Monday, June 14, 2010

Nice to Meet You

My Dad had a connecting flight here in Houston on his way to, and from, Ireland. On his way there we went to meet him at the airport, but his flight came late and he had to run to catch his next flight, so we didn't get to see him. Luckily he missed his original flight on his way back through and his new itinerary included a 3 hour layover here. Ryan was recovering from driving 40 hours in the past 3 days, and Bella was recovering from church (Sundays are hard on her sleep schedule), so I let them sleep and took Brax out to meet his grandpa. I think they liked each other. Love you Dad!

Also, my sister Julia came home from her mission the next day. I wish we were close enough to go see her, but that will have to wait until September. Welcome home Sis!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day Memories

Sad news: my sister broke her hip.
Good news: she had to take 3 weeks off of work and got to go visit her mother-in-law, whom the couple hasn't seen since their wedding, almost a year ago.
Good news: her mother-in-law lives in Texas, just 4.5 hours from Houston.
Good news: her husband has a brother and sister-in-law who aren't opposed to near-strangers staying in their house, and they also live in the Dallas area.
Good news: we don't have to pay for a hotel and we can see my sister shuffling around with her walker first hand.
What a fun weekend! I was so happy to see Alicia and get to know Ryan and his family better. Being so far from family has made the opportunities to see them much more valuable to us.