Monday, July 21, 2008

Fabulous fun in H-tizzle

We had a wonderful weekend in Houston visiting my brother, a few of his buddies, the parental unit, the Chinese girls, and our buddies. We tried to fit everything into 2 days, which was tough, but we succeeded.

As for my parents and the Chinese girls, WOWZA! They were watching 27 Dresses when we arrived and my parents were sitting outside starring into the darkness speechless with a beer in tow. 2 of the girls got into a fight and one "bowed" up on the other and my mom had to break it up. The 2 older girls are NOT happy being in Houston and they will not communicate about it. The translator attempted to help my mom by listening and speaking things back to her. Needless to say, that doesn't work very well. We received our gifts from Lucy who is 13 years old. She is a doll! She speaks the best English out of all of them. She gave me a bookmarker that has a Chinese theatre mask on it and a "hangy" thing that I am going to use as a Christmas ornament (how cool...from China). The girls went to sleep soon after they called their parents in China, showed us their dollars, and told us they love and follow the Communist leader, NO ?'S ASKED. It was an interesting 30 minutes and I just pray my parents make it through it. BTW, my mom took them shopping to the Galleria and bought them some clothes on Saturday...thinking that would win their hearts. We will see about that one!

On Saturday, Eric and I went to Escalantes and then ck'd into our hotel, Hotel Icon. I love this hotel. It's an old bank that was transformed into a hotel. Everything is very romantic with lots of reds, blacks, and silver. When I ck'd in, the lady said, 'have you been here before?" Well, yes we have actually we stayed here on our wedding night 3 years ago. She then proceeded to ask if I remembered the room number because she was going to give us that room!!!! Are you kidding me? Well, of course Eric and I looked at eachother and had NO IDEA what the room # was...oh well, we still had a fabulous room with an imaculate bathroom. Onward to the Astros game, yep it was too much fun...Needless to say, it's not a secret we like to party like rockstars!

We had a great weekend with great friends!

Hope ya'll enjoyed your weekend.


Jayne said...

why are the older girls mad about coming to Houston? Didn't they sign up for this?? I think its hilarious! And by the way...the pic of you with the beer in the hat! Wow! Girlfriend!! Have another!!! hahaha

JAJ said...

I think they are just at that "TEEN" age when they don't care for adults. It's hard for them too because they don't speak very good English. In the Chinese culture, the young children don't speak to older kids whom they go to school with and NO ONE has siblings in China, so the young girls don't care about the older ones and talk to them and have attitudes.'s quite hysterical.
And, UM NEG, I didn't need another! =)~ You remember those days with us, correct?!?! Ha.

Jayne said...

yes I do remember those days quite stomach and head hurts just thinking about it!!! lol Good Times Good Times!! I have a tolerance now of a 2 yr old!! 1 drink and I'm done!! haha Kevin loves that!

Cara said...

We stayed at Hotel Icon on our wedding night too! :)