Saturday, July 12, 2008

Bye Bye King Johnson & Banana Nanna Anna

Ahhh so where did we leave off......Our visit with Nanna and Grandpa has ended, Shawn dropped his parents off at the airport early this morning.....We sure did enjoy their stay......the girls have new nicknames for them as you can see by the title.....they also have started calling daddy "Big Brown" ever since the rode him like a horse with their cowboy hats on.....So funny....

Tuesday the boys went out for most of the day and had a guys day at the bar.....they played some shuffle board and pool......from the sounds of it they all had a great time, while Nanna and I stayed home with the girls and did projects......So Wednesday Anna and I headed out for our girls day filled with shoe shopping, kitchen gadget shopping, Lunch with White Peach Sangria all at La Cantera, and then we hit a glass art store Stained Glass Crafters Workbench, which was pretty cool and the ladies were super nice and they have TONS of classes....I am thinking about signing up for a refresher course on cutting glass again....(for those of you who don't know, I use to do stained glass in High School, I made 2-3 windows it was pretty cool)....I think fusing glass would be so fun and also glass bead making.....we shall see....Anyway I got a new pair of heels, some kitchen mixing bowls (which are bright and awesome), some 25 year old Balsamic Vinegar (Yummy!) .....Anna also got shoes and kitchen stuff and fun supplies.....We had a great time. That night we met up with the family and we all went to dinner at La Fogata. Seriously the best Margaritas in town. I love this place it really makes you feel like you are some where else....The outdoor seating is the best.....and the food very good!
I think that brings me to Thursday....Shawn had an interview at his company for another position.....he feels it went pretty well and we are confident that he will have a second interview.....Hopefully it will go well too and he gets this job.....but if not he continues to apply and follow up on other jobs down here.....after his interview we headed to SeaWorld.....We caught a few shows and checked out the dolphin pool, penguins and sharks.....we ended our visit with the kids cooling off in Shamu Harbor.....I think next visit (which will be Saturday the 19th for Texas Cougar Day) we will hit the water park that is inside SeaWorld.......On our way home we stopped at Rudy's for some BBQ....soooo good....and then home we went all tired and full. Later that night Shawn and I snuck out for our Homeowners Association meeting.....It was at Matamoros a Mexican restaurant close to the neighborhood.......the meeting was ok, got to meet some more neighbors and got to know some neighbors better....can't really go wrong with free food and some quality time together away from the kids. Plus Nanna and Grandpa got to spend some QT with the grandkids.....

Let see yesterday we celebrated Joel's birthday a few weeks early.....he got a really cool gift from his parents.....here is a pic of it.....and you can get them at Sticks & Stones......it says FAMILY in case you can not tell.....anyway it's very cool.....and of course he got a necklace from the twins....Joel had a few things to to in the AM for work so the rest of us headed out to breakfast at Le Peep, another great meal there.....that afternoon Nanna and I slipped away to get a pedicure.....AHHH, I love them so much and hadn't had one in a long time.....We went to Spa Jane and had a great time. The place is pretty funky and cool. I really can not wait till the girls are older.....it will be so fun to take them to a place like this.....My new toe color is Flashbulb Fuchsia.......I love it! We ended our night with some Pool time and Steaks for Joel's birthday dinner.....Gotta love good quality family time......

We just want to thank Nanna and Grandpa for everything.....and especially Grandpa for helping Shawn do all the little projects around the house, the water softener leak in the laundry room, the leaky kitchen faucet, the magnetic tot locks on my kitchen cabinet (so nice to keep all the cleaners in one locked spot that is easy to open), the hose reel outside, I may have left something out but anyway......I really appreciate it!.......I will end with some pics.....
2nd Half Harper Visit

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thnx, Grandpa Harper & Nanna - for a great visit!


SH

Paula G. said...

Great pictures, I know it is sad to see them go, but they will be back at Christmas... Right. The girls looked like they enjoyed seaworld. I love the dophins too. and of course the pequins. Have a great day. Love MOM

Erin said...

love the pics - i am sure you miss anna and jerry! looks like you guys had a lot of fun!