Friday, November 12, 2010

Peterson-Cavallin Family History - "A Few of My Favorite Things"

This is my passion.
I gather family facts, photos and stories.
This is the workbook that I create
each year for my husband's family reunion.
I make three copies of this book
and family members are encouraged to actually write in
the "workbook" adding, subtracting and correcting
the facts. 
I totally love it!
I believe that it is incredibly important
that our children have a source to use 
to learn about their ancestors.
My passion for this came partially from my mother
who set a very high standard for documenting 
family history.
The other woman who inspired me was a cousin of 
my husband's. 
I expressed a desire to see that my husband's
family stories and history be documented.
She kept telling me, "You can do it!"
So I did.
For the past five years I have had an updated
version of the family history for circulation.
She and I even created an event we call
"Family Tree Hugger"... where we gather to do 
nothing but work on the family tree.
Today my inspiration for this work passed away.
She is now with our God she served so faithfully.
And she is with so many of the family members she
loved and missed.
I will miss Mickey so very much.
Rest in peace, dear, sweet lady.

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Show and Tell Friday: Portales in Suchitlan, Mexico

Suchitlan, Mexico

A Sunday drive up to Suchitlan near the city of Comala in Mexico, is a perfect place to enjoy the cool air of a high 
elevation in Mexico. 
It is known for coffee bean and fruit trees and a wonderful
cream that is thick and poured on top of many of the 
wonderful dishes that are prepared daily at the restaurant, Portales. 
On this particular trip we had our son and his two children with us. Our grandchildren love going to Suchitlan so they can play on the swings and slides. There are also 
tables with crafts for them to enjoy. 
The food is delicious and it is fascinating to watch 
blue corn tortillas made by hand. 
For sure we will make a trip to Suchitlan on our next 
trip which is coming up soon!
I am linking to 
Show and Tell Fridays 
at My Romantic Home

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