because we travel to detroit every year to celebrate christmas with jeannie’s folks and mine, our family christmas is always quite early. this year it’s today! we just got up and had hot chocolate while opening our stockings. in a few minutes we’re going downtown to serve breakfast to homeless folk at a mission (this is a new thing for us this year; we’re hoping it will bring a bit of perspective to the day for our kids). after serving, we’ll head to our favorite san diego beach dive for brunch: kono’s, at crystal pier in pacific beach. i’m sure anyone’s who’s been there would give me a woop-woop.
after brunch we’ll come home and open presents, followed by going to see narnia (actually, both the kids have already seen it, but jeannie and i haven’t). we’ll wrap up the day with a trip to the hotel del coronado (the del) to have a cup of hot chocoate or a fancy drink while looking at their amazing christmas decorations.
what a great family day!