We were gone for 9 days in order to celebrate Christmas with both sides of our family. We put over 2,000 miles on my car, but had a great time doing it so it was worth it.
We left DFW to go to Houston, by way of College Station to visit some friends and have delicious BBQ. The following day was Matt's birthday, so we had some delicious deep dish pizza at Star Pizza, walked around Hermann Park & Rice University [residence of the fattest squirrels ever], and had dinner out with the family.
|Such good pizza! Was definitely full after one slice, though|
We had to help my brother finish up his Christmas wrapping, including this HUGE gift for my mom. Let me show you the amazing tackiness of it all.
|Yup. Pretty bad. She had NO clue what it was, so success :)|
|The gifts under the [midget] tree|
|Yum... SO good!|
|It somehow all fit on the first trip...|
|Yes, that does say 527 miles until the next exit|
|It's hard to read, but the speed limit is now 80 MPH|
|Look! It's a Hershey's Kiss!|
|Some of the wind turbines of West Texas|
|A cactus garden|
All too soon it was time to drive home, though. We drove through more West Texas wind farms and eventually made it back to our place.
It was a great first Christmas together and we were both happy to get to spend so much time with our families! Hope all of you had a great Christmas, as well.