Christmas Trip – Part I

We left for Palm Springs on Monday, December 22. Just like when we flew to Hawaii, we had to leave the house at 4:00 in the morning. Unlike when we flew to Hawaii, it was 14 degrees outside. In case you’ve never experienced 14 degrees – that’s cold. REALLY cold.

The route had a two-hour layover in Phoenix and, thanks to Todd’s travel schedule, we were able to hang out in the United Airlines lounge. Do you know they have free coffee and snacks there? Maybe that was a secret and you only get to know that if you’re “in the club”, but if that’s the case they shouldn’t have let me in.

The weather was lovely when we landed in Palm Springs. I think it was the upper 50’s, lower 60’s, and sunny. Quite a difference from that 14 degrees we’d left behind. And since we were flying East to West, it was still early in the day.

Okay. Enough of the first day. Now on to better things.

Tuesday morning I borrowed my Mother-In-Law’s car and drove to It’s A Grind to meet up with His Girl and Fabmama. I was so exited that I got there early, ordered my delicious brew and snatched a table for three. Then Fab walked in and I knew instantly it was her. Not just because I’d seen her picture on her blog, but because there was an air of total fabulousness about her.

The girl is hilarious. Truly. Look what she brought – just in case we had trouble actually talking.

So we’re standing there, waiting for our orders, laughing at Fab’s silliness, when in walks His Girl and the fun really began. Check out His Girl’s shirt!

After a lot of chatting and laughing and gabbing and giggling sprinkled with a smattering of fairly deep talk of spiritual matters (seriously) we got the poor guy at the coffee house to take a picture of us. I’m the short one.

Then because we are zany we had to take these pictures of our very own personalized comment whiteboards. Check out the word verifications. That Fabmama is very clever.

Sadly our families and/or jobs wouldn’t let us hang out forever. Poor Mr. Fab and the boys returned from their exploring only to have to sit in the van for what probably seemed like forever while we girls said our goodbyes. I’m sorry, Mr. Fab, but as the old adage says, parting is such complete lameness. Still, it was a great way to get the week rolling!

The only bad thing about the whole day was the fact that Todd and I didn’t get to see our friends, Cathy and John. It’s the first time we’ve ever been back to California for a visit and not seen them. We were going to try to get together that evening, but it just didn’t work out. Which only means we have to go back.


  1. BeFri on January 1, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    OMG!!! those comment boards are brilliant!!!

  2. Becky on January 1, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Yep, you’re definitely going to have to come out AGAIN to see John and Cathy AND us!! We SOOOO have to do that again.

  3. Monnik on January 1, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    ha! those comment boards are funny! Sounds like a great meeting among great blog friends!

  4. Sing4joy on January 1, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I made a really cute comment before and then there was an error so now you just get my cranky note. Hmph.

  5. Gretchen on January 1, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    LOL at S4J’s “cranky note”. What a FUN visit. Lurrve the comment forms. Too funny.

  6. His Girl on January 1, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    What an amazing time!!! Thanks for the sweet time- and for finding time for us crazyhead californians!oh, and for cropping the t-shirt for modesty’s sake. an aside- what the heck was wrong with my HAIR? Seriously, someone should have told me to grab a hairbrush or something.Can’t wait til you are back again- or we are there- or something… what a cool couple of chicas you are!Glory to God!

  7. mel on January 2, 2009 at 2:02 am

    very fun! thanks for sharing!isn’t it so way cool to see how big God’s family is!

  8. The Daily Bee on January 2, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    How fun! I love the comment boards, how clever, and His Girls shirt!

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