Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Day

Hope your Christmas was a special one.  We started the day with breakfast at Kathy and John's house.  Kathy made cinnamon rolls and a breakfast casserole.  I brought sliced tomatoes and cantaloupe.  It was wonderful!  We exchanged our gifts and chatted for awhile.

Back home we tidied up the kitchen and kicked back for a bit.  Then Jim thought it would be nice to take the golf cart out for a drive around the area.  The weather was beautiful and the plan sounded good to everyone.  Well the electric cart turned out to be a problem.  It was losing it's charge and going slower and slower.  John had to push us for awhile and we all pitched pedaling like Fred Flinstone!  While the guys nursed the cart back to the office we gals sat and waited.

Soon the fellas showed up with the gas cart...so our trip continued...but first we needed to air up a low tire so we went to the gas station...they charge a dollar and no one had money!  Back to Welaka Lodge we go and John came up with a brilliant idea, Let's go to the beach!

So that's what we did.  The four of us piled into John's truck and on  this lovely, beautiful Christmas day we enjoyed the sights, sounds and smell of the Atlantic Ocean at Flagler Beach




the temperature was around 71 but there was a stiff breeze blowing and as you can see by these pictures some of us enjoyed it.


Folks were picnicking and fishing


Surfing!


This young lady was tempting the waves dashing this way and that


 
 


my Jim wishing he'd brought a jacket!


John taking a picture of me, taking a picture of him!


This mom with her kids wasn't taking any chances with those waves. While she held on to them everyone got soaked and enjoyed the refreshing waves crashing into them


Pure Joy!


What a wonderful way to spend Christmas afternoon!

We were back home shortly after 1600 and while I enjoyed my coffee I made up the dishes for our dinner.  I made pico de gallo and guacamole, also roasted some Brussels sprouts with cauliflower. Jim helped getting the table ready and placed the dishes.  Kathy and John soon arrived with fresh baked rolls and a sliced ham with a casserole of sweet potatoes.

A lovely way to celebrate, a simple meal and family. 

For dessert we had sweet potato pie with whipped cream and a friendship cake that we received as a gift.


Again we found much to discuss and reflect upon and shortly some of us started yawning...time to end our day.

How did you spend your day?  I'd love to hear about it in the comments
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