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.