Taylor + Fire = Yumm

Just a quickie. Taylor made Creme Brulee y’all! She was so proud of not setting the bar on fire. Chefs say it’s easy, but for a beginner that was a lot of whisking during the cooking of the creme. Heat to almost boil but don’t let it boil – during cooking. Really.

She did it. Proud of my daughter. Tastes delicious.

End Of School Year Stuff

Congratulations Eli – Kindergarten Graduate 2018πŸŽ“


Eli with his maternal grandparents at his graduation!



Eli earned the following awards this year:

All “S” in conduct, All “E” (Honor Roll), Perfect Attendance and Principal Award!



His big brother Ean was no slouch during 2017-18 school year either.

Ean is now an 8th grader! He was awarded Prefect Attendance, President & Principal’s Award for maintaining a GPA of 3.8 or higher and the Beta Award! Yeah Ean!

Congrats to our Price Boys for their hard work this year. A Special Congrats to Shadell and Emick Jr for Excellence in Parenting! Yep, you guys earned it.

I’ll check on the girls and get back!

Oh, BTW – yes I know Easter has come and gone, we had fun!! Where are the pictures? I’ll post a slideshow! See Ya…


Austin ….Congrats, Simone!!

We travelled from Dallas, Opelousas, Chicago, & St. M’ville (or was it Rayne?…where Marty & Teddy picked up Murl)….w/Avery in tow. Picked up Adele at airport. We dined Friday eve at a French Market-style bistro..woke up at 5:00 (yes..a.m.) Saturday, not wanting to miss the Royal wedding from across the pond. Meghan & Harry were the perfect couple….wish I had that little blue Jaguar!! Arrived at UT….”hook ’em horns” country!! Mmvp, Dell and I opted for riding the bike-mobile taxi ride (a mere $20 bucks!!)..to the gym. Met parents of the graduate, Sandy, Mark, & grandma Marie..Terrence & spouse were there, too. Caught a glimpse of Simone marching in line…she was so happy to see us all. Post ceremony, we took lots of photos…may attach a few if I get this blog thing right! Rode the bike-mobile taxi back to the parking lot (yep.. $20 bucks again!). Dell & mmvp picked up a few UT souvenirs. Lunch at Fago de Chao..Brazilian..compliments of Mark & Sandy. Simone loved her gifts..a Brahmin bag & matching wallet from the Prices. Dropped Adele off at airport…pizza back at the hotel…early Sunday morning breakfast…&…we all headed home trying to miss the rain..which I didn’t quite do!!🌧🌧

So….who’s next?? This graduation thing is lot’s of fun!!πŸ€—πŸ€—

Hello everyone today is another new day of your life that our Lord Jesus has given you life to live another day in your life to Love him, praise him, honor him for all your good deeds you do today , will be given tonight as you pray, & all your bad deeds are yours, to ask for forgiveness. Do you know The Angelus, this is a prayer that is said daily at 1200 about now, said it today, feel your heart full with is words,. Go ahead say it , find it on the web if not by πŸ’“.. Jesus help me, Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Teddy

Madeline’s First Communion

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 we watched our Madeline Olivia receive her First Communion at StΒ  Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Lafayette.

First Communion Bulletin Snipets


Her day began early! By the time Murl and I got there at 7:55a (Marty taught us to be there on time! Thanks MAPS), Maddy was in the bathroom getting herself together. Jared was dressed, Miss Avery was walking around in her dress (no shoes on yet) with her hair waiting to be addressed. Maddy came out of the bathroom, a quiet, cool, calm young lady who knew what she had to do that day. Fixed a light breakfast for the girls – coffee for the adults! Avery’s hair got together nicely. Assisted Maddy with her dress, a light spray on her curls and she was ready. Paige was with Jonah at the hospital.Β  She was heartbroken to be missing her 1st daughter’s milestone. He’s still recuperating from his operation and doing well! Grandma Martha and Poppa Teddy were on a cruise (gotta get more on this! Watch for a future post!!).


Maddy was the first communion candidate there, of course! A former classmate of Jared’s was the photographer hired for the occasion.

A shot with photographer’s setup. She’s Perfect!

She ran thru her Gospel reading (2nd reading – 1st Letter of Paul to the Corinthians) in church with her teacher. Excellent! Then we waited. Oh, did I say we were the first one’s there. It was about 8:40a when Maddy was done practicing. Communion was scheduled for 11a., we waited! Hey, we were taught by the best, the kids had snacks packed! We’re no dummies!!! We spent some time in church and took a stroll to the gazebo on the grounds. Maddy was in the air conditioned hall with the other candidates. Avery never complained, she was having a ball!! That Aunt Murl is a hoot!


When it came Maddy’s time to read during Mass she didn’t miss a word. Although, the speaker in the cry room could have been set a little louder. Judson was able to capture a video of Maddy while she was reading (I’ll see if I can get a copy to post for y’all). Here are a few pictures from the service.


Maddy during her reading
Returning to her seat after receiving Christ, for the first time!
Maddy getting her First Communion Certificate. Who still has theirs?!
Here’s a happy young lady!



“I see my sister Maddy!”


It was a wonderful ceremony! Here are some happy folks who were there to enjoy this day with Maddy.


I hope you join me in congratulating Maddy and her parents for completing this very important Catholic milestone. Without the joy and peace of receiving Christ in Holy Communion, the world is a tougher place to navigate. God Bless you all.