Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas In The Hamptons

Our up and back trip to Fort Worth turned into four days and three nights in the Hamptons.  Well, that’s ThatManILove’s version - Christmas in the Hamptons.


Since the highways were closed due to snow (yeah, in TEXAS!) and the airports were closed as well, it’s not a far walk to figure out he meant the Hampton Inns - one in Hurst and one in Mansfield, Texas.  


He’s comical that way!


We met up with friends for dinner in Mansfield, then went to Euless the next day to meet a friend from TMIL’s past.  They had actually gone to Israel together in 1992 or 1993.  It was awesome to see them reconnect.  (TMIL’s friend brought his 21 year old son with him - what an awesome, intelligent young man!  I so love seeing young people with a plan - Godspeed to this one!) We had a great time visiting with our friends.  While we were at the restaurant, Mother Nature decided to dump a ton of snow and ice on the DFW area, effectively pooping on destroying all our travel plans.    It turned out to be a good year for  Younger Son to be in Ruidoso NM and Elder Son to be in Angel Fire NM!


Yesterday, we spent Christmas Day resting, and then took in two movies - “It’s Complicated” and “Nine”.  We loved both of them.  So shoot me.  Today, we drove back to Mansfield to pick up the power cord to my Mac (I’d left it in the "Hamptons") and had lunch with Mike and Pam.  Fun!  


Oh, yeah...and I was stupid enough today to go into Coldwater Creek, where they were having a 50% off sale.  I had grabbed two armfuls of stuff before I realized the checkout line was all the way to the back of the store and up again.  What’s a girl to do, leave all the stuff she’s gathered it, in a pile on the floor?


Believe me, I’m more polite than that.  Nooooooooooooooo! I stood in line (sounds like y'all might need to call Shopaholics Anonymous) and waited my turn. Have I told you I HATE shopping?  By now, Mike and Pam had arrived and waited, along with TMIL, for me to finish.  Well, truthfully, they went to Hoffbrau and had a drink and waited. (Sots) Sweet, huh?


Now, we’re driving home...gonna stop by my brother Scott and Lisa's, see the kiddos, and have Christmas hugs and stew, since I missed our Christmas.  And then home to Midland to reconnect with the Wonderdogs, who might have a thing or two to say to us about why we left them at home!


It’s been a very good Christmas.


We are so blessed.


15 comments:

Tardevil said...

I like the sound of that...a Christmas in the Hamptons or Hiltons would be fine w/ me for a change! I hope you enjoyed it and have made it home safely!

Miss Emily said...

Even though it didn't exactly go as planned, it still sounds like you had a fun holiday. I wish we'd get some snow.

Irish Gumbo said...

I could be that polite if I was in line at the beer store :)

Sounds like it was all good,Janie1 Have a great New Years!

(and I want to go to Angel Fire and get my pic taken standing next to a road sign announcing the town. Very cool!)

Foo said...

For some reason, I thought you had actually made it out. I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention to the details, or we'd have tried to meet up with you guys somewhere.

Snappy Di said...

Oh how I love and miss having a Coldwater Creek store nearby. I can see why you had your arms full.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Jeff McDonald said...

Janie, take it from a dang-Yankee-from-back-East ... this is NOT a good time of the year to be in the real "The Hamptons."

Get That Man You Love to take you up there in the summer, sometime.

lani said...

oh janie sounds like u had a good holiday....im in bed sick as a doggy dodo ...but good new hubby got me some camo jammo's yes don't be jealous cammo jammo's.... i will post pictures...lol.... and no more being jealous of your laptop he got one of those too...god im blessed....ok back to bed busy eek at work..god bless...lani

Fragrant Liar said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Janie! Up there in the "Hamptons"!

I think if it's going to be this cold, we should have snow, even down here in Hill Country.

Staci said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Sometimes the unexpected is just about as fun as the expected, isn't it?

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Janie, Snow in Texas..what fun for you! I was thinking the Hamptons in the winter ..is she nuts? Happy New Year! :)

Susan said...

Sounds divine!! I spent a fair amount of my Christmas break at the Embassy. Suites, that is.

♥ Braja said...

I don't understand how anyone can hate shopping....

Snappy Di said...

I checked them out online.. Woooo Hoooo. Tons of great deals.

Di

Joanie M said...

See how far behind I am in my blog reading? You wrote this a week ago!

Glad you had a nice quiet Christmas. And yes, It's Complicated was hysterical!

Hey, you can't possibly turn down a 50% off sale!!

Can't wait to see what you had up your sleeve for the new year!

i beati said...

Blessings in the New year I was thinking how did they get to New york haha