I do hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We spent ours surrounded by family, laughter, good food, (way too much good food...Hee, hee, hee) happiness and tons of love. Today, however, I was feeling a little sad because it all had come and gone way too fast. But as I thought back on Christmas and the rest of this year it made me start thinking of the new year and imagining what new adventures it would bring. Well that just cheered me right up and got me so very excited with anticipation.
This last year my family and I had our share of awesome adventures and there are two in particular that we felt were worthy of commemorating in our yearly Most Treasured Ornament. So if you don't mind, I would love to share what they are with you...
This first adventure was learning how to drive for our 16 year-old daughter and learning how to stay calm and relaxed for hubby and me when she's behind the wheel... I'm almost positive I get two or three more grey hairs every time we take her out to drive...Hee, hee, hee. She passed her permit test on the very first try...unlike me...Yikes! did I just admit to that? She is doing very well and soon will be taking her actual behind the wheel test...Wish her luck.
I just had to take a picture of the first time she got behind the wheel and drove. Am I the only one that has done this? :-)
Our second adventure was a trip to the museum..."Museum?" You may ask. Well sure we've been to museums before but this exhibition was special. It was from Señor Juan Antonio Pérez Simón's very private collection of Spanish Masters, called From El Greco to Dali...And our very own San Diego Museum of Art was the only museum in the entire United States that was fortunate enough to be able to exhibit these wonderful masterpieces. The collection travel from Paris to Quebec City and on its way home to Mexico City it stopped in San Diego. How awesome is that? Anyway, we have always been huge art lovers and to be able to see such a wonderful collection was absolutely amazing...But that was not the best part. My daughter and I are huge, huge, huge, Salvador Dali fans and to be able to see up close and personal some of his pieces was just beyond words.
This is a super miniature copy of the original Dali piece titled Ascension of Christ and was one of the pieces we saw.
Here are a couple more pics of our Most Treasured Ornament from different angles...
Phew! This was a long post. Hope I didn't bore you :-) Thank you for your visit and do hope you enjoyed this year's Most Treasured Ornament and the stories behind it.
Wishing you a wonderful day.
(If you haven't heard the story of how these ornaments came to be and would like read it you can just click here. To see some of the other ornaments you can click here, here, here and here.)
Hugs and Kisses,