Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bathroom update after who knows how long...

I haven't posted the latest pics of the bathroom, mostly because the updates were slow and small. So here is what it looks like as of this morning.
This is a temporary mirror we already had, so that little guy is not staying. We are still looking for a large mirror, unfortunately the only one I found was $600, and Rick said NO WAY! So still on the hunt. Before he left for a bachelor party in Orlando last weekend he installed the light, and I LOVE IT!! It was cheap, and EXACTLY what we looked all over for!
Oh, the faucet. Well the guys put the WRONG holes in the marble counter tops, and I was VERY sad about it. So we had to send the original faucet that I loved back because it would not fit, and we had to get this one, that I do not love. We had planned to have a widespread setting, since we had a long sink, and this one was a real pain. It took Rick about 10 hours to install it because the settings were so close together. In the long run, it doesn't matter, and it's done.
Everything is really coming together.
Rick has worked SO HARD on this project, and he has done a FABULOUS job. I am a lucky girl! All we have left is the shower curtain, painting the top half of the walls, and hardware (towel rack, toilet paper holder, etc.). Stay tuned.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Shower curtain question

Is this fabric ok for our shower curtain? The reason I ask is, the bottom half of our walls have white b-board, and this fabric has cream stripes, thoughts? I need to know asap. THANKS!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Our little SNOWDAY!

Yes, we actually got snow!! Not just a little dusting, but actual snow, probably the most snow I have ever seen (I don't really like cold much). Rick and I got off work early, and played in the snowstorm with our neighbors. We had SO much fun!!! I usually don't want anything to do with going outside, but this was really fun.
Our little family. Lilly has little snowballs stuck to her paws.
Rick in our back yard.

Our ADORABLE neighbors, Chloe & Lola. I just adore them.
Lilly L-O-V-E-D the snow!!!

Rick would throw snowballs, Lilly chased them, tried to carry them around as long as possible, then sneezed from a nose full of snow. She had so much fun. WE ALL LOVED SNOW DAY!!!!

W & H's Stock the Bar Shower

Last weekend we helped host a Bar Shower for Walker & Heather at Fuego Cantina. There was a great turnout, and I think everyone had a great time! Rick and I are in the middle of wedding/baby shower/wedding shower season, and we are booked pretty much until the end of May. So expect much more on this busy season.

Congrats again Walker & Heather, we CAN'T WAIT for the Dominican Republic next month!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010


As you all know I am a serious SAINTS fan, so I am the HAPPIEST GIRL ALIVE!!! My New Orleans Saints have not only made their 1st Super Bowl appearance in the teams 43 year history, but THEY WON!!!!! I was SO EXCITED and sad at the same time. I can't believe that my dad's not hear to see what his favorite team has done, it totally breaks my heart. He was such a die hard fan, and always had been. He was their #1 FAN!! A few years back, I gave my dad a Saints shirt for Christmas, he called me after their 1st ever playoff win, and said, "SIS, I'M NOT TAKING THIS SHIRT OFF UNTIL WE GO TO THE SUPER BOWL!!! WHO DAT, WHO DAT!!!" As my older brother said Monday, I really hope dad knows what happened last night. My younger brother said, don't be sad you aren't going to Miami, Dad is going to be there and he will handle it. My best friend said, Roy will have the best seat in Miami. I sure hope all these things are true. SO, I was VERY emotional after the game. I have never been so happy about a sporting event. I have been a SAINTS fan my entire 30 years of existence, and now WE ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!! That's right THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS!!! WHO DAT? WHO DAT? WHO DAT SAY DEY GONNA BEAT DEM SAINTS?"
Here are a few pics from the celebration, that just make me so happy!!!
I LOVE you Coach Peyton!!
How sweet is this?
This says it all....

Rick's 2nd Annual Bowling Birthday

We decided to make Rick's Birthday a bowling party again this year. He dominated the game, people were even asking if he was in a league. I was horrible, but had a great time. Here are a few pics:

Thursday, February 4, 2010


The Saints are coming. And so are we, their loyal, long-suffering and slightly discombobulated Super Bowl-bound fans.

While there's still time to prepare -- although a few hard-core Who Dats will begin trickling in Monday, most of us won't arrive until Thursday or Friday -- we thought we'd give you a heads-up about what you should expect.

First things first: You need more beer.

Yeah, we know. You ordered extra. You think you have more than any group of humans could possibly consume in one week. Trust us. You don't.

New Orleans was a drinking town long before the Saints drove us to drink. But it turns out beer tastes better when you're winning. (Who knew?) So let's just say we're thirsty for more than a championship; adjust your stockpiles accordingly.

And look. When we ask you for a go-cup, be nice to us. We don't even know what "open container law" means. Is that anything like "last call"?

It's Carnival season in New Orleans (that's Mardi Gras to you), and we'll be taking the celebration on the road. So don't be startled if you walk past us and we throw stuff at you; that's just our way of saying hello.

Oh, and sorry in advance about those beads we leave dangling from your palm trees. We just can't help ourselves.

February is also crawfish season, and you can be sure that more than one enterprising tailgater will figure out a way to transport a couple sacks of live mudbugs and a boiling pot to Miami.

When the dude in the 'Who Dat' T-shirt asks if you want to suck da head and pinch da tail, resist the urge to punch him. He's not propositioning you. He's inviting you to dinner.

And if you see a big Cajun guy who looks exactly like an old Saints quarterback walking around town in a dress ... don't ask. It's a long story.

We know that crowd control is a major concern for any Super Bowl host city. Our advice? Put away the riot gear.

Reason No. 1: Indianapolis is going to lose, and their fans are way too dull to start a riot.

Reason No. 2: New Orleans showed the world on Sunday that we know how to throw a victory party. We don't burn cars. We dance on them.

Reason No. 3: Even if we did lose, which we won't, leaving the stadium would be like leaving a funeral, and our typical response to that is to have a parade.

Speaking of which: If you happen to see a brass band roll by, followed by a line of folks waving their handkerchiefs, you're not supposed to just stand there and watch. As our own Irma Thomas would say, get your backfield in motion.

And hey, Mister DJ! Yes, we know you've already played that stupid Ying Yang Twins song 10 times tonight, but indulge us just one more time.

To us, "Halftime (Stand Up and Get Crunk)" isn't just a song; it's 576 points of good memories. It's the sound of a Drew Brees touchdown pass to Devery Henderson, a Pierre Thomas dive for first down on 4th-and-1, a Garrett Hartley field goal sailing through the uprights in overtime.

It's what a championship sounds like. You may get sick of hearing it. We won't. Encore, dammit.

Inside Sun Life Stadium, you may find your ears ringing more than usual. We're louder than other fans. Seven thousand of ours sound like 70,000 of theirs.

Don't believe us? Ask the 12th man in the Vikings huddle.

Some people think it's just the Dome that heightens our volume. But you're about to discover a little secret: We can scream loud enough to make your head explode, indoors or out.

It's not the roof. It's the heart.

Well, OK, and the beer.

Don't be surprised if there are more Saints fans outside the stadium than inside. A lot of us are coming just to say we were part of history, even if we can't witness it up close. The Saints are family to us, and you know how it is with family: We want to be there for them, whether they really need us or not. Because we know our presence will mean something to them, whether they can see us or not.

Come to think of it, seeing as how you're taking us in for the week, we pretty much regard you as family, too. So we're warning you now: If you're within hugging distance, you're fair game.

Hugging strangers is a proud Who Dat tradition, right up there with crying when we win.

Most sports fans cry when their teams lose. Not us. We've been losing gracefully and with good humor for 43 years. Tragedy and disappointment don't faze us. It's success that makes us go to pieces.

Hurricane Katrina? We got that under control. The Saints in the Super Bowl? SOMEBODY CALL A PARAMEDIC!!!

So anyway, don't let the tears of joy freak you out. We're just ... disoriented.

OK. Let's review:

Order more beer. Throw me something, mister. Suck da heads. Wear da dress. Stand up. Get crunk. Hug it out. Protect your eardrums. Pass the Kleenex. Hoist the trophy.

See you at the victory party.

Faithfully yours,

The Who Dat Nation

Bathroom progress 2 months later:

WE HAVE CABINETS!!! Our cabinets and counter tops were installed yesterday, and they look GREAT!!! I was a little nervous about the stain color, since the cabinet maker couldn't show me a sample, but he did great! I wanted them a little darker, but they look awesome, so I am happy. They did put the wrong faucet holes in the marble counter, and I am VERY UNHAPPY about this, so stay tuned on that. Next projects are hardware, lighting, and a mirror. I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel!! WOO HOO!! So what do you guys think? Hmmmm?