Hello! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving break. We were in San Antonio with my side of the family for my favorite holiday of the year, then back here on Friday for the weekend in Houston. Here are a few pictures of our weekend.
Above, every Thanksgiving on the Wednesday night, we go to our aunt’s house for Rudy’s BBQ and cookie decorating. It is a fun family tradition and so much fun. Messy and fun, and the cookies are just for decoration–no one actually eats them. That picture is me, my sister, and two cousins– Shannon and Lindsey.
Below–one of my cookies–a decorated turkey.
This is Molly, one of my grandparents’ labradoodles. She is very sweet and is always nice to me when I visit her.
And this is Cowboy and Molly. Both Labradoodles but with different looks, and now siblings. They are both very sweet dogs.
And this is our little family photo. Lily was so photogenic this trip. I think she understands the camera.
This may be Lily’s best picture.
Another Thanksgiving tradition–the cousins picture on the curb. It started around 1988 with just three cousins, and now there are 9 plus Jeffrey! Next time we’ll be starting over with #1 great grandchild!
Our pretty Thanksgiving table with a centerpiece for the Longhorns too. They won! And now that tradition of UT vs. A&M on Thanksgiving Day is over. Everyone was very happy for a Longhorn and Cowboys win on Turkey Day!
Lily likes sitting under tables because she doesn’t have to worry about being stepped on or tripped over. And maybe she’ll get some crumbs.
My food contribution were the marshmallows we made a few weeks ago. We made them again the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, then cut them on Wednesday morning. This time, we added about 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon to the batter at the very end of mixing, and then sprinkled on cinnamon sugar to the top of the batter after we poured it in the dish. It was even better with extra hits of spice and sugar.
Another great picture–my parents, sister, husband and Lily.
That’s it for our Turkey Day. More excitement for the next big holiday–Passover in April with a whole new person at the table!