we had our family christmas celebration yesterday, since we’re flying to detroit for the holidays on monday. we had a wonderful day together. after making some coffee, we did stockings, then opened gifts. i made out pretty good (my wife has learned that my love language is gifts!). i got a 6-pack of hour long massages to use throughout the year, both a chargers jersey and a padres jersey, a tiger woods game for the wii, and a copy of the movie “once” on dvd. i was as excited about some of the gifts i gave as the ones i got — particularly, for jeannie, five days for the two of us to stay at a beautiful resort i visited this past year in antigua guatemala, called casa santo domingo.
after gifts, we heated up cinnabons and goofed around for a bit. then we drove up to orange county to see the new cirque du soliel traveling show, corteo. absolutely amazing, as those always are. dinner at california pizza kitchen at fashion island in newport (i had the thai chicken pizza), and a drive home with lots of laughter and play.
good stuff. i dig my family.