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072616 – 072916: Last Minute NOLA Trip

I admit, I love that we live close enough to NOLA to plan a last minute trip to the city. 

And that’s what we did. We have a lot planned for Sunday, which is Judah’s actual birthday and so we wanted to go and do some thing as a family before his day. 

So we set off to the zoo. 

Gah, it was hot. 


But the kiddos had a blast. 

Then we went to our hotel and rode the trolley to dinner and took a nice stroll back to the hotel down St. Charles St in the garden district. We stopped at a local health food store and bought some imported and made in store candies. 

Then we all crashed pretty early at about 9pm. 

The next day we went into the French Quarter and I made my kids take a picture here.

It was hot this day too! 

We met up with Papa J and Nana and they have Judah his birthday present a little early. 

We got back on the road and headed towards home. We stopped in Slidell and ate lunch with my Aunt Mary and Uncle Earl which was very good and so much food! And we picked up my niece to get her back home too. 

Before we left I got to watch my nephew for a little while. His little sweet self climbed right up into the chair with Lucy to watch her draw. 


And in case you’re wondering, we did get the tree all cleaned up for the most part. Very little is left in the yard, so we are happy about the whole thing. And we saved about $1500 dollars doing it ourselves. We did have to buy little odds and ends, like chains and gas, but that was nothing compared to paying someone to do the job. 

Hope y’all have had as an exciting week as we have! 

022116: NOLA with the Kids

We had a great time in New Orleans. After the Monster Truck show we made it back to our hotel. We put the kids on a pallet, because… Well, we wanted to sleep. 

   
They were out in minutes.

The next morning we got to eat our comped breakfast. It was so good. 

 
Way too fancy for my kids, but they kept it together. 

Then it was off to the heart of New Orleans. Lucy loved the horses with their sparkly hooves. 

   
They were also scared/curious/in awe of the street performer. 

 
Then we rode the trolley and they loved it! 

   
   
We got home fairly early and played with Jasmine some. And we were lazy. 

  
We even made it to church! It was a full good day.