Saturday, May 21, 2011

My 1st love graduates...from HS!

Today, my beautiful and wonderful, 1st born child graduated from HS.
Catarina graduated with honors from Lafayette High School in Lafayette, Louisiana.
She was president of both the National Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta and will be attending LSU in the fall studying chemical engineering...and hopefully minoring in anthropology. (Go, Bones!)
It was such a wonderful day.

A heartfelt thank you to those that shared it with her.
Please, enjoy the pics.

 Catarina getting ready to receive her diploma!
 Catarina and Leah...friends forever!
 Catarina with her dad and 2 sisters.
 Here with her grandparents, Bob and Nona...
and a sneak peek of Ella!
 Three Generations: My mother, Catarina, and I.
 Getting love from little sister.
 Hugs from Ms. Diana!
 Woo Hoo! Diploma!
 With her other grandparents, Jeff and Gwen...
and another surprise from Ella.
 My little family: Mr.Chad, me, Catarina and Claudia
 Ella-Bella and Grandma Suzie!
She was so happy that Bri was there!
Kissing Grandpa Bob and then on to kisses for Jess.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Dear readers,
I know it has been a while.
I have had some issues with my desire to write,
and I am trying to get back into the swing of it.
I have about 10 posts written that I haven't edited.
After my beautiful, 1st born child graduates from high school this Saturday,
I will try to return to my regularly scheduled writing.
Thanks for the patience...except for the one follower that quit following while I was on break...LOL.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Derby Day 2011

On Derby Day, we always do the same thing. My hubs takes us to a hole-in-the-wall "off track" betting place... where they run out of cold drinks(beer) and NEVER have mint juleps, but it's our thing...and since we can't go to the derby--this just has to do. So, I am always overdressed, but who cares. How can it be Derby Day and you not want to sport a hat????

It, normally, is one of our best dates of the year. We drink, gamble, and then come home and drink and snuggle...LOL. Does life get any better than that? Let me answer for does not!

Look at the 2nd pic closely, though. Yes, that is smoke. My non-smoking husband thinks it is OK to smoke when you drink. I do not agree, but it is what it is...and it is better than him being a chain smoker.

BTW, we bet on EVERY horse in the race (we bet for others that couldn't go with us) except for one. Wanna guess which one we didn't bet on?...LOL...the winner. Way to go Animal Kingdom! Never saw you coming!