Being Full...

After Thanksgiving, I was thinking about how FULL I was. We seriously ate the e-n-t-i-r-e weekend.  No breaks. 

We had the typical turkey... although with my mom and Stephen making it, it was no longer typical.  It was fabulous.

Sugared pecans...

(PS- I love being married to a Southern man.  They cook.  They cook gooooood)  I just stand back and watch and then offer my baking skills when it's needed.

Boursin stuffed bacon wrapped figs and dates.  Oh yes.  Lauren made these and they were out of this world.  (thank you sister for your marvelous manicured hands.  You'd be a great hand model)

I can't tell you how many of these I ate.  This might as well have been my personal plate.

Meats and cheese platter.  Meat from Fresco in Shreveport, all Italian cured meats.  Amazing.

Mini chocolate pies.  Same as the ones at our wedding.  My favorite.  Thank you Mom for making these... they're amazing.

Thanks Molly for the super cute cups! 

The most yummy, filling soup... Dad... you did an amazing job!

But what I've realized is that the holidays are meant to fill eachother up with not just food (although I love food) but to fill eachother up with love, quality time, hugs, silliness... which has never been so clear, now that we all live far apart.  We have to take those precious moments to enjoy our time together as a family and love on one another.

Every moment is special.  I love these women...

And if you don't know my Grandma Polly... you are missing out. 

Quality time.  Yes, even at the computer central kitchen table.  (We're just geeky.  It's ok.)

We are so blessed to be filled to the brim with love from our families but most importantly, my Lord. He has given us so much to be thankful for this Christmas season, and all throughout the year.  And what a fun year it has been for me ;)

I'm so excited to have my first Christmas as a wife and to wake up Christmas morning with my husband. We are so full and so blessed.

My cup runneth over...

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.  Psalm 23:5-6


Stephen Baker said...

I am hungry!

Molly said...

What a PRECIOUS post! I'm so glad that my cups could be a part of your fun family weekend! lol. No, really, I am.

Candace said...

Your cup does run over! Great post, sista!!!!

Rendi said...

Love it! Missed seeing you this morning!!! I saw Stephen come in but I was running to the choir loft so I didn't get to chat! Have a great week and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Anonymous said...

this is so cute! Is there a recipe for those amazing looking bacon wrapped dates?