Aside from multiple potty breaks and a minor Corinna meltdown towards the end, it was a fairly uneventful trip. The kids were all relieved to see the hotel. Hotels are awesome when you are small. "Our kids would be great for a Residence Inn commercial; 4 out of 4 Ellis kids highly recommend!" Jonathan claimed as they ran around the rooms and checked out the bathrooms and kitchen. We selected a room with 2 bedrooms and a living area. The extra $100 was more than worth it so we all could get some rest. Been there, done the all crammed into one room thing before, and it makes for an unpleasant night!
That night we met Ryan and Rita for dinner at a Thai place. They used to live in San Antonio and we were friends with them through their engagement, wedding, birth of their first daughter, the beautiful Ruthie, and subsequent move to Houston. Ruthie had a tough start to life, and still has a long road ahead, hence the move to Houston with the medical specialists able to help her. They are an incredible family, and it was so nice to see them.
After we said goodbye to Ryan and Rita, we got the small fry to bed and ironed all the clothes for the big day.