Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Again it seems life has gotten in the way of my blogging. For that, I apologize.

Molly and I are in San Antonio to celebrate Christmas with her family. Due to the fact that we did not want to haul our presents to each other to San Antonio, we decided to do our own little Vega Christmas on the 22nd this year. Molly got lots of gifts from Santa, including a new watch and some fancy perfume (Coco Mademoiselle). I got some really nice gifts too, including a new Saints Jacket, a couple of new ties and a new work shirt. (Yes, I have decided I am a little bit sad that I have now entered the stage of my life where a tie is an acceptable Christmas present).

But by far the best Christmas present was one that Mason got.
That's right. Molly sacrificed one of my old ties to make Mason a set of Shirt/Tie/Suspenders onesies. He is going to be the best dressed baby on the playground, and will definitely draw some attention when he visits daddy at work. I am probably most impressed by the fact that Molly made these herself by actually using the sewing machine. She has typically shied away from "domestic" things like that.

As this year wraps up and I think back on 2010, I can say that this has been just an absolutely wonderful year. Between getting the job I have wanted since I finished college, to flying halfway across the world to visit China, and the most wonderful gift of all, the impending birth of my 1st child, I can say that 2010 has truly been a blessed year for the Vega house.

My wish as this year closes is for two things:

1st: That 2011 can be as wonderful as 2010; the Mason is born a happy, healthy child; that Molly does well through the final stage of the pregnancy; that life continues to remind us of the greatness of God.

2nd: That the coming year can be as wonderful for our friends and family as this past year has been for us. Molly and I truly have been blessed with many gifts, and it is my true wish that many others may enjoy such wonderful blessings in the coming years.

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Congrats to Smo!

This weekend was a great one for the League City Crew. Stephanie got married to "Uncle" Chuck in a wonderful ceremony at South Main Baptist Church in Houston. Will and I were both asked to be ushers, and we were honored to do so. Stephanie looked gorgeous in her dress and could not stop smiling both before and after the ceremony. She was so focused that she even missed the fart joke I made to try to lighten the mood just before she walked down the aisle. The ushers and Mr. Smotherman all got a good laugh, while Smo just kind of smiled and said she didn't hear what I had said.

After the ceremony and pictures, we all headed off to the reception at the Hotel Derek. The hotel ballroom was awesome and the reception was a blast. It was good to see all of the old crew there. Joseph & Cynthia, Amanda & Jon, Will & Amber, Lisa, Kelly, Allison, Stephanie Gay, Bobby and Trisha were all in attendance. Alcohol and food were abundant and the photo booth they had was all kinds of fun. Smo admitted she copied our wedding idea with the photo booth, but she made it her own by giving the guests all kinds of fun hats and dress-up clothes to spice up the pictures.

Of course, the night could not end without at least a little bit of drama. As we are all waiting for the valet's to bring us out cars, I notice someone very familiar sitting inside a nice Mercedes at the valet stand. Yep, it was Will, and he had commandeered someone's car by pretending to be a valet. After some unsuccessful attempts to get him out of the car by Amber, I was able to come over and convince him to get out of the car. He was drunk and not thinking clearly. How he got home that night, I am not quite sure. I am a bit disappointed that grown, educated adults are still ok with drinking and driving, and if I could sit Will down and give him a "time-out" like a child, I would. Alas, my car was ready and my sober (pregnant) wife was ready to go home.

All things considered, it was a great night. Good friends, good food, and a reason to celebrate! Congrats to Stephanie on becoming Mrs. Stephanie Jones! I wish you many years of happiness and love!

Friday, September 3, 2010

An announcement!

My boys can swim, Molly is pregnant!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting...

I can't believe it has been so long since I updated the blog. Well, here is the most important piece of news, during late May and early June Molly and I spent 2 weeks touring China! It was incredible. There was so much history and culture to see. So many awesome pictures that I'll only have space to share a few. I'll try to go in order of where we went.

First up: Shanghai
Walking through the streets near the Yu Gardens.

Inside the Yu Gardens

The Suzhou City gate, built in 514 B.C.

Me at the Suzhou City Gate

Molly and I at The Bund (A waterfront area in Shanghai)

Next: Xi'an

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Molly at the Terracotta Warriors

More terracotta Warriors

Then: Beijing

The Sacred Way near the Ming Tombs

The Sacred Way

Tienanmen Square

Panda at the Beijing Zoo

The Great Wall of China (Badaling Entrance)

Molly and I at the Great Wall

The Forbidden City

Scorpions on a stick at the outdoor local market (No, we didn't eat any)

The Temple of Heaven

Finally: Hong Kong

City Skyline from Victoria Peak

A boat in Aberdeen fishing village

Waterfront skyline at night

Molly and I on our last night in China. Rooftop dining in Hong Kong.

I took almost all of these pictures with my new Canon XS Digital SLR camera. I am not the greatest photographer in the world, but I think some of these came out really well, and the small size on the blog doesn't really do them justice.

All in all, the trip was great. Definitely a once in a lifetime type of trip. I don't think Molly or I plan on going back, but we were happy we went, and glad to get home to better air conditioning and drinkable water from the tap.