FC: A Year in Review 2010
1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen
2: Out With The Old And In With The New...
3: Dan & I spent both New Year's Eve and Day at Diana's House. On New Year's Day , LSU played Penn State in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Unfortunately, we lost 17-19 :(. After the game and lunch, Pablo challenged Dan to a race. Of course Dan, being as quick as he is, won!
4: 2010 St. Jude 6.0 Gold Champs!!!
5: On the weekend of January 14th - 17th, Southern Oaks hosted the 8th annual St. Jude tournament. Our team, Tate It or Leave It, defeated Malone in the finals. Woo Hoo!! We won a sweatshirt and hat. Because it rained on Friday & Saturday, we played all our matches on Sunday. | Dan, Leah, & I enjoying the Sat. night party!!!
6: Go Saints! | Super Bowl Champs!! Saints (31) Colts (17) | The game was played in Miami on Feb. 7th.
7: And the crowd goes wild!!!
8: Friday, February 12th
9: An Unusual Sight in South Louisiana!
10: You'll always make my heart skip a beat! | I love you
11: Happy Valentine's Day | Valentine's Day was on a Sunday. We played tennis at the club and had drinks at the bar during the day and at night we ate at Fernando's, the place we had our 1st date.
12: Travis & Kristen's Wedding February 5th | . | Dan caught the garter!! Will we be the next to get married?!?
13: Future Tennis Player! | Dan & I watching the LSU Men's Tennis Team on Sunday, Feb. 28th play Texas A&M. We lost 2-5 :( . Afterwards. we had dinner at Ruffino's. Great day even though the Tigers lost.
14: Corks n' Canvas March 2nd | Look how beautiful our Louisiana Sunset Paintings look!!
16: Leslie & I were defeated in the finals by Wendy Parrish & Stephanie Broyles. | YMCA Total Tennis & Heart Fund Tournament March 4th - 7th
17: Some of my DEQ friends & I participated in the Junior Achievement Bowl-a-thon on March 20th. I was the captain of a team sponsored by the Association of Governmental Accountants. Out of the 3 games we bowled, my highest score was 110. Beverly had the highest score on our team (168 on Game 2). | Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon
18: American Heart Association | In support of the American Heart Association, DEQ participated in 2010 Start! Heart Walk on March 27th at the LSU old Front Nine. I served as captain of the 9th floor. Leading up to the walk, we raised money by having the following events: paper heart sale, bake sale, jambalaya sale, wear red day, pin sale, email solicitations, & silent auction. The walk was a huge success with over 13,000 in attendance. DEQ raised more than any other state agency with a total contribution of $6,687. Good Job DEQ!!!
19: After the heart walk, my DEQ friends & I ate at Walk ons & spent the rest of the day at LSU. We watched the track team and Spring football game.
20: SUPERSTAR OLLIE
21: Ollie was featured in the spring edition of everydog. So proud of her!!
22: Happy Easter | Easter was on April 4th. We began the day by going to church with Dan's mom & sister. Afterwards, we had plans to go to brunch at Chimes, but they were closed so we had to resort to Plan B... Dan's homemade breakfast. Yummy!! Then later that day we went to a crawfish boil at Tina & Danny's house. Fun Day!!!
23: Can you guess which basket is Dan's!?!
24: A m a z i n g S h o w ! !
25: HIGHLAND OPEN April 16 -18, 2010 My partner, Shari (see pic below), & I, although seeded 4th in the tournament, didn't play very well. We got a bye the 1st round, lost the 2nd round in a 3rd set tiebreaker to Nicole Breaux and Rebecca Myhand (4-6, 6-0, 6-3). Very tough lost!!! Then we lost our last match to Debbie Schott and Jane Lacour (6-2, 6-3). | The tournament was a great success and raised a record of $21,500 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
26: HAPPY BIRTHDAY | My lovely tennis bag Dan got me!!
27: My Surprise 3oth Birthday Party!! Dan did an excellent job of keeping it a secret. I had no idea. I honestly thought he had left his wallet at his place and we had to go there and get it before going out to dinner. Boy, am I gullible.
28: The more candles, the bigger the wish!
30: Happy Birthday! | I hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true!
31: Today is your day! | Ashley baked me the best cookies ever for my birthday!!
32: Happy Birthday | Evan turns 1!!!
33: The Funny Bone Comedy Club On Saturday, May 8th, we went to the Funny Bone Comedy Club and afterwards to Sullivan's to celebrate Alex's (DEQ student worker) graduation and also to wish her well in her new job. The comedian that night was John Morgan also know as the Rajin Cajun. He is a super funny guy. We had a great time!! | Me, Ashley, Ashley friend (Marilyn), Alex, and her twin sister (Allison)
34: Happy Mother's Day May 9th
35: Mom with the purse I gave her.
36: CANCER SERVICES | May 13-16, 2010 | Dan & I played in the 6.5 Gold Division. Our 1st opponents were Mario Guadamud and Tracy Kern. This will be a match Dan & I will never ever forget. We won the 1st set 6-3 and were up 5-0 in the 2nd set and lost that set (unbelievable). And then lost the tiebreaker :( | The Oaks of Sherwood
37: Dan & I right before our match against the Sanifer's. | ( | Great Weekend!!! | Our 2nd opponents were Stephanie and Travis Spillman and our last opponents were Theresa and Jim Sandifer. We won both of these matches; however, because we lost our 1st match we didn't play in the finals.
38: STATE TOURNAMENT New Orleans May 21-23, 2010
39: We made it to state!! | My 3.0 team had an excellent season and made it to state. Yay!!
41: On Sunday, May 30th, Dan & I, along with some of my work friends, went hiking at Clark Creek. Wow, what a workout! Some of the sloping hills were quite difficult to climb, but seeing the waterfalls and other beautiful scenery made the hike enjoyable.
42: Make a wish! | Dan had two birthday cakes... one on his actual birthday (June 4th) and one on June 13th, the day of his annual birthday crawfish boil.
44: Time to Celebrate! | Dan is wearing his LSU baseball jersey because on this day the Tigers played in Game 1 of the NCAA Regional against UC Irvine. What a game!! The Tigers won in 11th inning :)
45: Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years. | I got Dan a new cell phone for his birthday ... the Verizon Droid!!
46: Amy & Lacey's Mixer June 18th | Winners: Beth Sheets & Nick Khaja
47: We played 5, 20 minute matches. We swapped partners, according to the letter or number we pulled. Girls pulled letters and guys pulled numbers. At the end of each match we recorded the number of games won. At the end of the night, the girl & guy with the most games won the prize money of $20.00 & a small trophy. So much fun!!
49: Father's Day June 20th | A Family Is A Gift That Lasts Forever | Mom cooked lasagna for Father's Day and Dana made dessert (see above). Yummy!! I gave Dad a gift certificate to Lowes and a jar of hersey kisses.
50: Happy July 4th
51: We spent July 4th at David & Dawn's house. They BBQ'd. Yummy :)
52: LeBlanc Family Reunion & Mom's 60th Birthday
53: July 31st
54: Pennington Balloon Championship August 6th | I went with Dana, Jeremy, & Evan. We all had a great time even though it was super hot.
55: Dan's family visiting from Maryland. August 10th.
56: Ollie loved all of her presents she received for her birthday! She enjoyed a pupcake to celebrate her special day while her family had cake, ice cream, and pizza.
57: Wishing you everything happy for your birthday. | Tuesday, August 17th
58: Mixed Doubles State Championship Sept. 3-6, 2010 | Enjoying the jacuzzi at the Homewood Suites Covington.
59: Dan, Me, Leah Tate, Moe Riaz, Amy Herring, Brad Morgan, & Kevin Hanemann. Not shown: Cindy Plaia & Amanda Laborde | Our team name was CENTRE COURT. We had a very successful season and made it all the way to the state finals. We were defeated by Lafayette.
60: Red Stick Tennis Classic Tournament September 10-12, 2010 | This was a well organized fun tournament that benefited the Down Syndrome Awareness Group. I played with Rebecca. Her & I made it all the way to the semi-finals before being defeated.
62: On Halloween, Dan & I went to the Angola Prison Rodeo. Also on this day, I played dress up with Russell and Ollie. Russell was a bumble bee and Ollie a ladybug.
63: My yummy funnel cake I had on the way home from the rodeo. I just couldn't resist. | Trick or Treat!
64: I | I'm engaged!!!!!!
65: On the morning of Sunday, November 14, 2010, Dan asked me to ride with him to the gift shop by the tiger cage. He wanted to get a football media guide. While we were there he suggested we go visit Mike!!! As we were looking at Mike, he said he had to tell me something. The ring I had fell in love with at Anton's had been sold. I was so upset. But then he told me it had been sold to him. Yay!!! He got on his knee and asked if I would marry him. Of course, I said YES!!!!
66: A first for both of us.... Stadium Club Tickets and A Parking Pass. Doesn't get much better than that!!! To top it off, the Tigers played an awesome game that kept us there to the very end. Go Tigers!!!!! | LSU vs. Ole Miss November 20, 2010 2:30 p.m.
67: LSU 43 Ole Miss 36
68: A Day Of Thanks | Thursday, November 25, 2010
69: Aww, how sweet...The Vitteri's shared Thanksgiving with the LeBlanc's.
70: New Orleans Day Trip Friday, December 3, 2010 | Dan & I grabbed a bite to eat when we first arrived in New Orleans. We then headed to the IMAX to watch The Light Before Christmas. Afterwards, we had beignets for dessert... a perfect treat!!Our last stop was the Harrah's casino. We lost about $20 in 15 minutes and left. Can I just say...We don't like losing.! | View while eating
72: Hornets vs. Pistons Wednesday, December 8th | GO DUKE! | Lets go Team!
73: Fun times!! | Dan was cheering for the Pistons, one of his favorite teams since he was 15. | The Hornets defeated the Pistons 93-74.
74: DEQ on ICE at Leo's December 22nd | Ollie trying to steal a kiss from Chris!!
75: Look I'm not by the wall!!! | Watch out boys... Ashley is not playing!!
76: Pictures above: Xmas Eve Mass, Celebrating Xmas the weekend before in Morgan City, Mr. Vitteri cooking the pig at Dave & Dawn's house on Xmas Eve.
77: J O Y | Christmas Eve Friday, December 24, 2010
78: C | All I want for Christmas is..... | Dan bought me an Iphone & I got him a TV to hang in the kitchen. We also bought each other stocking stuffers.. both big & small.
79: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days
80: Miscellaneous 2010 Pictures | Swimming with my Little Man!! | Happy Birthday, Ashley!!! | Having fun at a Christmas Party! | Ollie enjoying an evening of tennis! | Dan's Fishing Trip to Cocodrie with his buddies!
81: Shopping with his Nannie!! | Cori trying out for Wheel of Fortune in New Orleans. Actually, my name was called but I was too shy to go on stage. So Cori, being the good friend she is, pretended to be me. LOL!! | Happy Birthday, Amy! | My date to Meagan Falke's wedding! | My oh so cute Chia Pet!