"I have come that they might have life and have it to the full..." -John 10:10b

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Day

The afternoon of Christmas, after the girl's had napped and I was done baking my Pumpkin Cheesecake and Apple pie (in a cake pan because I couldn't find my pie plate anywhere!) we headed over to Ryan and Jacquie's for a family Christmas Dinner. Jacquie made a delicious prime rib along with some cheesy mashed potatoes and macaroni cheese.

Once dinner was done, the guys all headed outside to play with Hurley and Eva. Justin took the time to bond with Eva as he's only gotten to meet her 3 times so far. She wasn't sure about him at first, and who could blame her with his overwhelming stature, but she seemed to warm up after a while.

And of course, Eva enjoyed the company of her best buddy and favorite dog, Hurley. Hurley is the topic of many a conversation in the Cortez house and he's also handy when a good bribe is needed. For example, "Eva, if you want to see Hurley today, you're going to have to clean up your toys" or "Eva, Hurley doesn't like it when you act like that. He would be sad to see that." The mention of Hurley seems to snap our girl right back into shape. Maybe it's wrong to use him like that, but it works.

Anyway, it was a good Christmas day! We were blessed to be surrounded by family even way out here in the middle of the Pacific.

0 comments on "Christmas Day"