Let's talk about Thanksgiving. In the nearly 3 years I have had the wonderful Thomas in my life he has NEVER made anything other than sandwiches, mac and cheese, and eggs. So of course when we were assigned the task of making pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes for our friends Thanksgiving celebration I assumed I'd be making it all. But Tom said he'd make the mashed potatoes. "Yea, whatever."
So he made them. From scratch. No recipe. WHAT?! WHERE DID THESE COOKING SKILLS COME FROM!? But most importantly...
WHY HAVEN'T YOU MADE THESE FOR ME BEFORE?!
and of course they were the bestest mashed potatoes I've ever had. Bitter? Upset? Feeling neglected after all these years.....nah.
So my slacker Tom can cook. I'd consider myself lucky if I could reep the benefits more than once every 3 years. Silly Tom!
On another note...I made the pumpkin pie thinking I would maybe decide to like it if I made it myself. Nope, still gross.
As for other recent happenings...today was Tom's official last day of his first graduate school semester! He truly maintained coolness throughout the intense workload he had and I am so proud of him.
I can never get enough of that picture. Miss Madden's happy face always makes for a good celebratory picture!
So up until now we have been super busy. But December calls for some exploring so we hope to bring you more interesting adventure posts soon!
Here are some photos of one of the larger Houston parks nearby (I think it's call Memorial-Hermann Park?) Notice the heavy jackets, dog sweaters and mittens!? It's been in the 40s and 50s for a solid week now. Before that on and off temperatures of insane freezing winds to tropical rainforest hot and humid. My wardrobe cannot keep up with this. I might need two separate closets for summer and winter.
The obligatory insightful Patapouf photo
Terrified on the statue
Some other neat statues. Deep in thought.
I keep meaning to take more photos of Houston street art. So much good stuff out there, especially in the Museum District.
I think he's quite handsome without the scary lumberjack facial hair.
Stay tuned! December will be exciting! Momma comes to visit and I'm taking her to Hong Kong Market! Craziest grocery/Asian shopping experience ever! Not to be missed!