Texas in November

Since my husband recently got back from a deployment in Afghanistan, we decided that Thanksgiving would be an awesome time to head back to Texas to see our families. Even though he was born and finished high school out here in San Diego, most of his family lives in Texas, where both of his parents grew up. In fact, his mother’s parents live within walking distance of my parents’ house in San Antonio!

We headed home the day before Thanksgiving and stayed long enough to see everyone in and around San Antonio and make a trip down to Bay City (south of Houston) to see more of my husband’s family down there. It was a really awesome time, filled with tasty food, good times, and great fun.

Here’s a little of our Thanksgiving spread.

And, yes, we did get to celebrate Clay’s birthday several times! This cake came from the bakery where my mom had ordered cupcakes for our wedding. It was delicious!

The best part was being able to see practically all of our family! Below are my aunt, my mom’s parents, and my mom.

My little sister is always down for a mini photo session. :)

Meanwhile, there was a football game happening at the other end of the yard…

One day, I gave my dad my camera so he could take a photo of my siblings and I for my parents’ Christmas card. Mom made for a really good photo assistant! See that flash? It’s all her! ;) Don’t worry–this isn’t the photo they’ll actually be using! I didn’t want to ruin the surprise for those who are going to be on the receiving end of one of their cards! This is just one of the bloopers. :)

And I did a short 10-minute session with my brother and his gorgeous girlfriend!

That’s it for now! Have a great weekend!

xoxo,
Lauren

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