Saturday, December 4, 2010

Brief Sightseeing, Pink Taxi and Favorite Salt Cellar Spoons

Hi guys! Sorry I am late. We just got home late last night from a cruise and after unpacking a little (nope, I am not done yet), I tried to check my email messages but my wireless router would not work, it kept disconnecting. I was too tired to mess with it so I ordered a new one and this morning, I just connected the modem directly to the computer with a wire.

We embarked from the Port of Miami. The trip started stressful but it ended up well. We were going to tour Vizcaya but while walking on the grounds, my mom did not want to walk anymore so she sat on her walker and one of my nephews pushed her. When they passed through a bump, the walker fell and so did my mom, again! She hit her hear and the old wound opened up but thank God, she wasn't on blood thinners anymore so John just bandaged it up and it quit bleeding after a few minutes. Needless to say, we had to go back to the hotel but I managed to take a few pictures.

My niece took this in front of the building while we were looking for the cafe to buy water for mama. I tried to look happy but believe me, I was stressed and worried.

There was a lot of us in this cruise. It was a short one but fun because my mom, all her 5 children, all her grandkids and great grandkids all came along, well almost all, 1 grandkid and 3 great grandkids who are in College could not come because they could not skip school.

Below are John and me, all my 3 children (2 daughters Rochelle and Tina and son, Jed), their spouses (Derek, Scott and Becky) and all my grand children (AJ, Brendan and Nathan). I miss them all so much already! It felt wonderful to be all together.

And here is a picture of the whole group. There were I think 48 of us who went. The ship was all decked out for Christmas!

Ok, for some pinks now......In Cozumel, Mexico, we went to Chankanaab and watched a sea lion show. My brother's daughter Jean, was picked to get a kiss from the seal. She was wearing pink.

What about a pink taxi in Key West?

When we got home, the kitchen counter was again full of packages. One of them was this set of sterling salt cellar spoons showing all 50 state flowers. I love each and everyone of them! I bet they will look so pretty after I polish them. They are 2.5 inches long, just perfect for my salt cellars. Now, I won't have to be on a lookout for tiny spoons anymore. I sure have enough.

Thanks to our wonderful hostesses, Beverly for Pink Saturday at
Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things at The Tablescaper at

I hope you get a chance to visit them. I will try my very best too because I sure want to see all the pretties that they post.


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Christine, your family photos are just amazing, how special-enjoy:@)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great looking family!
I need some of your energy! :-D
Sorry to hear your Mother had another tumble - glad she is ok.

Sarah said...

Christine, your family photos are beautiful. How nice that all of you could join in on this trip. Happy weekend! ~ Sarah

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

You have a beautiful family! Glad your trip ended well. Have a great weekend!

Marina Capano said...

Hi!nice post!your family photos are beautiful and I love this pink truck!
Happy pink saturday!


Kat said...

Christine, you have such a beautiful family! I love that you were all able to go on this trip together, you must have taken up half the ship! Glad to hear that your mom didn't suffer a serious injury in her fall, hope that she's on the mend. Have a great weekend. Kat


Glad your mom turned up well. You have a beautiful and quite large family Christine, you're very blessed. Afetr visiting my 2 daughters that live one 3 hours and the other 8 hours away from us, after a visit, as soon as I say goodby to them, I miss them inmediately, so I know how you feel.
Thank you for sharing.

Jan said...

Such beautiful family pictures and how wonderful you could all go and be together!

Donnie said...

What a fabulous time you had. Thanks for sharing all the photos with us this Pink Saturday.

Erin@likegrandmas said...

First, how wonderful for your family to be able to do this!!! Second, hope your mom is ok. Third, how much fun was this trip??? Looks like a ton of fun:)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They are beautiful little salt spoons.
So sorry your mom fell again. Hope she is doing okay. What beautiful family pictures. It must have been awesome seeing everyone.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks like you had such a good time. What great family photos. I love cruising and haven't been in a few years.

Pat said...

What a great time, Christine! I loved your family photos. Gorgeous family!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Christine! I'm sorry your mom was hurt again, but glad she's OK! Otherwise, it looks like a fun vacation! I love the way your family gets together so often! Your photos are beautiful! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

So good to know that you mom was ok after her fall. And how wonderful to have that time with all your family! Wow! :o) I love your beautiful family photo. Your daughters look like they could be twins too :o) Our daughters will get that question asked sometimes and they are 3 and a half years apart in age. Is your son the oldest? Have I asked this before? All of ours are 3 and a half years apart in age and our son is the youngest of the three.

Love your salt spoons too :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
...trying to catch up on my blog reading :o)

Traci said...

Oh I'm glad your mom is ok & was able to enjoy the trip. How fun to have everyone there!!

bj said...

Your photos are amazing..and I know how much fun you had because 2 years ago, we went on a family cruise, too. I have never before and probably never will again, enjoyed a vacation so much. It was our first cruise and both our children and their crew came along..2 grand girls couldn't make it as they were in college and couldn't miss a week.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful family having such a wonderful time.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Christine....

I LOVED seeing your family pictures. What a beautiful group! WOW... you have loads of salt cellar spoons! What a collection..

Warm huggies,

Nancy said...

Christine, what a wonderful experience and especially for your mother, to have all her family around. I'm so sorry she had another fall, but glad to hear she is okay. Good thing John was there! :-)

Just love your little spoons.

I'm still visiting around for Pink Saturday. Have a wonderful week.

Dolores said...

Beautiful family... and wonderful pictures....How blessed you are to experience all these wonderful times together!

aimee said...

i know you already know this, but i must tell you you have a beautiful family. i love the little spoons. im so sorry about your mom. i can only imagine the fear of seeing her fall. i pray her wound mends quickly.

Entertaining Women said...

What a wonderful, large cool that you all were able to travel together for a special celebration. The salt spoons are wonderful. Great get! Cherry Kay

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, your mother must have a hard head! OOOO, that made me hurt to read that she had hit the same place on her head again. I bet it didn't slow her down though! Your family photographs are wonderful. What a beautiful family. Brenden looks sooo cute in that little vest and tie. Your spoons are so pretty. You can serve salt to a LOT of people! Thank you for linking up. laurie

Kathleen said...

How wonderful! What a great trip, and the ship looks so festive!

The Tablescaper said...

You are one travelling lady!! Hope Mom is OK. Love the spoons!!!! I was to Viscaya years ago - it is lovely.

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays. Sorry it's taken me so long to get to visit. It's such a busy time of year.

- The Tablescaper

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