Ryan and I have set up a few holiday traditions, but my (and his) favorite is our Christmas date.
Our first Christmas together was 4 years ago, and since there were so many other engagements during the season, we'd go on a date, just the two of us and open our presents then. This way we could enjoy each other's family's time knowing we had "our time," already.
Our first Christmas date was spent at Il Vicino. We were also supposed to go ice skating, but something happened where we couldn't. Perhaps the Outpost was closed...who knows, but I will say that we have YET to go ice skating! Maybe next year!
Neither of us can remember where year 2 was spent....Yikes.
Year 3 was our first MARRIED Christmas, and we went to dinner at Bien Shur (top of Sandia Casino) and then back to our little apartment for gifts.
THIS year we enjoyed dinner at Pelican's (2 for $45 deal is WELL WORTH IT!) and then stayed at Sandia for the night. A 15 minute drive from home. It was extremely relaxing and exactly what we both needed. :)
We are blessed!
The view from our room.
The tub...It contours to your bod! I didn't know such a miracle existed!
Ryan is pumped.
Room service for breakfast!!
Again, Ryan is pumped.
One of my gifts, isn't is beautiful?!
So the next day after returning home from our mini-paradise, Ryan notices our guest-bedroom door was closed. We never close it, so it was strange. He opens it and inside is a flat-screen box! Then we look inside the doors that cover the TV and look at the surprise!
Our parents went in together and COMPLETELY surprised us with a new TV!
We did NOT ask for this, nor did we ever expect such a gift!
Thanks to BOTH Moms, Carol and Lee, and Dads, Marty and Jim.
Ryan's sports-watching dream has come true. :) Wanna come over and watch the game?