24 December 2008

Merry Christmas!!! Feliz Natal!!

This year, we will be spending Christmas just like we have the past couple of years, just the six of us. The kids spend all morning playing with Santa's gifts, then we all go to a matinee at the movie theater and finally we prepare a yummy dinner!!! A few years ago, when my parents were still together (they have separated after 45 years of marriage!!), they used to take all six children and their families (that would be 24 people total!) on exotic vacations all over the world!! I do miss that tremendously, and I know the kids miss being with all their cousins, so we do what we can to make them have a fun day!!!

I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!! I am so thankful to have met such wonderful, inspiring and encouraging people through this blog, you are truly a gift to me and I am so proud to call you my friends!! With lots of bloglove,

Note: here is something fun we always do on Christmas eve: we track Santa through NORAD!! This military organization shows the kids where Santa is dropping presents, and you can even call them before the kids go to bed and the operator will let you know where Santa is and what time he will be in your area!!


  1. Let it snow~! May you enjoy a blessed and peaceful Christmas! Create some magical memories.

  2. Feliz Natal! Thanks for the great blogs this year. I love it. I am so glad got to meet you and have enjoyed getting to know you. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. Love Braeda

  3. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

  4. OH man! That is awful about your parents...aging is just so fun...I'm sure it is taking it's lovely toll on them both. Glad for your very amazing memories...and for your new ones! That is the sweetest picture! Merry Christmas :)

  5. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    It was so much fun meeting all you Oregon girls this year. I'm hoping that I will see more of you in the year to come!

  6. Hi Isabel! Merry Christmas! Oh my gosh, your children are beautiful! Each of them. I met the girls before, but they were with other girls, so I don't think I could pick them out then. By the way, I saw the photos of your house, it is gorgeous! Hope to see you soon! Maybe a blog party? Maybe here? I see Laura Ingalls Gunn is one of your blog friends, she seems very nice, and she won my giveaway!


  7. Isabel, I wish you all the best for Christmas and the New Year! May these Holidays become beautiful family memories to treasure all year round...
    Monica x.

  8. Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  9. Isabel, Feliz Natal!!!!!!

    Com muita neve, um Natal branquinho é diferente do nosso Natal português com frio mas sem flocos! :) Mas Natal é Natal onde quer que estejamos!

    Que os 'six of you' se divirtam muito e Boas Festas*******

  10. The picture of the kids are adorable..Want to thank you for stopping by my new blog. When I have more time I'll be stopping by again to really check out your blog. I took a glance and have enjoyed of what I've seen. Very pretty things. Thanks Again...


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