Hello Acadiana

Lafayette ( I pronounce it "Laugh-fee-ette") will be my new home as I make my way there this weekend and say goodbye to old Hattiesburg Mississippi. I recently accepted a job offer and am pretty excited to make the change. It will be bittersweet to leave Hattiesburg though. I know I was meant to come here to Hattiesburg and meet the people that I met and I also feel really good about this new job and this change. It feels good to feel like you might be on the right track.

Lafayette is in the heart of what is known as Acadiana. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, home of the Ragin' Cajuns, is there. They have the Cajun Dome and is a booming Big/Little city right now. There is alot of industry or what my Dad says is "Oil Money" there. The healthcare industry there is heating up too.

I can't say enough about how nice and hospitable people have been so far. Its like they would give you the shirt off their backs if you asked for it. But I know they (often called coon-ass's) can be hot-heads too. So yeah, I'm gonna be a cajun...coonie...it will be good to get back to my roots. I beleive my Great great grandmother was French Acadian and was from the Marksville, La area a little north of Lafayette and Opelousas. Lafayette is only an hour south of where my parents live so they are super excited that I will be so close. It is also an hour west of Baton Rouge.

I'm excited about my new apartment; its more "in the city" than where I was living here (out in the country). But I will miss my old home I"m sure. I'd like to invite all my friends and family to come and visit me in Lafayette! You are welcome anytime.

By the way, I found this cute blog, parisbreakfasts.blogspot.com :) which is where I found Miss Lady Lafayette here...

See ya later Cher (pronounced "Sha"...cajun french meaning "dear one")


Parker said...

I am so excited for you. I hope I can come visit. I would love to see your new home.

love you,


Parker said...

P.S. Thinking about having a slumber party weekend with my April friends sound like the most fun right now.

Parker said...


Broadway Baby said...

I'm so happy for you that you get to move back to Louisiana. And Lafayette is awesome. I'm a little bit jealous. I know you'll love it. I'll have to come visit the next time I'm down in da bayou. :o)

lindsey said...

i am losing all my mississippi lovelies on my blog! congratulations on the move. it will be fun to see cajun country through your eyes. bon temps (good times).


The Awesome Rawsons said...

Oh, April! It must feel nice to be closer to home! I, like Rach are jealous a bit. I love it here in San Antonio, but home is home and you can't replace it. The people, the culture, of Louisiana is a rare gem and i'm glad you recognize and appreciate that. I hope you're enjoying Lafayette.

amberwalker said...

I love it!!