My Hand

20 Sep

Juego las cartas que me han tocado (I play the cards that I’ve been dealt).

Play what you've got.

Where to start?

I’ll try to keep this explanation of the recent happenings as brief as possible.  In a nutshell, I found out on Friday that I’ll most likely have to leave Madrid shortly in order to organize my legal status here in Spain for the coming year.  The last three days have been a blur and while I’m thrilled to be going home to see the people I love most in the world (my family, my friends, and Joe Mauer) I’ve been seriously jilted by the sudden change in plans.  I’ve quickly realized that I absolutely love living here and my heart aches thinking about how much I will miss la ciudad madrileña.

But enough of that subject for right now.  Here are some pictures from our weekend:

Inés playing with her puppy.

Looking especially cute, I thought.

We had a "picnic" in Santi's room on Saturday night.

We loved the glow in the dark bracelets that were sent to us (thank you so much, Auntie Monica)!

We sure got a big kick out of our new jewelry!

But wait, there’s more news!

It is Santi’s birthday today.  Happy, happy birthday, Santiago!  You are five years old today!

The birthday boy, showing off some birthday loot (the book was my gift to him)!

The kids had dinner at McDonald's to celebrate the big day! The PlayPlace was pretty cool...

Inés, booking it through the obstacle course with Almu in pursuit behind her.

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