Last week I returned from a long holiday trip to Texas where I paid a visit to my friends and family. It was one of those vacations where I didn’t turn on the computer and my mind was completely void of all things work related. I pretty much thought about what I was going to eat next and where I was going to get my next drink. Well, the latter part didn’t happen until the last few days when I hung out with my friends in Houston. Overall, it was a great trip filled with lots of delicious food and lovely company. Some highlights: hanging out in Brownsville eating my Dad’s homemade shrimp tamales (I ate 9 in one sitting), driving out to South Padre Island where I used to spend every summer and devouring fried Gulf shrimp with my family, going to eat Tex-Mex at the Don’key restaurant in Pasadena with my other family, spending quality time with my grandparents and eating my grandmother’s delicious food (one day it was a seafood chowder made from scratch, another was homemade lasagna), and visiting my very good friends who I miss terribly. I love California and I’m so happy to live here, but I will always be a Texas girl at heart. Happy New Year, everybody!
I freaked out when I saw this house with what must have been 7 or 8 Christmas trees in the yard. I couldn’t tell if I loved it or hated it, but it was definitely something I couldn’t stop starting at.