Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Feliz Navidad

What a great Christmas Day we have had in Cabo! Gabby went to bed tonight and said, "this is the best Christmas ever!" Nothing in the world beats a day in Cabo with family. We are all so happy here and enjoying vacation with Braner Party of 7 and my parents! Today was a perfect blue sky day and the kids loved playing in the water--pool and ocean!
I feel like we all really needed this time away and together so much this year!  Andy has been gone to far off lands and we've all been going in different directions with work and travels and middle school and gymnastics and dance and drums and whatever else.  It has been so nice to just "be" as Andy would say!  I got to get up this morning before the crack of dawn to save chairs (I know, that doesn't really sound like vacation) and it was so beautiful and peaceful hearing the waves and watching the entire sunrise all alone.  It was amazing.  Then I got to hear the kids laugh and laugh with them.  I got to watch Gabby snuggle Andy and Hays play with Gabby in the ocean and I got to watch Dax and Tiki be best friends for twelve non-stop hours in the pool together.  I got to see Hays and Maggie hang out like the best of friends and see Andy play with his "twins" in the pool.  I got to just spend time with my mom and my dad.  I got to read a book with limited interruption.  I got to NOT answer my phone one time.  The sun was shining, the breeze was perfect off of the ocean and I was so happy today!  It was a very happy Christmas!

Family.  That is what is is all about and I enjoyed mine so much today.  I am blessed.  I'm so thankful for my family.  Hays gave me a great and very meaningful reason today why he is glad he has parents like us and it made my day (Hays has been making my day often lately).  Seeing my kids love one another made my day.  Seeing Andy with the kids made my day.  It really was a perfect family day. 

Merry Christmas! 

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