February is almost over!

Ugh, time just flies doesn't it? It's already been almost a month since my last post, and February is almost over!

I. SUCK. I feel like some of you have given up on me and my poor widdle blog. My apologies. I've been super busy...with nothing and with everything. Does that make sense?

Currently, I am working on a wedding coming up in April and it's going to be awesome! I'm super stoked!! It's the whole shebang (as opposed to a day-of gig) so I've had lots of researching and shopping and designing to do, plus meetings with vendors, etc etc. I'm happy to be busy working though. It keeps me on my toes and it's what I love to do, so bring on the planning!

I am also still working on my website, Facebook page and branding. I don't want to rush this part of the process because I want to be able to launch the full package all at once. No half ass Facebook page. No web page "still under construction".  No jumping the gun. You understand, right?
Patience. It.WILL.happen. (and by the way, I'm actually speaking to myself when I say this). But please, in the mean time feel free to spread the word about Project: FĂȘte! We are in full effect, just not cyber yet. Lol.

And in other news...

My grandmother left this passed Wednesday to fly back to the motherland. Boo. It's been so wonderful having her here for the last couple of months.  She was just commenting on how Koen has changed soooo much since she first arrived in mid-December. At that point, he was 5 months old and still in the cuddly blob stage. Now he's a little more rigid (meaning less of a blob) and still very cuddly :)

I'm so happy that she was here to share in some of Koen's 'firsts'. His first Christmas and New Year, his first time eating solid food, his first time sitting up on his own, his first time drinking from a sippy cup, his Christening, and now, his first tooth! Yep, finally! It's just a razor sharp tip at this point, but we're very excited about it.

Mami has also experienced a couple of her own 'firsts' while she was here:

She saw her very first Mardi Gras parades...ever

Evening parade...Krewe of Orion

It was Koen's first Mardi Gras parade as well

Also, she was able to celebrate my mom's birthday with her in person, for the first time in like 30 years (ok, obviously not a true first, but still).

It was such a special day for both of them

We were all so sad to see her go, but I think she's already making plans to be with us for the Holidays again this year!

Thank God for family. I would be lost without mine :)

mama V!ck


Lions, Tigers and Bears....oh, Where?

Have any of you been to the Audubon Zoo lately? It's been since, like, 3rd grade for me. I have the vague memory of a loooong bumpy bus ride from AP to NOLA, complete chaos with my classmates, eating lunch on the branch of a big oak tree with my besties and a loooong bumpy bus ride back. Oh, and some stinky animals somewhere in between. That was circa early 90's.

This passed weekend, Mr. V!ck and I decided it would be a good time to revisit this nostalgic place. So off we go, bebe in tote. Daddy carried Ko in the harness so he could see all the animals (joke, I know) while mommy tried her hardest not to run over small children with the stroller. 

We saw flamingos and rhinos and giraffes and anteaters and leopards and an orangutan reading a magazine. For real. And parrots and gorillas and elephants and wild dogs and gazelles. But mommy, for some reason, only thought to bring out the camera when we were in the Louisiana Swamp I haven't seen a million damn snakes and alligators in my life. Stupid. And that's really all I got photos of. Stupid.

So here's goes:





and coons.


By the way, we must have skipped an entire part of the park because it wasn't until we were on our way home that we realized we didn't see the first lion, tiger or bear. Oh, my!

mama V!ck