Saturday, January 31, 2009


We had a great trip to NOLA! Inman had been back several times to check on our "vacation home" but Jacob and I had not been back yet. We have been trying but from Gustav to illness we kept having to cancel our trips. I was in BIG trouble for not bringing Logan sooner but we finally made it!

We had a great time reconnecting with friends that had become like family. (so much fun that we took NO pictures at the Smiths house:(
Our great friends the Smiths had dinner and a full house waiting for us when we rolled into town! We had a great time & kept our kids up too late but loved seeing FBNO folks.

The next morning we met the Hopkins at the zoo. We spent many days at the zoo with them before we moved & it was the perfect place to get together. The weather was a warm day for January even in NOLA & Logan was introduced to short sleeves and no socks in the winter! Luke & Jacob picked up right where they left off and that warmed my heart!

Luke was so cute with Logan

Jeanine had waited a long time to get her hands on this boy!

Look! A picture of the 4 of us! (only because Jeanine is a mom & had the great idea of taking a picture of the 4 of us, something we often forget to do!)

My old friends from Baptist (not that we are old but we all worked together before Katrina-I think we would all say we haven't found quite what we had prior to being split up. We were a great team and miss working together!)

Jacob had an awesome time at the Crosbys (otherwise known as Hotel Crosby:) 
This city boy got to feed the chickens and gather their eggs.
The Crosbys always make us feel at home & I always tell them to be careful that means we will come back!
(yes, between trips after Katrina and a broken AC for a week a couple of summers ago, we have stayed there A LOT)

Our time in NOLA changed our lives in so many ways. Ways that I can't even capture in a blog entry or in words for that matter. We are thankful for the friends we have there & NOLA will always have a special place in our hearts!


Traci said...

It was so nice to see ya'll and to finally meet Logan. I see that pic of the "old" Baptist girls and I am so happy to have been a part of something so special, but it makes me very sad that it will never be again. We truly were a great group together. I am thankful that we all have remained close and will always be there for each other. Can't wait to see you again in May...Love ya and Miss ya...Traci

Shannen said...

Looks like you guys had a great trip. My mom called me about Grandmomma today.... she has been on my mind since the phone call.... love your blog and keeping up with everything you guys are doing! Your kids couldn't get any cuter!