On Tuesday last week, I made spaghetti for the Viper Pilot’s squadron. It was a fundraiser for their graduation this spring. I made a little over $100 on the spaghetti lunch – it went really well! I guess there is truth in Pilot Food because these boys gobbled it up – especially the garlic bread. I wish I lived there so I could help more with the fundraising. One of the other spouses does Taco Wednesday every week for the squadron and I imagine that gets to be a lot of work when you do it weekly by yourself. I’m going to help her out when I go back in December.
How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was great! We spent the holiday at Alex’s grandparents house. They live what is normally a 5 hour drive from San An but it took us about 8 hours thanks to the delightful holiday traffic. Yaaay, traffic. (To that, I say “bah, humbug.”) But once we got over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house, it was all worth it!
|Elmer even got festive for the occasion.|
We arrived late at night and were woken early the next morning by little ones eager to play Legos and dinosaurs. Hey, we’ve all been there as kids, right? I remember when my sisters came home from college and I would pace back and forth by their bedroom door making as much noise as I could to wake them up. I’m pretty sure Alex did the same to his uncle and my sisters’ kids do the same to me. Sweet revenge.
|We played Legos with cousins, Brode and Jack|
Then it was feasting time. And what a feast it was.
There was turkey, ham, green beans, corn, smashed taters, gravy, cranberry sauce, bread, sweet potatoes, pistachio salad, fruit jello. Thank you God for food, Amen.
It was too nice of a day to not enjoy, so we got some fresh air. Jack and Hannah rode Scout, the horse, a bit and Elle made new friends. I sneakily crept around with my camera snapping pictures. I got a few that I really like. So, like with most of my other blog posts, I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
|Scout (horse) and Jack (boy)|
|Hannah and Grandpa|
|Elle was loving running around but not very happy about having to be on a leash. We weren’t sure about letting her off the leash since she doesn’t know her way around the yard and she has been known to run away. Maybe at Christmas…|
|I happened to be holding Elle’s leash when she decided it was time to chase Truffles. I got my exercise trying to keep up!|
|I love the expressions captured in this picture.|
|Elle got really curious about the horse. So, they were introduced.|
|This was so cute, you could see her hair getting sucked up when Scout sniffed her.|
After resting off the food coma, we donned maroon of a different type (not the Mississippi State maroon but the Texas A&M maroon…gig ’em, Aggies!) and watched the Texas/A&M game and relaxed. However, I must say, I did not agree with half the calls the refs made in that game. Nevertheless, Texas won with a FG in the last two seconds and Texas A&M defects from the Big 12 to the wonderful thing that is the SEC. You know, maybe it is just me, but I feel like the Aggie fans are too friendly and nice to be part of the SEC. I mean, comparing them to Bama or Florida fans. Now, I understand that not all of them are unruly, but how could we forget about the bitter Alabama fan who poisoned the beautiful old trees on Auburn’s campus? Aggie fans aren’t sore losers. Never have been. Let’s hope it stays that way until they go back to the Big 12 because, come on, we all know that is going to happen. And we also all know that this will never EVER happen at an SEC game.
THANKING the opposing team?? Yeah, right. Don’t get me wrong, I think it is a sweet gesture on Texas’ behalf and I said “Awww” along with everyone else when I saw it happen but if LSU did this at the halftime of an Alabama or Mississippi State game, there would be a riot.
Two cents deposited.
You know after all, Thanksgiving is all about the three F’s: Family, Food, and Football.
Check back later for a recipe post, more holiday fun, and F-16 pictures you won’t want to miss! (Cue cheesy car commercial music…)