Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas in the Desert

B and I made it to Palm Springs despite a major downpour, meltdown and soaking wet car ride from Ontario. Some highlights from our trip:

Waking up at 6am and curling up on the couch each morning together with no work or school to rush off to

Watching B trail his grandpa non-stop

Showing B the desert terrain and hearing him say, "This is SO different from Sacramento!"

Looking for rabbits on our desert walks

Shopping on Palm Canyon Drive with my step-mom while my dad spends quality time with B

Introducing my dad and stepmom to lunch at McDonald's

Surviving lunch at McDonald's

Seeing my dad hunched over a 500 piece Lego-type activity, glasses pushed down to the nose, brow furrowed, attempting to assemble a top fuel dragster for B

Consuming Tempranillo and Muse wine on my birthday. Oh, and there was salmon too.

Having my hair colored in pajamas, twice. Having my hair styled twice too.

Eating fantastic, home-cooked meals each night.

Reading 11 issues of People magazine and one issue of Sunset, you know, for culture

Picking through an entire box of See's Candy for the best chocolates and sharing a "it's my birthday, let's eat as many cookies as we want" experience with B

Hearing B say, "This is the best Christmas ever, Mommy! I don't want to go home."


heartatpreschool said...

That last one has to have been the best part by far!

Sounds like both of you had a wonderful Christmas.

Kirsten / Mama Ginger Tree said...

Sounds lovely!!

bernthis said...

Do I have to limit the eating whatever chocolates and cookies I want and reading 12 People magazines in a row to solely on my birthday? Cause that could be a problem.

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Keli said...

This sounds like a lovely Palm Springs holiday. I haven't been there in ages!
So if I throw in a Sunset while reading People, Us and Star, that will provide the much needed culture that I sorely lack?