Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas

This Christmas was so much fun now that Isaac is a little bit older and able to enjoy it. We went to church with Nanny on Christmas Eve (and Isaac lasted about 10 minutes in the daycare before they paged us since he wouldn't stop crying). Then we spent the rest of the night with my family. Our tradition is to open up presents at midnight and this year Isaac took part as well. He got a portable dvd player (that was the Cars theme) and some Mickey Mouse Clubhouse dvds. He also got a play drum set, an activity table, clothes, a Lego shaped cd player for his room, and some other stuff. From Santa he got a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse plane that he can ride. On Christmas Day we had brunch with Andrew's family and opened up presents from Nanny and Poppy. We got to spend time with Andrew's cousin who was also visiting. There he got a play truck that he can ride, some blocks, books, and clothes. We had a blast and we loved to watch Isaac have so much fun. We are so happy to be back home!
At Gran's house with all the presents

Opening up presents at midnight

Isaac with some of his second cousins

With Daddy at Nanny and Poppy's

Riding his new truck

Testing out his airplane on Christmas Day

Snow in Houston

Before we left Houston, we experienced a snow day! It's so weird that for the two winters that Isaac has been with us, it has snowed-first in New Orleans last year and in Houston this year. I didn't even know it was supposed to snow...I opened up the blinds and saw snow falling. We got Isaac all bundled up to go see it and he was fascinated!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Heading Home!

I wanted to update everyone. There has been a turn of events lately in our lives that has put us in a tough situation. Throughout it all, we have kept our faith in God. Our plan has always been to stay in Houston and for me to find a job here. Of the maybe 15 (?) jobs that I applied to and 2 interviews that I went on, no such luck in Houston. I applied to 2 jobs in New Orleans and found out last week that I got one. It is a job at WIC where I'll be the Registered Dietitian in charge of training all new nutritionists, breastfeeding counselors, as well as counseling high risk patients. I am very VERY excited about it and always saw this as a job that I would only get down the road. We are extremely excited to be headed back home to New Orleans. I am starting on December 14th, so we'll be there soon! After being away for so long, it made us miss it more. The one thing we are sad about is moving away from our family here...especially Austin, Summer, Ashley, and Andrew's two brothers. But at least we'll be closer than when we were in Hawaii.

Moral of the story? Sometimes things fall apart so better things can fall into place. Although we may not know what God's plan for us may be, He will ALWAYS provide. We always kept our faith in God and once again, He didn't let us down.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year we spent Thanksgiving with my side of the family but we took them to the lakehouse in Austin. We had a blast and it was great for them to see a place that means so much to Andrew. This is the first Thanksgiving that Isaac spent with my family and the first time I spent this holiday with them in years. We are so very grateful to God for everything He has blessed us with including our amazing families.
Mommy and Isaac

Playing football

Tat and Isaac

My two boys

Tio Seg and Isaac on the boat

He wanted to hang out at the front of the boat

Holly and Shane


So, as you all know the Saints are doing amazing this season. Here is a pic of Isaac watching the Saints/Pats game. And here is us trying to get Isaac to signal a "first down."