Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving with the Garcia Family!

This year we spent Thanksgiving in Houston with the Garcias! We drove in Wednesday afternoon and the drive down went great! Caleb only slept 1 1/2 hours, but he was such a happy camper when he was awake.

Thursday was a pretty uneventful day since we weren't doing our Thanksgiving dinner until Friday because of family coming in town. We watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Smith family tradition) as well as the Cowboys play and win! We also napped and just hung out and caught up with everyone that was there. Caleb got some GREAT play time in with Cousin Corbin and Cousin Olivia. He zonked out for 2-4 hours for his morning naps each day we were there! He was just plum worn out from all the playing!

Friday Uncle David and his family drove in and we were ready to eat by 1pm! Omar & Vicki's friends also joined us, so we had a house full of family and friends. It was wonderful! We had turkey, dressing, gravy, homemade mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, salad, rolls, pumpkin pie, chocolate pecan pie and I'm sure I'm leaving something out! Needless to say we stuffed ourselves full of amazing food!

Saturday was a L-A-Z-Y day if I've ever had one! When Caleb went down for his nap, half of us decided to take a couple hour nap ourselves! Once we got up, again, we started packing up and headed to The Woodlands for a special dinner with our friends Adam and Laura! They are pregnant with twins and we were selling them our rocker and ottoman, knowing that they would need it way more than we do right now! We ate at one of my favorite Italian restaurants, Buca de Bepo. It's 100% family style and we love it!

After dinner we got back on the road and headed back to Dallas! Home Sweet Home! Overall, it was a great trip and extra special sharing it with more of the Garcia family than we usually have!

Here are a few pictures that I was able to catch, but I'm waiting on the really good ones from Omar & Vicki! once I get those, I'll do a follow up post!

Corbin absolutely LOVES his cousin Caleb! And Caleb was definitely taken by his bigger and older cousin! I look forward to watching them grow up together, if only we lived closer to them!

Corbin and Caleb in their new Cars chairs!
(These were the two things that I woke up at 4:30am to go and get
from Toys 'R' Us on Black Friday! TOTALLY worth it for these few pics I got!)

The boys watching Cars in their new Cars chairs!

Caleb and Grandpa! He L-O-V-E-S his Grandpa Garcia!!

Caleb and Tio Omar!! He also L-O-V-E-S his Tio Omar!!!!

Be Blessed And Encouraged!

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