~The Christmas lights on the home my mother and father built in the Pojoaque Valley~
It was a beautiful day in the Pojoaque Valley. I can really appreciate my home town now that I am a woman. As usual, I spent time at my mom’s and then my dad’s.
At my mom’s house we decided to skip a gift exchange for the adults. Instead we had an awesome meal. We ate steak, shrimp, scallops, salad, and baked potatoes. Gilbert hooked us up with some crab as well. It was a delicious meal. Before we ate, my ten year old nephew (who is also my God Son) said grace and it brought tears to our eyes.
My dad’s house was filled with the usual sweet treats that Julie and Kate have been making for years. I was so full that I didn’t touch the food. They had made so many things to eat. Even though I did not eat at my dad’s house, I made sure to bring home a bowl of my grandma’s special bread pudding. Yum!
When I was leaving the valley the darkness was settling in. Christmas lights sparkled bright. The color of the sky was just lovely. All of the homes looked so beautiful. I thought about how peaceful my little valley is. This is where I grew up. I do love this place~ it is my home.
I got back to Santa Fe just in time to see the MIA take OKC in the Christmas day game! Yes!! That made the day complete. King James is one step closer to being recrowned in 2013! I guess if it *had* to be, a win by LA mightttt be ok now the Dwight Howard plays for them.
It was a good day. I am ready to get back on track and shake off the holiday lbs.
Merry Christmas my friends.