Thursday, August 30

2012 : week 35

1st half of week 35 was full of softball
including a road trip to Madison to play the Jackson Victors.
We were glad MamMam and Grandaddy made the trip
and got to watch a little ball. 
2nd half of week 35 was dominated by Hurricane Isaac.
Since we moved to the southern part of Mississippi,
we are about 70 miles from the Mississippi Gulf Coast
and 100 miles from New Orleans.
Close enough that hurricanes headed into the Gulf gets your attention
especially on the 7th anniversary of another little hurricane called Katrina
We stocked our pantry with supplies,
bought a weather radio (that I wanted to shoot before this was over),
filled our cars with gas,
stocked up on water and batteries,
moved the patio furniture inside.
We were as ready as we could be,
but thankfully all we got was steady wind and rain for 3 days!
Carly got 2 days off from school,
and we all had cabin fever before it was over.

Thursday, August 23

2012 : week 34

We took a trip to New Orleans
to celebrate Back-to-School.
We were all ready for a little weekend away.
We saw a Saints game
which was lots of fun!

We did a little site seeing in the rain
listened to some music
did a little shopping
and ate WAY too much!
It was raining so much that
I left my camera in the hotel room a couple times.
Don't you know, as soon as you do that is when you want it!

Bloody Marys from Corner Bar and beignets from Cafe' du Monde

Thursday, August 16

2012 : week 33

Back-to-School week

Class Schedule:
Advanced English - Powell
Science - McInnis
PreAlgebra - Bielstein
History - Powe
Bible - Young
Basketball - Lofton
Language Rotation - White

Insight by Carly...
Everybody calls Ms White, Madame La Blanc. (French humor?)
5 minutes is not enough time to get to the gym and change clothes.
Coach Lofton says some people leave their practice jerseys all week...that's just gross!!
I think I'm going to like Mr Powe, he's funny.
Yuck! How do you dissect a worm anyway?

Thursday, August 9

2012: week 32

It's registration day.
Carly got her schedule,
was assigned a locker,
found all her classes,
met her teachers,
visited with friends,
and unloaded her supplies.
It's official, she's a 7th grader!

Thursday, August 2

2012: week31

{Carly and the other 7th graders on the team}

I always say when Carly starts a sport's season
that it takes over our lives.
We all love it, but it is wearing me out!
Although it might be the 100+ degree temperatures,
rather than the actual practice that is wearing us down.
I can't even describe how bad Carly's laundry basket smells!

Saturday is the first game...actually 3 games
9:00, 12:00 and 3:00.
What we need:  tent, lawn chairs, sunscreen, a cooler full of drinks
and some way to plug in a big shop fan!