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Happy Holidays

Two years since the first. First in this new old home. And I’m happy to report that this Christmas was not necessarily the loneliest one without you. It’s been a while since I got excited about Christmas. Buying presents, wrapping gifts, preparing Noche Buena (although I can’t take credit…

She’s Making a List

My family is known as The Last Minute Shoppers. We’d shop for gifts on the eve of Christmas (yes, as in December 24. I’m not kidding.). I don’t remember why we did this, but I think it was some twisted notion that there are less people shopping at that…

A Very Macy Christmas To You!

I’ve had this play list for a couple of years now and keep adding a few new songs I find on the Interwebs. I think my favorite is Jason Mraz ♥ Tristan Prettyman’s “All I Want For Christmas (Is Us).” And also Belle & Sebastian’s “12 Days of Christmas.”…

Of firsts

It’s our first Christmas in our “new” old home. We’ve been staying in my mom’s sister’s house for almost nine months now. Wow, nine months. That’s like a full-term baby. We’re luckier than most I suppose, having family who’s supportive and you know will always have your back no…

The Day After Christmas

Christmas is finally complete. The kids opened their presents, we finished the cake, and we lit candles today at Mommy’s.It wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be. We actually had a wonderful Noche Buena and had relatives over for Christmas lunch. I was gearing myself up for…

Buy less, love more

I just finished shopping for half of my gifts, when I saw this video on Cecile’s blog. Makes you think twice about heading to the mall and buying “toys they don’t need” or “that sweater she won’t like.”

The First Christmas

Today’s the first day of December. Look up at the sky tonight and it seems like the moon is smiling down at us. Almost like it’s being reassuring.Christmas used to be something to look forward to. Usually, our house would have Christmas decor by November. The tree would be…

All I Want…

Because Stephie said it was fun, I’m posting a wish list, too. And none of that “world peace” cheesy stuff. A real materialistic wish list, with things I probably won’t get, but look nice on the computer screen.Hahaha. And if I’m lucky enough, maybe some kind soul will stumble…

Christmas This Year

It was a different kind of Christmas this year. No yummy spread on our dining table, no last minute Christmas shopping (which we do every year), no ritual of opening Christmas presents in La Loma. Different.It was just us six, with dad’s yayo and our driver and mom’s cousin….