Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Fun day on this Thanksgiving. Elizabeth helped with the meal by making the pumpkin pie. It was a simple meal: turkey legs, sausage stuffing, crescent rolls, cranberry sauce, and broccoli salad. Pumpkin pie for dessert with a reading of The Real Story of Thanksgiving by Rush Limbaugh.

Watching a little Parade and a little Star Wars.

Phoebe enjoyed playing outside with friends..... and with dirt.

These two are fighting with "light sabers."

Jonathan is having fun with army men lately. He loves setting them up and taking pictures.

Here are the innocent children bickering with each other. Hmmm. Maybe we should pull out some school books.

We hiked up a hill close by our house (the third highest point in San Antonio) to watch the sunset.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

On the Way to South Texas

Mimi and Papa stayed over for a couple days on their way down to South Texas. We went to a fun authentic Mexican restaurant. It was brightly decorated for Christmas, and the walls were covered with murals. A mariachi band sang and played their guitars for our table. In the entry hall they had selections of pastries and candies for sale including candied orange halves, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin. We got some brown sugar pralines to eat at home.

God has truly blessed us this year with family visits. It fills up my spirit.

By the way, the pictures below are from breakfast at Denny's; not the bright Mexican restaurant.

The Alamo with Nana and Aupa

We had fun showing Nana and Aupa around the Alamo a couple weeks ago. We even caught a little bit of a presentation from a tour guide. After the Alamo we took a stroll down the River Walk and came up to the main roads on an unfamiliar street. We start walking without thinking about where we are and soon find we cannot remember where we parked the van. We walk for an hour and a half. It's dark, but there are plenty of people milling about and plenty of street light. And finally, we try a new direction and find familiar streets and our van. Which had not been towed or booted like I was sure it would be (since there were so many warning signs about it in the parking lot!).

"Remember the Alamo," says Elizabeth as we drive home.