Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Home Sweet Home, but cold!

We got home on Monday to a very cold and windy Kansas. It was a damp cold with a strong wind that cut right through you. The weather forecast for later this week is single digits.

Why is this all relevant? If you were interested you'd just go to weather.com and get all you need for anywhere. It matters to us because we just got back from 85 degrees in Puerto Morales, Mexico, just south of Cancun. 7 beautiful days with sun, sand, beach, pool and service fit for a king. But we do not just stay on the resort, we also love going to the local towns and eating and shopping with the local merchants. A trip to Puerto Morales and Playa De Carmen were great adventures and I will tell you the best local food must be eaten at local restaurants. It is so different to eat the local mexican fare from that area compared to the mexican food in KC. This is the first time we took a winter vacation to a resort where the climate was so opposite from what we left.

The main purpose of this trip was our daughters wedding. She got married on the beach and there were 21 of us there to celebrate the occasion. We now have 2 wonderful honorable and loving son-in-laws that treat our daughters as queens. What more could parents want.

We don't have wedding pictures, a friend went with us to take pictures of the wedding and we have not downloaded them from his camera. However we have posted our general vacation pictures on Flickr and if you want to see them they can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/15120866@N05/sets/ If you want to see what we left look at Snow 2010 and then it was straight to Mexico 2010. As you can see, quite a shock to the system. All of that snow was still on the ground when we left.

The vacation was relaxing and our son did well. It is hard for dad at times to practice what I preach about his life is his responsibility but I am aware so it is a process of change.

I am still not caught up on all the blogs but I have scanned a few and I see the normal good news from some and bad news for others. I see my Blog Birthday wish I made before leaving is not working for all.

Trying to catch up so I am not going into a lot of other stuff. It is now vacation catch up time. Plus on Saturday we have a wedding reception planned for 200. It is for all of those not able to go to Mexico with up last week. We have a big family on both sides and we all love get together's and celebrations.

9 comments:

clean and crazy said...

wonderful!! wow i am so glad you all had such a great time away with the family!! awesome yes Mexico and my people are awesome, Wes wants to retire there, and we just might. good to have you back

Barbara aka Layla said...

Welcome back, you were missed! Glad to hear you had a good time. Yes, catch up after a vacation can be brutal! I'm off to look at the pics now.

kristi said...

Glad you made it home safely. The addicts in my family have been wreaking havoc. My Mom needs to go to AL Anon 24/7.

Lou said...

Welcome home..we are going to the Florida Keys in about 6 weeks. I can't wait to get out of the frozen tundra!

Mom of Opiate Addict said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time in the nice sunny weather! Welcome back and thanks for sharing a piece of the sunshine:)

Heather's Mom said...

Welcome back! Glad you had a great time :)

Kim A. said...

I know the break and wedding will keep your thoughts warm until spring comes. How wonderful.

namaste

Fractalmom said...

i am so happy you guys had that relaxing, warm, treated well and a happy wedding time !! what wonderful memories. you deserved the break, and congrats to your daughter and son in law !!

Syd said...

Sounds like you had a great trip. I think that vacations are magical.