As I mentioned earlier, we have our Winter Break this week. I checked the boys out of school early on Friday so that we could get a jump start on our break. And, we headed to one of our favorite places.
It is not fancy. We did not have to get on a plane or a ship to get there. We got in the van, put on a Pup Named Scooby Doo, and drove. And, as we drove, I appreciated all of the beauty of a simple Texas drive – green grass, lovely trees, windmills, old barns, farm animals. I wanted to stop and take pictures so many times. But, I had three littles and a dog all being perfect, so, as any parent knows, I did not want to do anything to upset the apple cart.
When we arrived, we were at Nonna and Gran’s house. And, they were prepared to pamper and spoil us for the weekend. I so vividly remember when Ethan was so sick as a baby, going there so that we could swim, fish, and relax was a vacation to us. And, it still is.
The littles played outside.
Rode on the golf cart with Gran.
Made cookies and biscuits with Nonna.
Played on the treadmill.
And, ate…a lot.
One of the things that my mom made us was her amazing Chicken Pot Pie. Gabriel requests it often. It is one of his all-time favorite meals. I love making it because you can make one and freeze one for later. I have never been able to get a pretty picture of mine…it might have something to do with the fact that my mom has a talent for making food look so picture-perfect. If you think that you are not a chicken pot pie lover, try this one. It will change your mind. Really.