Nothing make a house feel more like home than having family over for dinner.
It takes some doing for that to happen around here...while Jeff and Rachel live but ten minutes to the west of us, my Mom and Dad live eleven hours away by car.
Thank heaven for direct flights that last just under two hours instead!
Mom and Dad arrived last Thursday at 4. I picked them up from the airport, and had just enough time to show them the house and the views before sunset. I got dinner started at 5:30, and Jeff and Rachel came over around 6:30.
Rachel brought a fabulous Key Lime pie that she had made from REAL key limes for dessert.
It was amazing...and the gingersnap crust was a surprising twist on the classic recipe.
They brought a little surprise along too...
(And boy was Tiggie ever surprised too. He gave Cheeto a good hard stare, then headed downstairs to the office chair, where he sat and thought about what he had seen for the rest of the evening.)
Cheeto made himself right at home. He checked out the "Art"...and played with his Uncle Hart and Uncle Tiggie's toys. So fun to have a baby in the house!
"Grandma's Wienie"...a knitted snake filled with catnip.
Great Grandma had made one for each of her grandboy cats, Tiggie and Hart, and one for each of her four Great-grand kittens as well.
Cheeto decided that he like the bigger wienie toy that Great Grandma had made for Uncle Tiggie.