Margarita’s, Tamales and Christmas*

Fiesta Kind of Christmas for our bunch.

     Christmas is an exciting time of year! Many people look forward to Christmas for many different reasons wether it be presents, lights, decoration’s, or being with their family. Which I agree, these are all great reasons. When it comes to my family, sometime’s we just aren’t on the traditional/normal side, especially when it’s Christmas. 

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Here are some of the reasons I get super excited about our family’s Christmas:

  1. FAMILY TIME
  2. SEEING THE BOYS SO EXCITED AND HAPPY
  3. CHRISTMAS MUSIC
  4. PRETTY LIGHTS
  5. MAKING OUR HOMEMADE TAMALES WITH MY SISTER AND MY MOM
  6. EATING THE HOMEMADE TAMALES AND LOTS OF OTHER MEXICAN FOOD WITH MY FAMILY ON XMAS EVE
  7. DRINKING MARGARITA’S WITH MY FAMILY

Today we made the tamales.

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It was all fun in games until the tamale’s started to steam and blew some type of breaker and most of the house lost electricity. lol!

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We finally managed to get an “OK” picture of the three of us taken by my 4 year old. It was a difficult task to say the least. I’m just glad I wasn’t alone with the casual, no makeup, hang out with my mom and sister department.

I hope this years turns out as yummy as last years Christmas dinner. They seem to be turning out better each year.

I am sure I will be happy either way. Last Christmas I  was one happy Momma!

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I hope you have enjoyed reading a little about my Christmas tradition with my family. I like to think we aren’t alone in the non-traditional type Christmas get together. Please feel free to share your favorite traditions. XO

 

Who would have thought? A Christmas tree from Lowes?!

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***This year we went a different route then our normal traditional artificial Christmas tree. We decided we would have real Christmas tree!!! I did some research on the best Christmas tree farm near me . Turns out the there is only a couple to pick from, not many options. Both farms were nearly 2 hours away. SOOOOOOO Lowes it was!!!! I was super icky about picking a Christmas tree up from Lowes but i’m glad we did!! It’s beautiful!*** 

 

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Although it was dark we still managed to pick out our perfect tree. Lowes cut and bagged the tree for us, it was great, and we only paid $50.00 . Of course we needed a stand which also purchased from Lowes. Once we got our tree home we set it up on its stand and I immediately watered it and began the fun part, LIGHTS and ORNAMENTS!!

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Who would have thought a Christmas tree from Lowes would be so perfect?!?! Not me!

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We also decided to put up are artificial tree as well. We have two trees in our family room! Talk about Christmas spirit. :)) **** 

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