Everybody Loves a Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras is over and tomorrow Lent begins (or today, depending on when you read this…)

The festivities of the last week and a half produced more beads than our household could handle so we already have a bag full, ready to be donated.

Our last parade was a warm one since we spent it in 80-degree weather and surrounded by friends.

Between floats passing, The B Man was sprinkling himself with water from my water bottle while at the same time sweat dripped down my back.

You just never know what you’re gonna get weather-wise.  

Here’s a slew of pics to show you what a good time we had.

Hope you had a little indulgence on this Mardi Gras 2012!

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  1. I love the vibrant colors!

  2. Looks like fun, I’d love to see Mardi Gras someday!

  3. That looks like so much FUN! One of these days we’ll get down to experience Mardi Gras. :)

    Stinky Cats

  4. Great pictures! It looks like everyone has a fabulous mardi gras.

  5. I’m not even catholic and still feel compelled to give something up for Lent. :) Looks like a lot of fun!

  6. I have never been to Mardi Gras. Thanks for showing it to me. :)

  7. Beautiful pictures! Looks like such a fun, happy time! And I’m totally jealous of the weather…

  8. Great weather, lots of vibrant colors, smiles on your kids’ faces. Looks like a perfect Mardi Gras to me! I’d love to celebrate it big sometime.

  9. I am a Texas girl through and through. I’m talking so twangy you probably can’t understand me if I talk too fast.


    I have always said if there was any other place I’d live…hands down, Louisiana. There is nothing I don’t love about that state.

    I’ve been all over it and visited so many cities there and even have relatives scattered through out.

    And seeing your pictures make me homesick for a place I’ve never lived. And I know, that makes no sense at all.

  10. I’m envious of your hot weather. Here in the tundra, it’s about 15 degrees. I really need to move. :)


  11. This weather is killing me. KILLING me.

  12. Looks like they had lots of fun. We didn’t do anything here– but definitely more of a down south thing.

  13. Look at all those beads! I would love to visit one year for Mardi Gras.

  14. That looks like a like of fun… and what great weather! I can’t even see outside our windows right now; it’s SO foggy and wet.

  15. Stunning and seriously So. Much. Fun! xo