Saturday, May 28, 2011

Girls Trip...Phase 1 to Orlando

Last year, when I found out that our mom's cousin and husband were coming to the states from their home in Switzerland for a visit with their son and his family, I asked mom if she would like to go out east for a visit.  With the realization, that this could very well be the last trip for them, and the last time to possibly see each other, we made plans.  I figured, with 3 sisters, at least one of us could accompany her on the journey.  She mentioned that she would also like to take the opportunity to visit with a dear friend who moved to South Carolina as well.

So as things often do, a trip was planned and no one wanted to be left out.  It turned into a mother/daughters trip, and a wonderful memory making time.

We started out in Orlando after connecting flights converged us in Houston.  Our cousins, 2nd, 3rd...??? were vacationing there and we decided to connect there for 3 days.  We rented a condo, each princess wanted their own bed and we ended up with a condo bigger than my home!  On the 15th floor, across from the relatives in another building, so much so that we could wave across to each other!!

We spent 2 nights sharing dinner around a table for 12.  We are so blessed with family! 

View from the patio
We all went to Epcot Center and merged together off & on throughout the day.  The weather cooperated nicely for us California Coastal Girls.

Even the manhole covers had Mickey on them...good eye, sis!

It was difficult to say goodbye...til we meet again...
Then it was off to Beaufort, SC...

Saturday, May 07, 2011

More for Mother's Day...

I have gone through an older photo album to get some family pictures and to only get a few is really difficult.  But the great thing is, we have so many great memories as a only have to go through the pictures to remember just how blessed we are, I am.

Those that know me, know I had infertility issues and it took years to deal with.  More than I will go into.  The results speak for themselves.  We were blessed with a daughter and then through adoption, blessed with a son. 

Lake Louise Tea Room at the Top

For all the moms out there, have a wonderful day.  There is also a prayer for peace for those that have lost their mothers, or lost their children, those trying to become mothers and all the other challenges that come with being a mother.  There is an unexplainable joy and it can also bring incomprehensible heartache as well, and I wouldn't change one thing.  Just wanted to share mine with you. 
God Bless...Cat

Friday, May 06, 2011

Mother's Day

In honor of Mother's Day this weekend, I wanted to share a few pictures of my beautiful mother.  She was wife to a Marine, mothered 5 girls and continues to be a role model for us.  I love  you, Mom.

An 18 year old Beauty

Taken by my Aunt Dolores
Love that Smile!

Pismo Beach in January