the best (family) in the west

Posted on August 2nd, 2010 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

I know I’m sadly behind the times on this post, since we got back to Kansas City more than a full week ago…but I guess part of me is still dreaming in a bed of wildflowers on top of some mountain in Colorado.

Our trip was so full I scarcely know where to begin, so I guess I’ll start in Santa Fe, rehash a moot point and say have I told you I think my in-laws are among the world’s greatest. They are so easy, so relaxed, and just plain so nice.

It seems every time we visit, we pull in their driveway at an unearthly hour suspended somewhere between dark and dawn, and there they are to welcome us, pulling out pillows, blankets, air mattresses. And then they just let us sleep. And after we sleep , they take us to eat something yummy: enchiladas, tamales, blue corn tortillas, sopaipillas, and lots of other things with names that are just so fun to say.

And amidst all the meat and masa, dripping with cheese and chile, if I just feel like a crispy crunchy green salad, that’s ok with them.

And they don’t even mind too much when I censor all their treats for Zia to make sure there’s no high fructose corn syrup or FD&C red or blue or yellow in it. Yes, they are truly great in-laws, and I’m thankful for them!

We got to hang out with Zia’s cousin Makayla for a few days. Makayla turned Zia into a beauty queen, complete with Grandma’s pearls and earrings.

Makayla’s dad is David’s brother Rich, whom we also got to hang with.

Peace out, brothah.

David and Rich are very different, but they’re definitely cut from the same cloth. Rich came along with us  on some of our adventures, and with the two of them, it made for a totally hilarious time.

If they didn’t look so very nice and friendly, they might pass for a couple of thugs.

Stay tuned for more travel tales!

2 Responses to “the best (family) in the west”

  1. Lauren Blake says on :

    I am so glad you had such a great time. I love my in-laws too.. family is such a blessing.
    p.s. love those pearls on zia what a beauty she is.

  2. 3 amigos says on :

    hi honeeeeee – u know we LOVE you GUYS!!!!!! we are SOOOOOO happy to see u :)! love the pix; BUT
    “WE” need to be airbrushed………………we look bien wasted 🙂 u are soooooo funny:)