Monday, April 28, 2014

NOLA Girls Weekend!

Good Monday morning to ya!
Guess what I did this weekend? NOLA Girls Weekend, y'all!

Fourteen years ago, I made the decision to leave the state of Texas for college in Missouri.  I remember not even knowing that St. Louis was in Missouri, if that tells you how great my geography skills were at the time. But, they had the  best journalism school in the country, and I was ready for a change.

There I made wonderful life-long friends who taught me so much about life and friendship outside my Texas bubble. And through life's changes (husbands, jobs, kids, etc.) they have always been there for me, even though I don't get to see them as much as I'd like. I knew I would be almost 8-months pregnant when we booked this trip, but listen, this chick is NOT missing a trip 10-years in the making.

Here's a peek into my (and my boys) weekends!

NOLA Jazzfest.
I was a little nervous about the Jazzfest (pregnancy, pain, etc). but it was so chill, easy and fun. Highlight was watching the Avett Brothers.
My friend Katie. Don't let this fool you, we weren't wild and crazy.
First night after the Jazzfest. Enjoying some Hurricanes! And, er, water. Wah wah.
Street-car to Magazine Street and Garden District, hands down my favorite part of NOLA.
Breakfast at The Trolley Stop.
Walking the streets.
Last night enjoying drinks on the patio.
Highlights of the trip:
1 - Walking Magazine Street and Garden District. 
2 - Dinner at Brigsten's and after-drinks at The Oak Wine Bar. Oak Street was super cute, I could have spent more time here and it's off the main touristy course. If you eat at Brigsten's you MUST have the Pecan Pie. It was picked by Food Networks "Best Thing I've Ever Eaten" as the best...and it was. 
3 - "Allegedly" Cafe Beignet was better than Cafe du Monde for a beignet but I missed this stop.
4 - NOLA Jazzfest! They had transportation dialed in. We bought bus tickets that took us from a hotel to the festival and back. It was so easy, I highly recommend it.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
Enjoying his new kite at the park.
Cooper eating some ice cream with Daddy.
Boys doing rocks. How cute is Cooper's friend Thomas?
Ladies, I loved our talks, laughs, and each of your individuality!
Here's to the next decade of friendship...and the next trip.


  1. you are one well dressed pregnant lady. seriously. you're adorable!!

    1. Aren't you sweet? I didn't feel it. It is ridiculously humid!

  2. Looks like such a fun weekend! I can't wait to have a girls trip, but Liam is no where near ready for me to leave him yet!

    1. oh it is so good for the soul! soon for you'll feel like a new woman! :)

  3. So fun!!! You look darling and I'm super jealous you saw the Avett Brothers!


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