Saturday, February 18, 2012

I'm Baaaaack....

Yeah, I've been a little MIA the last week or so. We moved last Friday. I thought it was rough being 8 months pregnant....I had obviously never done it with a 9 month old. One word....WHOA. Let's just say last weekend was quite trying and exhausting...for all of us. BUT, we're moved in, have just about everything put away and organized and basically just have to decide where we want to put all the "wall stuff". I'm going to take my time with that, though. This house is a little smaller so we won't be able to use some things so I'm going to make sure I like where I put the stuff I do use.

A few days after we moved in, we left for a little trip to NOLA. Joseph qualified for the trip through his job so we were excited to get away and spend some quality time together. It was the first time we'd left Hudson so we(mostly yours truly) were a little apprehensive to leave him. I'm glad we went. We had a great time and ate some GREAT food! My mom stayed with him and he did great with her. I was really afraid he wouldn't sleep or eat well but he did wonderfully! This helped ease my mind a little bit.

Here are a few pictures from their time together.

Craziness.....and fun....that about sums it up.

We had a short trip to NOLA but it was fun-filled.

I really wanted to eat at one of John Besh's restaurants. He's a huge chef in NOLA and is on Food Network a lot. We wanted to eat at August, but they were already booked up, so we made reservations for Luke.
It was absolutely delicious and did not disappoint.

Joseph ordered the burger. It's ranked in the top ten burgers in the country and it was divine!

I splurged and had the shrimp and grits. Oh. My. Lord. They are shut up good! Just trust me on that. If you're in NOLA, eat at Luke and get them. You won't be sorry!

We were good and didn't get dessert (because who had room??). We knew we were going here the next day, so we had to save our calories......

Mmmm, beignets....I forgot how good they are!
I would have eaten them all AND licked the plate, but we were in public. ;-)

Thursday night, Allstate hosted a party for us and we were taken to Mardis Gras World. They make and house all of the floats. It's a pretty cool place. I saw someone (maybe Rachael Ray?) tour it on Food Network a few years back.

They have so many floats...presidents, movie characters, animals, sports figures, and then some rather strange floats.....
Yep, it's a toilet.

After a little cocktail hour, we moved to "The Mansion" for the real event. They had live music, dancing, and food. It's really neat and you feel like you're under the stars outside this big "mansion". It'd be a great place for a birthday party or wedding reception. We had a great time getting a little dressed up and going out with "big people".

We sure were excited to get home to our sweet baby boy, though. We missed him so much, but it was good to get away alone for a couple of days, and it's nice to know he can do well without us.

I hope y'all have a great weekend!


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