This is going to take several posts. Clint, Jack and I went to Baton Rouge for a couple of days for a family vacation! We stayed with Jenn and Drew (thanks, again guys!) who were the perfect hosts. Thursday night we ate at Acme Oyster House, which was fabulous! Friday we saw Mike the Tiger and went to Blue Bayou, and Saturday we went to the aquarium. It was so good to just spend three days together having fun!
On Friday we spent the day at Blue Bayou Water Park. Oh my goodness...that is the most fun I've had in a long time. We will definitely be back next year! Jack was a champ on all the water slides (that he was allowed to go on). They have a section called "Pirate's Cove" that is just for children under 50" and their parents. We were able to go down the big slides with him. He was so much fun! That evening we went to eat then went back to the rides part of the amusement park. Again, they had a section just for little kids and Jack was able to ride several rides. He wasn't scared at all - in fact, he was laughing at yelling and having a blast!
e On Saturday we went to the aquarium in New Orleans. We spent longer in line outside than we did in the aquarium. It seems that Jack doesn't want to stop and read about the fish or take his time! Haha! He would rather run from tank to tank yell "WOAH!!"
Before I got married, I inherited my grandmother's china from Germany. My grandma was moving out of her big, beautiful house to go live with my aunt and had to get rid of a lot of beautiful things! Of course, all the McCullin's (including myself) were more than willing to take all of these wonderful things off her hands. I was very excited to receive her favorite dishes. They have been in storage at the Iles' house for five years (I know - I'm a terrible daughter-in-law) and we went and picked them up this weekend. I couldn't believe HOW MUCH it was!! I was heart-broken knowing that I'd just have to get rid of it because there was no way I could fit all of this in my kitchen.
But, the more I unpacked, the more determined I was to keep it. And, it all fit!! I can't wait to have a big, nice dinner on my grandmother's china!
The whole set, including glasses and matching pots!
6 different size plates - 12 of each!
Salad bowls and serving ware, including pots and pans - I didn't keep those.
Four different sized glasses - I was only able to keep 3 sizes.