It’s that time again. MaRdI GrAs! It’s a shame Birmingham doesn’t celebrate Mardi Gras. For the first five years of my life we lived in Mobile, AL where Mardi Gras is a major holiday. Schools let out for it, parades are a must, and I can always remember me and my sister and our neighbor’s 2 girls being left with a babysitter for a night while our parents went the the Ball. Of course, back in the 80’s, I remember my mom wearing dresses with lots of lots of sequins! I can think of one in particular that was kind of a mauvey pink color, it was fitted, had puffy shoulder cap sleeves, and was completely covered in sequins. Oh, I wish I could show you the picture! Gotta love the 80’s.
This weekend, Greg and I, along with my sister, mom and their dates, will head down to Mobile and enjoy Mardi Gras with our dear Mobile friends 🙂 These are the friends that we go to Disney World with, and they are like family. We don’t get to see them very often, but no matter how long it’s been, we just pick up where we left off and good times always follow. Our parents have been friends since before any of us kids were born, and now we’re all grown up. Almost all the kids are married now. Their two girls are married, and me and Katie will be getting married this year. Emily is the only “baby” left of the kids, and if only she was 21 she’d be coming along too. We’ll all be attending the Maids of Jubilee Mardi Gras Ball in Fairhope, AL. I love Fairhope. It’s such a cute little old southern town.
Here’s a few pics from last year’s Mardi Gras celebrations. My good friend DK came with me to celebrate, and I don’t know if you remember, but it was last year that a snow storm hit all of Alabama on Mardi Gras weekend. It was a bit of a trek getting down to Mobile, but we made it and it was well worth it!
|Here’s a peek at the driving conditions on the way to Mobile last year|
|Here we are at the Ball. Mr. Doug, Stephen (Renee’s fiance at the time) and Renee. Renee rides on the Maids of Jubilee float, so she gets to wear crazy costumes!|
|And here’s me and DK enjoying the parade. Luckily this year the weather should be warmer, so we won’t have to bundle up in our snow gear!|
It should be fun, although we will get hit with some rain this weekend. Yuck. Be sure to check back next week for some fun pics! 🙂