San Antonio. Day 3 & 4.

Monday, December 14, 2009

{Day 3, Friday} After picking up our Route 44 Diet Cokes at Sonic, we headed to Hobby Lobby. Jill was right. It's like Michael's on steroids. Because I cannot make a decision to save my life I didn't see any fabric that I liked, we had to go to Joanne's in search of fabric for my throw pillow {where we spent at least an hour}. I wasn't feeling any of the fabrics. I ended up with something very simple. Poor Jill probably wanted to kill me.

That night, we visited Bracken Village. It was full of all kinds of Christmas cheer.

We got back to Jill's place and did some cooking. We made cauliflower mashed potatoes, minestrone soup, and some delicious little cheesecakes. We may or may not have had a mini cheesecake every day since.

We started Elf after dinner. Can you believe Jill had never seen it?!

{Day 4, Saturday} Most of Saturday was spent sewing with Jill's mom. She is seriously the sweetest and most warm person I have ever met. I absolutely loved spending the day with her. And you won't believe this. She offered to keep the rest of my fabric and make a matching throw pillow for me. She actually offered to make two. I could not believe that she would do that. Actually -- I suppose I can. After all, she is the sweetest and most warm person I have ever met.

While we worked on the pillow, Jill did some work and made a crescent roll veggie "pizza." It was SO good. And then there's the fact that it was shaped like a Christmas tree. You know I love anything that has some Christmas cheer.

Isn't it cute? Jill is going to post the recipe on her blog.

We went back to the Riverwalk that night for some Mexican food & a ride on a river boat. Jill insisted that we order queso. This was my first time trying it, and I loved it!

The boat ride was great. I just wish I could have gotten more photos. If anyone has any tips on shooting at night without a flash, I'd love to hear them. I know nothing about photography. I hope to know a thing or two one day.

I actually really love this shot {even though it's a little blurry}.

I also got to see The Alamo. Jill taught me all about how the Alamo was where they fought the Texas War.

I hope you know I was just kidding about the Texas War ;)


  1. Wow are you still travelling around! Good for you!
    Looks like you are having a blast!

  2. That veggie pizza and soup look so delicious!!!! Love the pillow case!

  3. Great pictures! And the key to night time pictures, where you can see the lights and not wash it out with a flash is often a tri-pod.. otherwise it is very easy to get the camera shake, your pictures look great though!

  4. I love the Riverwalk!! It's so much fun. :)

  5. You JUST tried queso??? Man, you have been missing out!!! BTW...your pictures look really good? What camera and settings are you using?

  6. Wow! That river boat is beautiful!! And I must say, that is the best looking Santa Clause I have ever seen!

  7. I'm SO glad you visited SA and you had fun! Hope your trip back to L.A. is good. You're always welcome back! :)

  8. One day I will get to a Sonic and a Hobby Lobby! The photos from Bracken Village are very nice and Santa looks so jolly. I need to make cauliflower mashed potatoes. Geof tells me how good they are, but I’ve never tried them. I have never seen Elf either! I may need to watch it this Christmas.

    Jill’s mom sounds wonderful and I just think it’s the sweetest that she gave you a sewing lesson. Your pillow came out so nice and I heart the buttons on it.

    The boat ride at The Riverwalk looks really nice. I’m glad you had fun :)

  9. How fun!!!! You are a pro at traveling now, girl!!!! And seriously, that is my FAVORITE veggie pizze recipe of all time. Make it all the time!!! :)