Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"Bless you Boys"!!!!!

Everyone has heard the news......but I must say, living in the state of the Saints when they won the Superbowl has been an amazing "Saintsation"!!  Never have I seen the city more alive and vibrant.  Everyone, even non football fans like me are on a high.   It began right after winning the playoffs and hasn't stopped since.  We hit the quarter on Saturday and had so much fun that we went back on Sunday!  It was fun to walk around and soak up the enthusiasm.  The girl's highschool soccer team has a tradition of watching the Superbowl game together so we gathered at the Greer's house for the big event. 

The mood was hopeful but tense in the first half.....we kept telling ourselves "we are a second half team!"

And we were RIGHT!  Once the scoreboard turned to our favor, we were crazy happy during the second half.....I usually watch the superbowl for the commercials and was so excited that I didn't even see them this year.  All we could do is look at each other and say "I can't believe it".....


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Only in Louisiana - Part Four updated

When it comes to drying out fields, we don't mess around in Louisiana!  Not only did we actually use an airboat to dry out the field but we procured a helicopter from the local airport to fly back and forth as well as hover over the field!  It actually worked and the field was dry enough to play on.......The girls won so we will advance in the playoffs!  Gotta love small town life!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Only in Louisiana - Part Four!

We have broken all rainfall records this year and yesterday was no exception.  Today is the first playoff game for our STA soccer team and I got this email this morning from their coach! I copied it from my email and am pasting it below! This is not a joke!  I am about to head off to the game in an hour and will be sure to document the results if it was successful!  I have a feeling there will be a part five coming soon, as I hope to go to the quarter on Saturday and will document Saint's fan mania!

Help Dry out The Soccer Field

8:39 AM (5 hours ago)

I am sending this message out to anyone who may know someone with an air boat that we can use this afternoon to blow the water off of the soccer field in an attempt to make it more playable. If you have any information that could help with this please contact me ASAP.

Joshua Wittie

Technology Coordinator/Teacher/Head Girls Soccer Coach

St. Thomas Aquinas High School


(985) 974-9046

For anyone not from LA  reading this I am posting a pic of an airboat.  It is a boat powered by a huge fan on the back and we ride around the marsh in them as there is very little water in the marsh and you can go from water to land in an airboat.  I would love to have a video of someone riding around the soccer field "drying" it out!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sew Cute, Funny, Seventeen, Coincidental, Scientific, Beautiful, Excited and Thankful!


Sara is "sew crazy"........she has been sewing up a storm and this past weekend made four skirts, including   one for her friend Laura and one for Ellen.  Her sewing frenzy also included "throw pillows" for Elizabeth's car seats - see  pics below!  We were pleasantly surprised to find that there is the exact same skirt that she designed featured at J Crew for $100.00.  (Ours only cost $4.00!)   Next on the sewing agenda is a dress that will test both her and my skills.  Hopefully a pic will soon follow!
                                                                J Crew look-a-like)


Sara's birthday gift to Elizabeth!!!!  So in vogue to have your skirt match the throw pillow in your car!


Elizabeth is now officially seventeen.   She selected our famous "French Dip Roast beef sandwich" along with home-made mashed potatoes and instead of birthday cake, I made the white chocolate bread pudding recipie from the Brennan's Palace Cafe for dessert....with 4 and 1/2 cups of heavy cream, butter, milk and twelve eggs, it is sinfully delicious!  My new tradition is to have a special centerpiece for the birthday girl...for Sara, I decorated a Christmas tree with lots of pics from her life; for Elizabeth - We glued various candy bars to wooden skewers and stuck them in a pink hydrangea plant.  I chose the pink hydrangea because when Elizabeth was born, it was a popular gift and my house was filled with them.   They  come into season around the first of February and they always remind me of my sweet little baby!

        Seventeen (gasp) candles!

    Laura's gift tag to Elizabeth - look closely and you will see the birthday girl's face!  Elizabeth is a "Beatlemaniac"


Maisy's birthday happens to be February 1st too!  We searched for a month to find Maisy and when we finally brought her home, Elizabeth was studying the papers and discovered that her birthday was was the same day as hers!  She has been an awesome dog and although she never replaced Rascal, she eased the pain for all of us!



Science Fair time again.....thankfully, I only have one at Holy Ghost now so that means only one science project!  Ellen chose to test the bacteria in all of her animal's mouths....horse, chicken, dog, cat, chicken, bunny, dove and herself!  The title of the project is "Which do you pick to have the most Ick?" She obtained sterile swabs  and petri dishes from a friend of ours that is a biologist at SLU and as you can see below, swabbed lots of mouths.....

And the winner is...(drumroll please).......Chickens!   Surprisingly, humans had the least but were a close tie with the doves.   Ellen was the test case for the human, so maybe she really is brushing those teeth! She won at the school level and our next competition will be the Regional Fair at SLU.

Ellen decided to do her own experiment of sorts.....the day she started this experiment, she had this mass of wire and rubber bands put on her teeth by her orthodontist.  She had quite a nice little gap between her two front teeth so he did this to close the gap...when she was in her appointment, he asked "what color rubberbands would you like?"  Not realizing that this was going to be on the front four teeth and very prominant, Ellen chose blue!  You can see the amazing progress of the gap closing as well as her beautiful "blue" smile now!  We didn't get the pic on the last day, but by day four it was completely closed!  Still got the vampire fangs but hopefully, we will be working on that soon!


ELizabeth was in the ball of Osyris and really had fun.....her friend Katie joined us for all the festivites


For the first time in the history of Saint's football, we are going to the Superbowl!  The excitement of New Orleans and all of Louisiana is at an all-time frenzy.   Schools and businesses are actually closing on the Monday following the game!  The "Who Dat Nation" is in high gear!  We watched the game at the Crosbys and were on the edge of our seats the whole time....thankfully, a field goal assured our victory!


For lots of great memories!