Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fat Tuesday!

Wishing I was in Louisiana with daughter Jessica and Renee and Floyd to partake in the Mardi Gras parades!  Have had such good family time attending the small town celebrations in past years.  So missing them today and thinking of them going to their last parade today Fat Tuesday. 

Floyd is on his working shift this year, missing the parades, but Jessica and Renee attended one last week in New Iberia and in Lafayette.  They haven't had good weather this year, so some parades have been postponed.    Here is Renee's picture with feathers!  They call it her Mardi Gras picture!

Happy Birthday to my oldest Baby!  Leah I hope you have a wonderful day!  Dad and I are so proud of you!  Love you much!
Here she is about two years old.  Always have loved this series of pictures that I have.
The years sure do fly by, the girls, all three grown up, and now dad and I are the older generation.  Years ago, as young parents, we just didn't think much of being in our sixties, and now soon to be seventies!!!!!   

The three girls, Leah 12, Steph 8 and Jessica about 1 year.
Leah this Christmas with her "Princess" glasses on!
Happy Birthday Leah!
We got a few inches of snow - started Monday afternoon and throughout the night.  Still coming down really fine.  Now the ground is white again, but probably not for long.  A weird winter this year.  Not enough snow for good snowmobilers.  Daughter Leah got a different sled this year and hasn't been able to put a lot of hours on it.  As for me and winter - - I've enjoyed this very mild winter.  Easy getting around all winter on the roads, lower heating bills, not many days of slippery sidewalks so didn't have to worry about falling!  I could take lots of winters like this - but around here that isn't a very popular way of thinking, when "winter playing" is big business in this area with snowmobiling, etc. 

Hope you all have a great Tuesday! 


shannon i olson said...

"throw me somethin' mister!" I have been to a couple mighty fine Mardi Gras parades myself, even made my own king cake. Sure is quite a time of it down in the South!! We got some snow too. Roads were pretty awful, very sad wrecks, I hate that part worst of all!

Far Side of Fifty said...

I will pop over to Leah's and wish her a Happy Birthday! Renee looks so cute with all those feathers..the weather looks yucky outside today:(

Country Gal said...

Happy Birthday Leah ! Renee you are a picture of cuteness ! Have a good day !

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes - Aren't those princess glasses just "so hot"!

Muffy's Marks said...

Happy Birthday to Leah, and thanks to her mom for giving her life.

Nezzy said...

That little booger didn't say a word 'bout this bein' her birthday...I'll have to pop over.

Sure looks like that precious little Renee knows how to celebrate right!!! She's so cute in all her feathers.

God bless ya and have an amazin' day sweetie!!! :o)

Lynda said...

I'm like you with wondering how we got to be the older generation so quickly! I don't feel like my mother but guess I am. The realization just makes each day more precious with loved ones.