You know you are celebrating Christmas in Texas when you see a Suburban with
a set of longhorns on their grill, and a colorful wreath on those horns.
As much as my heart will always love Idaho, the place of my birth, and where I spent twenty
years of my life.
My heart also loves Texas where my youngest child was born, and where most of my family
I fondly remember when we moved to Texas 25 years ago to an Oak filled neighborhood,
where I embraced the Texas landscape and friendly folks.
I was immediately welcomed by a native Texan, she eventually became a loyal and caring
To this day I can see her pulling up to my front door in her blue “Texas Cadillac,” also
known as a Suburban.
We loaded our little girls into her Texas Cadillac ( Jessica and Amanda) and I can still recall
looking over my shoulder into the back seat of that looooong vehicle.
I believe I might I have even commented to Tracey that our two youngsters seemed lost
among all of those seats and in the vast space.
Tracey introduced me into my first sampling of Tex-Mex and for the last 25 years I have
eaten it at least once a week.
I can now tell you what a chili relleno is, I have made my own tamales, I chop up a fresh
jalapeno to add to most of my casseroles and my daughter bakes a wonderful sopapilla
For the most part Texans are warm, welcoming and happy folks.
We will open the door for you at the grocery, we smile alot and some of us still say
Please join us for day two and three as we continue to celebrate a Texas Christmas.