Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration


Every New Year we like to make Mexican Buñuelos and hot chocolate (abuelita), a Mexican Tradition. Mine often come out more like sopapillas (more like fried bread instead of thin and crispy.) we don’t mind though because it is just as yummy!


Thanksgiving 2011: Vernon, Oklahoma


This years Thanksgiving holiday took us on a 2 1/2 hour road trip to the country side town of Vernon, Oklahoma.  We were worried about taking a cooked turkey”on the road”” but it did well riding shotgun!

The town of Vernon has a story of it’s own to tell. But this was a time to catch up with old friends. One of my dearest friends grew up here. Her parents still live here and all the grandkids spend any days out of school with their grandparents. This is their chance to explore without much of the cares of city life. Most of the time grandpa has different tasks that have to get done.  Here the boys have returned after a day of cutting up large log that was blocking the creek.

Of course there is always time for some fun. There was a trampoline in the back of the house and boy did the kids put it to good use! They were out there for hours working up an appetite for that Thanksgiving meal!

Even ZeeK, (the pet RACOON!) enjoyed some of the thanksgiving meal. I couldn’t believe that he was so tame.  He had the cutest little hands that would grab a piece of Turkey and take it under the porch to eat.

Saul’s 9th Birthday

Nine years ago God blessed me with Saul. I don’t know what I can say except that life has been a joy since he came along. Today we woke up pretty early and had his favorite, “chorizo con huevo” He got dressed for school. He picked out his birthday outfit and was looking forward to his teacher’s special treat in honor of his birthday.
Then we waited on the school bus…I was looking at him and it hit me how fast he is growing up and how time seems to be slipping away. This boy will soon be a man!