The weekend before Christmas we decided we'd find a place to stay at the beach and travel there for Christmas. We found a place that would take our dog and left on Christmas Eve.
It was a snowy drive.
But we were rewarded with an amazing Christmas Day forecast! It was cold, but look how pretty it was!
This is really unusual for the Oregon coast. They were still recovering from extensive flooding from the week before where they had 16" of rain in 24 hours!
We did a little exploring Christmas Day before our kids arrived.
It was a rare couple of days that it was only the 4 of us. I enjoyed it a lot.
Look at this amazing sunset!
My son is opting to travel this coming year, starting in Mexico and working his was through Central and South America then flying to Denmark to see his host family. We knew he was getting rid of his household, but my daughter gave him this bandanna with hand sewn embroidery! (Adventure is Calling!) I loaned her a hoop and some thread but had no idea what she was doing. She is so thoughtful and likes to give wonderful personalized gifts.
She really loved the quilt!
HERE and let me know)
Sunday we woke to big waves, wind and rain!!
Here is Jaime with his mom and dad. The day all the food got delivered he told Francisco he would like, if it was possible, a tv for his family for Christmas. After hubby and I discussed it, we opted to give this to them for Christmas. I almost feel like I am corrupting them with a television!! (I don't like it much myself) but regardless, this is what we did.
I'm not sure about his mom and dad, but he sure looks happy! LOL
I'm looking forward to a quiet week contemplating 2015 and looking forward with anticipation to 2016.