I didn't take my camera so as to be "in the moment" and not tempted to document the evening. You'll have to take my word that it was a special event for us all.
Christmas day was so sunny and nice we took another long walk into the Plaza, did a bit of window shopping and enjoyed a delicious, al fresco lunch from a fajita truck on the Plaza.
|caught in an embarrassing food moment.....|
|tree of rosaries outside Loretto Chapel|
On our way back to Casa Escondido we took a little detour to see the Canyon Road sights in the light of day.
|vine of glass morning glories|
|Jesse communes with "Truffles" the pig|
Back at our little casita we made preparations for our "traditional" meal of manicotti.
|driveway entrance to Casa Escondido lined with|
|one of my favorite sculptures in our courtyard|
|cooking with wine|
I took no pictures at dinner, sacred family time to me. Its so lovely to have Jesse and Erin here with us.
After dinner we retired to the fire warmed living room to open our presents.