Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Special Memories

It doesn't  get any better than visiting your grown children. My husband, his mother and I recently visited our son and daughter-in-law in Texas.  We were so happy to see them. It has been four months since we have seen them which is a shorter time than usual. The first thing that caught my eye was this beautiful array of fruit which we enjoyed everyday.
I love her Portugal pottery!  Since I have a new camera it was fun to chronicle most of the wonderful food and sights we enjoyed.

Does this look good or what!  Dinner was a feast with marinated grilled chicken breasts, rice with cilantro, grilled pineapple slices basted with a special sauce and  a green salad with carrots, tomatoes, and mango  topped with a spicy dressing which complimented all the flavors so well.
We had the best time sitting in their loggia eating,visiting, and enjoying the view of their pool.  A variety of birds, several of which I was not familiar with, also entertained us flying back and forth from the palm and banana trees.

Sarah made homemade pesto with fresh basil from her garden to serve over ravioli. Served with a salad it was a yummy lunch. 

A leisurely breakfast outside by the pool was delightful! Whole wheat toast, cranberry pecan toast, spinach souffle, fresh peaches and sliced apples  could not get any better.

After all the good food a walk along a creek in a local park was enjoyable.

Then, we rode out to a beautiful lake. The water is really this blue! I went on and on about how pretty it was!  Lake Amistad is an impoundment of the Rio Grande and forms part of the border with Mexico.
Next, we toured a local winery which was very interesting.  Last on our sightseeing agenda was a visit to the base where my son is stationed. 

 Thought you might enjoy a few views of their home. Hospitality is their gift and they have enjoyed hosting squadron parties, bible studies and entertaining friends during their stay in Del Rio. The pool has been great for families with kids.  They view their yard from their bedroom window, great room and kitchen. It is so pleasant it draws you out and I could spend some major daydreaming time there.

Their house sits on a tree lined street and the bougainvillea growing on the wall by the garage is gorgeous. Wish I had gotten a picture of it. By the way, their house is "For Sale" since they will be moving to their next assignment.

There are so many architectural features that give their home so much character and flavor of the Southwest.
 The mexican tile floor in the loggia is stunning!  Double glass doors lead from the loggia into the great room and kitchen. I am so glad they found a home with such personality because it was perfect for them.

I praise God for special memories and the great blessing of family and ask Him to prepare the way for their next phase of life.

Thank you James and Sarah for a wonderful visit. We love you.

We are invited to visit our daughter's family for July 4th. That will be my next post. Life is good.

I welcome your comments. They are so encouraging.

I am linking this post to: Tablescape Thursday with Susan, to Foodie Friday and Tabletop Tuesday


  1. It IS wonderful to have grown children to visit! Looks like you were treated royally at your son and daughter-in-law's house!

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful time with your son and daughter-in-law...the food looks so good!

  3. Wow, that food looks great! Looks like you all had a wonderful visit!

  4. What a wonderful visit! I just love that Mexican tile. The food all looks so delicious!

  5. Pasta looks so tasty with the fresh herbs. The house is lovely and I am sure that the new location will be just as nice. I hope you get to visit sooner next time.

  6. Thank you for leaving me a comment recently. It is nice to find another southern neighbor! And I am quite familiar with Enterprise; it was the big city we drove to for eating and shopping when I lived in Elba. Isn't it a small world? So glad you stopped by to say hello!

  7. You have such a lovely blog. I'm so glad I stopped by for a visit it's nice to meet you.
    Oh yes, I'm following you now so we can keep in touch.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  8. Nice to meet you. What a wonderful home, wonderful pool and wonderful food. Glad you had such a nice visit.

  9. Oh, my goodness! What a lovely trip you had, everything is so beautiful, relaxing & inviting.

    Have a lovely week.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  10. Love the saltillo tile in this house. SW style is definitely a design unto itself. Like the display of all the fresh veggies and fruit on the counter. You were treated quite well on your visit! Here visiting from Rhoda's.
    :-) Sue

  11. Such a beautiful home. Love the tile. The fruit and vegetables look so pretty all grouped together, and dinner looks fabulous. Now I'm really hungry. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  12. The grilled chicken breast looks really good. Your pool is also beautiful by the way.


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