Thursday, December 27, 2012

Townsend Christmas Weekend

So we had started the partying this past Friday evening.  Autumn had a basketball game in Lazbuddie.  What better way to start up a family celebration than getting excited by the close game and eating delish concession stand food.  The concession stand food thing is not a joke.  Lazbuddie has the best around and lots of locals come just for supper.

After the game we moved the party to the Townsend house.  Hope had this lovely spread of goodies for us.  We played ping pong, drank hot beverages, and chatted until past our bedtime.  I can admit this and am not taking it back, even though I kind of wish I could.  "I was sore on Saturday from playing ping-pong with Summer."  There....I said it.  Everyone thought that was just hilarious.  I'm not sure why, but I was.  The basketball on Saturday didn't seem to bother??
 Our bunch pretty much consisted of my siblings and their families as well as my aunt Pat and uncle Don.  Keith and Linda also joined us on Saturday.

Food, shall I mentioned what we gorged ourselves on?  Ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, hominy casserole, pepper souffle, green salad, pink salad, relish goodies......the list could go on and on.  My mom made the Perrini Ranch bread pudding with whiskey sauce.  It is definitely my new favorite dessert.  
 Mimi and a few of her "girls"!
**Look Summer got glasses!!  Isn't she precious?  I love them.  

 Tandy has a knack for getting retarded pics of me.  She was the one taking pics though since I had forgotten my camera.  I think I'll remember next time.  I sure like it when they are none of me.  
 Reno crashed when they went duck hunting.  He then slept through lunch and the gift opening.  He woke up hungry and never seemed to care too much about opening a gift.  If you got it unwrapped and ready to go he would play with it.

My kiddos are mostly into playing with aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins.  Scout is crazy about sleeping over at Aunt Hope's house.  This time Mimi slept in the living room with all the kids.  Even Reno spent the night.  It was weird for us, not having them at home.  Kind of nice too though!!
On Sunday it was just us with Mimi and Papa and Aunt Pat.  I did my camera on 10 sec delay to get the pic.  It was good of everyone except for me sliding in at the last minute.

We had a Merry Christmas and now can't wait to go spend New Year's with our Mimi and Papa!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Home Comfort

Thanksgiving,'s almost Christmas and I'm just now getting around to Thanksgiving.  This year we are switching up the routine.  Thanksgiving and New Year's with my family and Christmas with Riley's family.

Thanksgiving in New Mexico was lovely.  We had Mimi and Papa all to ourselves and enjoyed every second.  The girls had a little sleepover in the living room on the army cots.  Scout insisted on wearing Mimi's housecoat thing everywhere.  

We mostly wore pajamas and cooked and ate and cooked and ate.....all while wearing our pajamas.  ha

I was the pie girl and I do have to say the turned out well, even if it was my doing.  I combined the recipe from the pumpkin can and one that called for Eagle Brand milk.  It turned out nicely and I've posted it here.  This is just traditional pumpkin pie, but better than I remember pumpkin pie being.  Buttermilk and chocolate were delicious as usual.  That's a no-brainer!

 I love how my Mom and I are so alike.  Here she is calf-roping my children, which is something I would totally do.  Hilarious!!  They loved it too.

Home Comfort, well that means a couple of things here.  We cooked breakfast on the old Home Comfort wood burning stove that Friday morning.  It turned out yummy as it always does.  Mimi prepared it, Papa cooked it and I mostly just backed up to it for warmth.

Home Comfort is also that warm, fuzzy feeling we get when we get to spend time with those we love.  Home to me is just where my family is, not necessarily the house I grew up in.

 Here's to Home Comfort to you all this Holiday Season!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

We interrupt

our regularly scheduled posts to bring you......Pumpkin Patch!  Oh wait, there are no regularly scheduled posts, there are hardly any posts at all.

My excuse this time around is that my computer was so full that I couldn't even move the pics off my camera onto the computer.  I have since gotten an external hard drive and moved pics.  Keep your fingers crossed that this silly laptop  lasts a little longer.  It is 7+ years old.  

So back in October our little family met Jessica, my high school classmate and wonderful friend, at the pumpkin patch between Floydada and Ralls.  Her Jaxon and Jenny are precious kiddos and we were sad that Justin couldn't make it.  The pumpkin patch was fairly small, but a fun place.  There were lots of picture opportunities and best of all ANIMALS.  I was afraid Scout would smell like a billy goat at our chiropractor appointment.  They had a great time feeding the sheep, goats, and miniature horses. 

 I promise you'll see Thanksgiving pics before Christmas!