Thursday, February 16, 2012

Boudin Ball 2012

It's no secret that we're Louisiana lovin' folks. This time of year is known as Carnival Season. aka Mardi Gras.  Which leads up to Fat Tuesday, and then Ash Wednesday.  This time of year is packed with Mardi Gras Balls in Louisiana.  Complete with parades, maids, and Kings and Queens.  Dallas has a small Mardi Gras Krewe that's made up mostly of LSU alums or former Louisiana natives.  :)  They host a Mardi Gras ball (called Boudin Ball) every year in Dallas and we were able to go this year after a 2 year hiatus.
(Click here if you need to know how to pronounce "boudin" or what the heck it is...)
Hubs and I were able to leave the bambinos with my mom for the night of the ball, so we decided to make a mini staycation for the night.  We rented a hotel room downtown, had a nice Valentine's dinner at Dakota's Steakhouse downtown and then headed to the ball with some friends.  We had a fun time and it was nice to have a night away from home.

At Dakota's for an early Valentine's Day dinner

Arriving at the Boudin Ball

da Broussards

The Newlyweds 


Nice hat 

 Laissez les bon temps rouler!  aka, Let the good times roll!

Happy Mardi Gras, Yall!

Who wants some King Cake?

Much love,

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