Merry Christmas 2011 from Mazatlan!

Dec 26, 2011 by

Merry Christmas!  Feliz navidad!

Happy New Year!  Prospero Ano Neuvo!

…from James, Shilo, David and Taz!!!

David flew down yesterday to spend 12 days over the holidays with us!

David's xmas stocking 2011We are enjoying a “quiet” Christmas this year. No presents to unwrap. No Christmas tree or lights or decorations.

We put togehter a stocking for David filled with fun treats and a few necessities (tooth brushes, tooth paste, mouth wash, gum, deodorant, bubbles, chocolate and a bottle of his favorite adult beverage), which was fun. A tradition that I introdced the boys to back in Canada! It was fun to have a surprise for David even though we all agreed to “no presents”.

What we do have is the miracle of being together and enjoying quality time and making memories for the entire time David is down.

Irma_our xmas hostessWe went over to Irma’s house today for a turkey dinner – thank you, Irma! Otherwise, it would have been tacos on the ocean wall, instead of turkey with our new “Mazatlan family.” 🙂  There were another 13 or 14 for dinner – Irma baked up the turkey and everyone brought a dish to share. I brought a salad – that seems to be what I have a reputation for (already!) and it was a hit. The meal was great and the company was even better! I am grateful that we had David with us and that we could also share the day with such loving, positive friends.

James & David Downie at Irma'sJames was sore (that’s another post altogether!), so we left early. On our way home, we made a spontaneous decision to go and see the new Sherlock Holmes movie at the new movie theatre, which was fun. The only challenge with not speaking Spanish was the subtitles – the movie was in English with Spanish subtitles, but there were parts of the movie where the actors were speaking Russian, which was translated with subtitles… Spanish ones! LOL

When we download it later on, we’ll get to experience the movie on a whole new level including English subtitles!

Then, it was a quiet night. Everyone curled up with a book and enjoyed the peace. Taz was delighted beyond words to have David back “home” with us and hardly left David’s side all day.