Friday, December 31, 2010

H Town with Friends

Before Christmas the crew and I spent a few days cramming in some friends that we miss so much. Since Houston is "home" for us it was extremely surreal visiting with our best Doha friends that have moved there in the last few months. We got some special time with old friends and Doha friends!
First off we spent the night with the Michaelis fam and hooked up with the Livesays and Hopkins kids the next day.

The boys

The Girls

For another night we shacked up with the LaRovere's in their new house and the following day Jackie hosted an awesome brunch for friends to stop by for a visit/playdate.

Aunt Donna and Georgia

Red Rover, Red Rover

Big kids of the bunch. So much has happened in 5 years between these families!

Jackie made the kids this cute lunch which was gobbled up!

Katie, Shannon, Me and Jenise

Katie's youngest, Lissie. Could eat her up!!

More craziness in front of Jackie's house
Throughout the day we played with 25 kids and 9 mamas!

Kim, Aubrey and Georgia

My Doha buddies, Linsday and Donna (now a Houstonian, boo)

Our favorite Doha girls, Emery and Macie

My sweet friend Jill and her precious, Kinley stopped by

Doha kids
(Duncans, LaRoveres and Junods)

There aren't enough words to describe this precious friend. I miss her so much but I was SO blessed by her and our time together! Thank you sister Jackie for being so selfless and thoughtful. So glad you're mine!

Saturday we got a chance to hang with the Tuleys, best friends and neighbors from Houston that could never be replaced.

Sunday we spent the afternoon at a park with a brown bag lunch and few of our favorite families! Nick was fresh off the Doha flight, some came from church and the Livesays drove up from Victoria!
Aunt Shani and Major

The Hall girls were Georgia's keepers!

Me, Kim, Shannon, Jenise

Stephen, Mike, Derek, Georgia and Daddy


Thank you Houston friends for hanging in there with the Junods as we do this Doha thing. Your faithfulness and consistency gives us strength and keeps us coming back for more!!
Love you! XOXO!


Jackie said...

DON'T LEAVE!! We had so much fun with you guys! :) Seriously...we miss you guys very much! So thankful for your sweet friendship. Umm..Georgia's smile in the pic with the Kim is so big and precious!! Makes me smile~~have FUN in Paris...enjoy every minute! Love ya'll!!

shannonmichaelis said...

I just keep looking at these photos and smiling at all the fun memories! Georgia with some smiles in those photos - looks like Texas does her well, more like Houston. wink wink It just wasn't long enough, but it never is. Can't wait to hear about your current travels!