Friday, January 8, 2016

2016 Shenanigans!

Shortly after Christmas, John and I had our first round of guests come stay with us in Texas. My parents, younger brother and good family friends that are like family all journeyed down south to spend the week with us.

Here's a quick recap of our time together!


A quick trip to Fredericksburg.

Burgers and tornado fries

Country music at Luckenbach Dance Hall 

Everybody is somebody in Luckenbach, Texas

Lots of foosball

Barbecue in Lockhart

Waiting in line at Black's

If there was only one food I could eat for the rest of my life... it may be brisket. Delish!

In a food coma

Games, lots of games! For Christmas my brother got me the board game Pandemic, and we played several rounds together.

Touring the Alamo

It was a bit dreary weather almost all of the days that we had visitors, but by the end the sun finally came out to play


We took a riverboat tour on the San Antonio River through the Riverwalk

Riverwalkin' and enjoying the sunshine

All of the Christmas lights were still up which made for pretty night time views

As much as I loved having family in town, I think Scout may have loved it even more - girlfriend loves to sit on laps!

Horseback riding in the hill country

A natural cowboy!

It was great to get outside and spend some time in the sun

I made sure to pick the blonde horse with braids ;)

A quick stop in Gruene

Ice cream at the general store!

I can't think of any better way to bring in the new year than with those that you love the most! 

Now here's to hoping I can remember to date things "2016"...


  1. It looks like you guys had a ton of fun with your family in town! Those tornado fries looked delicious!!
    I agree that there's no better way to bring in 2016 than with those you love :)

  2. Wow this looks like an awesome trip! And I don't know what tornado fries are but they sound heavenly!! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. How nice that you had your family and friends come visit! Is there anything better?! It looks like you had a great time! I haven't heard of that game your brother got you... we love board games, so I need to check that one out.

  4. It looks like y'all had the best time!! We love Pandemic, it's such a fun game!

  5. Happy New Year love! Tornado fries? How have I never heard of these?

  6. What a fantastic way to bring in 2016!! Y'all got a lot of adventures in while your family was visiting!

  7. So glad you've had visitors to make it feel more like home!

  8. It sounds like you had an amazing visit with your family with some great stops in the Texas Hill Country! That BBQ sounds amazing, and the ice cream looks so delicious! I've never heard of the Pandemic board game, I'll have to look it up.

  9. Sounds like a great way to bring in the new year! That BBQ place must be amazing!!

  10. So much fun! I'm definitely going to need to try those tornado fries!! Did you like Pandemic? My husband and I have been looking at that and just couldn't fathom paying that price unless we knew it was fun.

  11. WOW! Y'all did a lot! I didn't know y'all went to Black's! Kevin and I went there a few months ago because we heard it was good. I remember really liking it, but liking Salt Lick even better :) Tornado fries?! Yum! Where was that?

  12. How fun are you guys!! Looks like a great time with family! Those tornado fries look pretty interesting! Haha.

  13. Girl, y'all did a TON! I am so jealous of all your site seeing! Looks amazing! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

  14. Girl...y'all were busy! But it looks like such a great visit!


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