Thursday, December 23, 2010

The best gift of all....


My sweet husband is very wise....though I don't often give him enough credit. He knew years ago that the best Christmas gift would never fit under the tree.

Instead he provides for us a place for our family to retreat to for a weekend......the gift of togetherness and time to enjoy one another with little disruption from daily life.



The homes that we rent are always dreamy...and this one was NO exception. From the welcoming Dutch door, please enjoy a peek into our Christmas weekend.



From the youngest to the oldest we enjoyed the chance to experience.....



....total relaxation!!!!




....a time to cuddle with ALL members of the family.



Some were brave enough to go out into the Santa Barbara weather.....



....but mostly there was a lot of THIS going on!!!!


We all share in meal preparations.....



This was the appetizer before a delicious Prime Rib Dinner.



Oma seems to like breakfast the best.....



....and it was provided by the cutest of chefs!!!!



Sadly, all to soon it was time to say goodbye.... but we are coming back again next year.



The best presents do not fit UNDER a tree, but they do fit AROUND it!!!!

Another magical vacation.....another Christmas to hold close to my heart.

4 comments:

Linda said...

Yes, you are very blessed. What a wonderful way to spend time together. Have a very blessed Christmas celebrating the birth of our Savior.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

What a beautiful family and a beautiful gift! Time together is so precious!

MGM

Carol said...

What a wonderful Christmas gift. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

What a wonderful hubby you have - and you're so right - that's the best gift of all! What a beautiful family you have! Merry Christmas to you and your family!