Saturday, December 31, 2011

Enjoying the Gift of Simple Fun This Christmas


Fun Can Be As Simple As This.......
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, San Diego, CA
"What gift do you want this Christmas?"- my hubby asked. 
My response was quick....... 
" I could not think of any dear....I have everything in my heart and in my mind. Just the gift of time, having fun out of the doors and enjoying the simple pleasures in life with you."
2 Kids-at Heart Having Fun Doing Synchronized Leaping
So, for the past 7 days since day 1 of my 2-weeks holiday or Christmas break, we had been wandering in and around San Diego with some family to enjoy each other's gift of enjoying simple fun, taking all stresses away. What gift do I want for Christmas? 
I love the priceless gift of time and sharing activities together with loved ones, exploring the many joys together that we can find from our natural world.
Christmas was never about material things for me. The birth of Jesus Christ showed us God's gift of family togetherness wrapped around not by material riches but by love. For the past 7 to 8 days, we had walked, jumped and leaped about a hundred miles, maybe not as much mileage as what these dolphins had done,

we hiked or climbed up several thousands feet closer to the sky,
Hiking @ El Cajon Summit Trail, El Capitan Open Space Reserve, Lakeside, San Diego County
and we sure had a whale of a good time wandering around home sweet San Diego.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone. Thank you always for your visits to my site, they sure added priceless joy to every pages of my life.
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  1. That's my kind of Christmas fun. I plan to spend Christmas day exploring a new nature trail, my greatest fun.

  2. Beautiful pictures! Happy holidays to you and your family!

  3. as usual you guys know how to have fun in the most exciting way. I am so jealous. Keep it up and keep the photos coming.

  4. you are so right my dear friend! the best goft is being happy and spending nice time with your beloved ones...
    Fantastic pictures once again...the last one is my favourite one!!!keep up the spirit and lovely time...

  5. That does look like fun! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Betchai! :)

  6. Nothing is better and more healthy than enjoying the simple things in life.

    You guys look happy and having fun!

    Merry Christmas to both of you!

  7. What a great place. Have a Merry Christmas.


  8. "The birth of Jesus Christ showed us God's gift of family togetherness wrapped around not by material riches but by love." ~ i so agree Beth. Though we try to give Kyla's wishes (books, ect) we always tell her that the most important things in life are the things that money can't buy. Napapayag ko pa nga siya na i-donate yung Santa money niya to Sendong victims. :)

  9. oh, gagayahin ko yung share buttons mo ha. ;)

  10. Beth,

    Time is the greatest gift one could ever share... I'm happy that you and your husband always have time for each other.

    Merry Christmas, girlfriend! :)

    Love, Joselyn #

  11. Betchai, Now that is the perfect holiday. There's just nothing better than the simple pleasures and sharing with those you love.

    Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

  12. Merry Christmas Liz and Angels!!! superb photos...makes me wanna be there with you to jump for joy at the simple beauty of much blue in this post so needless to love love it...

  13. by the way who took your jumping shots? :)

  14. Christmas was never about material things, but it has been too commercial nowadays.

    Anyhow, merry Christmas and happy new year to you.

  15. you guys are having so much fun...jelly of me... can't wait to visit CA someday and go to those magical places you visits....

  16. I hope you had a Merry Christmas! Have a very happy New Year! It sounds like an awesome Christmas break.

  17.'ve answered wisely about time and togetherness as being your best gifts for Christmas! And being high up in the mountains, enjoying nature, was simply the best place to celebrate the holidays. Have a merry and blessed holiday season to you and your hubby and family. More exciting and fun trips in the coming year! BTW, do give me a buzz when you'll visit Negros.

  18. I hope your Christmas holiday was wonderful. Your photos are fantastic. I love the dolphin shot. I wish you a Happy Healthy New Year!

  19. So true, TIME is the most precious and priceless gift anyone can give or receive, especially if it's used to bond and get closer to each other. Great to know you got your Christmas wish/gift :)