Category Archives: Family

Nochebuena 2009

A precious quote

I have to get this down before I forget about the moment…

We were driving from the hotel to the airport through the Dominican Republic countryside to come back home and Isabel turned to Ricardo and said:

Papi – I love you…thank you for showing me your world.

Talk about a special moment…still brings tears to my eyes!! That is what being a parent is all about!!

Just had to share! 🙂


Dominican Republic Pictures

Here they are…

We are back…

We are back from our trip to the Dominican Republic. We had lotsa fun and will post with more detail pretty soon. Right now we are just trying to take today and get back into the swing of things. We are definately looking forward to tomorrow morning.

I will be posting many of the tons of pictures and videos we took. For now, here’s a little taste (click to enlarge).

Beach view from Viva Wyndham.

Beach view from Viva Wyndham.

To the park with our bikes.

The Easter Bunny brought the girls a bike and a trike early on Thursday so they could enjoy it while Mima & Bobby were here.

Dallas Zoo with Mima & Bobby

Here are some pictures of our visit to the Dallas Zoo with Mima & Bobby.

In Memoriam

Tonight my grandfather passed away. I haven’t seen him in a while since he lives in Dominican Republic but I already miss him. I am sad that I wasn’t able to see him recently but I am thankful that he met Tommie.

He is now gone but he will live forever in me and through me. From the many visit to the finca teaching us to ride horses and milk cows. To teaching us to always say thank you, not to whistle at the table while eating a meal and doing things for others “con mucho gusto y fina voluntad”. For always correcting my Spanish so I could speak eloquently (finish your words; r’s and s’s). For showing me to respect others for who they were and how they treated people. For enjoying life, music and poetry.


Juan Llibre
1924 – 2008

MLS SuperDraft 2008

Louis: Looking good, Billy Ray!
Billy Ray: Feeling good, Louis!

MLS SuperDraft 2008

MLS SuperDraft 2008

Marco with head coach of FC Dallas Steve Morrow and a couple other guys I don’t recognize.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas y’all. Hope Santa brought you all the gifts you wanted.

Feliz Nochebuena & Merry Christmas!