This film never made it into the theaters. It went straight to DVD. In case you missed it, or you can’t get it on Netflix… here’s a recap.
Scene 1: The Struggle
Where, oh where, is my luggage? Carl & I had a very interesting flight on Southwest Airlines en route to Palm Desert for Christmas #1. It was Amazing Race mixed with Meet the Parents. We were on time for our original flight… but we were rushed onto an earlier one. The flight crew was knocking on the door of the plane to open it up and let us on… our bags never made it… and my parents found toothbrushes and clothes for us to wear until our bags arrived 24 hours later.
Scene #2: The Triumph
Who said girls can’t jump? Still “luggage-less” … we ventured onto the 18-hole putting course near my parents’ house. This was my first hole-in-one… EVER! My Dad got Olivia her own pink putter for Christmas, so we had to try it out.
Scene #3: The Mystical Land
My luggage arrived! So… we went off to visit the nocturnal animals at the Living Desert, and saw lots and lots of lights. We couldn’t resist taking a picture with the Baers with the Bear.
Scene #4: The Competition
More leisure sports. Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do in Palm Desert? We even got a lesson from a true Bocce Ball star from Italy (no.. not Matt).
Scene #5: Some Inclement Weather
Carl & I hiked with my parents in the snow and cold winds of Joshua Tree National Park. We lost Carl for a bit. As you can see, he found a great hiding spot behind this Joshua Tree.
Scene #6: My First Dutch Christmas – A Great Finale
What’s not to love about getting chocolate in your initials and finding chocolate wreaths to eat off of the Christmas tree? I loved the Dutch traditions, and the surprise guest – Sinta Klaus.