We just returned from vacation. We visited family, did some sightseeing and enjoyed each other and the beautiful weather and scenery in Portugal.
It was nice to get away from it all, see my aunts and uncles and cousins as well as visit with my only living grandmother. Even though my grandmother didn’t recognize me, because of her alzheimer’s, I have to say it was such a pleasure and so magical to look into her eyes again. There was something sincere and special in the way I was able to look into her beautiful, sweet eyes. While I visited with her, I couldn’t help but think about how she would one day see my Julian, sooner then me, perhaps and how I wanted to travel with her there, in spirit.
It was a lovely trip. The weather in Portugal is absolutely wonderful! It was nice to spend some quality time with my parents too, who traveled with us. The kids enjoyed having them around and missed them terribly when we left them to return home. My aunt and uncle, who are so very close to me, were so excited to see the kids.
Personally, I would have preferred a little more quiet time, but the kids and Michael enjoyed doing all the sightseeing and visiting with everyone. I have to admit that it was nice to get away from everyone and everything here for a little while. I enjoyed being “taken care of” by my aunt and not having to cook, clean etc. It was a nice break from my daily responsibilities. Although, I have to admit that I did miss baking muffins and made pancakes the first morning we returned home.
Needless to say, that I will be back at the Monroe Farmers Market on Friday and will be featuring the popular Chicken Empanadas, Spicy Beef Empanadas, Banana Blueberry Bread, Morning Glory Muffins and Blueberry Crumb Muffins. See you soon.