Monday, October 24, 2011

A Taste of New Mexican Culture

These were taken at the Old Mesilla Plaza in New Mexico.

I asked the littlest girl if I could take her picture and within 3 seconds she'd organized the group! Haha! So cute.

"Bikers". How could I NOT ask to take their picture with the promise that I'd send them one?! Just standing there in a perfect spot, listening to the Mariachis.

Enjoying Mariachis
Enjoying Mariachis and Dancers



Ready to Go On
Getting Ready to Perform

Young Mariachi

A Perfect Scene
"A Perfect Scene". Mariachis & Dancers get together here every weekend from September through November. This Plaza is where Billy the Kid was convicted to hang. Site of the Butterfield Stage Line. Site of the Gadsden Purchase. So historic and appropriate for this kind of activity!


Mariachi and Violin
A Seasoned Mariachi with Violin

Take My Picture
She was DYING for her picture to be taken!

Local Bar
Local Bar on the Plaza -- everything looks pretty in evening light.

Southwest Shadows
Southwest Shadows


Big Chicken
"Big Chicken"

Off My Rocker
Off My Rocker

Evening Light in New Mexico
Late Afternoon Shadows

Rural New Mexico
Rural New Mexico

Monday, October 17, 2011

A Baby Blessing, and More

It was a wonderful experience to go to Utah for our 8th grandchild's (6th grandson) baby blessing. I was very "snap-happy". I apologize in advance for the number of photos, but how can I resist?

Adorable 2
Hawk Norton Mildenstein - Blessing Day

Cole being a great big brother

Adorable 3

Adorable 1

Proud Mama
Proud Mama

Daddy and Son
Father and Son

Mother and Son
Such a cuddly baby!

A Grandpa's First Meeting
A Grandpa's First Meeting! (My son-in-law's father)

Cole -- obsessed with baseball! So fun.

Baby "Toms"
How CUTE are these??

Mom & Dad's Bed
Sleeping Hawk

Angel Baby


Canned Peaches
We canned those luscious Utah fresh peaches!

I Found a Pear!
"I Found a Pear!" (Nicole hosted a fun hay ride at her parents' house!)

My Name is Dash
"Hi! I'm Dash."

Mother and Son
Lindsay and Rune, the Lumberjack

"Nice Horsey"
"Nice Horsey"

Provo Canyon, Utah
Provo Canyon

Provo Canyon, Utah
Utah in Autumn

Provo River, Utah
Constant, perfect. Provo River.