Their family (Italian) and ours (Southern) often spend time together at holidays, sometimes we laughingly refer to these get togethers as "Dinner With The Clampits and the Gambinos."
The kids played a little pool, a little living room football and a little fetch with Bella ...
The food was Italian, very Italian ... YUM!
Thanks you guys for letting me be part of your family this Christmas while mine was away.
Really, I was having fun although you sure can't tell from this photo, ugh!
Oh ... I did gain a new work out partner out of the deal, Denise is going to start going to the gym with me before work in the mornings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, starting Jan. 2nd YAY!
Hoping Sheila will want to start again too, she and I haven't been since Hurricane Wilma. Ever notice how easy it is to get distracted form an exercise routine and how difficult it can be to get back on track?
Oh say hello to Pauly ... can't forget about "Pauly the Parrot."
I knew this was going to be a different kind of Christmas for me and my goal this year was to indulge myself in the presence of friends that are like family ... looking back on December's entries in Rain I can say without a doubt, "mission accomplished."