Sunday, December 20, 2015

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING WITH MY GIRLS


My daughters Julie and Michel in the front.  Driver and co-pilot.  Grandma and Monique (Michel's daughter) in the middle and Amanda and Monica in the back (Julie's daughters).

Off to Carlsbad Outlets, near San Diego.  We left Michel's at 8 am and return with tired feet, sides hurting from laughing, and a car load of Christmas gifts by 9 pm.  (Yeah for the sales, didn't pay full price for anything)


A peek of the ocean from the car window.  Gift wrapping and nice music by the High School Performing Arts.  Train rides and a ton of stores.  Palm trees in So. CA. Lunch at BJ's and three beautiful granddaughters.  A day to remember!

This is the second year we've done this and all confirmed this does need to continue every year.   I love these girls, and they love me.  Does it get any better?

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  1. Fabulous! No, it doesn't get any better - grin. You all look so beautiful and happy. Great tradition to continue. And you're keeping the economy going! xox

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    1. It was just one of those "everything went right" days. Love those cause I've had plenty of the other kind. Michel is a great shopper and knows how to find the bargains. Amazing what you can find on a clearance rack if you know what to look for. Hugs.

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  2. NOPE!!! This is as good as it gets and you couldn't even DREAM of better!!!

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    1. I know how much you love shopping with your family....that's the feeling we felt all day.

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  3. No it does not. It is what life is all about. Love!

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    1. Thanks Marie. I'm blessed, for sure.

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  4. Looks wonderful! And I would certainly do the gift wrapping! My least favorite part! haha...

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    1. We didn't take time to have them wrapped, but this afternoon, I finished all of mine except Issac and Matthew and have to find the right size boxes. Tomorrow I will bake again.

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  5. That's the Bestest!!
    Never gets any better than family, laughter and love.

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    1. It was a really good day. What would we do if we couldn't break the sadness of a world gone mad with a laugh or two. Love you Sue.

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  7. Oh you are blessed Wanda, sounds like such fun!

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    1. Christine...I truly know I am a blessed woman. So many years in ministry up North, I didn't get to be with my kids that much. Now in retirement it's blissful!.

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  8. Oh Wanda! You are one blessed lady and how wonderful to have such fun with your beautiful girls.

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    1. As I mentioned to Christine above. It hasn't always been so. We lived far away from them for years in the ministry. I'm so loving my life now.

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  9. Sounds like it was a fabulous day. My college boy is in San Diego right now for winter break. :)

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    1. I love San Diego. Such a beautiful place. My youngest daughter lived in SD for years before moving to Oregon.

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  10. nope, I don't think it does get better. What a great tradition!

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    1. Thanks Linda...we all need traditions don't we?

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