In honor of the first day of the season in which I was born, I am linking up with a group of ladies who have decided to celebrate by listing their favorite Spring things. Joyeux Printemps, mes amis!
The first few items are, naturally, Louisiana items - because they hold the most nostalgia to my spring-loving soul.
My most favorite of all favorite spring things is most definitely snoballs. And not snow cones or any of that other junk everyone who doesn't live in South Louisiana eats, I mean a legit SNOBALL, preferably strawberry with condensed milk, but I also have others I rotate in. I consider myself to be a bit of a snoball connoisseur, and am quite snobby about it. it's one of my things. First place I ever rode my bike when my parents told me I was allowed to venture out of our neighborhood? Snoball stand. First place I drove when I got my license? Snoball stand. I sincerely hope to open one someday as a job-training program for teenagers. I'm hoping to get my fix of snoball awesome in the four days I'm home next week - it may be my only chance for a while :(
The following picture explains itself.
|LSU NYC Annual Alumni Crawfish Boil in Riverside Park|
What goes best with crawfish?
Speaking of strawberries.....
|Roadside fruit stands, anyone?|
(Last year on a trip home Wal Mart was out of strawberries... but they had stocked the strawberry area in the produce section with Abita Strawbery to replace it. South Louisiana, ya'll).
|NY Botanical Garden Orchid Show|
|Tulips in Tompkins Square|
|Brooklyn Botanical Garden Cherry Blossom Festival|
|Me and Heaven with Andy Pettit in the Yankee Clubhouse|
|Me and Caleb at Citi Field - my preferred NY Stadium|
|Outside Fenway - one of my happy places :) - I try to go at least once/year|
Flower Dresses and Floppy Hats!!
|Gracie and I at Sunday Lunch.|
NYC Street Festivals!
|Graffit at Loisida Fest on Avenue C|
And Of course, My Birthday!!
|Daniel brougth me a cupcake for my birthday last year! I have good kids.|
|Elephant and Piggy - one of my fave gifts ever from my Jersey Brother :)|
|Purple and Gold Birthday Flowers from my pastor and his wife.|