We're back home. We went to Houston on Friday to spend a few days with John, Laura and the kids. It was great fun. Laura Sullivan was there and Laura (Harden)'s family was, too. It was like a good old-fashioned family Christmas. Except that it was 80 degrees outside!! Michael was with us and he is going to stay another day or so. We came home early for Bonnie's funeral tomorrow.
John and Laura just moved so this was our first visit to their new home. Boy, what a house. Hu-mongous. Plenty of room for everyone. And a pool and hot tub in the backyard. There was some damage from Ike but John is taking care of it pretty good. There was lots of food, too.
I discovered H.E.B., which is sort of a local grocery except that it is very......international. All sorts of goodies. I went twice and ended up bringing home goodies to stock the pantry and freezer. From now on it will be a stop when we go to Houston. It's just around the block from their house. First time I've found Stilton cheese outside of England. And the best Roasted Pineapple and Habanero Dip. It's wonderful on cream cheese on a cracker. Chipotle cheese straws that taste homemade. ENOUGH!!!
The kiddies got all sorts of stuff for Christmas. Ann, the baby at 4, wanted a REAL laptop and that's what she got. No internet, of course. But she has lots of games she plays and can maneuver the thing like a pro. Grace got jewelry-she's very much the princess. Bradley got night goggles and video games.
Annabell, my furry grandchild, finally decided she'd let me pet her. My head scratches were pretty good. Next time we're going for lap sits!