When my alarm went off at 7:00 this morning, I was so tempted to turn it off and go back to sleep. But I managed to drag my sleepy self out of bed and make it mass on time. I'm so glad I did because today Epiphany was observed and the church looked absolutely gorgeous. I really wish I would have taken a picture of the full Nativity Scene. Epiphany is also the start of Mardi Gras! Since I won't get to go home to celebrate, I'm going to attempt to make a king cake from scratch all on my own.
After mass, we went to one of my favorite spots in Tampa...Nola Cafe. I love going there when I feel homesick. It reminds me of the lazy mornings (and late nights) I used to spend at Cafe du Monde.
Stuffing my face (once upon a time I could never eat all three beignets...now I practically lick my plate)