Sunday, December 25, 2011


Fred and I spent Christmas morning drinking coffee and opening presents. 
After a banana pecan pancake breakfast we headed up to Temecula. 

What a beautiful day Christmas fell on. Almost 70 degrees, sunny, not a cloud in sight. 
We sat on the patio of Steve and Denise's parents' house drinking more coffee, snacking, and chatting.

Thanks for having us over, and for the presents!
Next stop- my sisters...

You'll shoot your eye out!
Santa gave Elle what she asked for. A pink BB gun.

The girls couldn't wait to open their presents from Fred and I. 
It is nice arriving a little later in the day so the Christmas excitement can be extended. 

I couldn't resist getting these animal hats for the girls. 

A snowboarding iron for Fred and I. Just what we needed!

Our dad got Ruby Just Dance 3 for Wii. 
She enjoyed it, but I think we enjoyed it more. 

The evening ended with our tamale dinner.
I think these were our best tamales yet!
Thanks Marla for hosting!


  1. The placement of the tree is perfect... as if the cottage was designed for Christmas. Fun.

    I am so glad we got to enjoy the warm sunshine together at the in laws' mountain retreat (here in Temecula). I loved sharing Christmas with you both.

    I have no idea what a 'snowboard iron' is but I'm happy you got what you wanted!

    I love the girls' photos and expressions. And the Wii photo is hysterical! Thanks for sharing.

    Merry Everything!

  2. what a great day and like usual your pictures capture it. Just Dance was so fun and the tamales were amazing!


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