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H1, H2, & Big Boy Life on the (L)edge

Begun in the aftermath of Katrina, this blog was a way to keep family and friends updated as the family struggled to return to a semblance of normalcy. Now, more than four years later, the memories are still strong, the family is, to some extent, scattered. However, life did go on, and this is our story.

February 21, 2007

Remember man, thou art dust, and to dust you will return.

H1/DIL1/HF1 and my brother, like Mardi Gras, have come and gone. We had a great time with everyone here. I hope they enjoyed it as much as we did. Because of work commitments H1/DIL1/HF1 had to leave on Tuesday, but they got back safe and sound, and we look forward to their return in the near future. Perhaps when S2 comes to town?

The crawfish boil on Monday came off without a hitch. 80 pounds of mudbugs cooked in two batches. They were perfect! Good flavor, and they slid right out of their shells. MMMMmmmmmm!!! As it got dark, the kids lit a fire in a metal fire pit that we had received for Christmas. We sat outside for about 3 hours listening to music and socializing. It was one of the best boils EVER!

We were especially fortunate to have our very dear friends Keith and Chris and Aunt Bev and Uncle Mickey over for the boil. They were joined by Linda and Patrick from Christ the King, two people who were instrumental in making my short time there a pleasant memory. K&C brought California cousins who seemed to enjoy our New Orleans style hospitality.

As you may know, today is Ash Wednesday. It is a day of fasting (refraining from food and drink to some degree) and abstinence (refraining from eating meat). These activities of self-sacrifice are intended to help us grow in self-discipline and holiness. For lunch I went to a nearby Italian style restaurant, Café Roma, and had a small garlic cheese pizza and a glass of iced tea. The pizza was delicious, even without meat. I guess my sacrifice on this occasion was to not get the large pizza.

May your Lenten journey be one of self-discovery, self-discipline and self-improvement as we try harder to live our lives as our Lord asks us to do, acknowledging with heartfelt gratitude the ultimate sacrifice He made for us.

God bless you!!

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Blogger H1 said...

Indeed we had a GREAT visit. I can't wait til we come back again. The fire pit conversation was a great touch at the end of a perfect "burl". HF1 said he had a great visit and really enjoyed meeting everyone. It's pretty cool to have such great family and friends.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Hannah said...

I have to vote for the best Mardi Gras ever. A mere expression of words couldn't cover it. Only grunts of exhaustion and tummies at full capacity could.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

Awesome Mardi Gras! Sorry I didn't catch more of the "burl" but did enjoy while I was there and enjoyed the "afterparty". Glad to see old friends and new ones!

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Chia said...

A special "THANKS" to H1 and HF1 for all the assistance. Looking forward to seeing you all again very soon!

1:52 PM  

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