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my mom’s spaghetti

Sometimes, there’s just too much going on for one blog post a day.

If you’re here to see Part 2 of Suzie & Majid’s gorgeous wedding, just scroll down to the next entry, and I promise you won’t be disappointed. But if you already saw those this morning, or if you want to read a silly little personal post before you get to the wedding goodness… then I’ve got the hookup for you!

My mom will tell you that her spaghetti isn’t that big of a deal, but she.is.wrong. She’ll tell you that she don’t know what she does that makes it so good, and that it’s different every time. There, she might be right. I don’t know. I do know that I’ve been trying to duplicate her simple, meaty, amazing spaghetti sauce for my entire adult life, and have never quite gotten there. My spaghetti is good, but it pales in comparison to the Real Thing.

By “real thing”, I obviously mean from my Texan mama’s kitchen. Not from Italy. Because I really don’t like that as much.

Anyway, Mama graciously invited Mack and the kids and I over for spaghetti dinner last night… after I dropped hints for a mere two or three weeks. We decided to bring the camera, because we’re trying to get better at documenting daily life, and because we were going to introduce Dorothy to the wonder that is Nanny’s Spaghetti. I cracked up looking at the pictures I was able to get, and I hope they’re just what you need to make it through the last half of your work day!

That’s my Daddy, being very very excited.

You know what’s hard? White balance with a red and white table cloth and a DIFFERENT colored red and white plate, and then reddish & whitish spaghetti. So this doesn’t look as yummy as it really is… but it is…

Young Jack doesn’t yet understand the proper way to eat spaghetti… but at least he has all the parts.

We at least started with Dot’s spaghetti in a bowl, but it didn’t last very long.

Mmmmm… BITES!

The picture above might be my favorite picture of Dorothy. Ever. The dog in the background to her right is the reason for the face… she was being a sneaky baby and dropping her noodles on the floor and laughing when Coco ate them.

OR, the face could have been because her brother was imitating a freight train…

Happy Friday, everyone! Go eat Spaghetti, and we’ll see you on Monday!

  1. Carman

    November 19th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Your kids are adorable, as always. I just realized Jack looks just like his grandpa.

  2. Amanda Williams

    November 19th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Those are great! Now I NEED Spaghetti. YUM.

  3. Ambo

    November 19th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    OMG, this might be one of my favorite posts EVER. Aunt Ambo has never been more proud! Love love love these pictures! Plus….I want spaghetti now…lol.

  4. Whitney Rancourt

    November 19th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    This post is sweet. It makes me homesick!

  5. Bethany

    November 19th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    SO CUTE. She is perfect. I really feel “baby eating spaghetti” pictures are a necessary part of growing up. We have them of all the babies in our family.

  6. Natalie

    November 19th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I never get tired of seeing your cute kiddos!

  7. Bethe

    November 19th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Such a cute post! And in your “favorite picture” Dorothy looks JUST LIKE Mack.
    So fun, thanks for sharing! ps–Now craving spaghetti. Thanks.

  8. annie

    November 19th, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Misty

    November 19th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    EEEEEEEEEHEHEHEEEE! So.much.CUTENESS! SO glad you decided to bring the camera & share these pics with us! Wonderful!!! 🙂

  10. Jamie

    November 19th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Your kids are soooo adorable!!! And I think that spaghetti looks delicious and I’m not even a fan of spagetti!

  11. Amyjo

    November 19th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    This makes me want to borrow your baby.

  12. Kayla Sellers

    November 19th, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Cutest baby ever 🙂

  13. Lauren

    November 19th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I could look at pictures of that precious girl all day!

  14. Liesa

    November 19th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    These are so precious! My mom’s Texan spaghetti rocks hard-core, too. Just sayin’. I adore these pictures of your kiddos! Great job documenting day-to-day life of the McGowans. Y’all are a really fun bunch to learn about! These posts make me heart smile.

  15. Emily

    November 19th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Cutest. baby. ever. Yum spaghetti!!

  16. Amber Burris

    November 19th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    I mean I really do love ya’lls photography, but I love, love, love the personal blogs more!! The kids are so cute and the spaghetti does look yummy!! I do love the photo of Dot with the dog in the background! Just amazing ;o)

  17. D'Lynn

    November 23rd, 2010 at 11:08 am

    OMG! The pictures of Dot might be the cutest baby pictures EVER taken. How adorable! I love them all.

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