Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving in Texas

Many thanks to give this year for beautiful friends, family, and thousands of other blessings that I won't get into here. But please a) know that I appreciate YOU, and b) enjoy a few snapshots from Thanksgiving weekend! [Credit to B&Q for the first four.]

Puttering around Alexa's kitchen like good little Thanksgiving elves. Please take a moment to admire R's handmade chicken apron, a wedding present from Sandy.

Alexa preps the festive table. We ate on the balcony because it was so warm. Oh Texas.

The dazed, self-satisfied smirk of a woman who finished her ENTIRE GIANT PLATE OF FOOD before anyone else at the table. So bloated. So queasy. So pleased with myself.

R says: How can I possibly live up to THAT??? (What you don't see is the 10 minutes before this picture was taken, when his plate was entirely covered in smoked-pork-drippings-based gravy. With the skill of a seasoned professional, he somehow managed to eat only the top layer of his dinner, leaving the gravyless bottom layer intact. We're also missing the 10 minutes after this picture was taken, when he poured out some more gravy and showed the rest of his dinner who was boss.)

Today we drove out to Enchanted Rock State Park with some friends for some leisurely hiking.

That rock isn't Enchanted Rock, but we posed in front of it anyways.

Hope everyone had a lovely holiday!

1 comment:

  1. The impossible has happened. I sort of want to come to Texas. Oh, and there's no such thing as a Thanksgiving elf.

    Miss you!