We spent this Christmas Eve morning taking in the shops in Carmel...
Which is what I consider the perfect way to spend any day!
Especially with mom and dad, and especially on Christmas!
Oh, how I've missed all these cute shops and restaurants!
I like to think they've missed me too...
Oh, yes we did! Poor Santa... He just couldn't help himself!
Hey, William... Look! We've just spotted your next vehicle!
We'll have it shipped home right away!
We stopped at Jim Miller's gallery to say hello...
And, I did a tiny bit of damage at Lush. Because I cannot not buy bath bombs!
We had the best salted pretzel here!
It was dificult, but we managed to resist everything else!
To me one of the most beautiful trees on the Peninsula is the Live Oak...
And this one on Ocean Avenue in Carmel is just spectacular!
Speaking of spectacular... We stopped at Paris bakery to pick up our Christmas dessert!
It's my favorite Monterey bakery!
For lots and lots of reasons!
It was a tough decision; however, mom and I finally settled
on one... A little chocolate number filled with raspberry!
Santa has found us!
There's no snow on the ground here for Christmas...
Only blue skies and puffy white clouds!
But no one's complaining!
Besides, we know where winter lives, and we'll be back there all too soon!
Oh, no! Looks like Brandon packed his broken smile!
Fortunately, Grandma's smile is working just fine!
Merry Christmas Eve!