Monday, November 30, 2009

Home for Thanksgiving

I had a great Thanksgiving break. I went to San Angelo to visit my parents. It was really different being the only kid at home. Adam stayed in UT and Susannah and her Adam went to Boise to be with the Warrs. I told my parents it reminded me of my first 4 years of life. :)
We had our actual Thanksgiving dinner at the Institute where my dad teaches. Since there were only 3 of us, we decided to celebrate with the Shlags, a missionary couple and several people from Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo. Here is some delicious cranberry sauce Sister Shlag made.
My mom made some great pies! ;) She stamped Texas into the apple pies she made. How festive!
No visit home is complete without games. We played what we call "Mormon Bridge." There were only 3 of us and we played up until all the cards were dealt so we each ended up with 19 cards in our hand. It was super hard to bid on!
We also played this Sudoku game that Susannah and I got my dad last Father's Day. It was actually really fun . . . if you like Sudoku!
My parents also took me to a cool place called the Chicken Farm Art Center. They kept calling it just the chicken farm when they were listing things we should do. Up until we got there, I thought we were really going to a chicken farm and I couldn't imagine why they'd be interested in going since we raised chickens for many years as I was growing up! It turned out to be more like a flea market or famers market with more artsy stuff. I bought some very good homemade jams!
They had a live band that played there. It was a really fun environment.
On the way home from San Angelo, I go through Austin. Some of my friends were there on a day trip so I met up with them for about an hour. We went to this cool look out to watch the sun set.
It was these 3. They had been looking around Austin all day. What great people they are!
Here are all 4 of us just as the sun was going down.
Here's one last shot. I took a whole lot more, but we'll stick with these!


Susannah said...

Wish I could have been there. The chicken farm looks fun!

Mom said...

Sad that we've lived in San Angelo for 8 1/2 years and that was the first time we've been to the Chicken Farm!! I liked it! It was fun to have you home.