Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Cajun Night Before Christmas

This year for Christmas Eve we went down to see the bonfires on the Mississippi.
The legend is the bonfires were lit on the river so that was Père Noël and his eight alligators were able to deliver Christmas presents to all the boys and girls.
I realize this isn't the clearest picture, but it does give you an idea of all of the bonfires lining the levée. What you can also see in these photos are all the fireworks. People were shooting them off left and right, but a lot of the bonfires themselves were filled with tons of fireworks as well.
After we walked through several blocks of bonfires we picked up bowls of jambalaya for dinner,
as well as a funnel cake for dessert.
You may have noticed that seeing the bonfires is on my 1001 in 101 list. Except that list officially went into effect January 1st, which means I can't actually cross it off. Oh well, I guess that just means we'll have to go back in the nest 2 years!
Once we got home, I cooked a Black Russian Cake to bring to Christmas dinner (more on this to come!), and the boy and I curled up on the couch to watch Love Actually together.
How did you spend Christmas eve this year? (Or I guess it would really be last year since we're already in 2013...) And do you have any fun cultural Christmas traditions?


  1. I think I'm living in the wrong state.. Seriously?! Why couldn't we be stationed in Louisiana!

  2. what a fun cultural activity!

  3. How fun :) I have a friend that went to the bonfires, too. Neat tradition!

  4. How fun, great photos :)

  5. Oh my gosh how cool! You know there are talks of a trip to New Orleans this year or next year for me. I've never been so I'm pretty pumped and hoping our plans pan out!

  6. What great photos! I love that Sew Mini! I had one like that and I have had a love for sewing ever since.

  7. You'll have to share the ingredients for that black russian cake! It looks amazing!