Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My Maternity Style Must Haves {From the New Orleans Moms Blog}

Every other Tuesday you'll find me writing over at the New Orleans Moms Blog.  I hope you'll join me in today's piece on my favorite maternity style finds!
 
{During my first pregnancy, it took me a shopping trip or two to realize I was better off with fewer items than more if it meant the items I added to my wardrobe were classic pieces that I would wear had I been pregnant or not. So I’ve come up with a few style staples that I have found make me feel stylish no matter my size.}  Continued here...


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Look-A-Likes

This weekend, I walked into the family room to see Jane watching Dora with my glasses on.  It was hysterical.  I was able to snap a shot of her without her paying attention.  I kept feeling like she looked like someone in the photo, but I couldn't put together who...
 
 
and then I saw this picture.  I mean could they look any more like twins...
 
 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Jane's Got Moves Like Jagger

For the third year in a row, we took Jane to Jazzfest.  While it seems crazy to take a kid to this event to many people, I just can't imagine not exposing her to it.  She ate cracklins, second-lined with the Mardi Gras Indians, and danced the day away.  Here is an out take from one of her many performances jamming to String Cheese Incident.
 
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Now, I know I'm her mother, but seriously, have you ever seen anything cuter?


Friday, May 16, 2014

Four Things I'm Excited for This Weekend

It's Friday!!!!!!!!!  Even though Mark is both on call and has drill this weekend, we are making the best of the beautiful weather and the adventures New Orleans has to offer us this weekend.  Here's five things I'm looking forward to...
 
 
It's my favorite way to spend a family Friday.  We'll be walking down to the Kingpin bar with Jane in her stroller to meet up with the folks from Taceaux Loceaux.  We come with our Coleman chairs in hand and set up on the neutral ground for a taco picnic that's Naturally Nawlins.  If you haven't tasted these amazing treats, you simply must.  I cannot go without the Messin' with Texas brisket taco and I usually go for the Kermit Ruffins BBQ Pork taco with Pineapple salsa, but if they have the Chubster (hard shell with ground beef), I think I have to try it.
 
 The pool at the club we belong to opens up Saturday!!!!  We are all so excited for the summer season to begin. We'll be heading that way for some lunch and a dip in the water Saturday.
 
Jane will be starting swim lessons there in June, and I am aprehensive but excited for her.  Is there anything cute than a tiny tot in her swimsuit?
 
 
 Saturday evening, after drill in concluded, everyone will be joined by their spouses (that's me) for a very celebratory promotion party.  Mark will be all decked out in his Air Force tuxedo.  How handsome!!  Here's an old picture from his brother's wedding when he was in his Navy tuxedo.  What is it about a man in uniform!  I am always humbled when I am surrounded by the men and women who choose to serve our dear country. I look forward to spending time with all of them.




 

 
 Jane will be sleeping over at her grandparent's house Saturday evening.  Which means....  we can sleep in.  Woohoo!!!  Of course, I am sure that I will still wake up at 6:30, but I can lay in bed for a bit and dive further into the new book I'm reading called Party Girl by Erin Shaw.  It follows a recent graduate on her move to The Big Apple to follow her dream of gracing the Broadway stage.  Along the way she finds herself strapped for cash and finding ways to survive the concrete jungle that include starting a princess part planning company.  I am about a quarter of the way through and dying to know what happens next!
 
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

And Then There Were Two


I know it's been ages. I don't even know how many of you there are left out there who check in with my un-updated blog. Life got the best of me, I suppose.  And as much as I wanted to keep up with things here, I just couldn't find the time. And forget about the energy!  Sometimes when I see Jane running from one thing to the next, I wish that I could bottle that enthusiasm and shoot myself up with some when I need a boost.

I don't suppose I'll be getting any more rest in the near future as we are excited to announce that our family will again be growing. Come November of 2014, Jane will be a big sister.

Please join me over at the New Orleans Moms Blog where I share my second pregnancy experience and the challenges I faced connecting this second time around.

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