Home for Christmas

this year it was pretty delightful to leave behind a snowy new york
in favor of a very sunny california christmas.
my mom's new little house in belmont shore long beach is coming right along,
and is just as charming as can be.
i had a blast hanging out with my old pal kiva,
and took her to the beach most mornings (and picked up a donut on the way).
sebastian also visited us in southern california for the first time,
and he and i spent a lovely day driving down the coast on route 1.
we ate hamburgers and milkshakes at ruby's on the pier
we even got a visit from a pelican.