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Texans Football

We ended a very busy weekend at a friend's house watching the Texans play...well, flipping back and forth between the Texans and NFL Redzone b/c all the guys had to see what else was going on with their Fantasy Football teams, too!!

But everyone was decked out in their best Texans gear...can you tell who is a favorite in the Kubeczka household???
With all the Little Texans showing their team support we tried our best to get a picture with them all together - I tell you it was like herding cats or something! LOL
But we we got them being their silly, playful selves anyway!

A lesson in grape leaves...

I grew up eating MiddleEastern food...being that my dad is Egyptian it is't hard to understand why. And my mother, being an awesome cook anyway, makes the best authentic Egyptian food. Living there she learned a lot of good techniques I am sure!

So, even though I ate it all the time growing up, sadly I don't cook any of it very often. Yesterday mom had a dinner party and it was all Egyptian food. A lot of things take quite a bit of prep work so Wednesday when we went over for dinner we helped her get the grape leaves made and Emma got her first lesson in making an Egyptian dish...my niece and I got to practice our folding technique, too!!

Mom showing us how to do it the right way!
First roll done and pan prepped to hold them all for cooking...
Then we got our assembly line going to speed trough the process...
Teta showing Emma how to properly roll them up...she was proud of the good job she did!
Oh heaven....so so so yummy and even better homemade!!

Labor Day Weekend

started off with a bright and shiny new purchase for moi!!
I absolutely love it, too!!! Then I had to let her sit at home alone for a few days b/c the hubs and I had a weekend trip to the beach planned and we took his truck. We do at least one adults only long weekend or short trip every year...we did two this year. Our cruise back in the Spring and then Labor Day weekend. We headed to the beach Thursday evening after the all day car buying endeavor...it shouldn't have to take so long!

The rest of the weekend was 100% relaxing, though - there were five couples in the beach house we rented. We played on the beach, went crabbing (ended up with 120 crabs for dinner on our final night), the guys fished, and we just chilled mostly. It was perfect...I did miss my babies terribly and we made plans already to take them next time b/c I know they, well at least Aaron for sure, would LOVE to go crabbing!!! Love the technology time we're in b/c I was able to facetime daily with my loves w…