Busy Little Elves!

It’s that time of year already!  We’ve been busy decorating, cooking and creating memories.  For the first time in nearly 9 years, we got a fresh tree.  The old artificial one finally gave up last year and I thought that it’d be fun to go and pick a tree with the kids.  They had so much fun running around the Christmas tree lot trying to find the perfect tree.  I think that this will be a new tradition in our house, I always remember it from when I was little.

I have to say that you all would be so proud of me!  I actually let the kids decorate the tree almost all on their own, THIS IS A BIG DEAL.  Usually, I’d wait until it was bedtime and then get all the decorating done, but this year I totally embraced letting the kids just have at it (even with the fancy ornaments).  It was not only fun, but a relief to have the help.  They had SO MUCH FUN, how did I deprive them for so many years? When The Hubby got home from the office, the first thing they did was pull him over to the tree and show off their work.  I am so thankful that they helped and enjoyed it.

We spent Sunday making Tamales at the The Hubby’s parents place.  His whole side of the family was there and it was great!  Tia Sonia taught Ruby how to spread the Masa on the rajas (corn husks) and Tommy was totally involved in the whole process, folding them in wax paper and counting how many dozens we had made.  I am so thankful that our family is so close to us again, and that all of the kids are growing up together.

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