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Monthly Archives: December 2008

Christmas in New Orleans

“Bitter sweet” would be a good way to classify this past Christmas.  Bitter because we missed the Christmas we dreamt about since we were little kids: 18 inches of snow! And yes, it was hard being away from family (but my parents were able to celebrate early with us which was made it a bit … Continue reading »

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First Aid Class

Not too long ago our entire team learned how to save all you people! O.K not really but we did learn CPR and some other neat things. We had a great time!!

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Grandma Chapman has arrived!!

My Mom arrived last Saturday to visit and celebrate Christmas with us. We are very excited to have her here. My Dad arrives this Wednesday as well…fun times!

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A little bit of snow….

This morning we woke up to a pleasant surprise….Snow!!!  It doesn’t happen very often here in New Orleans (it’s been 15 years) but when it does, it sure is fun.  It wasn’t really enough to play in, although, I did see one kid trying to make a snowman.  🙂

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Help has arrived!

Neal Mitchell arrived late Friday night to “help a brotha out”! After hurricane Gustav we had discovered that our windows were in very bad shape and needed to be replaced. Neal is here to solve that problem…We are so blessed to have a friend that can install a window in 6.2 seconds! O.K., not that fast, but … Continue reading »

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Reflections about Thanksgiving Day…

Well, this past Thanksgiving was our first holiday away from home.  Although we missed being around family and friends, we were blessed to celebrate with a community of people that love us.  Our team invited a handful of people to celebrate with us that included our Muslim friend Ali, Rona, and some neighbors.   It was also the first … Continue reading »

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