Ahhhh Christmas time!

Let’s see…Friday night Sam and I along with friends (John, Jamie, Jose, April, and Peanut) traveled to Austin to check out the Trail of Lights. It’s a free event given by the city of Austin that lasts through most of the month of December at Zilker Park. Sam describes the Trail of Lights as if it’s a BIG light parade but instead of the floats moving along the trail…the people do. After the light show we all went to Hooters for some famous wings.

Saturday Sam and I had the chance to eat breakfast with two of his friends, Chris and Laura. We hope they had a safe journey flying on Christmas Eve. That evening we spent a fabulous time at Sam’s dad and stepmom’s (Joe and Jeanne). AWESOME chilli and PLENTY of sweets filled our bellies. We had a WONDERFUL time!

Christmas day started out at Donna and Jim’s (Sam’s mom and stepdad). We had a yule tide breakfast complete with wheat waffles and fixins. Afterwwards, Sam and I had a quiet visit at our grand mother’s burial sites. We dropped off flowers and remembered the ladies that will be in our hearts forever. Sunday night the family was welcomed to come over for the complete Christmas dinner. It was great having everyone here and hope that all enjoyed a festive time!

All-in=all our first Christmas as Flip and Sam Alexander was more than we could of hoped for! We hope all had a wonderful holiday!

It’s Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas!

It’s 20 days until Christmas, and the weather has finally started to turn more winter-like. Saturday it was almost 90′F and now it’s in the 30’s … that’s Texas for ya :)

This weekend Flip and I decorated the outside of our house, and it looks AWESOME! I’ve never decorated to this magnitude, and it’s really neat. We hope to add more lights this week, but what we have would make Clark Griswold himself proud. We plan on adding more and more each year… Here’s a picture I took with my camera phone last night. It doesn’t show much, but that’s a taste of what we setup.

We also attended the Axtell Christmas Parade, and my mom, step-dad, niece, and nephew got to got to ride on the firetruck with my brother driving. Flip and I missed the Lorena Christmas Parade, but this more then made-up for it. Too fun!

Well that’s it for now. For those who know where the house is, drive by and check out the lights. Several folks on our street have their house decorated, so it’s a neat show.

Take care –

Sam