Christmas Day dawned clear and balmy.....the balmy part left over from a mild Santana condition that began Tuesday afternoon.......we got the warm off shore breezes flowing down down through Cajon Pass from the high desert, but not with the normal Santana intensity....maybe 8-10 mph at most.
Since we were having breakfast at my oldest son's home I waited until then to eat. We arrived at Chris and Rochelle's beautiful home around 10 am to find most of our kids already there with their families. The drive up to their home was a breeze with very few cars on the road at 9:30 in the morning.
When we arrived Chris, my son, was just putting the finishing touches on breakfast. My, son, by the way, is a great chef, and loves the culinary arts so he always makes Christmas breakfast for whomever shows up, which this particular morning included scrambled eggs, bacon, chorizo, fried potatoes and gravy. I resisted the temptation to have champagne and orange juice, and just stuck to the Keurig coffee. A number of Christmas' ago I gave Chris a Keurig coffee machine for Christmas and he loves it.....so much so that he now has one in his motorhome and has upgraded the one at home to the really high end one. Even though I had a couple of helpings of breakfast I managed to lose weight....of course that was the only meal I had all day......well.....other than a box of popcorn I shared with my daughter Sharon at the movies.
After breakfast, and the opening of the gifts we gathered around the Christmas tree to take our traditional Christmas pictures.....words are insufficient to convey how great it is to have all my kids and grand kids in one place on such a special day.