In the Spanish, the relationship between common in-laws has its own vocabulary. Parents-in-law are suegros to the couple, and the sets of parents call each other consuegros. In the same way, the terms for brother-in-law, sister-in-law and so on, add "con" to the front to describe a relationship held in common. Language and culture go hand in hand.
When we lived in Quito, our rental home was on the same property as our landlady's. I was always jealous when her extended family got together on the weekends and holidays. I wanted to be with family, too. Now that we're back in Canada, we're much closer, but still an expensive ferry ride and several hours from my family and a long, long day's drive from Tim's. So I still miss getting together with my siblings and parents as much as I'd like. However, as our family grows, our gatherings grow, too.
Last Sunday, Mother's Day, we got together with our consuegros at our son and daughter-in-law's home. DIL's sister and her family were there, too. Our Little Miss and her cousin had a great time blowing bubbles on the lawn. I thought I had missed capturing any bubbles, but notice a few oddly coloured circles in the top right photo that must be bubbles. Little Miss is clutching her kitty - Mo Kitty, he's called, and goes many places with her.
My potted tulips are lingering, dancing beautifully on long, elegant stems. I love this deep purple colour against the greens in my garden.
Although I'm late to the party, I'm joining with with Mosaic Monday, once again hosted by Mary at the Little Red House.