Winter Break

I spent the last week of 2013 and the first week of 2014 at my Vieja’s house. And I’ve done absolutely nothing…well almost nothing.

Christmas Eve was spent watching endless Christmas movies with my mom. We lounged in our jammies and munched on our unconventional Christmas Eve dinner of shrimp cocktails.

Christmas Day my mom and I hauled the bags of presents over to my sister’s house. The kids had just found their gifts from Santa and my sister was barely opening her eyes. The excitement in each of their faces as they opened their every gift was amazing. They each have their own special way of opening up and taking in each present. I loved every moment of it.

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For the last few years I’ve helped my mom host New Year’s Eve. Surrounded by family is exactly how I like to bring in the new year. This year my mom deep fried a turkey, my sister’s mother-in-law brought the midnight menudo, and my sister and I put together a few side dished and dessert. I made a churro cheesecake…which made the house smell so delicious! While the adults played a game of 31, the kids had fun running around outside and playing in the big jumper my mom rented. 2014 has so much to offer…its only a matter of making it happen for myself.

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Now with only 1 day left of my winter break, I have to pack up my stuff and head back to reality and work. But I’ll work on that after the Chargers’ playoff game! Go Bolts!

Winter Break