Thanksmas, definition, "A Fling (Stephen's great grandparent) family tradition dating back many many years, when all gather from all parts of the country, to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas together." Such a fun trandition.
This year, we went to Hot Springs. This is where we stayed on Lake Hamilton.
We had 2 houses here in Paradise Cove, both three stories, with three balconies, a dock, huge bedrooms, amazing bathrooms and enough beds/aero beds for all 30 people. There was an island in the kitchen that had snack foods on it at all times... and a constant flow of activities.
|One big game of Cranium with all the cousins|
|Coloring with Colbie and a competitive game of spades behind me|
|Someone in this picture was eating the scrappings from leftover omelets that stayed on the skillet. I won't say who.|
|Omelet, check. Clothing to cover all Dallas major sports teams, check.|
|I've got to invest in some fun Christmas pj pants for next year. I was so not with the program this year.|
We left Saturday around lunch and headed to downtown Hot Springs. All the men went and played golf (except Stephen. Due to the fact that my wedding dress took precedence over golf clubs in the packing order) I think he had more fun with me shopping. I'm way more fun than golf.
We met up with all the ladies for lunch at the Arlington Hotel (historic). It was gorgeous!
|Stephen with all the ladies. He's such a good catch.|
While we were out shopping, we stumbled upon a natural HOT spring. It really was hot. Like 140 degrees or something.
That night, we went back for Steaks, baked potatoes, an amazing pear and feta salad and a group game of bingo.
|Papa preparing the steaks for all 37 people (we had some visitors that night)|
|My hair looks short in the picture! I didn't cut it though. Not yet at least. I'm dying to cut it. Stephen said it actually looked like a real pony tail last night. And made a horse noise. I guess that means it's time to cut. Ha. ;)|