Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy New Year, Y'all

We had the privilege of spending several days with some wonderful friends in Texas. We had a great visit. Since they had moved to Texas while we were in China getting Lily, this was their first opportunity to meet her (all except Marcos who got to meet her on a brief visit back to California.) Lily did really well with the traveling, the late hours, the extended time in her not-so-comfortable car seat, and just being out of her element. Our friend's children did wonderfully with Lily and treated her incredibly well.

While in Texas we got to spend time with other friends as well. On New Year's Eve we got to visit with Robin and Travis, a couple that was in our travel group to China. They traveled with their son Samuel to get their daughter, Lucy. It was a wonderful reunion. They are such a wonderful family. I wish we planned more time to spend with them.

We were able to ring in the new year with more friends from back home. Manny and Julie invited all of us to their home to celebrate the new year. I could not believe Lily stayed up until midnight. She was having a blast with all the kids. Once again, all the kids were absolutely wonderful with her. Outside of spending time with Marcos, Angela, and the kids, I had three things on my list of things-to-do-in-Texas:
  1. Buy Lily and myself a pair of cowboy boots (Julianne already has a few pairs)
  2. Visit Robin and Travis
  3. Get a piece of pecan pie from The Old Pecan Street Cafe
Lily and I got the boots and we got to see Robin and Travis so I figured two outta three ain't bad! I planned on getting myself black boots but ended up with these instead. Lily got an adorable pair of pink boots. Here are some shots from our trip:

Us in front of Lake Travis

Lily on the hanging swing

Lily and Reagan playing
Lily and Gabriella

Travis, Lucy, Samuel, and Robin

Lucy, Robin, and Lily

The two Spidermen (Julian and Jordan)

Reagan and her daddy playing

Reagan looking as cute as can be
Game time

Fun above Lake Travis

The condos Marcos is building

The site of the future Fernandez home


Dillo said...

Excellent purchase! You can't go wrong with boots! Take care of em and they'll take care of you!

. . . Dallas Meow . . . . >^^< . . . said...

love that red coat!
and what a great place to have visited.
no bias here!