Home for the Holidays in Texas

The first part of the time we spent on break in the United States was spent with Eric’s family in Texas. During our two weeks in town, we were able to do quite a bit…

We took a trip to Galveston,

decorated for Christmas,

Trimming the tree

Trimming the tree

perused neighborhood Christmas decorations,

met a new family member,

celebrated Christmas with family,

Christmas Eve carols

Christmas Eve carols

ate lots of Mexican food,

watched the Cowboys beat the Eagles and the Colts to secure their playoff spot,

reconnected with our cat,

and drank some good Texas beers.

Lakewood Growler with Eric's cousin

Lakewood Growler with Eric’s cousin

Thanks to all of our family and friends in Dallas for making our visit a fun one!

Awesome sunset

Awesome sunset

Denver to New York via Dallas

The very first leg of our journey involved a very early trip to the airport. Our flight from Denver left at 5:50 am, so we were up by about 3:30. We had everything packed the night before, so it wasn’t too bad. The only almost problem was that Eric couldn’t find his watch. It took the whole family searching (we had stayed at Della’s parents’ house the night before) frantically to find it at the last minute!

We were able to have a short layover in Dallas which was excellent. Eric’s sister Suzanne made the drive out to the airport so we could spend a little time with her. We enjoyed seeing her, especially because next time we do she will be a mom!


We arrived into LaGuardia in NYC where we took the M60 bus into Manhattan.  From there we were able to get on the 6 line to meet Jon (a friend of ours from college). We had an enjoyable afternoon with him, seeing his apartment, meeting his dog, and eating at the Third Avenue Ale House where we both sampled local brews from New York.

In the evening, we took the 6 to the E out to Jamaica where we caught the LIRR out to Bridgehampton where we will spend our first few nights away from home with Della’s uncle Richard! We have never been to the Hamptons before and are excited to relax by the beach and pool.