Sunday, December 29, 2013

Greetings from Austin


Every time I upload photos to Blogger I think, "No no no, I have to upload them in reverse chronological order because then they will publish in chronological order." 

But then they don't. And I am always too lazy to rearrange them. 

So...yeah. That happened AGAIN. Therefore, here is the last month of our lives. In reverse. 

My husband's sister, Sheree, and her son are visiting us for the holidays. Here we are on one of our treks downtown. Sheree hates this picture because she and DJ are the only ones who actually jumped on three. And of the two of them, she is the only one who jumps fabulously, like Mary Poppins.

They have been here a week and we have eaten Texas barbecue three times. Now we all smell permanently of smoked meat and could probably use a week of salad with a side of angioplasty.

Santa Claus brought a trampoline to my kids for Christmas. They like it, but I LOVE it. I have dominated them at Crack the Egg. It's probably all of the BBQ I have eaten.

Some time before that we stopped at a Christmas tree farm on our way home from Houston where there was this picturesque barn:
And DJ carried our tree to the car. Isn't he cute?
Before that we had to cut down the tree. Believe it or not, I did NOT pose this picture. This is what happens when I give Chancho the saw so that I can take a picture:
Before that, we spent Thanksgiving in Houston with my husband's OTHER sister, Meree, and her family. Here is Chancho's list of thanktitude:
Here are the feasting kiddos:
And (good grief, I did not even manage to upload these photos in perfect reverse chronological order) here we are on one of our barbecue stops, posing. Check out Livie rocking my sunglasses:

The end.