Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving in Houston

I am so glad I can finally officially say that is the holiday season, my most favorite part of the year :) Well I got it all started off great with a long visit to my sister and brother in law's house in Houston, we left wednesday morning and came home early sunday! We all drove over to my grandparents house in Beaumont to have a fabulous thanksgiving day with all my aunts, uncles, cousins, and whoever else ha we always have SO many people there on thanksgiving. The food was really spectaculor this year, so much fried turkey with all the fixings, not mention the very large table of desserts there were to pick off of all day long, YES I thoroughly enjoyed it haha!

The day after thanksgiving (Black Friday) all the ladies enjoyed a wonderful day of shopping at the woodlands mall in houston, I didn't really get any crazy amount of Christmas shopping done, but did buy a few items, most importantly my wedding shoes that I LOVE!! We draw names in our family and got the name I drew all finished up so I have that out of the way. Don't let that fool you I still plenty of shopping to do before I am officially done for the holidays, but I have about half of it done, which gives me some sort of relief. Then Saturday my mom, dad, sister, brother in law, and brother all went out to visit my dad's oldest brother and all of his family that we never really get to see very often. They are such a fun part of our family, I just love being around them, they also have some awesome dogs! We hung out with them for the afternoon and then we all went to dinner later then we headed back to my sister's house, then left early sunday morning to come back to Abilene. But all in all it was a great thanksgiving break with my family, can't wait for more fun holiday times with them over Christmas. But here are a few pictures taken on thanksgiving day at my grandparents by my wonderful cousin Maggie, sorry I just had to borrow them thanks mags!

sweet Elise playing on the piano while we did all the Fall birthdays
Amelia, Elijah, & Julie (the american girl doll) Amelia got Julie for her birthday, she is the 70s decade American girl, she and all her accessories are ADORABLE

great picture of Maggie & Autumn, Autumn & Bubba are getting married just a couple of months after Jake & I on May 1st, so exciting there are going to be two big weddings this spring :)

me and sweet Ben, loved getting to spend some time with this little guy, who will soon have a precious brother, can't wait to meet little Jack.

And I thought I would save the best for the last, it was a fun rival day in my family on thanksgiving since we are full of A&M fans and UT fans it made for an interesting thanksgiving evening as we all watched the game together. Wait refresh my memory on who won again Jenna? Oh thats right always the texas fight, GO UT!!!