December 18, 2008

Feliz Navidad

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Since my sister Rebekah, the former annual host of Christmas Eve, moved away this past year, I volunteered to host Christmas Eve at my house. We are having a Mexican Christmas celebration. I'm so excited. I am going to make Posole and corn pudding. My mom is making a couple of types of Mexican bread and my sister Rebekah (who is driving down from Bainbridge Island) is going to make some kind of appetizer. My brother Michael is making a variation on rice and beans. Chelsea is bringing churros and chocolate.

My little nephews are making a pinata, though one of them recently said "Aunt Lizzy, can't we just buy one?" I think it will be so much fun, even if we buy one.

One of our family traditions is reading a new children's book on Christmas Eve and I bought two this year, both by Tomie dePaola: The Legend of the Poinsettia and The Night of Las Posadas. I even downloaded a new version of Feliz Navidad yesterday from my sister Chelsea's blog.

I will post pictures of our festivities. I can't wait. Three days of work before a five day weekend, with quite possibly the best Christmas present I have ever given. I'll report on the amount of joyful tears spilled on Christmas morning. More tears = awesome present.

What are your holiday plans? Are you starting any new traditions this year?


Snorkelgirl said...

Your Christmas Eve sounds fabulous. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. Please give your family my Alohas and Feliz Navidad!