I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. Our past few days have been very nice, lots of family and tons of food… perfect.
so I have a TON ( i took 289 pictures and forgot my camera on Christmas eve!) of pictures to post from Friday to yesterday. My brother and sister in law are in town too woohooo! i think it’s very cool how the kids do not hesitate around them, proof that family can be very close and live far a part. i hope your ready here comes a lot o pictures…
Friday’s hike in the McDowell’s.
the dad and i have been hiking here for years in fact this is where the dad proposed (don’t tell the kids… they think he rescued my from a tower … seriously!) over the last few years more and MORE folks have started hiking here. but for the first time when we drove up our little secret hiking place had changed… it’s now a state wildlife preserve, with parking spaces, trails, and picnic tables. our hearts sunk. but only momentarily. it’s a beautiful piece of desert and now some that would have never laid eyes on it will wonder the trails the state was kind enough to pave for them. the bear’s wee legs appreciate the paved trails too.
Saturday was baking at grandma and grandpa’s house
one short little Christmas story I have to share… the monk decided on Sunday that she no longer wanted anything she had previously asked Santa for and instead wanted only a flute. we tried explaining that the elves had probably already filled her previous request and it just might be too late for him to swing a flute. and with out a blink or any hesitation she told us not to worry, Santa was magic and he would bring her a flute and just in case he was confused she left him a note on the tree.
well my big sis just happened upon a flute in the check out aisle on Sunday night and wouldn’t you know that Santa came through non to the monk’s surprise! made me think maybe Santa is out there… hummm food for thought.
I hope you all have a great few days…talk to you soon