Food, Family, Fun, Fall . . .
and a little bit of Football (Backyard style!)
(and a lot of photos!!)
Well, this could be a record! I haven't blogged in three days--and I've been missing it (as well as visiting and hearing from my other blog friends out there) . . . but the holiday had us all very busy! But now that I've had my share of visiting with relatives until Christmas and have eaten more food than a 125-pound woman should possibly try to consume . . . I'm back!
Thanksgiving was so nice this year! A chance to see relatives (like new baby cousins and a grandmother who came in from Texas), get a few days rest from work, laugh and have a good time (playing backyard football and jumping in leaves), and--of course!!--eat way more than I needed to (my grandmother and Gary's grandmother are both amazing cooks, so we had the best turkey, dressing, vegetables, and pies. And, our Texas tradition--barbecue brisket!) Just a wonderful chance to take it easy for a day and ENJOY life!
Here are some pics from our celebrations, starting first with Thursday's time at Gan Gan's house . . .
Sydney quickly figured out the meaning of this holiday (Gary's dad tried to give her some pieces of turkey and she pointed at the leg and said she wanted THAT) . . .
Our newest cousin--sweet little Zac (is he not so cute??) . . .
Gary's Mom and Aunt Bert . . .
The leaves were TOO tempting to not go play in them . . .
Eating again? (yep, we ALL did that!) . . .
And a few scenes from the Friday gathering at my parents' house . . .
Learning from a master (McKenna with my mom) . . .
Nothing like a game of backyard football to work off SOME of those sweet potato pie calories . . .
The light and the colors were perfect for some portraits . . .
Hope all of you had a wonderful holiday as well! And now . . . here comes Christmas, whether we're ready or not!
(Oh, and by the way--PRETTY PLEASE go to my sweet hubby's blog--CLICK HERE--, and wish Gary a very happy birthday. Sunday, the 26th, is his birthday and I sure do love him a whole lot!!)