My family has been participating in Algodon (spanish for cotton) festivities for many many years. The Algodon club is an organization that hosts various events throughout the year to promote the cotton industry. One of the main events is a ball where guests wear 100% cotton formal attire. The evening is filled with dinner, live music, dancing and the much-anticipated announcement of the Don and Dona for the year. This pretigious honor is granted to a couple who has contributed to the cotton industry over the years, and it's a huge secret until announced that evening. My grandparents were selected as the Don and Dona this year so we got to be in on the secret. We were all over the moon. They are so deserving of this honor, and I couldn't be more proud of them. Many of the cousins came in town from all over the country to support them and see them recognized at the ball. We had a great weekend celebrating and enjoyed a fun, kid-free evening out.
Addie was modeling some necklace options trying to help her MiMi decide what would look best with her dress. :)
Friday, we met some of the family for an impromptu lunch at a little Mexican food dive restaurant in town.
Addie reading books with her Uncle Cale
Cale brought me a raspa (aka..snowcone) to enjoy that afternoon. Oh the taste of summer in the Valley....can't beat it.
Walking back from an afternoon of swimming
Too cool for school
Mom and Dad ready to head to Algodon
The hubs and I ready to party
Cody and Britt are on the board this year and were presented at the ball as well
The 2014 Don and Dona
The court all bows to the Don and Dona as they are presented
Love these two
Some of the grandkids
My handsome hubby and I
Our fam (including my 35 week belly)
My beautiful momma