Monday, March 16, 2009

A Few Snaphots From Feb

Can You Feel the LOVE?

Under Raymond's Roof
(Sent in by Mimi)
The Dallas bunch has been very active. I hear Kelley & Mario have both gone academic again & are taking classes. Kelley is taking a Spanish class & guess what --- Mario is taking a remedial English class & a Math course. Congratulations are in order for Mario. I hear he is taking these classes so that he can enroll in a Para-Legal course. Good luck, I am sure the whole Clan wishes the best for him Bart has gotten to be a member of the "jet-set". It seems he is always traveling with his job. Just recently he was lucky enough to have to work in Hawaii. He no sooner got back from there before he packed his bags & took off for Florida to join some friends on a cruise to the Bahamas. He must have had enough of the balmy weather, as I hear he is now in New York --- not working either. He is playing the tourist again. And, Claire, who has always been our busy one, is headed to Honduras for Spring Break from medical school. She deserves a big pat on the back. She is not going over there to party like some students, but will be working with a group of doctors from Baylor doing clinical work. She will probably find some time to relax, but I bet she will really enjoy all the medical experience. What a good feeling it must be to know you are helping those who can't help themselves.

Robert's Rockin' World
(Sent in by Mimi)
Chicago must have been a good place to be. Raymond & Di flew up there to spend a few days with Robert & Beth in the "windy city". Guess it was a nice change of pace for all of them. I hear they did some of the "touristy" things & went to see the stage show, Chicago.
Michael is now home... safe and sound in Colorado with the love of his life and his precious kiddos!

Richard's Southern Ruckus
(Sent in by Mimi)
Don't believe there is much going on with Richard & his crew in Holden. I think this has been a quiet month for all of them. Except for the new additions....Lenelda has been very excited about the 3 new puppies that her new Maltese had. Wish I could remember all of their names, but will let her fill you in on that. Richard is still having his problems with his blood count level & they are still taking tests hoping to find the problem. He & Lenelda made a quick trip up here this weekend. Her mother was hospitalized with a stroke & they came up to spend some time with her. Poppie & I met them for lunch & enjoyed spending the time with them. Her mother is improving & will be going to re-hab for the next couple of weeks. Let's keep both Eddie Faye & Richard in our prayers.

In Lisa's Land
Tiff and Bart went to see The Killers in Dallas... Tiff would like everyone to know that Bart gets the #1 cousin award for such great seats and being such a great dancer. However, the poor girl who ended up wearing Bart's drink would probably not agree!
Keep Daniel in your prayers...and you can continue to follow his "legal adventures" through his blog that he started.

Lori's Loopy Crew
Butch has officially started golf season... Lori is ALMOST complete with the school yearbook....
Ryan is now working at Four Seasons Bowling Alley. He is manning the front desk. We all know that means he is probably socializing more than he is working!!! Emily is quickly acquiring to clients who seek her expertise on fitness and nutrition. Crystal spent a week in Nashville for new job orientation, leaving Ragan behind to man the house and the boys without her for one week. She was extremely disappointed that they were able to function without her!! ha ha Austin sent a valentine to a girl for the first time... it was a rather unsuccessful attempt to "woo" her, so he gave up. He decided he really wanted to the President of the "No Liking Girls" club at school during recess. Any further attempts of trying to win this girl over would dash any hopes of a future presidency... so he gave up for now! Jessica's kiddos are finishing up basketball just in time to start baseball and swimming. Caroline has officially scheduled her appointment to receive her insulin pump!

On Norris Lane With Lolli (aka Leslie)
(Sent in by Leslie)
Les & Leslie have been nursing a sick crew all month. Cameron had 2 different strains of flu and so generously "shared" it with Mommie and Aunt Ju-ju. She also spent a night in the hospital dehydrated. Jenny is ready for Corey to return this week and going to a Texas waterpark where Cameron will be sporting her tiny bikini! Jamie & Brian had a great time in New Orleans and are looking forward to more summer "trailer" travel. Jamie is considering the corporate world again and even has politics on the table and Brian is returning to RN school. Megan is doing great at Tech. Her recent grades were A's, 1-B and only 1-C. We are so proud of her. Maybe at the next family gathering she will risk bringing Heath to experience the Poche Clan?? Julie and Trey are spending lots of time reconnecting and even hosting game nights at our home. She's still loving the orthodontics job and has even added cleaning one of the offices (for extra pay), babysitting the bosses kids and volunteering in the church nursery - very busy young lady! Les is trying to get away to West Texas for Austin's Spring Break next week to visit the Jones. Les' work has been keeping him very, very busy. And finally, Leslie found a doctor and has her Diabetes under control - Victory!!

Lydia's Lucky Photo Club
No new news sent in this month, but "no news is good news".... but even so, Lydia, drop us a snapshot or two so we can all see how those girls are growing!! (You can even put James or Trey in a picture if you so choose!!! lol)

Last, but not least.....Words from the Matriarch herself.....
That leaves Poppie & I. We have been taking advantage of the cold dreary weather - staying inside & playing either Rummy-Kube or Hand & Foot. There is a simple way that we make the choice to see which one we play. Poppie is really the one to make this big decision. He does it simply by choosing to play a different game than the one which he lost last. If he is winning, we play a lot of that game. If not, we change games frequently. Betty & Woody came out & spent the weekend with us recently & we still play a lot of cards together whenever we can. We like to think that it keeps us on our toes by giving us the chance to use our brains a bit. We haven't been sitting on the deck as much as we like since the weather has been so cold & windy. But, the encouraging part is the bushes & trees are beginning to sprout. So we know with Spring coming, we will be able to enjoy having our coffee outside again. It will be so nice when all of the dreary brown landscape will once again be green & pretty. We did go out on the boat a few evenings ago. The weather was in the high 70's, so we just couldn't resist it. We took Bobby & Brett with us & even though it was still slightly cold, we were all happy to be on the lake again. Good thing we did it then, because with typical Louisiana weather, we have been using the pellet stove non-stop since then. Know you have all heard us tell you about Bobby & his problem with Cancer. He is doing well right now & spending his time trying to tie up the loose ends around here. He will be leaving late next week to go to Hammond with David & his wife. And then will be starting his treatments at Oshners in New Orleans on March 17. In case any of you would like to let him know you are thinking about him, his address is 502 Colby Jean Road, Chatham, LA, 71226. I know he would appreciate it. I'm not sure who will miss him more after he leaves --- if it will be Brett or us.

Well, guess there is not much more for me to expound on. After Michael's homecoming, it seems everything else takes second place. So will bid you adieu until next time.