Wednesday, March 16, 2011

mardi gras madness

To my my faithful followers, I'm sure most of you have been checking in on my little blog for the last two months wondering where on earth I have gone, I'm happy to report that I'm alive and well!  And I'm totally kidding about the checking in on me...I'm sure it will be another month before anyone notices this post ;)!

Anywho, the last two months have been a blur and I really can't believe April is around the corner.  For those of you who don't know, Mardi Gras, is considered a holiday along the gulf coast.  The weeks leading up to Fat Tuesday are filled with parades and balls.  Quite honestly I don't know the history of Mardi Gras so I'm not gonna try to act like I'm completely in the know.  What I do know is that contrary to popular belief Mardi Gras started in Mobile, AL, the town (or the next town over) that I'm happy to call home.  From what I hear, New Orleans throws the king of all Mardi Gras parties; however, Mobile pulls in a close second as the queen.  I've lived in Mobile for the last two years; however, this is the first year I took part in all the Mardi Gras festivities, I can assure you have been missing out and I look forward to next year's revelry. 

My cute Mardi Gras wreath handed down from Mama Bear.

I went to my first ball back in January (see post below) and had so much fun.  I went to my first parade during a birthday scavenger hunt and had so much fun.  I pretty much gave up on the list of items to find and parked it on the corner of a street to catch beads!  My Mardi Gras experience culminated with the MOT ball in Mobile and parades throughout the day on Fat Tuesday.  I had a wonderful time at the ball and parades and cannot wait to do it all over next year!

Me and my sweet friend, Jill all dolled up for the ball.

Post dancing.

Me with all my Mardi Gras beads!