This weekend we made a trek to Hico, Texas for the steak cookoff, and we had a great time. From 11-1, people walk around and meet the contestants in the cooking contest and sample appetizers from each team. There are also some little games for the kids and things, but mostly it's good people watching. In the afternoon, people still mill about and visit the vendors or go to the wine tasting or listen to the live music. Then at 5, you take your ticket to your favorite contestant and they give you a steak they prepared and head over to the line to get the rest of your meal. In the evening they have rodeo events and live music and apparently some of the neighboring towns have events too.
We saw some weird things, tried some interesting food, and generally enjoyed family time. Here are some pictures from the day:
The crowd's favorite appetizer - cream cheese filled strawberries topped with bacon.
Yaya was disappointed yesterday that she's going to have wait longer for something she's been wanting. When her dad came home she collapsed onto him and suddenly looked like the little girl she still is even though she seems so grown all the time lately.
This weekend I've been reflecting on all the people in my life that continue to help me become the mother I want to be, and without whom I would be lost. It really does take a village, and I'm so thankful for the people that make up ours.