Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras Nostalgia

Mardi Gras is always so bittersweet for me, cause as much as I love the holiday, it makes me miss New Orleans something fierce.  It's been over a year since I last visited . . . obviously, I need to do something about that!


That's my best friend, Tiffany, and me at our very first Mardi Gras.  It was our first year of college and I was only 18 years old!  Oh how I wish I were back in New Orleans, with Tiffany, celebrating Mardi Gras today.  Instead, I'll be trudging through a long day at work, dreaming of king cake, beads, and zydeco music.  Happy Mardi Gras!

16 comments:

Happiness Is... said...

And NOLA misses you, I am sure of it! I am sitting at a desk watching on TV :(

Dee Stephens said...

I miss too :(
did you see my picture I posted on Twitter from when I was a kid?

H. Gillham said...

I remember those two young girls.

:)

melifaif said...

Cheers to that!!!! Completely fell in love with that city....I say we visit again AT THE SAME TIME. :) You look like a bay-bay!!!!! So cute.

Jo said...

i've never been to new orleans, and have never experienced the mardi gras celebration as it should be celebrated. one day....

p.s. you two look so cute in that photo!! :)

The Poppy Creative said...

I miss new Orleans. I miss the US. And one day, oh one day I will be at a mardi gras. I will!

undomestic chica said...

I want to go so bad! I've never been further East than Wyoming. And no further south than Disneyland.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I know what will make you feel good today - sending me NOLA tips ;)

Hiott said...

I remembered when you looked like that! Oh how I miss NOLA too...

Hiott said...

I remembered when you looked like that! Oh how I miss NOLA too...

Hiott said...

I remembered when you looked like that! Oh how I miss NOLA too...

sheba said...

how adorable were you? you haven't changed a bit!

bananas. said...

at least you have the memories and an awesome pic...i have NEITHER!!!

i so want to do mardi gras one day...so so BAD!!!

Marz said...

I absolutely adore this photo of you!! I agree with Sheba - you haven't changed a bit pretty girl!!! You know I've NEVER been to NOLA????!?! Maybe for our Girls Trip in 2013 we should make my first trip to NOLA on Mardi Gras?!? I know Jessie would totally be down for that :) I celebrated Fat Tuesday with my friend Ashleigh by eating the most juiciest, yummiest cheeseburger, French Fries and one too many Tom Collins (they were on special haha).

drollgirl said...

that photo is so cute!

i have never been to new orleans, and i have never celebrated mardi gras. clearly i need to get a life! :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I know what you mean! I went when I was 18 and it was such a great time!