Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Hi All -

The last two weeks, well actually all of December, has been very busy and exciting for my family.  The busy part was finishing the holiday shopping, putting together teacher gifts, Christmas card mailing, holiday baking, school parties and worrying that I was not forgetting anyone. If I forgot you I am sorry but you know I wish you well.

This year we did something a little different during the Christmas break.  I took my kids to Amarillo (without hubby) to visit his mom (the best MIL in the world).  We had a great visit with Granny, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and other extended family.  The only bummer was we did not get to see our oldest niece/cousin and her new baby.  Our schedules just did not work our for us to visit.  I am sure we will get to see him real soon.

After 5 days I brought the kiddos home to have Christmas with dad/hubby.  Then to change things up a bit this year we took the kiddos on a mini vacation to San Antonio. We had a great time, stayed in the fabulous Drury Inn Plaza on the River Walk. We went to the Alamo, Sea World, cruised the River Walk on foot and by boat and my older kids went with dad to the Alamo Bowl.  The city is beautiful, clean and we had the best time. This trip gave hubby a chance to try out his new camera from Santa--he just loves his new Canon T2I Rebel.   I have to mention on the way home we stopped at the Hard 8 Bar-B-Que Pit in Stephenville, TX.  That was some yummy bar-b-que, so yummy we bought extra to bring home to have on New Years day. 

Kids looking into Dolphin pool a Sea World.

View of San Antonio River Walk from tour boat.

View of San Fernando Cathedral from our hotel balcony.

Oklahoma Cowboys vs. Arizona Wildcats in the Alamo Bowl

Hoping that you had a blessed Christmas and wishing you all the best for 2011.

See ya!!

CJ and family


Daffycat said...

Happy New Year, CJ!

Yay ~ Cowboys! My DH is a big Oklahoma State fan. He was thrilled with their season this year.

Dee said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. The trip to San Antonio looked like fun.

One of these days we'll have to get there.

Debra said...

nice pictures, looks like fun. But had to laugh at the butt picture.

Meari said...

Sounds like a great holiday!!