A Texas Christmas

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To celebrate the holidays, Selma and I went back to the motherland to spend Christmas with the family. My brother Max was also getting engaged so we went down to help with the proposal. There are so many awesome things about Texas I don’t even know where to begin. I will do my best to share with y’all a few of my favorite things about being home.

As always, the first thing I do when I get home is immediately head over to dunks. Because the Cowboys had won the night before, they were giving out free coffee. This never happens in the inferior northern states. 2013-12-23 16.00.35

Also, everything IS bigger in Texas. Just like this box of chocolates.

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And this log of ground beef.

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And this little nugget of joy. Just kidding Ellie is normal sized.

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Whenever I go home, I make sure to stop by Osaka Sushi for some of the best all-you-can-eat sushi in town. This is one of the only restaurants my family visits. Their sushi is ridiculously good and the ingredients are always top notch. Now I know what you are thinking…how can all-you-can-eat sushi be that good? Let me show you!

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There are rows upon rows of assorted sashimi and sushi rolls to choose from prepared right before your eyes by talented sushi chefs.

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And you can take as much fresh salmon, tuna, and mackerel as you want!! They just keep filling the trays.

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This was one of many plates that I would end up consuming that afternoon.

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They even have an entire area dedicated to hot entrees, a made to order BBQ station, and dessert. If you come for dinner, they also have hot pot, lamb chops, and snow crab legs (we also came back for dinner a few nights later)! 

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And you get as much ice cream as your heart desires!

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Moving on to more important matters….the engagement. This is a picture of me trying on the ring to make sure it looked good. Obviously it did on me.

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The whole family drove down to Houston on Christmas day to set up for the big event. Selma and I decorated the gazebo with a ton of lights and Christmas themed stuff and then I hid and took pictures like a ninja.

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Us and my mom standing by a Christmas tree. My mom loves Christmas trees and taking pictures next to them so this was one of many pictures taken by a tree this break.

2013-12-25 22.35.01 We then spent a few days at a resort on Lake Conroe relaxing and taking part in plenty of mini golf and archery.

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We primarily learned how to shoot from our good friend Katniss Everdeen so obviously we knew what we were doing.

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This was moments before Selma hit herself in the face with the bow.

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At our last night in Houston, we headed into CityCentre for one last dinner. We went to a place called Brio    and it reminded me of an Olive Garden except classier. I don’t remember what we ordered but the food was delicious.

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And then before we knew it, the fun was over. Back to the north where things are not free and oversized. By the way, if you look closely, you can see selma in this picture…

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Goodbye Texas…we miss you already.

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