Sunday, December 25, 2011


This shift is going to be the longest shift of my life.  The fact that it's Christmas and that I am working is hard, but to be away from my family when that clock strikes midnight will be even harder.  I won't be there to hug my kids and won't be there to hug my hubbie or his family.  Traditionaly we are always together.  This year they will be together and I will be at work. 

I did get a surprise visit from my hubbie and my kids.  They stopped by my work on their way back from my sister-in-law's house.  They came over to give me our traditional hug on Christmas.  It was a very pleasant surprise and I loved it and love them for it.

This year I am truely blessed to have my family with me, to have such great friends and to be healthy.  I wouldn't change anything. 

FELIZ NAVIDAD A TODOS, que Dios los bendiga y les de mucha paz, salud y amor.


Friday, December 23, 2011


As the Holidays approach us, I am really not too much in the holiday mood.  Its not that I don't love Christmas but I think I'm just not enjoying how much huha people make about gift giving around Christmas.  It seems some people have forgoten what Christmas is all about.

We have always raised our kids to know the true meaning of Christmas.  It sure as hell isn't SANTA.
We have tought our kids that at Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus.  That we are truely blessed for all that he has given us.  We don't celebrate the gifts that we get or how much we get or how much they are worth.  We teach them that it's important to gather with family and friends and enjoy their company.  I think that is the most important thing. 

I am truely not enjoying too much of the holidays this season and not because I'm being a scrooge, well maybe partly, but because my parents are in Mexico enjoying the festivities there and we are here, and he fact that I am working graveyards doesn't help at all.  My brother's won't be down either because I'll be working and maybe that is a big reason as to why I am not feeling chipper about the holidays. 

My family will be spending Christmas Eve day with me, part of it anyways because I have to sleep, and the other part with my sister-in-law, who I love to death.  I am very sad that I won't be at the festivities but am glad that they will have somewhere to go. Javier amd the kids asked me to please make him 2 food items so that we could enjoy Christmas Eve together and then eat up some more Christmas morning.  He said he would love it if I could make "capirotada" and "ponche." 

I went to the store today and bought the ingredients that we would need to make these.  I will definetly post some pics of these delicious treats. They are a big tradition in Mexico.  Ponche is a hot drink, kinda like a fruit tea.  Kids and adults love this drink.  Adults more so because they can put a little something into it and be EXTRA happy. :0) Usually tequila.  Capirotada is a tradition usually during Lent but because it is so good and we all love it we have made it a tradition in our house to have it during Christmas. 

Javier decided that he wanted some tamales for Christmas and well I guess I will not be getting too much sleep Friday before Christmas Eve so that I can make him his tamales.  I gotta keep my man happy. :)  I love to cook and just because I'm working graves doesn't mean I will neglect my family, not on Christmas.  Not EVER!!

So my friends if I don't seem as chipper this holiday season you will know why, but I still love Christmas and love the fact that we are blessed to live another day and have that day to spend with Family.  May you all have a wonderful holiday in company with family and friends.  God Bless you all and may you all have a prosperous New Year!!


Friday, December 2, 2011


As I take more pictures and try to become better at what I do....I have dedicated a blog for just my pictures.  If you want to look there in a few days I should have more pictures up.  Here is that blog...check in a little later for all my posts. :)


A little of nothingness

The Holidays are almost over.  Thanksgiving came and went and I had to work.  I love that my brother Danny got to come home for Thanksgiving.  I really enjoyed having him and the rest of the family here.  It's just too bad that I had to work.  That's never fun.  I did take a few pictures of my brothers.  My son, A and my bother's D and O were wearing blue.  It kinda goes along with the theme that I have for my photography club.  "the blues".  I really enjoy taking pics.  Here are a few.  I hope you like them.

My brother O has some tattoo's of his baby's newborn prints.  
I just love them and they are BLUE!

We also decided to take a few pictures of the "guys".  I hope that you like them as much as I do. :) 

My hubbie J. and my cousin R. 

My Cousin R's son, O. 

I love this especially my brother D's he rubbing my dad's nipple?  
Yea we love to tease. 


This one is better!!

WTF is that on J's face?  must be A's hand. 

Just remember to enjoy all the big and little moments with your family.  You never know when they will be gone forever.  Cherish the moments.