...And We're Off!

We've had a wonderful time here in Texas - as we always do. Ben's 40th Birthday party was a big success, but as they say, "All good things must come to an end." So, while our day today is filled with a lot of this...
and this...
I'll leave you instead with a pictorial of Saturday's festivities
There were actually three Birthday honorees: My husband, Ben; his twin brother, Monroe (on the right), and their good friend, Jim (orange shirt) - here, being toasted by a party guest.
My Favorite 40 year-old!
The BEST iced sugar cookies in South Texas (IMO)
...Happily taste-tested by my precious, little pumpkin (gotta love the diva, party-girl dress!)
There's nothing better than great, live music to accompany a beautiful, South Texas Sunset!
Please keep us in your thoughts as we make the dreadful tiring flight back to Brazil. I'll be back in a couple of days with a recap of my excursion to the Warrenton Antiques Festival - goooood stuff!!!