cash turns five and we fly to new mexico

Posted on August 10th, 2017 by mountain girl  |  1 Comment »

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From the whirlwind of July, we leaped into the dizzying sandstorm of August. Cash turned five on July 30, and we celebrated our boy with a cake (he wanted a blue wolf on it) and a night at the Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill.

These two pictures are so perfectly him–one minute a sweet little boy, the next a roaring lion.

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I’m not sure why he wanted to attack his cake, but he did the same thing the next morning when the staff at the Siena surprised him with a birthday treat.

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The day before Cash’s birthday, on Saturday evening, David’s grandfather Roman passed away at the age of 97. On Monday morning we packed up and flew to Albuquerque, then drove to Santa Fe.

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We are finishing up our second week in David’s hometown. We attended the funeral services the first week, spent lots of nice days with David’s parents, and all worked together to clean out Grandpa Roman’s house.

Here are a few snapshots of our time in Santa Fe.

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Grandpa Roman’s house.

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A hummingbird nest by the house.

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David walking in his grandfather’s field.

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Roman Jaramillo in the Navy.

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Roman Jaramillo as State Representative for New Mexico.

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And these photos–just because I like them. These are David’s great-grandparents on his grandmother’s side, Prudencio Romero and Delfina Urioste. I think David’s likeness to Prudencio is striking. I might look a little like Delfina. ;)

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David preparing to read at his grandfather’s funeral.

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Ceremony with the Knights of Columbus. David’s mother and father, seated.

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Going to Santa Fe National Cemetery for the burial.

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David with the flag from the casket.

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The cozy bed & breakfast we stayed at near Canyon Road art district.

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Gate and yard to the b&b.

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A couple of pics of the inside.

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Ice cream at DeVargas Mall. The flavor they got is called Wild ‘n Reckless. :)

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A few pics from the road our second b&b was on, at sunset.

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David’s parents are always so nice to us. The kids love them, and I think we had one of our very best visits these past two weeks. They are so patient with my (wild ‘n reckless) redheads, and so generous with all they have. I made a few things for them while we were here:

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This little jewelry set for Mom. I found pendants I thought she might like and added chains and ear wires.

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This carved raccoon for Dad. He wanted one to hang from his Jeep’s rear-view mirror. That adobe wall is the side of our hotel–our third “home” since being here.

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We’ve been enjoying the lack of humidity, the mountain views, and just being back in the West in general. The kids are even picking up a nice Santa Fe accent to bring back to the southerners at home.

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Adios for now!

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One Response to “cash turns five and we fly to new mexico”

  1. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi Honey: these pix are so precious! We miss you all so much. The little hugs, the smiles, the running around….thank you for the house pix – so nice To see it from your point of view. We take a lot for granted, no? I love you/mom

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