Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Christmas 2008- Gramma and Grandpa's

On December 26th, we boarded planes and flew from Houston into San Diego where we hopped in our car and drove 1 1/2 hrs. to El Centro, Jay's stomping grounds. Another Flowers' Family Reunion was scheduled to take place on December 30th, so we made sure to be there in plenty of time and hang out with Jay's extended family.
One of my favorite people in the world is my sister-in-law, Vicki. She's a breath of fresh air for me. And we just laughed and shopped and hung out the whole time. The more time I spend with her the more time I want to spend with her! Hey, Vic, when are you guys moving to California?
On the day of the reunion, everyone sat under the car port and jammed. There were guitars, ukuleles, egg shakers, and more. Of course, there had to be a conductor. Madeline debuted. It was a fabulous afternoon of singing old favorites, country tunes and gospel hymns.
Gramma was busy the whole visit. From cooking to cleaning, changing diapers to Mason's first pee-pee on the potty, rocking babies to teaching Mason how to ride his tricycle, cooking to cooking, to cooking, to cooking. Whew! I'm exhausted just remembering all the work she did! Way to go, Gramma! We'll be back down when Madeline has to pull her first tooth.
There's only one place we all crave for authentic Mexican food in El Centro: Celia's. There's nothing like a special quesadilla, fresh guacamole, and hand-rolled tacos. YUM!
Not all of the Flowers family is pictured here, but this is a great number of them. We're all kind of mixed up, not standing with our spouses or kids. But we know who belongs to whom. At least, most of the time, anyway. Great reunion and Christmas celebration, Grandpa and Gramma!

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