Your duty is to sanctify yourself. Yes, even you. Who thinks that this task is only for priests and religious? To everyone, without exception, our Lord said: Be ye perfect, as my heavenly Father is perfect. St. Josemaria

Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Child was born!

"Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

Merry Christmas!

Our Christmas celebration begins on Christmas Eve, we wen to 9pm Spanish mass. It was beautifully said by our friend..Father Olson. At the end of mass, the priest brought out Baby Jesus for us to give Him a kiss. It was such a beautiful sight! Than we got home about 11ish and started with cocktails until midnight.. and we had our cheers and blessing of our dear Lord...Next we had dinner and dessert and presents... the children went to bed about 2:30am and we follow about 4am... Lets say we woke up about find that Saint Nicholas had filled our stockings with goodies!

Blondie playing with a child's nativity set.

Christmas morning... PrincesGirl wearing her gift from us, a pink robe.

Blondie also wearing her gift from us, a dora pjs.. She was very careful as she opened up her gifts that were wrapped in Dora wrapping.

Trainboy with his gift from Grandparents.. Do you see those circles under his eyes!

On Christmas Day, we had invite our friends over for dinner. Here we have dad and babymums waiting for the guest .. taking a nap while listening to beautiful music..

Trainboy also waiting for his guest and eating Saint Nicholas leftover cookies!

We had Father bless our new home before dinner!

Babymums giving away her smiles!

MamaNico visiting us from Mexico. A great gift having her with us this Christmas!

Dinner is served and gone! My beloved Husband cook a Cuban tradition on Christmas.. Pork shoulder with white rice and black beans.. It was very good... bring back great memories!

Last.. we ended the Blessed Nite with violin music play by PrincessGirl and Blondie (well, she thinks she is playing with toy violin)
Wish you a Most Blessed Christmas and New Year!


Jessica said...

A Blessed and Merry Christmas season to you and your family, Cecilia!

Therese said...

What a wonderful gathering! Merry Christmas!