Sunday, December 16, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012 Photos Part II

Seeing as we are just a little over a week away from Christmas, I figured it would be a good time to finally post some of the photographs from our wonderful Thanksgiving weekend in Thibodaux.  We spent five peaceful days with family doing all of the awesome things we cannot do in the city - disconnect from everything electronic (well, sort of, Nana and mom-mom had a few Bejeweled tournaments going on and we cannot live without music and using the Iphone occasionally), taking long walks, lounging around in the sunshine, picking (and eating) citrus, riding around in the golf cart, tasting the 2012 crop of cane, and making memories.  The best part of the time we spent was watching the next generation of the family do all of the things that I remember doing as a kid.

Kiddos, playing on the other side of the ditch (fortunately it was dry and snake free):

Picking mama some grapefruit:

Kiddos, playing in the newly-renovated doll house:

Ready for a Thanksgiving feast:

Frying the turkeys:


 We are only missing one in this picture - baby Walker was sleeping at the time:

Here he is, on Lucy's lap:

Hayride time:

With Nana and Papa-T:

Sunday, December 09, 2012


He is big and black and super-fast and full of love and now he is part of the Vaicius family:

We adopted him and were told he was "about 3", but Christian took one look at him and decided he was closer to 13.  The vet split the difference and landed on 6 or 7.  The age is actually a good thing, he is chilled out enough that he does not bark at everything and understands that on the weekends he needs to sleep late.  He is crate trained, great with kids, and does just fine on a 3 or 4 mile run before dawn.   Someone took the time to train him in his youth because he is incredibly obedient.  He loves to fetch and play and mostly just wants to be wherever I am, which warms my heart.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Thanksgiving Photos 2012

I finally took a leap and agreed to upgrade the storage space (for a premium) in order to post photographs on the blog.  It was a long time coming, nothing in life is truly free, right.  So, after hemming and hawing for two weeks and throwing around the idea that maybe this was the perfect opportunity to retire the blog, I looked at these photographs from Thanksgiving weekend and decided they just begged to be shared.  And just like that, I made my decision.  Let's hope that 13 year-old Lucy agrees it was a good choice.

Princess Bluebird, post Thanksgiving lunch, ready for an adventure:

Chief Red Fox (yeah, I know, I did not pick the name), keeping guard, watching out for coyotes on our post-lunch hayride: