It has been a hot minute since I’ve come to this space. I sort of have mixed feelings on it – while I didn’t miss it per se, I hated not having all of our happenings down. I love blogging, but sometimes it can be some work to get all of the pictures downloaded, into fun collages and get the words flowing. Sometimes I’m just plain lazy – I’m going to throw my laziness as the reason for not coming here all of last week and most of this week. But here I am, and I will be working in reverse. Our December has been a crazy busy one- so lots of memories to jot down!
This past weekend, we got to spend time in our second home of New Orleans. We have never really been down there for Christmastime, and it was honestly a blast. New Orleans is beautiful on its own, but throw Christmas lights on the whole damn city, and it’s just magical.
We left early Friday morning to make our way down. Our first stop was, of course, lunch, so we headed to Parkway Bakery for the best fried shrimp po’boy. Boogs even ate three fried shrimp, which he called chicken, but hey… it was a win. After lunch, we headed down to the Convention Center for Christmasfest. They had all sorts of carnival rides – plus ice skating and a giant bounce house. Sheffield had a blast! B was a brave brave man to take him out on the ice! After a short nap at the hotel, we headed down to City Park for Celebration in the Oaks. We rode some more rides, roasted marshmallows, saw so many Christmas lights, and got a ride on the carousel – where Sheffield finally picked a horse that went up and down. We had definitely worn that kid out by now, and he crashed pretty hard. B went down the street to get our dinner of BBQ shrimp and other assorted seafood while I put boogs down for the night. We were just as tired as that little guy, so we weren’t far behind him.
Saturday we woke up and did all the things. We walked down to the French Market, did Miracle on Fulton Street (that kid is in love with fake snow), got snacks, got a picture in a giant chair outside of a bar, did a walk-through of the Roosevelt and the Ritz to see all of the Christmas decorations, and got the most beautiful pictures of Jackson Square. The weather was absolutely beautiful and I got to have my most favorite BBQ sandwich from Cochon Butcher. After our fun day out, B and I were so excited to have a date night. We hit up Jack Rose (where we got free champagne, y’all!), Lula’s Distillery, got to meet Lindsey’s sweet new addition to her family, and had an argument about how great Aaron Rodgers is at 12 Mile Limit bar- you can guess what side of the argument I was on – Packers for life!
Sunday morning, we got up and hit Rouses for all of our NOLA grocery needs and then headed home. It was jam-packed weekend, but it was such a good time. Sheffield was so excited for everything Christmas, which immediately put us in a good mood.
We are pumped for our Mardi Gras trip – March can’t come fast enough!