Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Our Trip Down South Part I

We decided that for Erin's baptism and Thanksgiving this year we would return to our family down south.

We prepared a count down calendar and crossed off the days! We had decided that the kids and I would fly into New Orleans on a Wednesday and Chad would join us in South Carolina on Saturday. So the kids and I flew into New Orleans where we surprised my mom by having all of my brother and sisters meet us there.

She was shocked. From there we all drove into New Orleans and over to Cafe Du Monde. On our walk over to the cafe Lance was stopped by some street performers and told if he danced they'd give him $40. So White Chocolate (as they called him) danced!

The beignets were as good as I remember them being. Fantastic! 

John and his wife and daughter met us there. We haven't seen John in ages!

That evening we drove from New Orleans to Grandma's house in Pass Christian. She didn't know we all were coming either. But I'll cover that in the next entry.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Murder Mystery Dinner

The older kids were at a loss for what to do for Halloween this year. I believe when you hit 13 years or 5'7" you should stop going door to door. So we came up with the idea of hosting a murder mystery dinner! We told the kids they could dress up or not - but to our surprise they all dressed up and got into character. It was an absolute blast and the kids demanded we make it an annual event.

Chad showed up (after taking the younger two trick or treating) in character as Master Chef Chad. The kids loved it! It really was the best way to spend Halloween. 

the Corn Maze

Lance's class went on some field work to Nelson's Corn Maze in Perry. We walked to the maze from the school. It was very breezy and cool but a lot of fun. Part of the walk put us next to 
Interstate 15 and the kids began making the arm signal that tells truckers to honk. 
We got 35 some odd truckers to honk at us. It was hilarious! 

Halloween 2013

This year Erin went as a witch and Lance was a wraith. Erin was cute and Lance was freaky.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A little bit of Little E

Erin and her stuffed animals. The fish is on loan from her class. She had to come up with a story and some pictures to go with it.