November 30, 2010
Now that Thanksgiving has officially come and gone, BigSis is on her way back home today after spending five days with us here in California to celebrate the holiday and her birthday.
Here are just a couple of pics from the visit. We had a very non-traditional Thanksgiving planned this year and BigSis arrived just in time to join us for our first Thanksgiving Feast with all our friends on our dock at the Harbor. It was a GREAT time!
For BigSis’ birthday on Friday, we enjoyed lunch at a wonderful Mexican restaurant, El Callejon in Encinitas.
We both agreed that they served the best guacamole either of us has had since we were in Cancun years ago!
We managed to squeeze in two more lunches to our favorite local Mexican food restaurants, a visit to a new Mediterranean restaurant, a little bit of shopping, a night of playing Wii games with the guys, and a day trip to the Casino.
(And we did force ourselves to do a six mile walk every morning so we didn’t feel too guilty about all the overindulgence of Mexican food.)
We had a great visit, as usual, but time just flew by too quickly.
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on thankfulness and we have so much for which to be thankful. Now, as we count down the days towards Christmas and New Years, instead of letting the busyness of the holiday season cause more stress and anxiety, I am going to try to take the time each day to reflect on our blessings and enjoy the true spirit of Christmas.