Tuesday, March 4, 2008

day 23-24: houston part 2

Houston, oh Houston. Yesterday was pouring rain, today was deliciously warm and sunny.
Here is some of what we've been up to on our 2 days off:

Hanging out with Tif's friends Zach, David, and Sarah. I guess you'd say they're all of our friends now, since we hang out with them every time we're in town.

See this yard? This is only a small section...

of 1.4 acres outside Tifah's parents' house.
If you look really closely, you can see...

us hard at work raking. (Yes, we are talented at yard work, too.) We did it as a gift for Tifah's dad, who was so enthralled, he bought us steak!

Dann has been wowing us with his card tricks (little known fact: he is also a magician!)
He would also like to point out his growing bicep - no doubt a result of doing 100 pushups every other day.

And now, a few of my favorite things around Tifah's house - a mini-tour, if you will:

Tif as a little girl. Awww...

Huge wall paintings. Tif's dad can tell you all the names of the men in these paintings.
Some of them are princes he knew personally... talk about some crazy stories!

Vintage hookah. Sweet!

An elephant. Yeah, I actually don't know the story here, but I like it nonetheless.

One of many Persian rugs to admire... and step on.

A big thanks to Mama Josey for rocking it as a host mom, and an equally big thanks to Maria Taylor, Damien Rice, and Radiohead for creating the perfect soundtrack for today.

Tomorrow - on the road again and back to work.


Shutterbugg02 said...

AHH!! When do we get to hang out?!?!?! :o)

Sarah said...

and yes, I agree - I think that means we are friends. common law friends. it's like common law marriage, where if you live together long enough, then you're officially married. we have hung out so much that I think we crossed that mark a long time ago. thank goodness! ;) Can't wait until you guys return!

Amy said...

i miss!

Melissa said...

This whole you-being-out-of-town-for-a-long-time thing is getting old. Seriously. Come home now. Please.

Greg & Kim said...

WHERE ARE YOU?! I'm needing my "Aubs" fix online, and there's NOTHING!

rustafarian said...

that vintage hookah is awesome! when are we going to smoke some cigars again?