My Favorite Holiday


We Bealls are headed down to the Lone Star State for a week with family. There are so many things that we look forward to during this week. Our boys lu-huv their grandparents. They can’t get enough of riding their Grandpa’s John Deere tractor. Now that’s fun. Redneck fun. Their Grandma showers them with kisses and hugs and pretty much gives them whatever their little hearts desire. On Thanksgiving day Noah and Seth get to run around their Aunt Missy and Uncle John’s land with all their cousins. And they both zonk out in the car on the 3-hour drive back to Georgetown. Peace and quiet 🙂 My mother, whom they affectionately call Nina, takes them to a movie. This year it’s the Bee Movie.


What does that mean for us while the children are busy with grandparents? We get to go to IKEA! Have you seen that place? Very cool. But, don’t expect to get in and out in 30 minutes. Ask Marcy and Keri. It won’t happen. It’s like 400,000 square miles big. Some of our other faves about heading home is eating some excellent Tex-Mex, including breakfast tacos at Taco Cabana. We also frequent the “Worst BBQ in Texas”…aka Rudy’s. Love that place. And if our blessed Texas Longhorns play well on the day after Thanksgiving against their fierce rivals, the Aggies of Texas A&M, then we drive into Austin to see the tower all lit up burnt orange.


It’s a beautiful sight. (Not a word, Sooner fans. Not one single word.) This year we will also take the boys to Zilker Park to see the big Christmas tree.


Did I mention that my mother and I are two of the crazy people who actually get up early for the Day After Thanksgiving sales? I know. Don’t say it. We’re lunatics. But, we wouldn’t have it any other way. I hope all of you make some great memories wherever you are this Thanksgiving. Talk to you when I return.

7 thoughts on “My Favorite Holiday”

  1. Fun times! Have a wonderful trip loving on your family

    Last year I finally gave in and went shopping with my girls at 5:30 AM the day after Thanksgiving. It was a BLAST! Guys—it’s not REALLY about the shopping. It’s all about the laughing!


  2. Hope you have TONS of fun!!!! I’m jealous you’ll be in my home state. But all my fam will be here, so I guess it’d be silly for us to be there, huh? =)

  3. Depending on you kids age you may want to have a talk with them about racism after they see the Bee movie. It is full of racial innuendo and some right out in the open.
    My children do not see black and white or racial lines (i hope) but this movie sure could have open a huge can of worms if they would have been a bit older or really paying attention to what was being said.

  4. Give us a call if you need a pit stop in Fort Worth. Even just to potty. We are quick off and on! Love to see you!

  5. I also LOVE to get up and hit all the sales the next day!
    I will be praying those longhorns lose! Sorry it is just in my blood! GO AGGIES!

  6. I simply want to go to Ikea again with Marcy… but bring a video camera this time…. that’s profitable! Enjoy your thanksgiving and tell your mom I said hi! I’ve been bragging to everyone I know how beautiful Lake Travis is! Don’t forget to stop by that gas station on the way back in and get some roadside Bar-B-Que… ‘You’re not from around these parts, are you?’ GASP – BITE YOUR TOUNGE! ;0)

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