Monday, December 1, 2008

Fishing with Uncle BB

I seem to have been away for awhile... for some reason I haven't had much time to blog lately. And, when some time does come that I could sit down to write, well, I'd rather just sit.

It's not that I haven't had a lot to say, or tell about, because the holidays are full of great tales here...

I honestly don't know what the problem is. I'll just blame it on being too busy for now.

Above is my favorite picture from our week of Thanksgiving celebrating... that's right yall. We went to four family gatherings, and loved every one of them. The company was wonderful and the food was awesome... I now need to go on a crash diet, and I don't even eat any of the turkey/meat! Squash and green bean casseroles here are a staple, as well as creamed corn from the fields, mac and cheese, potato salad AND mashed potatoes.

The cornbread dressing is always my favorite - the best part of all the yummy food made during the holidays. Just put some cranberry sauce on top and that's all you really need!

Well, and maybe the creamed corn... but any good Banks child has to have creamed corn.

Back to the picture again... this is my "little" brother Billy. As many of yall know Elizabeth began calling him "Unka BB" when she was itty bitty, and it stuck. So, here he is with Cub, Bella (Reynie's sister's daughter) and Elizabeth fishing at our Daddy's family Thanksgiving lunch. BB and Reynie have it at their house the Saturday after Turkey Day, as BB and Diddy are still out in Kansas hunting pheasant on the holiday.

Don't even get me started on that subject... it's been this way for years. They eat their turkey on Thanksgiving Day at a truck stop somewhere on the way home.


Anyway, it was cold and raining, but we went out for a little fishing. I just thought this picture was too cute not to share. BB and I used to fish right about where they are when we were kids too. Of course we used chicken livers for bait, and I feel sure my daughter won't go near it. Still, the fishing is becoming a family tradition!

I do hope anyone who might still be checking in here had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I hope to catch up on my blogging again soon, and look forward to sharing the joys of our Christmas season here.

Now, back to the laundry!


Stephanie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did too. We are going over to Reynie's on Wednesday afternoon, maybe we will see you.

Reynie said...

That man in that picture is HOT! Can I get his number? ;-)

tootie said...

I love long holiday celebrations. We spread thanksgiving "day" into a few days, which was wonderful! :)

wfbdoglover said...

Sounds like a great day out! Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving too... I also have not been in the mood for writing much either!

Stephanie said...

I have tagged you for a Christmas meme. Check it out on my blog.

Zip n Tizzy said...

Missin' you, but I've been slow on the blogging too.
Have to appreciate when real life is filling your days to the brim however.
Hope you had a lovely holiday, and Happy New Year!