In August we both finally started working. Owen had already been trying to work with the local ambulance company, but that did not end up working out. He was already doing some work with Pennington Biomedical Research, seeing study research study participants in the clinic there and helping write some articles, so he ended up picking up more hours there. He also started landscaping on Fridays with our friend who started his own landscaping business. I went on a few interviews, none of which felt right, so I declined a few offers. I decided to send an email to a wellness center nearby, part of a local hospital, and just asked if they had any openings in the the nutrition and life coaching that I saw advertised on their sign. Turns out they were just about to post an opening on their website! I immediately knew that was the right place for me. I started part time as a health coach in August (eventually turning full time later in the fall). I also started coaching youth soccer in September, 6-9 year olds, 4 nights a week and Saturday games, and a 3 year olds program! So we both started getting busy.
So that's how we spent our hot southern summer.
Here's a few pictures to highlight some of our fun times.
|30th Birthday dinner in NOLA at a Caribbean restaurant with some fellow "LDW" members|
|Dessert with a fleur de lis|
|Boating on the Atchfaylaya with Clint and Paula|
|Some great summer storm clouds|
|At the pool with Alie|
|Feet in the Mississippi River|
|Lots of big spiders, bugs, and snakes|
|Serious rain and flooded streets|
|Beautiful sunset and clouds with Owen shooting his bow|
|Post first 50 miler with Clint|
|Tickfaw State Park, there was a big alligator in there!|
|Those redneck guys caught these baby alligators (later put them back)|
|Ascension Balloon Festival|
|The balloon from Connecticut!|