Viv was officially on 8 plane rides before she turned 10 weeks old! :) 4-round trip to Missouri for Christmas and 4-round trip to Caili. Three of our segments were first class. (love those upgrade points!) I told Vivian people paid extra money to be in these seats so she needed to be a real good.. she slept the whole time! :) Reasoning with an 5-10 week old is like talking to a puppy dog..all they hear is wahwahwahwah. Someday soon she is going to know what we are saying-just getting our practice in now. I've been told travel gets more interesting when they are big enough to crawl over the seats and push the flight attendant call button- so we are taking advantage of our good little sleepy traveler now. :)
On our trips I was reminded how incredibly blessed we are by the friends and family in our life. Unfortunately it seems like everyone is scattered all over the globe. So when we get face time with these sweet friends and family we capitalize on (cell phones are turned off) great quality time. We stayed with our big fat (none of them are fat. ;) Italian family, the Albas! The house was loud and full of lots of love and food as usual. Vivian loved meeting her West Coast "grandparents" We miss them so much. They add lots of color to our life. Another highlight in California was a visit from our dearest friends Aaron and Rachelle Trank, who drove down to Los Angeles from San Francisco. Rachelle is now 23 weeks pregnant and it was so fun to see her sweet baby bump- She is glowing. Vivian is a big fan of Auntie Chelle too! We are so excited to meet their sweet baby girl coming in May! We know Vivian will love to play with with baby Trank through the years on our travels together. :) We love you baby Trank, We pray for you daily. We know you are going to grow up and walk with the Lord. You have two amazing parents who will always inspire you and encourage you in your faith.
I could write a book on all the great visits we had with friends in Caili, but to sum it up...We loved seeing the: Leonards (all of them! ) , Rutledges,the Howell/Horowitz, the Levy's, the Abikasis family, and Nicole and Adam! :) We love you all and are honored the call you friends.
David is currently in New York and then he's back to LA for a few days next week. Vivian and I decide to take a break from the road and spend a little time at home. My sweet Mama came to town to keep us company while the "boss" is away. We also had a fun visit with my friend Theone this past weekend. Poor thing flew all the way from California to get snowed in our house in Richmond. We ate cookies and watched lots of movie-actually pretty nice and relaxing.
Ok, I'm going to try to be better about my blog now that I'm back to a computer, the Iphone is great, but a little intense to try to blog on. :/