Saturday, December 22, 2012

Visit with Martha and Clark

We have had a great visit with my mother and father-in-law. They came in on Thursday and whisked the kids away for a shopping trip. They let the boys pick out their Christmas presents at Target and let them play with them right away. The children thought this was a wonderful plan. After the Target trip, I made dinner (home-made seitan pot pie) and we opened presents by the fire. We let the kids play for a while and then put them to bed.
Friday I took Sam to the doctor and ran a few errands and then made time for a quick run. I made a warm lunch of green chili stew and crostini and salad. After lunch, Martha and Clark and I loaded the boys into the car to explore New Braunfels. Michael had to work and wasn't able to join us. When we got home, it was time to turn around and drive to San Antonio for our dinner reservations at the Riverwalk. We decided we didn't want to do that so we quickly made new plans. We decided to order in Thai food and watch Home Alone with the kids on our new TV. This was a wonderful plan and we all really enjoyed the movie. It was over around 7:30 and we put our pajama clad boys in the car with their blankets and we all drove down to Santa's Ranch to see the 1.5 million Christmas lights. It was a bit of line to get in, but it was totally worth it. We drove through and listened to Christmas music and were very impressed with the lights. We didn't get the kids to bed until 9:30, but we all thought it was great.
This morning we drove back to New Braunfels with Michael. We played at Landa park and the kids thought the playground there was fantastic. We had lunch at the Huisache Grill and then parted ways as Martha and Clark drove back to Houston.
It was a quick, but wonderful little Christmas we had with them. Now only two days until the real thing!

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