December 23rd, 2016 - Eli

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So 2016, what a year. Dawn and Eli have been just fine in their new home. They love cats, they love life. They acquired a new gato named ruckus this year. He has been a but of a poop terrorist but they do love his little face.
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October 21st, 2015 - Eli


What exactly Anba Dlo is you will have to click on through to the official festival website for the explanation.

From the website:
“The New Orleans’ spirit is about celebrating life; whatever the situation may be. This spirit is the basis for Anba Dlo- we come together to celebrate New Orleans’ important and changing relationship with water while educating on the important issues. Anba Dlo (Pronounced “Ahnbah Dlo”) is Haitian Kreyol for “Beneath the Waters” and is meant to acknowledge and honor the importance of water in our life.”

Dawn and I attended this year with some friends.
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July 13th, 2015 - Eli


We Bought a home

The light pours in the front of the house in the morning. The sun greets you as you step out. Monkey (the cat) lazily rests by one of the side windows overlooking the lot next to us. It’s quiet. Traffic is sparse the road dead ends at the church. The train whistle blows. This is the experience In the morning.
monkey lounging

The the light filters through the trees it lands on the deck. Lizards jump from plant to plant. It’s time to mow the lawn again. Summer here is hot the grass loves it.
back deck

We moved in last week, it’s just now starting to feel like a home. We have a kitchen! We made wonderful dumplings and just enjoyed being here.
dawn and treats

The walls are sparse, boxes piled high and the list of things to do long. We have time, each other and love. We can do anything.

The neighborhood is a strange mix young new faces and people that have lived here for generations. It’s good to be out of our comfort zone, pushed to be creative, make new friends, and change how we see the world.


April 10th, 2015 - Eli


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Dawn was at a wedding so i ventured out into the bunchy this year on my own. On my way out the door I spied a familiar face across the street. It was my friend Dre from NYC.


He had no idea i was living in New Orleans, i had no idea he was here to visit the city. So i took him under my bunny wing and threw a pair of ears on him and told him to follow me. The rest is a blur of excitement, bunnies, friends, drinks, and stories told way past our bedtimes. Read the rest of this entry »


March 18th, 2015 - Eli

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Super Sunday you get to see indians. Not the bang bang shot em up kind you grew up with but an amazing tradition dating back way further than I have time to truly explain properly. For more info click here.

Super Sunday 2015

We get up around 10am, slide out of bed and start our day like normal. The morning glides by and its noon before we know it. We mount the metal 2 wheeled steeds (bikes) and take off towards A.L. Davis Park. We stroll through the French quarter green beer, green hats and beads adorn the people in the quarter. Its almost St Patricks day so people are getting ready. Read the rest of this entry »


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