Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!!

Here are a couple videos from our Christmas morning! Our kids never seem to get too old to do some of our traditions! :) Sorry, I don't know how to turn the first one right side up.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Snow in Louisiana?!!!!!

It's hard to believe, but it actually snowed here last Thursday morning! I think the last time it did that was like in 1936. We've had flurries once or twice, but never actually sticking to the ground. Savannah has never seen snow before, so she was pretty excited. The really crazy thing is that today it was in the 70's! That is Louisiana weather! This is our front yard (I was too cold to walk across the street to get a full picture- also, these pictures are pretty bad because I had to take them with my cell phone since Rich was in San Diego with the real camera!- yes, he missed the one and only snow day we'll probably ever see here.)

This is down our street.


Our pet Iguana enjoyed the snow.

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

This was the view from our condo at the beach in Destin, Florida where we spent Thanksgiving this year. Actually, we've spent the last 5 or 6 years (or maybe longer, I'm not sure) there for Thanksgiving! It is our favorite time to go because there aren't many people and the weather is often still nice enough to get a tan on the beach and swim in the ocean. It's only a 6 hour drive from Lafayette and we've stayed at the same place since Rich & I discovered it 11 years ago by mistake. We took a trip for our anniversary that year and stayed at a Holiday Inn nearby. Our room was so bad that we got up the next morning and immediately started looking for a new Hotel. These condos at Pelican Beach Resort were new and so we ended up there and brought the kids every year after that. The summers became very busy so we started coming for Thanksgiving. This year we thought it would be rainy and cold, but everyday was sunny and warm! Our friends, The Nielsens have come with us almost every time and The Bridges joined us for the last two years. We had a great time on the beach, going to the movies, shopping and playing cards. If anyone ever wants to join us. . . . . . .

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Savannah & Ryan Nielsen making sandcastles

Three Beach buddies- Mike Nielsen, Clayton Bridge & Hunter

Three Beach beauties- Bree, Emily & Kayla Bridge

Greg & Linda Nielsen, Rich & Jill, Cindy & Alex Bridge

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