We had a wonderful Christmas, and I hope you did too.
The week before Christmas, my three crazy ‘kids’ got together at my oldest daughter’s house in Tampa and had a wonderful time – SKYDIVING!
Jessica, Emily and Daniel all jumped out of a plane at 11,000 feet and had the time of their lives! Two of them paid extra to have a video recording made of their experience, and they all agreed that it was absolutely amazing!! I love roller coasters, so I probably would have joined them if I could…. Would you ever go sky diving?
My son, Daniel, was able to come home for Christmas and definitely got the white Christmas he was hoping for. He flew in on a Thursday and his birthday was the following day so we went to Wegmans for lunch and did some shopping at Macy’s.
We especially enjoyed the display of life-size Santa Clauses from different periods in history – truly delightful to learn about.
Daniel has become interested in playing the guitar recently and had borrowed a roommate’s guitar in college to play a little and really had fun.
Well, it was easy to choose his birthday gift, and he was very thankful for a guitar of his own – including strap, case, picks, tuner, etc. It’s a great guitar package for beginners.
I suppose we’ll have to find a way to ship it back to college so he can continue building up his calluses as he learns the different chord progressions.
Our church had a Christmas Eve candlelight service with special music and a Christmas message focusing on our Savior, Jesus Christ. Daniel enjoyed the service, but Croce had to work until about 8 pm so couldn’t attend. I was in the nursery with the little children, and thoroughly loved every minute.
After church, Christmas Eve was spent with family who live only 10 minutes away. We enjoyed good food, games, much laughter and just being in each others company.
We deviated from our traditional shrimp scampi over linguine each Christmas eve but enjoyed a new twist on things this year.
We spent Christmas day just relaxing at home, with my husband especially appreciating the chance to sleep in with no alarm clock.
Baked Clams, Veal Spitini, Rice Florentine, Salad and Coke in individual glass bottles (my fave) was on the menu, and Croce, Daniel and I savored each bite. My sister-in-law Rose made cuccidati, which is a special Sicilian cookie with a delicious filling of chocolate, figs, almonds, orange rind, etc.
At the table I did mention how it would have been so much better if our daughters and son-in-law could have also come, but we were thankful for a special Christmas meal with just the three of us.
We took a walk in 14-degree weather as the snow was falling and every minute were aware that hat and gloves (along with waterproof snow boots) are a must for walking in Montrose around Christmas time! Got some much needed exercise and later warmed up with hot cocoa.
So thankful for good health, family and friends and consciously aware that we’re SO blessed. How was your Christmas? Would you ever sky dive? Would love to hear your thoughts.
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