My life has been crazy, hectic, and busy, with a few mellow days in between. I’ve not had a chance to blog at work because I’m actually WORKING. I know – amazing concept! =.) Real estate seems to have finally picked up. I hope it stays this way! =.)
So, here’s a little rewind of my life for the past month.
A month ago, I was in New Orleans for a convention for my company. I got to fly down, stay at a nice hotel with pretty much everything, save a little souvenir spending, paid for. It was great. It’s my first time to NOLA. What an experience! It was the weekend following Mardi Gras, so there were still some crazies down there. And it was right after their big Super Bowl win, so I think they had been partying constantly.
My hotel room
Neat story – one of the owners of my company knows somebody who is business partners with the owner of a major hotel in New Orleans. The hotel owner, let’s call him Mr. Big. Mr. Big lives in the penthouse (of which it’s named after him, and you need a penthouse key to even get to the penthouse floor) of said hotel. It has a view of Bourbon Street, Canal Street, and everywhere east and west. Half of the penthouse is his patio, which has a hot tub overlooking Bourbon Street!! He had a private party, and everyone who was in NOLA from my office was invited. Seriously? Coolest party ever. There were musicians playing quietly while everyone mingled and munched. It was a bit chilly, but the rooftop view was just amazing. So gorgeous to see the city from above all lit up.
And I have pics of his actual patio, but that might be a bit too private to post. So cool, though! I had already left, but apparently, Gr*mmy winner E*rving M*ayfield showed up to play some before they all headed to his club off of Bourbon Street.
And now, the most jaw-dropping part of the evening? We’re all just standing around chatting and meeting people, when out comes Mr. Big’s pet…KANGAROO! Really, a kangaroo! With Saints colored beads on!! =.) So cool! =.)
That’s pretty much my whole trip to NOLA. I didn’t go to Bourbon Street at night…just not my scene. We had lunch down there one day, but it was on the end of Bourbon close to Canal Street, so I still don’t think I “experienced” Bourbon Street. I don’t think I’m missing anything. Just my opinion, though. =.)
The weekend after I returned from New Orleans, I spent some time at my brother’s house. He put up this huge rope swing for Allie, my niece. She wanted to show us how high she could swing. It’s crazy, but TONS of fun.
**I took the pictures to make it look like she was swinging super high. She was high, but not as high as it might appear. I promise!**
This past weekend, we headed down to Beaufort for a relaxing weekend with Chad and Katie. We had a GREAT time! Thanks for letting us tag along, y’all! =.)
We didn’t get down there until around 10:30 pm on Friday night. We slept in a little, then had some errands to run for Chad. We spent Saturday afternoon with Brad’s parents, who were down there, as well. Please continue to keep his family and friends in your prayers.
Brad’s niece, Maddie, was loving on some Marc. She was so cute! She would just snuggle up to him on the couch. He was eating it up, too! She’s been really clingy to all of Brad’s friends. She’s only 5 years old, and if it’s hard on us at 26, I can’t imagine what it’s like for her.
We headed back to the house to hang out and watched some ACC basketball. We might have napped just a little! =.) Then we headed over to Johnny & Jan’s condo and played Just Dance for the Wii all night. It was so much fun! Makes me want the game! But really, I think I just want it so I can practice, because Katie and me were awesome! We are so going to beat Jan and Jessica next time!! =.) Haha!
On Sunday, Katie took me down to Front Street so I could explore a little. I’d never been before. And I finally got me a pair of Croakies – they’re pink! =.)
If you made it through all of the pictures, thanks for reading! =.) Have a great evening! =.)