Monday, July 27, 2009

Home Again

Cool camera shot! During the reunion my camera took a photo of another camera! That is me reaching for it and my sister in the green shirt, can you see us?? :)

Well, Texas was HOT, and HUMID, that part hasn't changed since I lived there! But we did have a nice time and tried to stay indoors most of the trip.

Well, most of us tried to stay indoors! My parents bought a small ATV years ago for the boys didn't seem to mind sweating and little for some fun!

While there, we had an extended family reunion, i.e. the aunts, uncles, cousins, their children and on down the line. It was good to see everyone, many I hadn't seen in over ten years.
My Mom looked good, she recently had surgery for breast cancer and will have another for reconstructive surgery soon. And her doctors have decided that radiation or chemo isn't necessary, so that is good news!

Here are a few photos of the reunion. We all gathered at my cousin's gorgeous home in LA. They just built a home on a lake and the setting was perfect for the reunion.

My cousin's sloping backyard and lake view. They had a boat that took us around the lake and pulled the inner tube.

My youngest (Ben) only got out of the pool to go to the lake for some tubing fun! Here he is in the pool with his cousin; my sister's son, and getting ready to hang on for dear life behind the boat!

My cousin's beautiful livingroom.....I didn't let the boys go in here!

My oldest (Ethan) and my Aunt (my Mom's older sister). She is gonna shoot me if she knows I put her photo on my blog! Shhhhh, dont' tell her! I just thought this was a cute pic, plus Ethan thought he was so tall next to her! She is tiny, and he is 5'11".

Another cool camera shot....I took a photo of everyone taking a photo! It was difficult to take pictures of people, most everyone had a camera and had it held up to their faces all day taking photos! (a line of cousins, aunts and great cute sis on the end in the green shirt)

So, the trip and reunion was for my Mom and we are glad we went....but it is good to be home now too.

My family: the four members of the Davis clan on the left brother in the white shirt (middle), his wife next to him. Then, my sis and her hubby and son...peeking out behind my Dad's head, who is seated in front next to my Mom.

Since we've been back, I've started several new paintings for the 1st updates, and we just had new windows put in our home! I'll post pics of the windows next time.


Doreen said...

Good morning Suzanne. SO glad you had a great vacation. The pictures are beautiful and your cousin's house is gorgeous..gosh to live on the lake like that!!!

Great news about your mom...not needing chemo and radiation..that is wonderful.

Good to have you back
Have a wonderful day,

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Welcome back, Suzanne! That first photo is fabulous as all of them are.

Love that fireplace surround in your cousin's beautiful home.

All the best to your mom, in her recovery!!

The Burlap Owl said...

So glad to hear you had a wonderful trip. The pictures are great and so is the news about your mom.
It's great to have you back! :0)
Take Care,

Caitlin said...

Great photos! Glad to know that your
mom is okay right now.

Welcome home!

Doreen said... are so sweet. Thank you!!!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Suzanne, welcome back from your vacation/family reunion. It looks like you had a good time, in a great location as well. Enjoyed all your photos and very glad to hear your mom is doing well. All the best.


Julie said...

Hi Suzanne,
Welcome home!!! It looks like you had a most wonderful time on your vacation!!!
I am so happy to hear about the good news about mother not need ing chemo. I bet that was great relief!!
I just love the pictures of your cousins home, It really looks absolutely beautiful!!!