A few weeks after our return from Mexico I began the iMovie of our trip. I did most of it late one night. Then I got busy with the hustle and bustle of life. Mark asked several times, "Is the movie done yet?" After the third or thirtieth time he asked when I wanted to reply, "What?! Do you think I'm hiding it from you?! I'm busy!!!" Then I got the idea. Hmmmm. . .it seems like he really wants it. . . I think I'll give it to him for Christmas.
That took pressure off to get it done and I knew he's love to have it. Too bad I got up and was at the computer at 7am Christmas Eve morning adding music (the most time consuming part of the creation). Thank goodness he slept in (this actually wasn't a true concern of mine:) and thank goodness both kids played nicely and watched some of a Scooby Doo movie to stay out of the office and let me do my things.
After all of the festivities at Mama Jeanne's on Christmas Eve and all of the other 'magical' preparations that had to be tended to after the kids were peacefully sleeping I stuck the freshly burned disk in a box with a coffee cup and handed it to him.
"I want you to open this one tonight," I told him. "Shake it," I said trying to throw him off. He shook it and shrugged. Then he saw it: Mexico 2010. He almost knocked me over trying to get to the DVD player. We watched together and reminisced not once, not twice but three times. The thing is 28 minutes long! But we had a blast and it was the perfect way to spend a romantic Christmas Eve super late night together.