Even though I've lived in Louisiana for nine years, I've never been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. I still like to celebrate the holiday in north Louisiana though. Last year, I went to the parade with my friend, Sarah, her Mr. Right Now, and my little sister. That parade was a bust. I got barely any beads because all of the little kids in front of me got them. Boo. For those that have never experienced the thrill of a Mardi Gras parade, you may not understand the significance of catching beads. To be honest, I don't get it either, but what I do know is that I want them all. What will I do with them later? Doesn't matter.
Anyway, this year, one of my co-workers had a party at his house. I had so much fun getting festive.
Molly loved her cowgirl hat and sassy boa... Actually, she hated both of them, and I ended up taking them off, but at least she looked adorable in them for a little while. She did have fun at the party though because she got to be outside for most of it, and she loves being outside. Jon and I also had fun. We ate, drank, had a blast. I also Snapchatted way too much:
When it was time for the parade, I was pumped. I was determined to get more beads than last year. By the end of the parade, I was weighed down by beads, to the point where I just didn't even want to catch anymore. I even told Jon (who was giving all of the beads he caught to me because he didn't want any) to not give me anymore of them. I also caught a tambourine that I had way too much fun with and other randomness.
These pictures were taken mid-parade, and the amount of beads around our necks doubled...except for Jon's. The only setback: my ring and middle fingers on my right hand were both sore the next morning because I idiotically tried to catch this massive bag of beads. I mean, really? What made me think I would be able to catch a gallon-size bag of beads? Dumb.
After all of the Mardi Gras fun on Saturday, on Sunday, Jon and I went to brunch at Panera Bread. I wanted to eat that everything bagel forever. It was so tasty.
I hope everyone has an awesome Fat Tuesday. Hopefully I'll get to eat some king cake and crawfish. Except crawfish is ridiculously expensive. Maybe I'll just eat some shrimp. Happy Mardi Gras!
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