Friday, December 12, 2008

Bitter Sweet

Ever had those very bitter but sweet moments in life? I can't count on one hand how many I've had, but they do come and sometimes I believe that it's just God's hand working in our lives, pushing us into something new and remembering the past.

Well, today is just one of those days for me. Today is the last day at my "old" job. I've been at CenturyTel for almost 5 years now in the Support center. I started in toll, then to the Exceptions team and now in the 911 group. At first thought "OH Lord, what did I get myself into", but over time, I really loved working the functions and working with the people in my groups. I have made some really dear friends that have touched my life in so many ways, and a couple of them who really have become BEST friends to me. They've loved me and cared for me unconditionally through the years.

So where am I going you may wonder. I'm just moving on to something new. It's still within CenturyTel, but I'll be moving over to the Corporate building starting Monday. I am very excited and anxious about working in a new environment and with a new group of people. My hubby is there too and says that it's just a great place to be. We will get to eat lunch together and car pool again. I do miss that time with him.

With that being said, I'll leave leave these few words for them:

I know that God has a very unique and great plan for each one of us, all we have to do is BELIEVE that all things are possible in Him, be obedient and follow. Working here has been such a blessing for me and I will not be able to replace the relationships that I have made. Thank you to all of you that made my life here a littler easier, those who were kind, loving understanding and helped me whenever I needed it. ( which was often). Each one of you have helped me grow in so many different ways, being of great support. I will be forever grateful for those who have made my life a little better each day. I pray that you just continue to be positive, patient and be encourager's for those here now and those that come along just has you have done for me. Thank you for all that you have been in my life for the last 5 years. I wish you many more great days and don't ever be afraid to "get your feet wet". Trust God, be faithful and he will richly bless your life beyond measure. You will truly be missed!

Much love and God bless!


Monday, December 8, 2008

Who Dat Say They Gonna Beat Them Saints?

Well....we made it back and I must say I had a FABulous time with my hubby. It was really nice to just enjoy each others company and chill out with no worries for the weekend. With that being said, lets see what happened...... I love the Fleur DE Lis. I have them all over my house and also think that it's a neat symbol for our Saint's team.

Oh who is this gentleman? Timmy, Timoteo', the beast, my hubby. We had a really nice drive down there. The weather was perfect and we got to talk with out kids interrupting! I was so proud of the fact that he actually drove, ( most of the way). It was nice to be able to just ride.

Hello there!

We left around 1:30 Saturday evening. I thought it was really neat to see the sun setting over Lake Pontchartrain as we drove over. We missed the really good shot of the sun over the lake because Timmy couldn't get to the camera in time. (I was driving at the time), but I do believe we got some good pics. Isn't it pretty?!

Not him........( well he is handsome) but I was talking about the sun......see.....?

I like this one most of all. I love the old cypress tress with the moss hanging down. I really love the Louisiana heritage and all the things that make our state really unique. I took Louisiana History in 6th grade and it was my favorite history class because there is just so much to our start to learn about.
We ended Saturday night at a restaurant called Serrano's salsa. It's a classy little Mexican place in Metarie. I decided to try something different and chose the fish tacos....and OH MY HEAVENS! IT was SOOOOO good. I've been craving them every since then. They have some really good salsa to. After a nice dinner, we went to the movies and then headed back to my sister in laws for some sleep. It was really nice to sleep ALL the way through the night! :)

Well, this is us at the Saints game. This picture is an "attempt" of mine to get a pic together at the came. Looking around us, I was too "nervous" about asking someone to do it for us.

We had really good seats, and we ought to have considering the cost of them! We were in the plaza level in the right hand corner. It really was a good position to be in.

Think he is happy about his early C'mas present?

Here are a few shots of the opening where all the players come out. See the sparks, confetti and air balloon thingy's?

This picture is of the coin toss and guess who won? Yep you guessed it..US....well not "us" but the Saints.
This blurry picture, but some what decent one, is of Bush getting the 1st touch down of the game. It was so awesome to be in that atmosphere. Can you see him?

OK...this I just had to take it. This dude was so funny. If you have never been to a pro football game, well then you would not know just how serious and CRAZY people are about the game and "their" players. This guy was dressed in some kind of "MOSES" get up.

Do you know who this is?

If you didn''s Drew Bree's.
These are just random plays.

Anybody know who this is? # 25?

I'll give you a hint....look at the 1st touchdown comment.

Jimmy, Timmy's twin brother called a couple of times. Here he is talking. Still smiling.

I tried to get a good shot of all of the players in a huddle. I believe this was the Saint's 1st time out. Who all can you see in this one?

If you didn't know, you should know by now, but the Saints did win! HALLELUJAH! The didn't win the last game, so I was really concerned and worried that we were not going to win this one. It was a really close game, but Pierre pulled through for us and it was an awesome win. Here are all the guys out on the field after the game.

And the final score......

Merry Christmas Timmy, I love you and had an awesome time being with you for the weekend. I hope you liked and enjoyed your present.