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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Gobble! Gobble!

This year our Thanksgiving was spent at Stephanie and Gene's with Stephen's side of the family. We were very fortunate this year to have lot's of family join us. We had Stephen's parents, Steph, Gene, Gene's parents (Leo and Ina), Stephen's cousins (Clarissa, brad and Christina) and Stephen's aunt and uncle (Uncle Jerry and Aunt Gloria).

The days leading up to Thanksgiving are always fun cooking and preparing for the feast! This year I made my first Pecan Pie. I got inspiration from the William Sonoma catalog and tried to deliver a great presentation as well as great taste. It was so much fun! All of the girls got together the night before and made the dressing, which was fun too!

Thanksgiving day came and we had plenty of food! Steph had lot's of fun games for everyone to play including, charades, pin the tail on the donkey, karaoke and some other fun games. The guys always have to fit in a little football, so they entertained us for a while with their spirals and phenomenal catches.

We had a great Thanksgiving. We are very thankful to have a healthy happy family this year. We look forward to another great year and seeing my family at Christmas.

Steph's Birthday

Happy birthday to Steph! We celebrated Stephanie's birthday last month. We had a great dinner at Uncle Julios and then went back to their place for cake and presents! We had lots of celebration and hope for another GREAT year for Steph this year!


We went up to Oklahoma to visit with friends and go to the A&M vs OU game last month. We got a chance to visit with Ashley and Kyle for a short amount of time and then we spent most of the weekend with Kristina and Kyle. We spent some time tailgating and then went in for the dreadful beatdown from OU. We stayed long enough to watch the Aggie band which always makes us feel like winners, even when the football team isn't pulling their weight. After that we went back to the tailgate and had more fun! Good times were had by all!