Sunday, May 9, 2010

Two for the price of one...

Well, I'm still waiting for that memory card with our holidays snaps to come in the mail, but I had a real "light bulb moment" this morning... and decided to grab a couple of photos off my son's face book page. At least he's a little more organized than his mama is.

So this way, you get to see some photos of our trip, as well as me getting to celebrate "Mother's Day" by looking at my dear family at the same time.
Holiday memories and Mother's Day.
How clever is that, eh?

My son Josh, and my beautiful DIL Bec, at Melones Lake.

It was a bit cold, but Josh - like his mama - has "No sense, no feelings". We both run around barefoot, or as close to barefoot as we can... 365 days out of the year.
At least I put a jacket on, though.

Here's lookin' at you, kid.
Or here's "Looking at me, looking at you, looking at me."
Bec, Josh and the Old Guy, standing at the at the lookout at Melones Lake, Calaveras County side.

California Poppies

My gorgeous, "never-ending-source's-of energy" grandson's... Draven, Griffin and Brandon, running on the beach at Vista Point... just below the Lone Sailor memorial.

“The Lone Sailor” Memorial at Vista Point, at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge.
I hadn't seen this before, (it was erected in 2002 and we missed it the last time around) and it's an amazingly touching memorial. You can read more about the statue HERE, or just google.

Josh, Bec and Brandon sitting on the wall at the beach at Vista point.
Which some people might say is a much better photo than this one below, but you had to be there.

There's a story behind it, and I would tell you the story, but then again, I always vowed to never embarrass or humiliate my kids in public.

And I'm stickin' to it.

So... I may not be there with the ones I love today, but I have plenty of warm, happy memories to look back on.

So... here ya go... holiday photos and Happy Mother's Day!

(the poppies and The Lone Sailor photos are stock photo's but I'm sure you'll forgive me.)


Homestay Mama said...

I sure hope your son will find your memory card soon! But these pictures are great in the meantime. I'm so happy you had a wonderful time. When will you be moving back home?

Happy Mother's Day, Katie Tatie! :-)

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Becky said...

Great looking bunch ya got there! Hope you get your memory card soon. Glad you enjoyed your day, Katie!!

word verification is burop. Isn't that what you do after a good meal?

diney said...

I loved seeing your happy family photos (and those gorgeous orange poppies!). The one of the grandchildren running on the beach is great. Lovely memories for you, and good idea to swipe them from son's facebook!

Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

The pictures are fantastic!

HermitJim said...

Looks like everyone is having a great time! What a great looking family, my friend!

Have a marvelous day!

Marjie said...

Glad you got some pictures of your dear family up for Mother's Day. Can't wait to see what comes off your memory card!

Kathy said...

Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful trip home. Wish I could have come down and met you while you were in the states.

Caroline said...

Looks like a truly brilliant trip! Can't wait to see the rest of the photos :)

Nancy M. said...

Those are some great pictures! Your family is beautiful! I hope you get your card soon!

Robynn's Ravings said...

You know, looking at these pictures, it's amazing how much Josh looks like you, Kate. And I KNOW cause I've SEEN both of you in person. It's not just the's the expression and the kindness. You both have it and it shines through your eyes. I already loved you and I liked him IMMEDIATELY. That spirit shows through these pics.

I'm so glad I got to see you. Did you ever see the post I put up about us? If not, go back about 5 or 6 posts and check us out.

We just didn't have enough time together but we will when you move back! :) Let's have some beans and maybe the Lord's chips.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

What wonderful photos, Kate! You really do have a lovely family! No wonder you miss them so! But these pictures are wonderful, and I'm sure you'll treasure all your photos of your visit for always! Thanks for sharing them! Happy Belated Mother's day!!! ~Janine XO

Linda said...

I'm going to ask my husband if he has seen that statue, it is a good one.

Bz said...

Hi there TM, I swear when I saw this first pic in this post, I thought it was you w/ your boy. I've only seen you in passing... in the one pic from long ago -you w/ glasses and then RR's pic. Y'all both have nice smiles, maybe that was my fooler.
What a nice get-away. You mentioned going back... I sure hope so. This ain't no dress rehearsal we're in (my apologies if I've said that before).
But, it's true!
Hugs to ya.


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