(A pre-Thanksgiving gratuitous photo insert) This festive little turkey cupcake was from the local Sunshine Bakery and I dedicate this photo to my friend, Megan, in Michigan, who actually created her OWN sweets in the same fashion for Thanksgiving. Martha, as her Thanksgiving guests affectionately referred to her, is Paige's sister, by the way.Our niece came to visit for the weekend and we enjoyed having her come to Texas from Oklahoma. Here is Aubrey with Christopher at Rudy's dining on some sliced beef sandwiches. We went to Mount Bonnell for a night time view of the 360 bridge.
Here's Aubrey with Lindsey and Christopher on a chilly autumn night.
We went to the Texas History Museum where everything is done to the extreme with a Texas theme, even the tables in the on-site cafe where we had an ice cream treat. We took Aubrey to see Enchanted earlier in the day, then had lunch at La Madeleine, prior to spending the rest of the afternoon here, closing the place down.
Remembering the Alamo, in gingerbread medium. Check out the Shredded Wheat roof.
Kelly and Lindsey are waiting to see the show in the Spirit of Texas theater at the Bob Bullock museum.
Aubrey and Christopher awaiting the exciting show too.
We wanted to see something at the IMAX, but the only thing showing was Polar Express. Um, thanks, but no thanks.
Yvette invited us over for Thanksgiving, and everyone was seated away from their family members to encourage mingling. Very hip and social concept that I think is a nice twist.
Jennifer made place cards for everyone.
Christopher got assigned to the barstool area with some of his friends.
Aubrey and Lindsey got put at a table together, and Kelly was at a table in the dining room, and I didn't remember to take their photo because they were in the food line when I took pictures. I had started dining on my mouth-watering plate of goodness when their table guests had sat down, and by then, I had forgotten. He was there, really!
Yvette is whipping up some gravy just before we got started. Jared is happy that dinner's almost ready.
Okay, here's evidence that Kelly was there too. Lindsey drove over by herself in my car. She is a licensed driver now. It's really a scary thought.
The anticipation of the feast was building, just after 2:30 in the afternoon, while Dee Dee mashes some potatoes and Lauren models her new haircut.
Aubrey isn't sure what to think about being in a room full of complete strangers, but smiles for the camera anyway. What a good sport.
Aubrey refused to pose with a Hook 'Em gesture, having lived her entire 28 years of life in Sooner Country, Norman, Oklahoma. (OU sucks! Sorry, I don't usually say that word, but it's something that we hear a lot around here. Okay, so they're not that bad. I'll be cheering for the Big Red tomorrow for the Big 12 Championship. Just this once.)