Austin, Texas - Celebrating Christmas.

I got to spend some quality time with my immediate family for the holidays. As you know, we spent Christmas in Austin at my brother and sister-in-law's new home. We haven't been together like that since their wedding last October so this vacation was much needed! Arick and Cece were very gracious hosts and put up with all of us very patiently for a full 9 days! Their little pug Minnie was thrilled to have so many visitors and curled up next to me every night to go to sleep. She's so precious! For Christmas Eve, we spent the day cooking together and preparing a lovely meal for our family and a couple of their friends (one of which brought their own pug to play with Minnie). For breakfast we made delicious SPAM masubi sushi (my whole family has an obsession with this stuff). Austin was such a relaxing trip, Chris and I are hoping to return soon when the weather is warmer.

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