Saturday, September 18, 2010

A fortunate visit

My FIL had a job interview here in Dallas this week. He said the job was a long shot, but it was a free flight out here to see us!  He got to come visit us on Thursday night after the interview, stayed Friday, and left just after lunch on Sat.  It was nice timing since I had a dentist appointment on Friday morning. Grandpa was a fabulous babysitter and Matt didn't have to try and work from home while I was gone!

Dean LOVED having grandpa here and made him play World of Goo (a great physics game that is not really a little kids game, but is somewhat kid friendly. It's one of Dean's passions!) with him any spare moment he could.

It was really difficult to get a good picture of everyone looking.

Of course we had to fit in an obligatory game of Settlers of Catan since we never get to play it unless family is in town. (We don't really have any other couples we hang out and play games with...)  I love that game because I often do quite well and I feel like I win as often (or more) than Matt. There are not many games I can say that about!!!  I felt like I was in a total hole the whole game, not getting any resources, not building anything. But finally the last few rounds my 8 on ore and 6 on wheat FINALLY panned out. I won with 3 cities, one settlement, the largest army, and a development card victory point! (I was red.)

These were seriously the only pieces I had on the board!


randa_joy said...

Dude, I love Settlers and the only one in my fam that likes it is my SIL shellie and some of my older nephews. We'll have to play it some day... like our 20yr reunion...

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

It's on Randa. 2029 Catan tournament. =) I used to think I didn't/wouldn't like it, but after playing it a couple of times, I realized I was pretty decent at it and it became lots more fun.

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

Oops. I meant 2019. I'm not that young I guess... =)