Monday, September 15, 2008

Will We Ever Go Home Again...EVER?

Well, folks I am officially at the start of my 3rd week away from home!! Many of you know about the devastating hurricane that hit Houston, and that most of the city has no power. Some people have no water either. Of course, those are the fortunate ones. So many people have lost much more than that. By the grace of God, my family and I were very far away when everything happened and for now we will continue to stay away. Luckily, we had someone check on our house and it didn't receive any damage. (Just no power). I've been in touch with Paloma and Cheryl, and know they are fine. I haven't personally heard from Joni, but I think she has power. I'm still waiting to hear from the other Houston bloggers, though. I really want to thank all of you for your prayers and kind words. I will try to keep updates on whatever I can.
In the meantime, I decided to share some photos from our Santa Fe trip. The first day, we walked over to the to the Santa Fe train depot. This of course is a favorite of Liam's. Last year we took a ride on the vintage train and he had so much fun. Unfortunately, this year we arrived on a Tuesday, and found out you can only ride it Fri. through Sun. Nooo!!

To my surprise, Liam was satisfied with just running around on the the cars. (I don't have my photo editing program, so the photos are a little dark). Directly next door there is the cutest cafe that I totally fell in love with. A lot of the time when I say "I love" a cafe or restaurant its because of the decor first...food second. I'm glad to say that the food was good too.
I love the skylights and the amazing mirror behind the bar. Most of the walls were either in a dark green or covered with brick. I think one of my favorite details was the white marble on the counters, because it seemed to glow. Very lovely. It was one of those places, I would move into right away, if only they would let me. As much as I liked this place, I forgot what it is called. Bad blogger!! I am disappointed in myself, but if anyone is visiting Santa Fe, it is right next door to the train station.
The rare voluntary photo of myself with Liam. I'm holding him like this because he wouldn't sit still. It took about 6 or 7 shots to get this one of his face. I think I'm not so much "holding him" as I am holding him down.
Many more photos to come!

12 comments:

Lauren said...

Hi Carolina! I still haven't made it back to Houston either, I am in Fort Worth staying at my parents house. I do know that our place has no electricity but thankfully no damage! Your pictures are awesome, and Liam is PRECIOUS!

Paloma said...

You're so sweet to have checked on me, Carolina. I'm lucky to have you as a friend. I'm so glad you guys aren't here dealing with this. Especially for little Liam's sake. (He's adorable, by the way). We were so, so blessed! We didn't suffer any damage to our property and only had to go without power for about 24 hours. I hope all of this passes soon and that you are able to return home shortly.

Carolina Eclectic said...

Lauren,I'm so glad to hear you are out of harm's way! I think a lot of us are spending extra time w/ our parent's right now ;)

Paloma: I was relieved to be able to get a hold of someone. Hope you are enjoying your A/C.

Pink Wallpaper said...

I am so glad y'all are okay. i feel so awful for all of the people who lost everything. I hope you get to return home soon and safely.

karina said...

A big hug from Argentina!!!

Joyce said...

Carolina,

I have been visiting your site and I'm glad you and your family are safe! The photos of your trip are great!

Topsy Turvy said...

Carolina - you and your son are both beautiful! (I don't understand why you don't want your picture taken.) Thanks for the update.

-Lana

Carolina Eclectic said...

PW: Thank you so much. I have to admit, I'm nervous about seeing what Houston is going to look like.

Karina: Gracias linda! Besos para ti.

Carolina Eclectic said...

Joyce: Thank you so much for commenting, and for your well wishes. It is very appreciated.

Lana: You are too kind! Although, I don't like pictures of myself, I don't mind them w/ my little guy.

amy said...

glad to hear you and yours are well! what a devastation this hurricane caused...
and thanks for stopping by my blog! your photos are really lovely...

Fifi Flowers said...

I heard from Joni about an hour ago... she still had no power, but she is fine. That's all I know. Good to hear you are ok.
Prayers and thoughts are with you and everyone touched by Ike.

please sir said...

Looks like a fun trip! Glad to hear you are ok - hope things clear up soon and you can go back home - good thoughts your way :)