Monday, September 28, 2009

...And We're Off!

We've had a wonderful time here in Texas - as we always do. Ben's 40th Birthday party was a big success, but as they say, "All good things must come to an end." So, while our day today is filled with a lot of this...
and this...

I'll leave you instead with a pictorial of Saturday's festivities
There were actually three Birthday honorees: My husband, Ben; his twin brother, Monroe (on the right), and their good friend, Jim (orange shirt) - here, being toasted by a party guest.
My Favorite 40 year-old!
The BEST iced sugar cookies in South Texas (IMO)
...Happily taste-tested by my precious, little pumpkin (gotta love the diva, party-girl dress!)
There's nothing better than great, live music to accompany a beautiful, South Texas Sunset!
Please keep us in your thoughts as we make the dreadful tiring flight back to Brazil. I'll be back in a couple of days with a recap of my excursion to the Warrenton Antiques Festival - goooood stuff!!!

8 comments:

LindsB said...

mmm, those cookies look delish! Happy 40th to Ben!!

Have a safe flight back, looking forward to reading about the Antiques Festival.

Marie said...

Safe travels back to Brazil...Glad you had what seems like a GREAT time in Texas! Oh and happy belated birthday to your hubby!

BitLizard said...

It is a dreadful flight, no? I don't think we will ever fly AA again!

Now in Buenos Aires...where we need to start thinking about our even loooonger flight back on Thursday!

Safe trip...and happy birthday to the 40 year old!

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

I am so glad you had a great trip! Have a few cocktails on the ride home and it won't seem nearly as bad :)

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Looks like you had a great time! Happy Birthday Ben! Avery looks so cute with those cookies!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Happy to read that you had such a great time and the party went perfectly!

Have a safe trip back home and can't wait to read your recap!

Averill said...

Safe travels, Alison! Looks like the party was fantastic and those cookies look positively drool-worthy.

JMW said...

Looks like you had so much fun! Safe travels to you.