Happy Monday! Normally I don’t welcome Monday’s but this one I do because I want it to be Thursday. That is the day I leave for the Disney Princess half marathon weekend! So stoked, but SO MUCH to do before I leave! Oil change, vet appointment for pups, clean house, grocery shop for Bobby, blog, call some clients for both my jobs, etc. etc. But, I am starting things off calmly this morning with some yoga at the YMCA before things get crazy. But first, this is what you missed this weekend:
Friday evening, Bobby and I drove to my parents house. We were in a hurry because Orpheus, the Mardi Gras parade that goes right outside my parents neighborhood, was rolling at 7:00. We made it just in time and headed for the parade route.
The weather was perfect, mid to low 60’s and the rain was supposed to hold off until after midnight, yippee!
We arrived about twenty minutes early and waited for the sounds of the bands.
Soon enough, the first floats started coming down the street. Side note: This is a small potatoes parade compared to the ones downtown NOLA we used to go to. But, it’s still fun, and so close to the house you can’t not go!
We have a roller derby club????
The bands are my favorite part, I love the music! Lots of dancing went on…
A Saints float!
Throw me somethin’ mister!!!
Some guy threw me a heart, aaawww
aaaaannddd some women threw me a hat. Specifically saw me, reached down, got the hat, and gave it to me. Not so sure what to think about that one.
Ok, here are two short little video Bobby took of me and my dad trying to get beads from some of the floats.
Ignore the spastic dancing please. I was having fun!
Parade night would not be complete without King Cake with cream cheese filling. yyuuummm.
Saturday, we were supposed to do our long run, but instead spent some of the day under a tornado warning. My parents ditches are deep..and water was flooding over the driveway.
Sunday, Bobby and I got up and ran ten miles. Mom ran as well but not with us.
We then threw a surprise princess party for my aunt who was turning 70. It was so cute. She had NO idea.
I was in charge or decorations.
There were 18 family members over, we had a really good time. All too soon, it was time to clean up, pack up, and head back to Mississippi. A great, but exhausting weekend.
QOTD: Have you ever had or thrown a surprise party? Any special theme? We threw my dad a 40th surprise “over the hill party” when I was younger, we went all out, so much fun!
*More Rouge Orleans recap coming up tomorrow!