Posts Tagged ‘holiday

19
Jan
09

Jimmy Buffett said it best.

Oooh, mexico
It sounds so sweet
With the sun sinkin low
The moons so bright
Likes to light up the night
Make everything alright.

Although I don’t have any photos (at this moment) to prove it, we had a wonderful vacation last week in Punta Mita! Mexico never fails to impress me. I love the weather. I love the food. I love the scenery. I love the people. I love the lifestyle.

This Punta Mita trip was a different experience for me because we traveled with friends. Derek and I usually travel just the two of us. I have never done the whole week-long-vacationing-with-other-couples thing before. It feels very grown up. It was a lot of fun to share Punta Mita with our friends. Although, I have to admit, I felt a lot of pressure to make sure that everyone was having a good time. I think it’s because we had traveled there before and we arranged all the details. I know it sounds ridiculous but I felt responsible for everyone’s vacation and while it was completely self-inflicted, it nonetheless nagged at me a little.

All in all, I think the trip was a huge success and everyone had a great time. I know I did. Honestly, some of the stories from this trip will last a lifetime – SO FUNNY. It’s so hard for me to get back into the swing of “normal life”. I felt silly wearing heels today -and was suffocated by all my clothes! I miss the sun and warmth. The swimsuits and sundresses. I miss the warm nights -being able to sit on the balcony late at night sipping on a drink and not being freezing. Sigh…it was a great vacation! Oh…Mexico!

Stay tuned for photos.

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29
Dec
08

labor of love.

We enjoy many great meals throughout the year at my mom’s house; John and my mom are great cooks.  However, no meal stands a chance against Christmas Eve dinner. We spend 364 days of the year looking forward to Christmas Eve dinner and it never disappoints. It’s a production. A damn good production.  Although we all pitch-in that day, it’s really my mom’s labor of love. She learned from her mother – and someday hopefully my daughters will do the same. It’s elegant, yet relaxed. Gourmet and soothing. Thick with tradition.

I say this every year, but this year was the best yet.

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