Wednesday, February 25, 2015

When Valentine's Meets Mardi Gras

I was a happy pregger after Will setup a firepit, cooked cedar plank salmon and wings, and roasted me s'mores, so when he told me Valentine's was going to continue into Fat Tuesday I was over the moon about it. Being as my mom is from Louisiana,  Mardi Gras holds a big place in my heart and I love that we are in the South to celebrate it. People celebrated in Colorado while we were there, but it just ain't the same, y'all ;)


Since we had our appointment on Tuesday, he planned for us to stay on the Bay in Fairhope Monday night. We stayed at Emma's Bay House, which I can't say enough good things about and even got to attend the annual Fairhope parade in their quaint little downtown area. We walked the bay, explored the B&B, we he had drinks at McSharry's Pub, dined on Italian at Pinzone's, and Will caught me Moon Pies at the parade! Let's be honest...that's all I wanted, so everything else was a super duper bonus.



As you know, the appointment went well, so then it was time to get our Fat Tuesday celebration on! He even chose the Berney Fly on Government St. as our second B&B because it was close enough for us to walk to the parade route. It's so adorable that he thinks of everything ;) Technically, we didn't actually witness the parade after realizing the unruly crowd was a bit much for me in this condition, but we did have a bangin' dinner on Dauphin Street and I got a WHOLE King Cake to mySELF. Okay, okay, I took most of it home, but it was aaaall mine! I also found the baby in the first bite, so I take it as good luck.




Will definitely over did it on planning all this and I definitely gave a few side eyes at him, but I was so thankful that he wanted us to have such a special trip 'before baby'. It was THE perfect way to take the pressure off from the impending appointment, celebrate the crazyiness life has thrown at us, and truly enjoy each other's company while making memories of two before we are three. No matter what, he's my everything, and CQB is a glorious extension of that.


For everyone that said "Ew" when we said we were moving to Alabama...eat your hearts out ;) You just don't know what you are missing out on here.


17 comments:

Kenzie Smith said...

Sounds like Will planned an absolutely wonderful time for you both! Glad you had such a great time and that your appointment went so well! Can you explain finding the baby in the cake? You ate the baby? What!?

Kaye Wells said...

I am glad to see Alabama get kudos from you. We love our state.
Kaye kayewwells1956@gmail.com

P!nky said...

Awwww, what a fabulous pre baby vacation. I know you're about finances, but this whoooole situation is definitely one to celebrate and remember. Those B&Bs look amazing, as does the food. I LOVE NOLA FOOOOOOD! Glad you had a great time, lady!

Helene in Between said...

what an excellent fat tuesday!! looks like you guys did it up right!

Jen said...

What an awesome time! :) People gave us crap when we were moving to Louisiana but we wouldn't change it for anything.

Mandie said...

Sounds like a very nice time. I love the Mardi Gras tree at the B&B. Tee hee! :)

Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

I didn't realize your mom is from LA. What part? I live in New Orleans!

The Flynnigans said...

Looks so warm and charming there! It's definitely a place on my bucket list.

Sounds like a fabulous getaway.

xox

Pamela said...

awww! Fun!! My husband loooves Moon Pies!

Kathryn B said...

Sounds like you have a pretty awesome hubby! It looks like a great trip and always great to do that kind of stuff before the baby. :)

Christina Andrews said...

looks like a really fun trip with your husband!

Amanda said...

I'm totally jealous of all of the fun stuff yall get to do!

Amanda said...

I'm totally jealous of all of the fun stuff yall get to do!

Jenn said...

The B&Bs looks so cute! New Orleans is such a fun city--looks like you guys were able to take full advantage! (Well maybe not of the alcohol ;)
It looks like a great trip--and some fun quality time with your other half! :)

Courtney B said...

Oh my gosh.... what a perfect trip!! Will did amazing with the planning! This totally makes me want to go to New Orleans someday!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

You found the baby on the first bite? That's definitely good luck! Sounds like such a great trip for you too. :)

Team O'Connor said...

Oh damn! I looooove all of the pictures. Everything is so effing adorable and such a great time to go. Good timing!

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