Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Blessings: Family

Just back from a very full Thankgiving weekend, filled with family and fun! We started the weekend visiting with my side of the family. That's me with my two sisters (Tricia and Cordelia), flanked by two of my nieces.
And my brother, Pete, with his beautiful family.
My younger brother, Tom, and his new girlfriend.
Finally, me, my brother Tom, sister Tricia, brother Pete, brother Carlos (who hosted), and sister Cordelia.  My brother Carlos lives in the house where we all grew up, and I'm sure my parents are smiling up in heaven, happy that we all still gather together to share the blessings of family.
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We then had an interlude of this:
 Surrounded by one of our soccer families:
Henry's Juventus team (he's front row, left) played in a soccer tournament in San Diego. That was the main reason we traveled south for the holiday. The team went a disappointing 1-2 and failed to advance, but they did win their last game (of the tournament and the Club season) 4-2, and  Henry scored a goal. Plus, they had a ton of fun hanging out together and Henry enjoyed a tour of U.C. San Diego (where they played all their games). He's going to apply there next year - probably to the Thurgood Marshall or Eleanor Roosevelt colleges.
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And then it was time to see Paul's side of the family, where we got to see his parents visiting with their newest great grandchild:
And, by the end, we were all dog tired (yes, Gypsy made the trip with us):
So, how was your weekend?

12 comments:

Amy said...

Oh, it looks like you had a fantastic weekend! I love your family shots :-) We had a great weekend too ... with lots of photos too!

beccaf1970 said...

Looks like a wonderful celebration! I love the photo of you with all your siblings...how great that you got to celebrate Thanksgiving together!

Mary B said...

How lovely to have a big family gathering in the home you all grew up in. You are very alike all of you. I can really see the family resemblance

laurie said...

i'm sure you are so thankful to reconnect with family members over the thanksgiving weekend! it was just my husband and i here but we made the very best of it and the holiday was one of our best in recent memory.

Karen said...

What a lovely weekend and fabulous photo of gypsy. In our household it was a very busy weekend, but busy in a good way doing things we like doing.

Fiona said...

Looks like you had a great time.

Sian said...

It looks as if everyone else in your family has as radiant a smile as you do :)

Karen said...

How wonderful to all be together! It sounds like a perfect holiday. Ours was also fabulous, and I'll have a post up later this week when we get home.

Gloria said...

How great to have spent time with family as you did. Awesome pictures. Glad it all went well. Have a great week!

scrappyjacky said...

What lovely family photos.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great family photos! You can see the resemblance in the photo of you, your sisters & your nieces.

Irene said...

It's great that you all got together for Thanksgiving. May God continue his blessings on the Ontiveros family.