Sunday, January 6, 2008

Christmas Break!

WOW! We had a great break here at the Pimentel Casa. We started it off by going to visit Christian's family in Cleveland, TX. It was complete with a hay ride, four-wheeling, counting cows (you think I'm kidding), presents, and great conversations about the Lord. I am so thankful to be a part of such a wonderful family.

After our brief stint in East Texas, we came home and spent Christmas eve and day with Christian's immediate family. I loved getting to cook with Linda and laugh with the Pimentels. What a blessing they are to me...I always feel right at home with them.

We then traveled to the Skidmore abode and did a mini-Skidmore family Christmas before joining the rest of the Skidmores in Plano. I love being with Mom, Dad, Shelbs, and Christian. I am so thankful that we have all developed deep friendships with one another. We have so much fun together!

Our time in Plano was great, as always; it's so good to be able to catch up with our boy cousins, Greg, David and John, once a year. I am so proud of what each of them are doing with their lives. I also loved visiting with Don, Kathy, Emily and Grandmama. I am thankful that we are all still able to get together each year!

New Years was spent with the Dishmans and the Holmes at the lake house. We are so grateful for the frienships of these two couples. They are like family to us...we always have so much fun together. We loved laughing, singing, playing games, and investigating a fire (ask me about it later) with them!

We ended our Christmas break on a perfect note! Christian took me to San Diego for my birthday and it was an absolute blast! We stayed downtown in the Gaslamp Quarter, ate some great food, went to the zoo, experienced the magic of Disneyland, and enjoyed Coronado Island. Christian is so good about doing sweet things for me; he is a great hubby! Here are some pics of our trip.
At the "Hotel Del" for brunch

Disneyland! At the "French Quarter"

At Disneyland in line for "Peter Pan's Flight"

At Disneyland outside of "It's a Small World"

Having brunch at the Crown Room at the Del

Point Loma in the distance--outside the Del

On Harbour Island enjoying the view!

At the San Diego Zoo with the camels

By the lighthouse at Point Loma--a peninsula off the coast of San Diego

Point Loma--beautiful!

What an awesome trip!