Friday, January 13, 2012

Visitors from Spain!

This post is looooong overdue considering that Javi's parents were here to visit at the beginning of December.  We had such a wonderful time and I will forever treasure it because I feel like it was MY time to finally really get to know my in-laws.  Javi went to work for 9 hours a day and I got my in-laws all to myself.  At first I was nervous because my mother-in-law doesn't speak any English and the only kind of Spanish that I speak is very incorrect so I was nervous about communicating but we laughed our heads off at our attempts at speaking the other's language and it was a wonderful chance for me to "go for it" with my Spanish speaking without being embarrassed about the rest of the family listening :)

Our week with them began with us meeting them at the airport with a poster I had made while at the laundromat that morning :)  As they were walking towards us they thought it was so nice of us to make a "Welcome to New Mexico" sign but as they got closer, Javi turned the poster over and announced the coming of our little baby.
"Welcome to New Mexico"
"Congratulations!  You're going to be grandparents again!"
They were so excited...and so were we!
We took them to tour our little house and they unloaded loads and loads of presents from Spain.  They always spoil us so much.  Scarves, shirts, ties, treats, jewelry, and our favorite gift of this year: Spanish playing cards and a beautiful wooden Parcheesi game.  This, of course, meant that we stayed up late every single night playing our new games.  They taught me lots of games that Javi's family was raised on.  Some of the games were so silly and hilarious, we laughed until we cried.

We took his parents to see Old Town because his dad loves history and he really enjoyed learning about the little 300 year old town.
Old Town
The Old Town Christmas Tree...ALMOST  as big as Rockafeller  Center :)
We visited the station and made Jose and Mali show their stuff at the news table and behind the cameras.  Mali seriously ripped it up.  She could easily be a news anchor.
Behind the news desk.

Mali behind the camera.
Cute.  Cute.  Husband.

One of my favorite parts of the trip was taking them for their first ever pedicures.  They were believers!  Mali even got acrylic nails done while we were there.

All-in-all it was a wonderful visit and it is one that I will remember forever.  When your in-laws live in a different country, you really cherish every minute.  I'm grateful for that perspective.

Love you Jose y Mali!!!


  1. What a fun way to announce your little baby!!! We are so incredibly happy and excited for you guys! Looks like you had tons of fun. WE love you and miss you so much! Hope life is wonderful.

  2. So glad you made the most of your time with the in-laws. It's hard enough getting to know someone, but when we you don't speak the language- even more difficult. Congrats on the new bundle! Sooo excited for you two. :D