Tuesday, June 24, 2008

We're Back


We made it home safely from our trip to my in-laws. It was very nice to see everyone again. We hadn't seen most of them in two or more years; some of them had changed and some of them looked just the same.

Happy Boy had a blast playing with all his cousins and running around outside several times a day. The only problem was that the cousins all knew each other, but didn't know him. They kept calling him, "That Boy" because they didn't remember his name. Also, they tended to want to play with the children they already knew so he was used as a last resort.

I was able to read five books while I was there, which was quite a treat since it is very difficult for me to read here without distraction. One of the books I read was Endless Night by Agatha Christie. That story was written differently from her others I have read, and had a masterful twist towards the end.

We had an added pleasure of being able to see my brother. The last time we saw him was in 2005 and before that was at our wedding. He happened to be driving across the country and drove through a city about 90 minutes away while we were there. We were able to coordinate things so that we could drive down and visit with him for an hour or so.

3 comments:

Amos Johannes Hunt said...

Welcome home!

I just re-found your blog a few days ago and have been enjoying the "happy boy" stories. Hope to hear more from you soon.

Flannery said...

Ah, that's a good Agatha Christie. I totally didn't see it coming, but then I never do.

In re your comment on Mrs. Bear's blog, Why isn't Happy Boy well into a Latin Primer yet???

Mrs. Bear said...

Helene, I responded with a post for you! :-)