Saturday, August 27, 2011

We Won!!

Drew had his first game today. We played our rivals, the Clear Lake FALCONS. They were the only team we lost to last year, so beating them today was a must! The final score was 13-0. Each kid is required a minimum number of plays. Because offense was on the field, so much, Drew didn't get to play Defensive Guard much. He got to play Tight End and made some key blocks. We were very proud of him. I'll have better pictures to post later!

This is all I got!

Fantasy Football

I told Joe a few hours ago that now that football season has started, he is a football widow!
This is the third year that some of my friends have a ladies fantasy football league. We have a few new members this year. I can't wait for the season to start b/c I love the competition. We enlisted our principal and assistant principal into our "elite" group this year! I'm sure it will be a blast!

The Fantasy Crew!

My principal, really concentrating on her picks!

One of our newbies, Jenni, and our GREAT Commissioner, Kim!

Hard at work!

Monday, August 22, 2011

4th Grade

Somebody was super excited to start 4th grade today. He had his lunch packed and ready to go at 1:00 yesterday afternoon. He also has his clothes picked out for the next few days.

Mitchell is now in 10th grade and so far likes his teachers! Believe it or not, I had no part in picking them this year.

Spencer started his first day at UH. He was so excited to see a bunch of people he knew. He even met "Psycho Bob's" son. They played football together years ago in little league. He is majoring in business, so Spencer was pumped to have the inside scoop in the Business College!

I'm exhausted and my wonderful husband is staying in town this week so that we all get acclimated to our new schedules.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Drew’s team scrimmaged the Deer Park Tigers yesterday.  We were very excited that they scored 9 times and our Defense held their offense to about 40 yards the entire game.

Drew is rotating Defensive Guard and Corner, depending on the play they call.  It’s so fun to watch our last little Space Raider.  I remember like it was yesterday watching Spencer & Mitchell. (wiping tears!!!)


There he his going after the QB, firing through the line (Middle red jersey)


Ready for another hit! (white tip shoes help me find him!)IMG_3472IMG_3474


Playing Corner!


Joe and me sweating to death!IMG_3477

Can’t wait for the season to start next week.  Maybe a cool front will come through!

One Last Throwdown

Still love my Saints even though they didn’t fare so well.   But it’s only preseason, so they will return!!

We wanted to have a few friends over to watch the game with us.  We were going to grill, but luckily we have a friend who fishes.  He brought some fresh fish over and we had a fish fry.  We also had fried oysters (I had in the freezer), hush puppies, fries, & coleslaw.

We ended up watching very little of the game b/c we enjoyed visiting outside by the pool.

Here is Joel & Joe making sure Gene doesn’t set himself on fire.  He has a habit of doing that!


Drew had a friend over and they had a blast also.IMG_3487IMG_3486IMG_3497

I enjoyed sitting and holding Trace while drinking out of my nice new “Cajun wineglass” – (Mason jar with a stem – Thanks Mom)


We tried to get a few couples shots!

Me & Joe


Stacy & Gene (Trace)


Brooke & Joel


The girls (minus Hollie – she gave birth Saturday, so she was excused!)


While we ate, Coleman played a few tunes for us!IMG_3506IMG_3501IMG_3507

After we ate, we hit the water!

Not sure who had more fun, the kids are the grownupsIMG_3508

Trenton swimming like a fish! At the beginning of the summer, he wouldn’t get off of our steps.  His mom took him to a great swim academy, and there he goes!IMG_3512IMG_3518

The boys diving through Hula Hoops







Mr. Gene


Even Sugar Ray joined in the funIMG_3535IMG_3538IMG_3540IMG_3541IMG_3509

Nice evening to end our summer Vacation.  As my Daddy reminded me EVERY SUNDAY night (with a taunting little song)…SCHOOOOLLLL  TOOMORROWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Last Trip Before School Starts

Thursday afternoon around 4, I decided to leave for New Iberia.  I begged Mitch to come with me b/c Joe had to stay with Drew and Spencer had to work.  We had so much fun.

We shopped all day Friday and went to my Parent’s houseboat in the Atchafalaya Basin today.


Warning, the next two images you will see are of ferocious reptiles.  If you watch Swamp People, you know that the Basin is a very dangerous place.

I fought this “Tree Shaka” for over an hour before I got him in my boat and tagged him!


My Dad kept yelling at Mitch to “choot it …choot it”  He decided to catch it with a cup and let it go!


Here are a few pictures of the basin and the houseboat.


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This camp was a former Meth lab.  My brother’s friend bought it at an auction and dragged it out to the basin!


Our ride out there.

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Hard at work!

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I LOVE this picture of my Dad!


I then gave my niece the camera and she went to town!

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After we got home, we showered and Mitch and I went visiting…or so we thought.  Father in law – NOT HOME, Best Friend – NOT HOME, Sister in law – NOT HOME.  I guess we need to give them more of a notice when we just show up!

Mitchell and I did play for about 15 minutes with my sister in law’s dog.  She didn’t like us, be we sure liked her.

After we went to mass, we went to an OLD Pizza Place and had pizza and beer.

Nephew Jon & Mitch


My bro and his kids IMG_3452 

The rest of us!

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When we got home, we had a concert.  My nephew is a really good guitar player.  We may have paid Mitchell to do a little Michael Jackson dancing too.  And we mustn't for the princess.  She performed too!

Ashlyn performing (As usual)


Jon taught Mitchell a few chords.  Now that he has drums, I foresee Santa bringing a nice guitar and amp!

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The proud audience!


Johnny B Good!

Caution…..You may wet  yourself! (Mitch dancing, John playing Billy Jean)