we leave for New Orleans @ 5 in the morning. That's early in itself, but we have an hour commute to get to the airport and we should really be there an hour before our flight. Thursday is going to be a LONG day.

It's Jason's first trip to New Orleans and my 2nd. I went in 2002 (?) before the Hurricane. I am interested to see the differences. Locals say the French Quarter is pretty much the same, it's the out lying areas that are still in need of lots of support.

I'm looking forward to taking lots of photos and eating some great food. Everyone has been giving me restaurant suggestions for the last week. I'm going to try and hit some of the most famous ones, but I hear the hole in the wall places are the best places for beer, music and fried food (mmm...yum).

I love flying, but hate what i does to my ears. I have MAJOR scar tissue in my ears from two ruptured ear drums and 3 sets of tubes ( all which took place before my 5th birthday). So the pressure change is really hard on me. Luckily my *love* Jason did some research for me and is committed making my flights this trip comfortable and fun.
So I'm off to pack...making sure I don't pack anything I'm not supposed to bring on the plane!

cupcake happy *joy*

My creation, originally uploaded by ShamsD.

found this

on Ana Cabrera's site.
So true...

Nine words women use:

1.) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

2.) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

3.) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something,and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

4.) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

5.) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to #3 for the meaning of nothing.)

6.) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

7.) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or Faint. Just say you're welcome.

8.) Whatever: Is a women's way of saying F@!K YOU!

9.) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking "What's wrong?" For the woman's response refer to #3.

Send this to the men you know, to warn them about arguments they canavoid if they remember the terminology.

Weekend Joy

I said I took a lot of photos, here are a few. Jason and I are really getting better at taking photos. Having a nice digital camera will make the mistakes easier to catch but we'll get one soon! As you can tell, I used up my stash of b&w film.
I'm saving the best photos for LO's :-P


OK, I've been doing them, but just haven't uploaded to the blog until today. I didn't do any scrapbooking this weekend, but I did take A LOT of pictures!

Sharpie Pen and Reminise Paper

EK Sucess Sticker, KOTM Ali Edwards Oct. Paper
Sharpie Pen

EK Success Flowers
Sharpie Pen
Unknown Paper

Game Day!

Upload @ Flickr by: italian freedom fighter

Today the Panthers play at Tennessee. We have already had a hard season, losing my boy Jake to an injury. But we still have the best reciever of all time #89 Steve Smith. Just throw the ball at him anyway you can, he'll catch it!

10 things I ♥ about Sundays:

1. It's the only day of the week where Jason and I can spend all day together.
2. Jason and I's Sunday Starbucks morning talks.
3. It's race day!
4. It can also be football game day!
5. I can sleep in!
6. I don't have any obligations to do anything all day long.
7. Letting the dogs run and play at my parents farm.
8. Dinner with my parents (some Sundays).
9. I have all day to scrapbook if I want to.
10. Spending time with my puppies.

Have a very happy and beautiful Sunday!