Family House Guests

We had the pleasure of hosting my nephew, Tom, and his beautiful family at our house for a couple of days this week. They live in Texas and traveled to California for Christmas with family members there and stopped at my house on their way back home. The visit was short, and we wish we could have had more time together, but the time we had was quality and well spent. I asked permission to take some random pictures to post on my blog and permission was quickly granted.

This is my nephew, Tom Vezie III with his 13-year-old son Tom who wants to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an Air Traffic Controller.


This is Tom’s beautiful wife Emily. Emily is just as beautiful inside as she is out. Emily works in Medical Coding and if my memory is correct, I believe both Emily, and her daughter, Jennica, are black belts in Marshal Arts.


This is 11-year-old Xander. Xander wants to be a Chef.  When I was preparing Chicken Tortilla Soup for dinner, Xander stepped right up and asked if he could help do something and very quickly was assigned the job of chopping the green onions and cilantro which he did to perfection. I told him when he becomes a famous Chef, I will now be able to say I cooked with him in my home:)


This is 9-year-old Jennica. Jennica is just precious all the way through. She isn’t sure yet what she wants to be when she grows up but I know she will master whatever profession she decides to follow.


Tom and Emily have done a fabulous job parenting their children. I can say with ALL honesty, I have NEVER, EVER, met children who are more well-behaved, well mannered and polite than Tom, Xander, and Jennica. All of these children say “yes ma’am and no ma’am, please and thank-you…EVERY TIME they are addressed. They even asked if there were any chores I needed them to do just because they wanted to help out, not looking to make any money, just wanting to help…All three of these children are in advanced placement classes in school and all three are on the Honor Roll.

In addition to Tom, Xander and Jennica showing absolute respect to their parents, and other adults, they also treat each other with complete respect. There was no fussing or fighting between the children the whole time they were visiting. They even addressed our 19-year-old daughter, Shantel, as “Miss Shantel”. When the children got up in the mornings, they folded up their blankets and placed them neatly on the sofas…I couldn’t believe they never had to be told what to do, they just saw what needed to be done and they did it.

It was a pure delight to host Tom, Emily, and their three beautiful children in our home and I will look forward to the next time we can all be together.

Stay Tuned!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ellen Kaufman
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 16:07:08

    What a lovely visit you had with Tom and his beautiful family. They enjoyed their visit as much as you enjoyed having them. So glad your holidays were filled with family. That is what it is all about.


  2. gotham girl
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 16:40:02

    I love reading this because it gives me faith in mankind. Beautiful! xoxo MORE!


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