I know I know - I'm late on this one. We'll blame it one of my famous blonde-ish moments :p
The plan was to include the pictures that I was going to take of the Christmas lights we went and saw - except I got so excited I forgot to take pictures haha. I'm like a little kid when it comes to driving around looking at those - I get all excited. I'm sure I've driven my mom crazy all these years, but it is still a tradition in our family.
I hope everyone had a great one ..........
My mother and I decided that the "big gift" this year was going to be a membership to the San Antonio Zoo that we could share. That meant we would go small and simple on the rest of the gifts. I made her a Christmas card (that's kinda my thing - making things - especially out of recycled stuff), bought her favorite candy - and loaded up her Kindle with a bunch of mysteries for her to read in her free time.
My mom picks the best goofy gifts - a tape dispenser shaped like a high heel?!?! - so bad, but it looks great on my desk and makes me giggle when I look at it (she giggled when I opened the bag). I also got a wall calendar with cats - one cat is used twice and she reminds us of my lost Tempe - a beautiful glass bowl and CHOCOLATE!! :)
Since it was just her and I, we decided to to completely non-traditional and make homemade pizza (like from scratch, not from a box or package). It was fun - always was one of my favorite things to do for the holidays, cook with her. And a bottle of wine since we couldn't agree on the kind of beer we wanted haha.
Before I got distracted with all the pretty lights and things - i.e. before it got dark - mom took me to a neighborhood where she sees one of her kids (she's a Pediatric Occupational Therapist that works home health) to show me these ducks she kept telling me were made out of a bush. I thought she was crazy - or maybe she just wasn't explaining it right - or maybe I was only partly listening ... we'll never be completely sure.
Not just ducks. Ducks, is that a seal?, a fox, a basket with gifts ... and reindeers. Wow!! Probably one of the coolest holiday-decorations-setups I've ever seen :)