French Quarter

Saturday, December 14, 2019

We decided to show Phil the town. We went down the French Quarter and walked around the old buildings.

Mighty Miss
Checked out the boats on the Mighty (Muddy) Mississippi.

Cathedral made for a King (of France) 
We walked around the Cathedral of St. Louis (named for King Louie of France) and Jackson Square. 

and finished our tour with some Gumbo for lunch which had this cool painting. 

Joan of Arc

Mississippi (the state) 
After all that fun, we made the short trip to Biloxi. The state of Mississippi welcomes are some tires. Hahaha. 

We checked into our hotel, walked to packet pick up, and went to Mass at the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

After church we went to Sal and Mookie’s for pizza. The wait was long but worth it. It was delicious!

New Orleans

We flew down to New Orleans on Friday night. It was a beautiful sunset on the flight to Atlanta. 
The Bag Fiasco
We got to New Orleans at about 10:30 and Phil’s flight landed the same time and our planes parked at adjoining gates. We waited for Phil to deplane before we head to baggage claim. We watch everybody from our flight get the bag and mine still hadn’t arrive. So I opened up my Delta app to track my bag and realized that my bag was on a different flight number. I wasted almost 40 minutes waiting for my bag to only realize it wasn’t on our plane. I looked at the tracking of my bag and it wasn’t even taken off the MSP plane until 10pm, 2 hours after we landed! Thankfully it was on the next flight but sadly that was supposed to arrive at 1am and I wouldn’t get my bag delivered until the morning. I was a little ticked. You see, we had an hour and half layover in Atlanta. And our MSP flight came into Gate E14 and my MSY (New Orleans) flight was leaving from Gate would think that was enough time to get my checked bag on my flight...but apparently not. Our bag finally arrived at 8:30 this morning at my hotel.

Share the Warmth Concert 2019

Sunday, December 8, 2019

December 8, 2019 A Canadian Brass Christmas A Jazzy Christmas Waltz No. 2 Boughs Of Holly Music For A Darkened Theater Minor Alterations Variations On A Shaker Melody The Night Before Christmas White Christmas Sleigh Ride

Holiday Lights with Blake

We had a fun weekend in New Ulm and Mankato. We started out Friday night driving to New Ulm to watch Blake. 

We stopped at Hardee's for dinner. Blake had already ate but that didn't stop him from eating our french fries and tried stealing my cheeseburger. 

He is an active toddler! He hit me a few times while playing his xylophone. 

The other kids were fighting at one point.

Saturday morning I had some cuddles with Blake.
Danielle and I went shopping Saturday morning. We picked up a couple cute stocking caps for our evening. Mine is a Santa looking hat and Blake's lights up. We went to the Mexican restaurant for lunch and played two games of Catan. Of course, I didn't win. After Blake's nap we went to Mankato Mall for some shopping and met Bradley's parents and Eric at Culver's for dinner. 

We made our annual trip to the Kiwanis's holiday lights in Sibley Park. It was great, like always. Do you like Blake's stocking cap that lights up??

Blake was a little afraid of Santa though. Haha!