Goodbye 2019, Goodbye to 2010’s

As I look out the window… I find my self reminiscing about this last year and decade. I see the beautiful events like my wedding, having kids, graduating college, traveling and meeting wonderful people. I feel happiness.I also see the negative things. The economic struggles, the strugleswith the triplets pregnancy, the death of my mother, health scares with the kids […]

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Christmas Eve

December 24 is finally upon us. Today is one of the most important days of the year in our home. As Christians we are celebrating the birth of Jesus. Today is also a day to celebrate family. I grew up (10 years) in Colombia and Christmas Eve is a huge deal. People party all night. The kids get to open their presents at 12 a.m. and there are fireworks. Once we came to Canada there were some changes in our Christmas traditions. Then when hubby and I started celebrating Christmas we started our own traditions… The food: Our Christmas Eve dinner consists of Colombia food, we get some Indian food, some Chinese Hakka, pizza and chocolate cake. The date: We decided to have Christmas dinner on the 24th and the 25th is dedicated to watching movies. The gifts: Our kids are small, so we’ve decided to open the gifts by 9:00 p.m. Hubby and I will be getting 1 gift each while the kids get 2 each. The music: We will listen to some Christmas songs and Pitbull’s radio station. The radio station is a good compromise… he likes hip hop and I like Latinx music. The attendees: This year we’ve decided to not invite anyone over. Its 8:54 p.m. … the kids have opened their presents and they are all in bed. I’m tired … I’ll be going to bed soon. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas y Feliz […]

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Gift Wrapping

Hello Everyone! There are 2 days till Christmas Eve and 3 till Christmas Day. Today I would like to talk about gift wrapping. I think… I’m okay at wrapping gifts. To be honest I don’t have that much patience and I’m not striving for a perfectly wrapped gift. In our household I’m in charge of the gift wrapping. Every two years I get a gift wrapping kit. This year I’ve decided not to buy the kit and go for a sustainable option. In September I bought a bunch of baby safety gates, they were wrapped in a brown paper. As soon as I saw the amount of paper used on the giant boxes I received I decided to use it for Christmas. Once the kids were sleeping I set up everything. I needed enough paper for 12 gifts. I choose to wrap the big gifts first. Once they were out of the way I realized I had to wrap the rest of the gifts by using scraps and pieces of the paper I had left. I used a bag from H&M to wrap the last 2 gifts. I also ended up using masking tape instead of the clear tape. I’m waiting to see the family’s reaction when they see the gifts wrapped in this brown paper. I’m happy with the end result and will likely use this brown paper or newspaper for any future gift wrapping needs. Reusing the brown […]

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Christmas Tree

Hello Everyone! I hope you’re all doing great. I’ve been crying a bit … I miss my mom a lot. As we know, life continues after someone passes away. This Christmas season is tough but my boys are really excited to celebrate the Jolly Season. I’ve decided to scale back this years Christmas decorations and celebration. I usually go all […]

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Where has the time gone?

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing great . Let’s start this post with the obvious… we are in the month of December!I can’t believe it .. which is also last month of the year is also the last month of the decade… Isn’t amazing how sometimes we are so focused only on the moment we are living that […]

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