Thursday, September 17, 2009

Good-Bye Fede


The Spanish countryside

Last Saturday we took a little trip with our friend Fede to his parent's chalet. Here, almost everyone lives in apartments and if you live in a house as we think of a house in the US, it's called a chalet. Some Madrileños have places in the countryside as a retreat from the busy city life. It was a great day to get out of the city, and enjoy a relaxing day with Fede and his parents.



Fede Sr. The grilling master. He's also known as Renae's Abuelo Fede.



Grilled meat . . . Does it get any better?



Upclose and personal with Renae . . .



She really enjoyed all the space to run and play. And be goofy of course.



And be sweet too . . .



Jesse and Fede headed to the community center for a game of Spanish pool.



Renae with her flower from Tío Fede

This week we also had to say good-bye to Fede. He moved to London to get a job and learn English. We had the great priviledge of taking him to the airport. He was a little nervous (obviously) as he was essentially moving to a new country with a new language, and no place to live or work yet. I would be nervous too!


Renae enjoyed playing with his suitcase. Seriously, anything on wheels . . .



Waiting in line can get boring . . .



And the last picture, right before he went through security (and before I started crying.)



Ok, one more hug . . .
We will miss Fede lots and lots but he hopes to come back at least once or twice before we leave beginning of next year. Thank goodness we'll get to see him!!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. So sorry for your loss. It is so hard to say goodbye to good friend!
-Britt

kpjordan said...

Oh, Renae looks all snuggled in in that last photo. I know this is hard on all of you, and am lifting you up. (Jesse, glad to see you have a little hair again ;o) )

Peggy said...

Not gonna lie...I thought Fede was Jesse in the pic of him & Renae. Wow, they look alike.