Dinners, Dresses, Dates, and Friends

9.28.2012

I mentioned in an earlier post that we met some pretty awesome people on our trip to Goa. I loved all of the girls but I instantly clicked with one other wife in particular. She had her two kiddos with her so we spent most of the week hanging out. Her daughter is 15 and LOVES kids so she and Emerson also hit it off right away. Everywhere we went she was right there playing with Emerson and helping out. It was awesome! 
So when the opportunity arose, I felt confident leaving Emerson in her care for a few hours while we went out one evening. It was so nice to know that Emerson was being well cared for and Jesse and I had a blast hanging out. Here are a few pictures from the evening:


Another night we had a dinner for all of the conference attendees. I wear jeans about 99 percent of the time so I was pretty excited to get an opportunity to dress up. Of course my favorite picture of the three of us is blurry:
This one's not blurry but it looks like Emerson is chewing her fingers off. How does anyone get a decent family shot? Do tell! :)


I promise I got some cute group shots but I didn't ask anyone's permission to post them on the blog so for now you just to get to see a million picture of Jesse, E, and me. :)

The food was amazing, but of course I only took one picture! This was a goat cheese and cucumber salad with beetroot dressing. It was so good but the best part was the main course: Indian food! It was probably the best naan I have ever had. I'm practically drooling just thinking about it.
So now I have to explain this cheesy shot of me and the beads. On our first night there we had an icebreaker in one of the lounges. It was family friendly so we brought Emerson along. All night long she kept trying to play in these beaded curtains and all night long we managed to get her out of them. Just as we were getting ready to head back to our room for the night she managed to get back in the curtains. I got her out and started to walk away when the inevitable happened. One of the strings broke and beads fell everywhere. This wouldn't so bad except that there were tile floors and it sounded like a bead bomb went off. All conversations immediately stopped and everyone looked over to see what happened. It was so quiet that you could hear a bead pin drop. It was one of those moments where I wished I could just disappear. Talk about embarrassing! But after a few days I was able to look back and laugh so I just had to have a picture with the beaded curtains. Notice that Emerson is NOWHERE near them! 
On our last night there we decided to do a low key dinner with our friends. Even though it wasn't anything fancy I knew it was my last chance to wear a dress and I wanted to wear my new necklace that I picked up at the market.
And Emerson wanted to dress up a little bit as well. I told her that she looks fabulous in anything but she insisted on purple because she thought it would really help her stand out in her golf cart. :)


We had such a fun time every night we were there, even on the nights that we just had a simple dinner with friends. 



Mom said...

You look beautiful all dressed up. E Is adorable in her purple. You can tell E made friends with Paige. So glad you got to have this wonderful trip. Love you.

Rebekah said...

You look beautiful in these pictures! It sounds like a great time. I just had to laugh about the "it sounded like a bead bomb went off". :)

Andrea @ Life in Dawleywood said...

You look adorable in your dress, I am the opposite, I hardly ever wear jeans =) that is so great that y'all met someone you could trust with E and have a dinner date!

Michelle said...

LOVE your dress!

Amanda said...

oh E! that is so funny! but you looked lovely! :)

Megan said...

Such great photos!! Your trip looked like a blast! And Emerson is getting so big!!!

Joeylee said...

Looks like you had an amazing trip. Cute pictures

Mateya said...

Love E's shades and you look gorgeous! Love that striped dress!

Megan said...

How fun!! Love all of your outfits!! I agree, I am usually in jeans so any chance I have to wear heels and/or a dress I make it happen!! Haha

Mandy said...

You look so pretty all dressed up sweet friend!! And E too! :) Love that you guys had such a great time on your trip!!

LAURA@laurasblondemoments said...

Hey Tami :)

My name is Laura and a new reader of your blog. I found it through my girl Andrea aka Life in Dawleywood. I just love reading your blog and that sweet Emerson is just precious!!

you can find me at laurasblondemoments.blogspot.com. I'm the girl behind Laura's Blonde Moments and I too have a baby girl who just turned a year old. I'm a Nirth Carolina girl and love reading your adventures :)

Laura

Joanna said...

you look great! and your little one is just the cutest

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Family pics are so hard! But you all look perfect. What a wonderful trip!

ajs {of MN} said...

your family photos are perfect! also, my 13 year old niece came to visit this summer and it was AWESOME having her help and her to entertain baby while I got SO much DONE!!!!

luvbnmom said...

Looks like great fun.

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