After our fabulous crawfish boil last year, we decided we wanted to go bigger & invite more friends and more family this year. We started early in the day with 98 pounds of crawfish- purging them using salt and baby pools.
Clean them out, season the water, get your friends to help out, and then toss the mud bugs in the water to cook.
It wasn’t long before we had a delicious batch of crawfish & veggies ready do to chow down just in time for the party to get started.
Dad & Aaron talking fishing, Pam & Savanha after chowing down, Mia waiting patiently for a little bite from Gram, and Elida & Craig catching up on business.
We fired up the new grill to cook some hotdogs & hamburgers for those who aren’t into crawfish.
Seriously good times- everybody we love, gorgeous weather, drinks, food and fun.
The pups were even having a great time- Zoe was pretty tired soon, but Mia was full steam the whole time, especially when we let a crawfish out to play.
Lots of smiles, lots of laughs, so much that I was even wearing crawfish on my face at one point!
Haley & her boyfriend shows up- she’s a huge crawfish fan & Mia continued to look incredibly adorable, hoping for a snack.
Lots of kids & babies, but we got down to serious picking & peeling after most folks left- peeling the last 20+ pounds of crawfish & saving it for some homemade Étoufféin the next few weeks.
After everything had been cleaned, peeled, and put away- we finally all ended up hanging out on the back porch smoking cigars and telling tale tales.
Seriously so much fun- great time & we were so happy to have everybody together to celebrate our birthdays.
We didn’t take many pics together that day- both too busy running around & hosting, but we snagged at least this one.
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Looking forward to a weekend at home, catching up on life.