I started feeling kinda lousy Thursday night when we were at a dinner, but was sure it was because I was tired. WRONG! Friday morning worse, but went to school anyway. BARELY, made it. I left at 2:30 and began my next 48 hours in bed. SYMPTOMS - fever, throat/neck hurting badly Dr. Hope diagnosed herself with strep. Then thankfully had a father-in-law who could get some antibiotics for her. Saturday I thought the end was near!
JD took care of everything - I was impressed! - supper Friday night (breakfast) - cleaned the kitchen (yes- I noticed!) - family game night - pallet party pile up with the kiddos - drop off LJ - grocery store - yard work - pick up LJ - pick up and deliver boston butts - pick up meds for wife - nice supper for the family Saturday night (YUM!!) - went to church -taught Sunday school - out to lunch with kids this was some of the stuff I know he accomplished.....
He let me rest, kept the kiddos away, and I watched more t.v. in that 48 hours then I have the whole year! Thanks JD for being the mom/dad, maid, server, nurse, chauffeur, teacher, and yard boy!
"ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!!!" is what JD and the celebrators at my house kept saying. So I took that as an excuse- yes to miss work and yes for our kiddos to miss school for a couple of days!!
NOLA road trip it was! JD, me, Ashleigh, Grandy, and Mr. Bill headed in the van bright and early Tuesday morning! All to see the "Saints come rolling In" with that trophy!
early in the day outside JD's parents apartment in the quarter love, love that place!
took lots of pics throughout the day.... mostly just shots of us. funny. fun is seen on each and every face, i would say.
waiting for the parade started early and here all I can say - C-O-L-D!
then across the street against this rail. we starting waiting about 3. the parade got to us about 7. NOTE - we had front row seats, no seats really, just standing room.
floods of pictures to follow
we had fun taking pictures before the parade the camera died shortly after the parade started. here's what we got.......
We saw all the SAINTS including Drew Brees up close!
It was great - I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Kiddos were a little upset they could not go, but Granny Audie and Papa were good to them so I think they forgave us.
JD only thought we were going to be kid free, but that didn't last long. I ended up holding some little three year old boy the entire parade because I felt real guilty for almost knocking over his momma over while she was standing in a chair holding him. I volunteered to hold him so he could see. Who would have thought she would have just passed him several rows over to a stranger? Me and little David Butler got to be real close. I even gave him the only bead I caught. He liked it. I have to say he had been to many parades before and had many tips for me. He even knew most of the players names and told me all about them as I wiped his runny nose. He was a cutie.
the girls and I made a painted these shirts to show their "Saint Spirit".
Watkins wore his #9 jersey proud! Brees u might want to watch out Wat Man has some tricks up his sleeve! You could still be there when he gets on up and age, I mean I guess then you might be as old as Farve!
JD cooked DELICIOUS meat pies!
The answer is YES - it is VERY hard not to YELL loud or TOO MUCH! I lasted until the first minutes of the second quarter and I could not hold back any longer. At least I had the company of these dancers!
What can I say about DAT???
some of my favorites - I am sure I will be loving to hear and say over and over again.......
Believe Dat! Won Dat! Dat's Right! 'Who Dat' Rejoicing? Ain't Dat Something? Dat's Who!
BLACK and GOLD WON the SUPERBOWL!
after the game we celebrated with these people, who just had to stop by for a few VICTORY hugs and smiles!