Our second reunion - less than a week after our trip to Colorado - was a reunion/birthday party for my Mema who turned 90 on May 31. To celebrate this major milestone, Mom invited all the cousins from Texas to come up for a Taylor family reunion. It was a wonderful time, and a very happy birthday for Mema.
Mema and her little brother Joe - two of the seven kids of Julia Wesson Taylor.
Mom with old pictures from old Taylor reunions.
Coconut Cream Pie - my grandfather's favorite - my aunt Joy made 7 pies, including this one and Mama Taylor's Chocolate Pie, Mema's favorite.
Sergio comes from a big family - 12 cousins on his dad's side. This year, for the first time ever, the primos decided to have a reunion. Cousin Ana hooked us up with a fantastic cabin in Cuchara, Colorado and 8 cousins plus their families gathered for a wonderful vacation over Memorial Day weekend.
8 of the 12 primos - we're hoping for all 12 next year!
With the families of the 8 primos, we ended up being a party of 19, which required two of these lovely cabins in Cuchara. We all had a blast - from the littlest, to the oldest - we played games, saw deer, savored the incredible weather and scenery, and ate a-plenty.
Primitos - L to R Sydney (18mos), Vaughn (4), Nina (4), Julia (8 mos), MiaBella (18 mos), and Emilio (18 mos)
Cuchara is in the southern part of Colorado, near La Veta - which, we learned, is pronounced "luh veetuh," not "lah vehtah," which is why the lady at the airport looked confused when we tried to tell her where we were headed. In this part of CO, there are, purportedly, bears. So I was a little nervous about our outdoor excursions. Fortunately, the only beers we saw were the decorative type, of which there were several.
The only bear we saw - phew!
The gorgeous locale was a perfect background for quality time together and lots of fun memories made. We are already looking forward to a 2012 Primos reunion!