On Christmas Eve Lucy was ready to get things rolling -
we had a busy week leading up to Christmas
and we got in most everything we had planned to.
We did numerous drives on Christmas Street
and Bible Street, watched some Christmas movies,
frosted sugar cookies (pre-made, frosting kit, best idea ever!),
went to Zoolights! and a few nights before the big day Lucy
got a phone call from Santa.
So by the time the Eve arrived she was ready!
We spent Christmas Eve with Blake's family
with a yummy dinner, gift exchange and some
Beatles rock band.
Then we headed home to open jammies and
a Christmas book and Lucy left out cupcakes, milk and a note
Christmas morning we asked Lucy if she thought
Santa had been here -
she climbed up the steps saying
"he came, he came"
when she got into the living room though I think she
thought Santa would be sitting on the chair eating cupcakes.
She looked around a bit and then we tried
to explain he didn't stay and hang out - he had to move on to
She got over it as soon as she saw the doll house Santa
left her - and she hasn't stopped playing with it since!
We had a wonderful Christmas.
We all got spoiled by my parents and spent
the morning there with family and sweet rolls.
We visited other family throughout the day
and ended up back at my mom's for dinner.
It's always a busy day but I love
that we get to visit and see everyone
and Lucy is so fun to watch enjoy the holiday.
I guess I was too busy enjoying
the day because I only took a handful
of pictures...but I'm pretty sure
Blake has about six hours of video footage!
A month ago Blake starting talking about his gift to me.
He said I've always wanted it and that there would
be no way for me to top what he was giving.
I really wasn't into that challenge but
I was intrigued with the gift...
I thought jewelry, a hot tub (only thing I could think of saying
I've ALWAYS wanted) maybe a spa day??
Well I opened my gift and it was a candle we had
bought on one of our best trips ever to Palm Springs.
So he booked, planned, and made all of the arrangements
for just the TWO of us to head back to
one of our favorite places ever and yes at least a few times
a month I always dream and talk of going back.
So we fly out next week for four glorious days of
mid-seventy degree weather, no inversion,
spa treatments (me), golf (blake),
dinners out, a convertible rental car,
and did I already say WARM SUN!!!
The last visit to La Quinta was over 3 years ago (Lucy came too but
we didn't know it at the time!) -
there are over 50 pools at the resort so I think
I counted about 8 steps to walk from our Casita door to a full size pool.
It's glorious and I couldn't be more excited!
I'm just trying to get over my guilt of Lucy staying home.
I'll miss her so much but I know she'll be
having a fab time with my parents.
So...I'll have to just try to enjoy myself
lying poolside with a slushy drink!!
Thanks Blake - we're going to have the most FuN!
HaPPy NeW yEAr!!