Friday, July 31, 2009
Myself and the stud muffin!
Our Niece and her family
Our supper company
My brother's girls and...ME
CASS IS A SENIOR THIS YEAR!!!
Let's just say it was wonderful company last night for supper.
Funny thing about family is that I can count on one hand
the times I have spent with Thaisy
yet last night it was just like we had always spent time
together, Like we picked up just where we had left off..
She is a wonderful Mother to Cass.
Cass was being the typical senior, sharing her future plans
and dreams about moving out and moving on
because her Mom is too overprotective,
and Thaisy was defending her love for this
So I agreed with Thaisy telling Cass that it is
a scary world for us Mom's...
I reminded her that this tells me how lucky she is
that her Mom is a great Momma.
Cass now has a car, a boyfriend, and a JOB!!!!
She works at Sonic and has her own Pink Skates
and wears them as she delivers food to cars!!!!
She says she makes lots of tips because she
is really good at it.
She just got her new Pink laptop yesterday
and still came eat supper with her Aunt Lil!!
Ray is so good to Thaisy and Cass,
an all-around good man.
Thaisy and Ray will be in New Orleans in September
with friends for Thaisy's 35th birthday!
We talked about maybe letting Cass come also and stay with us
down the bayou!!!!
We also talked about getting together in October with
as many of us who can go to meet in Lake Charles
which would be half way for all of us.
There are awesome antique shops, second hand stores
and Casino's in Lake Charles, so
there could be fun for all...
So who is up for a girls' weekend?
Heading home this afternoon,
see you guys on Sunday for sure at
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Well no pictures yet for you guys...
But having a wonderful time.
Ron is in school all day so I get to play in
this fantastic town called Katy, Texas!
So many things to do...
Found this scrapbook store called Archive's
and they have like everything that
I ever dreamed of and thing I have only seen on
Spent most of my money there :^O
So, I am in TJ Max and I hear,
I am 600 miles from home and someone knows me!!!!
I turn to see my other son, Ross 'bon' girlfriend, Lauren!
Come to find out Ross is also at a school here in Katy
and Lauren came for the ride.
What is the chance that she and I would be in the same
store at the same time?
So today Lauren and I are hanging out,
will go see a movie,
find a few second hand stores that
I have been researching.
FUN, FUN, FUN, !!!!
Don't be jealous you working people!
Will be meeting for supper with
Thaisy, Cass, Ray and maybe Ethan
tomorrow night and can hardly wait!
Ethan may be leaving tomorrow so he may not
be able to eat with us but I surely hope
I finally get to meet him and take lots and lots of
pictures to share with all of you!!!!
Last night we ate at the Rainforest Cafe'
with one of Ronnie's friends who lives here
and his girlfriend...
Oh, this is why we should all work hard.
For the fun that comes with it!!!
In heaven and sorry to say,
NOT MISSING ANY OF YOU GUYS YET!!!
Well, maybe missing Jesi a little bit
because every where I go I think,
"Oh, Jesi and I would be having so much fun here!"
So, today Lauren will be my pal and we will have a blast.
Love to all, see ya'll soon,
For sure on Sunday at Lillian's baptism!!!
Monday, July 27, 2009
But isn't this sister now 70!
And isn't this nephew the big 40 today?
I may have the dates mixed up and the ages may be off just a year
but two big birthdays this week!!!!
Happy Birthday Mone,
you have been through so much yet never complain...
You were our first nephew,
I was 6 when you were born and always thought you
were the cutest kid,
(not baby, but kid)
No one did Peter Pan better than you
and I was so proud to hear you say
"Aunt Lil, watch me!"
As you soared through the air with your little green cap.
I still love spending time with you.
The best thing about your Mom having cancer
last summer was the time you and I
were able to spend together and all
we talked about.
Will treasure the time forever.
Love the both of you!!!!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Just wanted to share with you guys a scrapbook page
I made with pictures from Cammi and I's get together this week.
We had a blast and I believe she will be a scrap-lover
just like her Nannie and Abby.
The pictures were taken at Debbie's antiques in Thibodaux
and if you have never been there, it is definitely a place
you want to stop at and if you are hungry, Demitasse is
connected, it is a coffee-shop but
has the best panini's and soups you could die for.
So Cammi remains as sweet and happy as ever.
Love and Peace to all!!
Leaving in the AM to play in Houston!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Treasures I keep in the log cabin
Inside the cabin
my beautiful cabin
Ask and you shall receive!!!!
Of course, I have my ol' log cabin!
How I have always loved and honored this box.
I am so thankful that when I was young mumsie and Daddy
took care of it for me.
I could play with it but only when being monitored and
only for small amounts of time.
I loved the inside pattern and used to play in my
fantasy life in that little cabin.
Probably why I love dollhouses and miniatures.
When I got older, Mumsie gave it to me
and it began to hold treasures of mines.
What treasures, you ask?
Well, everything in the first picture
(except for the coffee pot, Mikie Plaisance)
A PICTURE BUDDY GAVE ME WHEN I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL
A BEST AUNT PIN GIVEN BY RONNIE'S GIRLS
THE WATCH SIBLINGS GAVE ME WHEN I COMPLETED NURSING SCHOOL
JESI'S FIRST CURL
RODDIE'S BABY TEETH(he refused to let the tooth fairy take them)
THE CHAIN DONNA HAD ON WHEN SHE WAS KILLED
MY COMMUNION PURSE, VEIL AND CONFIRMATION CAP
RECOVERY ARM HOLDER THAT I HAD ON WHEN CAME OUT OF SURGERY
PICTURE OF TEDI GIRL
BANTAM FOOTBALL PICTURE OF RODDIE
LETTER RODDIE WROTE TO GOD
EVERY SILVER DOLLAR MY NANNIE EVER GAVE ME
A KEY CHAIN OF DADDY'S
AND A FEW OTHER NUMEROUS THINGS
So next time you come to Aunt Lil's house,
look on top my kitchen cabinets where the
cabin is displayed for all to see
and ask me to take it down and share the stories
that live in the cabin.
Thanks for reminding me about the cabin!!!!!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Let's see what can I share today, something you may not know
I love old boxes...
Not just any old boxes, they have a few requirements.
They must be old and they must be made of wood.
I get very excited if I find one at a garage sale, flea market,
or antique store.
My favorite are the ones with tongue in groove corners.
If they are made of cedar, then I get really excited.
The insides cannot be lined with anything, only wood.
When did this obsession start?
I link it back to two old boxes Daddy had and gave me
when I was a teenager.
I have always stored them with treasures,
love notes, high school things I had to
save. From there I began to
find that I always had to search wherever I was for boxes.
Remember the company Lane who made most of our
Way back when, they made small versions of their boxes
I own two of those, one I bought for 4 bucks with the key!
Oh, that was a happy day!!!!
So lilbit of what I love.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I am a scrapbook addict ( they say admitting is 50% of the batttle).
So yesterday I spent my whole day in my scrapbook room.
This is one of the layouts I made.
There are so many copies floating around of this picture
and when visiting my nannie she gave me another,
so I thought, why not put it into my scrapbook?
The journaling says something like:
I will bet that Mom and Dad believed their family to
be complete when Daddy took this picture.
However that was not to be with Rosie following
not long after the picture was taken and C and I
to follow in the early 60's.
7 kids would complete this family.
I love everything vintage especially if I find it
at an antique store or a garage sale.
So the cutouts are from a treasure I found
at a little antique store in Plaquemine.
There i found this old children's book
from the 1920's that was falling apart for 5 dollars.
I could hardly wait to start tearing it up!!!
Well just a short story because my
Cammi girl is coming spend the day!!!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
CAMI'S DANCE PICTURE, SHE WANTS TO MAKE SURE YA'LL NOTICE THE ATTITUDE IN
FACE, PART OF THE COSTUME...
RODDIE AND KATIE'S KITCHEN
DINING ROOM- KATIE REFINISHED THE TABLE AND CHAIRS HERSELF!
KATIE AND HER FRIEND MANDY IN LIVING ROOM
HALL TO THE STAIRS AND RODDIE'S BABY, DEMPSY
LOOKING DOWN INTO THE LIVING AREA FROM BALCONY
BABY LILLY AT 7 WEEKS, LOOKING AT AUNT LIL
DWAYNE, MINTA, LILLY
NEW PICTURES FOR ALL TO ENJOY
PRETTY MUCH A LOOK AT MY WEEKEND!
LOVE, PEACE, AND CHICKEN GREASE
Friday, July 17, 2009
THE GANG ON THE BEACH
THE GANG AT THE CAMP
SHE'S MY COUSIN...
SURE SHE'S ONLY 12?
THIS ONE WILL BE A BEAUT!
SHE AIN'T HEAVY...
ROSIE AND TANT MONE AFTER FRICASSE'
HAS MOM EVER BEEN MORE BEAUTIFUL?
GOING TO THE BEACH, MOM WITH THE BABIES...
MUMSIE AND HER OLDEST GRANDAUGHTER, TIFFY
MOMMIE LOVES THOSE KIDS, WHEN THEY ARE QUIET!
YES, ANGE' DID TACKLE HER FEAR OF WATER...
THE VOYAGE CONTINUED
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE
VERONICA COULDN'T STAY AWAY, SHE SHOWED UP LATE BUT CAME!!!
I cannot begin to explain what a wonderful time we all had at the beach.
So, I just had to post bunches of pictures.
The beach was perfect, not hot, little wind, the water perfect.
Look at the sky in these pictures and the water.
Anyone who hasn't been to the beach in a while
needs to go.
It is a place where you can just relax, doesn't matter
how dirty you get.
The best part was being together with family, again!
At one time or another all the girls showed up
even with Ronnie coming late in the evening after
C and Mone left.
Wish Peter and his gang could have made it also.
Rosie was in her glory cooking and waiting on all of us.
We ate way too much, got way too much sun,
talked and talked and shared old stories.
Some the same ones we tell all the time
and then a few new ones.
The younger children were mesmerized with the stories.
We sat outside and talked into late into the night
until Veronica decided it was time to go home.
Ange' bailed out on me, following Granny home.
I forgive her ;o)!
Mom was energized by her trip and I was
so, so glad to have shared this time with her
and all of those who came.
Mom said on the way home,
"I wish we would get together more often like that."
Wonderful memories were made
I love being a part of all of y'all lives.
August 8th will be Aunt Genie and Uncle Roy's
50th wedding anniversary, let's all try to make it
there with our mom!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Heading to GI beach with the Mumsie in tow.
Yesterday she was telling all her friends she was going
to walk in the sand barefooted...
"I love to walk in sand barefooted"
was her comment.
So will hopefully post pictures when I get back or this weekend.
Hope to see some of ya'll there if not,
we will definately miss you guys.
Love and wet genie kisses to all!!!!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
YES, THAT IS RIGHT WE HAVE A VICE-PRESIDENT IN THE FAMILY!!!
Our sister, Celena was voted senior vice-president
of Offshore Towing yesterday at a board meeting!!!
Moma said it the best yesterday when she called to share
the news with me,
"I am so happy for her, she has worked so hard all her life, she deserves this."
My sentiments exactly, my dear Mother!!!!
Roddie was also impressed, saying,
"Wow she should be proud, she's not even a family member, usually
those positions are saved for family."
I'm not even about to share on here what Jesi said to her Aunt C
about the position and what Aunt C said to her.
They have this weird relationship and most wouldn't understand ;o).
C, I am so proud of you, always have been, always will be
(So don't hate me because of the picture, I love that picture!)
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
back and side of their home
Here are the first pictures of Roddie and Katie's new home.
It is just beautiful and I'll be putting more later today when
I get back from Plaquemine with inside photos.
We accomplished a lot yesterday and new
furniture is coming in today.
It's so exciting for them.
I just know they will be so happy in this home.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Well our family will be blessed with another baby to love!!!
My godchild Em and her hubby Andre'
will be parents soon.
So much has been written in the world about
babies but when my kids were young there
was a post on the church bulletin about a Mother's love.
When I read it, It made me cry because it is exactly how I felt
about being a mother and the love I felt to my babies.
Now would be a perfect time to share it with you all.
A MOTHER'S LOVE
CHILDREN, LOOK INTO THOSE EYES,
LISTEN TO THAT CLEAR VOICE.
NOTICE THE FEELING OF EVEN A SINGLE
TOUCH THAT IS BESTOWED UPON YOU
BY THAT GENTLE HAND!
MAKE MUCH OF IT WHILE YET YOU HAVE
THAT MOST PRECIOUS OF ALL
A LOVING MOTHER.
READ THE UNFATHOMABLE LOVE
OF THOSE EYES.
THE KIND OF ANXIETY OF THAT TONE
AND LOOK, HOWEVER SLIGHT
IN AFTER LIFE YOU MAY HAVE FRIENDS,
FOND AND DEAR FRIENDS,
BUT NEVER WILL YOU HAVE AGAIN
THE INEXPRESSIBLE LOVE AND GENTLENESS
LAVISHED UPON YOU,
WHICH NONE BUT A MOTHER BESTOWS.
So, Emily you now join a long line of other mothers
and you may have believed you knew before what
true, unconditional love was,
but my dear godchild, only now
will you really know what
love is all about.
Enjoy every moment of your pregnancy and raising
this beautiful child with your loving husband
because it will be gone before you know it.
Begin a journal, write down all you are feeling.
What a wonderful gift to give your child.
I love you, Em and Andre'
AUNT NAN LIL
Saturday, July 11, 2009
GOOD LUCK: Roddie sold his house in Napoleonville in three days.
BAD LUCK: He had to move out before he was ready.
GOOD LUCK: They found a home in Plaquemine, Acadian style just like they wanted.
BAD LUCK: The sale took longer than they expected.
GOOD LUCK: Finally they are able to move on Monday.
BAD LUCK: Katie left a job she loved here to find herself struggling to find a job.
GOOD LUCK: Katie starts her new job on Tuesday.
They are both so excited about moving into the new house
which is beautiful!!!!
I will post pictures just as soon as I get some.
Pray for all so things will all go smoothly for them.
Love you, Roddie and Katie
Friday, July 10, 2009
When visiting my Nannie, she gave me this old photo
of our grandma, I believe Daddy's momma.
So tell me what y'all can about this photo.
Like what was she recovering from, why all the flowers?
What did she die of and how old was she?
Need the help of my older siblings here...
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Swallowed by a shark
Ange' and her frog prince
I kissed him yet he remained a frog
Ange' getting her bracelet made at the French Quarter
Ange' and I spent the last three days together
and both of us were sad to say goodbye yesterday.
We started our adventure at Bingo Monday night
where Ang' won $33!!!!
It was her first time to play real Bingo
and we almost missed her winnings but at the last
minute, we got her screaming Bingo
and she was a little bit richer.
On Tuesday, Uncle Ronnie was nice
enough to treat us to a hotel room since
he had to fly out the next morning to go to work.
She and I swam and shopped,
oh we had fun!
On Wednesday morning we headed out to
the Aquarium and my favorite was watching the penguins
We watched an Imax movie then headed on the streetcar
to go to the French Quarter.
Ange' picked a pretty name bracelet as her souvenir
and we were able to watch the crafter make it.
Then we spent time at the doll store in
Ange' was in heaven there since she
adores babies and baby dolls.
She was hoping that Santa knew about that
store since they have Reborns there
and she really wants one.
What a great date she was for me.
Loved the time together,
Thanks for spending time with me.
I love you!!!!