Sunday, August 1, 2010

Mosaic Monday: It's all about family...

It's all about family...

We just put our son, his family and his mother-in-law on the plane this morning, headed south to their home in Mexico. They were here for
three weeks. Lance is our oldest son and our business partner in our farming operation.
The farms are located near Manzanillo.
Lance and his wife, Marcela,
their two small children and Marcela's mother,
our youngest son, Ryan, my husband and I all
went to South Padre Island, Texas
to enjoy the beach, Schlitterbahn,
shopping, seafood and just a lot of fun.
Our granddaughter enjoyed two weeks
of swimming, golf, raquetball and
making new friends at the summer camp
sponsored by the club we belong to.
This will probably be the only visit up here for the whole family. Now we will have to make
trips down there to see them.
My son proposed a new idea this visit
which I am thrilled about.
He wants his daughter to learn more about
U.S. holidays, so we are going to
go down there for Thanksgiving!
Lance baked a turkey last year,
complete with gluten-free dressing
(our granddaughter has celiac disease)
and other traditional dishes.
So, we will be spending Thanksgiving
in Mexico!
I just wanted to share with you a few
of the pictures from the past three weeks.
The top left picture in the mosaic is
my granddaughter and me. She helped to
serve birthday cake for a joint birthday
party we gave for our sons.

I'm linking over to Little Red House
Mosaic Monday


Julie Harward said...

I love your love of family. Family is everything to me too...Thanksgiving in Mexico with family, that sounds wonderful! :D

Snap said...

Lovely mosaic of your family and wonderful memories!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

A FABULOUS mosaic! I know you'll miss them terribly but how wonderful that you'll be together for Thanksgiving! My favorite holiday for sure :)


Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Looks like you have a wonderful time and such pretty women..all of you! What do you grow on the farm? Thanksgiving in Mexico sounds like fun!

eileeninmd said...

You have a beautiful family and it was a wonderful time spent with your family. The photos look like everyone had a great time too.

Mary said...

Lovely family~ sounds like a great vacation. Thanksgiving in Mexico sounds devine :-)

Theresa said...

Love the pictures, the children are beautiful and the scenes... WOW! I can't wait to see the Thanksgiving pictures. Sounds like you all had a wonderful three weeks and I am sure it was hard to see them go!

BIG HUGS dear friend! Have a blessed day!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love your mosaic Karen!
So many cool pics, so many memories too!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Hello dear Karen!! It was so wonderful to see that you had paid me a visit this morning. Someday, I will have to drive over to McAllen TX and have lunch with you at Fuddruckers. Altho, I hardly ever get that far west from our home, if I ever do...I'll try to remember to let you know.

I do so love your mosaic of your family photos. How fun..I bet it was fun to put it all's so perfect.

Pondside said...

As much as you'll miss your son and his family, it's lovely that you have Thanksgiving to aim for - start planning that menu now!

Rita said...

I'm so glad you had the time with them! I'm excited to be able to see my grandchildren this next weekend.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a great group of photos.

Sounds like you have some wonderful memories to store up for. How fun -- Mexico here we come!

Lovely mosaic.

Stop by and say hi some time.


vintagesusie & wings said...

Wonderful family photos friend...I adore the way you created a mosaic of love! So very special!!

Jo Anne said...

Loved all of this, Thanksgiving will be just great. Everyone looks so good!