Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Between moving to a new state, having a baby, Jon's studying, and small DIY projects around the house, we hadn't left the Houston area since we moved here nine months ago.  We really needed to escape, so we planned a much needed week long visit to Louisiana the week of Easter.

Violet was actually a pretty good road-tripper.  So what that she watched The Aristocats on loop!  Lena, on the other hand, needed to be entertained by me the entire seven and a half hours it took us to get there.  Her entertainment, included, but wasn't limited to, me singing, making animal noises, making strange noises, making farting noise, clapping, snapping, playing peek-a-boo, shaking rattles, and of course trying to explain to a 4 month old that she was being irrational.

And since both of our families were all in town, we decided to have Lena baptized on Easter Sunday at our hometown church, which coincidentally is where Jon and I met as kids.  Lena wore the very same gown I wore when I was baptized (and so did Violet two years ago).  Violet wore a beautiful dress from Blue Dove with bees hand-smocked on it.

Violet and her cousin, B.G., had a little Easter egg hunt in Jon's parents' front yard.  She loved finding all the hidden eggs, and would give each one a kiss before she dropped it in her basket.  And even though B.G. could have scooped up most of the eggs, he was so sweet and left a bunch for her to find.

Even though it rained most of the days we were there, it was nice escaping the Texas heat to visit friends and family, eat some crawfish, and play outside with the girls. 

We're looking forward to our next adventure, which hopefully isn't too long off!