My parents came to Las Cruces for the first time. We were able to celebrate Christmas with them. They saw our new house and we showed them around town. It was so great to have them here. Mike and I bought our 2nd Christmas tree. Our first one, we got after Christmas and thought we got a great deal, $10!! Well, you get what you pay for. We put it together and it was such a Charlie Brown tree. I laughed at how puny it was. So, we went to several stores and found a beautiful tree at Wal-mart. I am surprised out cats didn't destroy it.
On Christmas day, we had my parents, my co-worker Shirley Guzman (and her husband), as well as the missionaries over for dinner. I felt so "grown-up" hosting the holiday meal. I bought the plates we used at a thrift store in Taos. They are the same pattern my mom had when I was a kid.
Growing up, I loved setting the table for holidays. This year was no exception.
I also LOVE wrapping presents at Christmas. I always wait until the last minute, staying up until 3 or 4am to get them all done. Here I am with all my stuff spread out having fun! You can also see Willow, my spoiled cat, "helping".