May 22, 2019

Last Day of School

We made it to the final day of school, and the body language in these photos tells me that the teachers AND the students weren't ready to say goodbye!  Poor Cille actually cried that night when she went to bed, because she didn't want 3rd grade to be over!  Mrs. Brown taught both our big girls third grade and we hope she can help the younger two learn and grow as much as Cille and Stella did.  We just love her...
Watts was Mrs. Kemp's first Pourciau, but he's pretty unforgettable.  Hopefully she forgets enough in the next two years to be willing to take Corinne.  Haha! Just kidding, she really helped Watts blossom into a confident young man...
Stella was jumping for joy that school was over!  

 

May 19, 2019

Emi's Farm Party

Our friend Emi had the sweetest petting zoo at her farm-themed birthday party...



It reminded me of my days with my pet pig, Peewee, although Peewee wasn't a potbelly, so he was only this size for about a week...
Sometimes you have to do homework on the way to a birthday party...and sometimes you achieve 100% on ALEKS!!!! Whoohoo!
Somehow I have no photos of the actual birthday girl enjoying her petting zoo, but that precious little blonde in the back is Emi, and her mom and dad did all they could to keep with the theme in their attire...


This young lady enjoyed the petting zoo more than most of the children...










Stella's ready for some goat yoga! 





Don't worry.  We all Benadryled up for this...

There's Emi big brother wrestling an alligator...


Great party, Zeringue's!  Thanks for inviting us! 

May 18, 2019

Happy Graduation, Ethan!

Damon and I have had the privilege of knowing this young man and his family since he was about 4 years old, and now he is a high school graduate!  
Congratulations, Ethan!  We know God has awesome things ahead for you at Louisiana Tech and we can't wait to see His plan for you unfold! 

May 17, 2019

Sleepover Friends

Before we started summer, we wanted to squeeze in one last sleepover with Cille's besties...
These girls ALWAYS have a plan.  It is usually very detailed and includes time designations for each sleepover activity.  They crack me up...
I hope these three are friends forever! 

 

May 16, 2019

Cille's Awards Chapel

Cille had a fantastic day at the Elementary Awards Chapel!  Mawmaw was there to celebrate with us...
Cille and her friend both placed in an academic competition for the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools...


We are so proud of Cille and all her hard work in third grade!  
 

May 14, 2019

Headshots

I had to go and have some headshots taken for school board, so I thought I would throw them on here to let the kids see what their mom looked like before she was incredibly ancient...
I am usually behind the camera, which is definitely where I am more comfortable, but I know I really enjoy looking at photos of my mom and grandma when they were younger, so hopefully one day years from now my kids can see that I really did have brown hair and fewer wrinkles at one point...

 

May 12, 2019

Mother's Day Hike at Clark Creek

My favorite way to celebrate Mother's Day is with a family waterfall hike at Clark Creek Natural Area.  This year was even more fun because the Guillory family joined us! 
The kids clearly had a blast at the swimming hole...


The adults were all able to keep up...



Sweet mommy and daughter! 
Stella borrowed an old pair of my adventure racing water shoes since she had outgrown her Keen's.  Unfortunately, they were dry-rotted, so they made it down the trail but not back out...
This kid had too much fun...


7 of the best kids on the planet...




This may have been the last ride of the Kelty child carrier.  It was a good run...


These girls have some awesome canyoning skills...
This young man isn't too shabby himself...







Sweet sisters! 






Not sure what they were playing, but from the look on Cille's face, I think they were plotting something...


The Guillory Family...
Mom and her girls...



Mom and the four kids I love the most...




The entire gang...photo credit to some stranger on the trail...
Corinne enjoyed a little spa treatment from the big girls...

Our family...









We had an awesome hike and can't wait to go back!  Everything is sweeter with friends!