Monthly Archives: January 2013

Y’all come back ya hear?

I couldn’t resist purchasing this OPI nail polish. It is the ultimate Louisiana country color.

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The name just says it all.

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We came. We saw. We were conquered.

Earlier this month we traveled all the way to South Beach to cheer the Irish on in the BCS National Championship.

This post was just too painful to upload at the time. However, now that a month has passed, the wounds have healed. Kind of.

Here are some photos of the weekend:

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(Top left: Rowdy dinner crowd at Breakwater. Top right: Post-Pep-Rally shot. Bottom: Dancing on the boulevard to the live street music. My face sums it up.)

IMG_0514(Top left: Best college buds. Top right: View from hotel suite balcony. Middle left: Pre-game photo-op. Lower right: Official BCS signage. Lower left: Still optimistic, prior to getting slaughtered).

Better luck next year?

 

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Road trip to Natchitoches, Louisiana

A few Saturdays back, Gidget and I drove 90 minutes south on LA Rt 1 to the next cluster of civilization within driving distance, and visited Natchitoches, Louisiana. The scenic route consisted of about 45+ different churches (one that stands out in my mind is the “Cowboy Church”), and endless farmland. 

Historic Natchitoches is quaint and I’m glad I checked it off my of “Louisiana Bucket List.” Apparently, it’s the oldest remaining settlement in the Louisiana Purchase Territory, and it was the film site for “Steel Magnolias.”

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Fountain at the center of town.

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“Steel Magnolias” sidewalk slate for Julia Roberts.

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Front Street Directory. Lasyone’s is a famous place for Meat Pies, a Natchitoches staple.

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View of Front Street.

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I just loved this boot repair sign.

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The obligatory Gidget exploration shot.

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View of the river.

Perhaps on the next visit, I’ll be brave enough to try a meat pie (I’m still unsure as to what that really entails). 

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Hello, 2013!

Happy New Year!

NYE 20132012 was quite the year for us. We bought a house, we celebrated our 1-year anniversary as Louisiana residents, and we TIED THE KNOT on October 27th.

It was a year filled with a tremendous amount of love, and it truly made us appreciate the unwavering support we continually receive from our families and friends (both near and far).

It seems, though, that the year continually picked up momentum, and it reached such a rapid pace that it swept us right through the holiday season without any blog posts to prove it.

A new year’s resolution for 2013? Slow down. And, update the blog at least 2 times each week. Starting right now. Promise! 🙂

 

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