Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Working on our list!

For a refresher, here are the things still on our home "to do" list:

Paint office -- done
Paint laundry room -- done
Paint pantry -- done
Paint master closets -- done
Paint master bath
Paint guest bath
Replace fixtures in guest bath
Replace mirror in guest bath
Replace toilet seat in guest bath
Replace shower head in guest bath
Figure out what's wrong with guest toilet (done) and fix it (not done)
Fix drains in guest bath
Paint outdoor arch (done!!)
Replace frilly curtains on front door--done!!
Replace light in kitchen
Add mechanical arm to iron gate -- DONE!
Repair grout in kitchen
Caulk cracks near roof
Remove huge ugly Sago palm -- finally done!!
Clean dryer vent --done!
Replace ridge vents
Remove attic vent and patch hole (we just fixed it)
Remove tree close to house (we are trimming it and not removing it)
Plant trees to replace all of the stuff we're removing :) (done!! we planted two!)
Paint hallway


Way up high on the ladder

See how good he is?

Monday, July 27, 2009

scotty's eclair cake

Scott's mom made him this yummy eclair cake for his birthday! I'm so glad she makes it every year because it's his favorite and I'll probably never make it for him :)

Visiting the "Bug Zoo"

Scott's 27th birthday was full of surprises! On Friday, I told him we were ordering from Duang Tawan, a Thai restaurant here in BR. I even faked the call-in order and we waited for 45 minutes before going to pick it up. In the meantime, my mom and step-dad were rushing through traffic to get there and grab a table. When we got there, Scott thought they were just enjoying a Friday night dinner... I had to tell him to go sit down with them and that it was a surprise!

Saturday morning we drove to New Orleans to meet up with our good friends Ashley and Jeremy. We met at GordonBiersch and enjoyed lunch and a few unique brews. Then we were off to the Insectarium (which Scott fondly called the "Bug Zoo" -- which made me laugh until I cried).

I'm not sure that I recommend the bug zoo for young adults without children... but it was still entertaining. The atmosphere was very childlike and not as enjoyable as the aquarium, but fun nonetheless. Having Jeremy and Ashley with us made it much more fun! We ate cricket pancakes and watched videos and got face-to-face with roaches... I was not a bug person before the experience, and my feelings did not change at all!

Enjoy the photos :)

Can you spot the bug?


huge ants

Laura and Ashley in the bug

checking out the menu at the bug cafe

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

It's been a while...

I just realized that it's been three weeks since I've updated!

We've started a few new adventures since my last post... one of which was joining the YMCA. Our first night we did a toning class with an instructor named Cissy and soon found out just how out of shape we really are! It was definitely a wake-up call and I was sore for about four days (Scott, on the other hand, didn't feel sore at all!)

A couple of Fridays ago we enjoyed dinner at our favorite fancy restaurant in Baton Rouge, Maison LaCour.

It's this little old french-style home that was converted into a French restaurant. We always enjoy it much more than Galatoire's Bistro, which is much larger and usually crowded. I guess that makes Maison LaCour a secret, but the secret's out! It's best to call for reservations a week or two in advance... so when Scott called, they said they weren't sure of their availability because HBO's True Blood was filming at the restaurant that day!

Here are some photos of other recent events:

visiting Tricia at the hospital after her 24.5 hour labor... doesn't she look great?!

Virga with little Izzy

Adora's artwork sent to Uncle Scott for his bday (Mommy Melanie drew the heart!)