Sunday, December 29, 2013

My Dream Portraits

I love the idea of formal portraits that look stiff and fake. 

And I am a sucker for images of Carolina Herrera and her daughters.

So many ball gowns and skirts.

Even their casual photos looks formal, swoon.

Magic Man is not a fan of portraits, let alone anything stiff and formal.  So bless his heart for indulging me once a year (and no one more that that).

I suppose if we want to do it right, next year we (READ: the adults) will ditch the smiles.  At least the kids figured that part out.    

Twig and Tree

My Dream In-Laws in LA

One of my favorite things to do is visit my In-Laws.  It's true- they're so funny and from the first time I met them they treated me like family.  In November they moved from Meridian, MS to West Monroe, LA so we road-tripped out to see them and check out their new home.

I know very little about Duck Dynasty, 
but apparently it takes place there.

 I usually get teased by my whole In-Law family about my wardrobe and what I chose to wear when, but I think I finally got it.  It was balmy and sprinkling on and off and my lightweight Free People dress (love those sales on sale) and my Melissa oxfords (best rain shoes ever) fit all situations I found myself in.

It proved to be the perfect outfit for checking out one of my new favorite lakes, the Black Bayou.  

 As you can see, we could Not contain ourselves.  
My brother-in-law also drove up which means even more fun.

 Can you tell it was windy?
Actually we had tornadoes that night - my first ever!

Magic Man was about to make it rain.
 As was the the sky.  

Magic Man accuses me of having too many 'favorites' or '#1's' but the lake was my first Bayou and I did truly love it.
And I love these guys.

We also checked out the mall, which Magic Man and I had once visited (well, we slept in the parking lot during a road trip).   

Do you miss Walter White too?

We ate non-stop (mostly healthy stuff like Mom's homemade bread  and Five Guys' grilled cheese) and watched The Christmas Story (Do You Like Santa? . . .  I Like the Wizard of Oz) while the tornado tore up part of the town.  

There was a frozen custard place I wanted to visit but we ran out of time.  It's fine, we'll be back to see our family and also so I can visit my most favorite lake ever of all time.