Friday, February 24, 2012

Mardi Gras Love

This week, we celebrated one of our very favorite holidays here in Louisiana: Mardi
Gras!! Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday", is a time of celebration before we enter the
Lenten season. Mardi Gras is friends and family camping out to watch long parades, 
catching beads and doubloons, boiled crawfish and Abita Amber, feather boas and 
glittery floats.  Mardi Gras is yet another reason I am so completely in love with this 
amazing place I am so proud to call home: my precious Louisiana.  We had an amazing 
4 day weekend celebrating this holiday our culture claims so proudly.  At one point, 
watching a parade with Shawn, Belle, and my cousins, my neck weighed down with 
beads, a cold beer in my hand, clutching a bright pink parasol, I had one of those 
moments.  One of those moments where you just look around and think, "I would not 
want to be anywhere else in the whole world right now".  
Damn, that's a good feeling.

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Messy said...

Looks like a blast! I've never celebrated Mardi Gras - I so should!

deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

i went to a mardi gras parade in mobile once. i think i left with more moon pies than i had ever seen in my entire life. :)

Sarbear said...

That looks like so much fun. We have a pretty big Mardi Gras celebration here in St. Louis but I haven't been in a long time. Once we have kids though, I know I will want to bring them to the kid friendly parades/events. I'm glad you had such a day of complete happiness. :)