Sunday, February 19, 2012


Last weekend we took off and headed to Louisiana to visit my Grandparents. We left Thursday and picked my mom up in Arkansas and spent the night. Then, early Friday morning we headed to Louisiana. The drive went much better than I expected, everyone did really well.

We had the best time and I was really excited to share some of my childhood memories with my own children. One thing we did, that I had never done before was go to the Krewe of Janus parade. My grandma and paw-paw were in the parade so of course we had to go. They got all dressed up in their 50's style and they looked so cute!

It was really cold outside, we were all freezing, but once the parade started we were to busy having fun we didn't even know it was cold out! Actually I had no idea what kind of parade this was. I expected a typical Topeka parade, but no this was a Mardi Gras parade. I should count how many beads we picked up and caught, but that would just take too long. Preston was so excited to catch the beads, he caught on quick to waving your hands and saying! Taylynn just sat back and picked up the ones that were on the ground, they both got a lot.

These floats were amazing, but the one with my grandparents was the best.

When we got home Taylynn and Preston spent a good hour just playing with the beads. I never expected to be coming home with all these beads. Now what to do with them?

The rest of our trip was just as much fun. We just spent some good time with my Grandma and Paw-paw and we got to see my Great Uncle Dan.

We also took the gator out a few times and made some stops by our trails

Preston really enjoyed spending time with Paw-paw. He helped him build a fire and Paw-paw even let them roast marshmallows in the fire place.
Miss Alayna has stolen GG's heart
And Chandler got lots of love too. He found his toes while we were there and seem to want to eat them.
He also found his street sign.
Four Generations

Thank you Grandma and Paw-paw, we had the best time!!!!
Oh, I did want to share I received more than beads on this trip. My grandparents gave me some goodies. I am so excited to add some of them to my home. It makes it so special.
Thank you Thank you!!!! Love you Grandma and Paw-Paw


  1. Oh, Caroline, such precious pictures. Loved it all and I know you were such a blessing for them. Great memories were made those days!!

  2. What an incredible blessing to have so much of your family with you still! I just love seeing them with your little ones, how special!