode with him. I know she still loves to ride the carousel. She loves horses of any kind!
Megan posing in front of the flowers that made the area seem so spring-"y".
Noah with his "first fishing cap" he got at Bass Pro.
This is the Texas street bridge that runs over the Boardwalk area. This is the back side of the Boardwalk that faces the Red River. This is where the restaurants are facing. Btw...I was married on the Red River, only it was in Alexandria, Louisiana, a few miles to the south of Shreveport. We were married on a stern wheel paddle boat. It belonged to a friend. Her husband had rebuilt it. So I am partial to the Red River!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Yesterday I bought some plants and soil to place in the planter that I posted about yesterday. I plan to get out and do the planting today. By the time I got in yesterday, I only had time to dig up some of the plants that were coming back up from previous plantings. And I broke up the soil so I could add the new potting soil today and plant.
Andrew got the yard mowed and Noah enjoyed playing outside for a little while. Today I am going to blow up his big bouncy-jump and slide. I want to get him an outdoor swing set like this one. I know he would enjoy it. Hey, I think I would like it too!
Megan is still at my Mom's. We are going to meet next week and spend a couple days in a hotel. Kind of a mini-vacation. I have a few things planned to do just for fun. She isn't ready to come home yet, but wants to see us. So we thought it would be fun to just get away for a couple of days. I told her she could come home now and go back later, or stay until I go back to La in a couple of weeks to get my hair done. She said she wanted to go stay longer and come back when I go back down to get my hair permed. I was wanting to get it done before the end of May. The reason I haven't yet, I was waiting until it got closer to summer to have it done. So it will be fresh for the hot humid summer!
I ordered part of my dress for Daphne's wedding the other day. I have to go back and order some fabric to have a top made. I haven't decided for sure if I am going to do just a simple princess top or if I am going to do a tank style with a jacket. I am looking for patterns that I like. The colors are Dahlia and Cabernet. The skirt is a long trumpet style in Cabernet. But they don't have the tops in the Dahlia, so that is why I am ordering the fabric to have one made.
Well, I need to get going on the day. It is already 7:30 and I have lots to do today. I will post photo's of the planter after I finish planting.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Trying to find something to plant in the planter that goes around the sun room. I need something that will have a good coverage and that is easy to maintain. I also have the added challenge of finding a way to keep the dogs out of it. They love to jump into that area and lay down. Any ideas?
Monday, April 14, 2008
I served it with left over pasta salad and left over lentil soup. But I think it would be better with a leafy salad and creamy soup.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
So Noah and I stayed home from church and he lay around and did a little coloring and played with Thomas. But mostly just lay around. He started sneezing and wiping his nose and seems to have a touch of allergies. However, I am not going to rule out ear infection. He and I went to the Big Dam Bridge on Friday and walked it and was outside for a hour to two hours. On the bridge, the wind was so strong it was almost breath taking at times. So I don't know if it was to windy for him and now he has ear problems or what. The pollen is also pretty bad here right now, so it could be allergies. I will call the Dr.'s office in the morning to try to get him worked in sometime tomorrow. I also have a follow up at my GYN tomorrow so it should prove to be a fun day all around!
Today I have been in the mood to do a little cooking. I decided on Lentil Soup for lunch. Then I made some caramel sauce. I had never made any before but I think it turned out great! I want to make some caramel dip next, to dip apples into. Today I am using the caramel sauce to drizzle over my oatmeal/apple bake. I will post that recipe later.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Noah was so hyper, he picked up on my stress and panic and he was going nuts. We listened...
Our electricity blinked once and then like that it was over.
Andrew tried to call the security guard at his job site to check on him, because it was right in the path of where the tornado was suppose to have been traveling before it got to us. He couldn't get him. So when things settled down here we all got into his truck and drove to the site. On the way, just a block down the street there was an overturned car in a parking lot, and emergency vehicles in the road. We got to the site and all was well. We saw no damage anywhere other than the car overturned. On the way back we took the other way back to our house and came down the street in front of a grocery store just two blocks from the house. The subdivision across from the store was hit. Trees uprooted and some snapped off mid way. Debris was everywhere in the road. Houses with trees down, lights out everywhere. The roadway was full of lawn chairs and other debris with things hanging from the power lines. Some of the damage was within a block of our house. You could see the path that it took. One street over, no power, all that damage, and for us, all we got was lots of water. Our garage flooded and the sun room flooded. The yard looks like a swamp. But that is all!!! So I thank God that he moved it over one block from our house. I truly believe the prayer is what did it! I called Megan back and told her that their prayers had moved the tornado over one block and God spared us!!!
The great news is that noone in this area was killed and only a few minor injuries. All that was damaged were things! Things can be replaced, people can't.