The Queen: Michelle

The Queen: Michelle
I am 28 years old. Still a princess but the queen of my family. Spoiled beyond belief. Lucky and truely blessed. A lover. A crafter. A mother. A wife. A friend. This is me.

My King: Junior

My King: Junior
The LOVE of my life! He completes me and balances me out in every way. He's a workaholic. He's loud, blunt, and crazy. He drinks Monsters like his life depends on it. Above all he is the greatest Daddy I could ever ask for, for my children. And he treats me like his Queen (and he calls me that too).

The Model Child: Diego Ray

The Model Child: Diego Ray
9 years old. My only boy. He is the epitome of the perfect child. He is so responsible and independent. Wise beyond his years. He is laughter, he is love, he is compassion, he is simply amazing. He keeps me grounded and reminds me always that I am beautiful. He is a natural born leader and takes care of the household and family better than me!

The Diva: Alayna Danae

The Diva: Alayna Danae
7 years old. She is drama. My fashionista for sure with a style all her own. Sensitive and loving when she wants to be. Thumbsucker. My biggest headache because she is the most like me. She is the only one who can cause me to become uncontrollably angry. She loves to dance. She loves to model. My bookworm and most academic.

The Wild Child: Arielle Marie-Grace

The Wild Child: Arielle Marie-Grace
4 years old. This one is something else. She is pure comedy. Never a dull moment with her crazy antics. She is also the crybaby. She does things her own way. She knows what she wants and isn't afraid to be cute to get it. My Disney loving pal. So girly. Her favorite color is pink. Loves Rapunzel. Will wear a dress every single day. Can't leave the house without a bow in her hair. She refuses.

The Munchkin: Atalie Belle

The Munchkin: Atalie Belle
2 years old. My sweet baby. She loves her Mommy above all else. She is a cuddlebug for sure. The calmest most well behaved baby ever! But she has TONS of energy. She is so small and petite. She loves to sing and dance. She so SO ready for ballet and has yet to even step foot in a class. She loves Minnie Mouse and watching Disney Jr. She is hilarious and talks way too much.
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve was particularly hard for me. It was hard watching everyone open the presents that my Mom picked out and wrapped herself. She got everyone just what they wanted. Nothing huge... but something we wanted. Somehow these gifts mean so much more to me than they would have.

My Mom was so looking forward to it. Every since I was a little kid I remember her not really liking Christmas. Once I got older I asked her why. She said she wasn't sure but she attributed it to the fact that her Mom (who she lost when she was 24) always LOVED Christmas. It was her favorite holiday. And when my Mom was little she had the best memories from Christmas. And after she lost her Mom it wasn't the same anymore. She tried for us... but I always knew it wasn't as exciting for her... and I can remember this since the time I was about 6 or so. And it wasn't until about a year or so after I had Diego that she finally slowly stared liking Christmas again.

And this year she was full of Christmas spirit! So I am determined to not let this time of year be a sad time... but happy. She wanted a real Christmas tree this year so Jr went out and bought one yesterday for my Dad and set it up. And Rebecca and I strung it with lights and a beaded garland around it. And today the kids got to decorate it. And we tracked down an Angel for the top. My Mom is now our Christmas Angel. All we've ever owned was a star and now we'll have an Angel for her tree. And she would have loved her tree. It's beautiful.

Nevertheless it was a nice night spent at my aunt's house for dinner until past midnight. And then back to my Mom's house (like every year) for more presents until about 3am.

My Abuelita and Me

My girls in front of Jamma's tree once we got back home

Diego in front of Jamma's tree

Arielle and her Nina... she loved spending time with her since she only sees her a few times a year.

Decorating Jamma's tree at 1am!

(I put up my Mom's favorite ornament for fear the kids might break it)

My Daddy and Sister

Then Juan helped Diego put the Angel up on the tree

Dogpile on Grandpa... he loves his grandkids!

Arielle LOVES the toy that Jamma picked out for her... I know she was smiling up there watching Arielle open it.

And me and Daddy at the end of our long night...


Anonymous said...

it was bittersweet...but happy i was nina made that happen for sure..&i know she was smiling down at us all as we enjoyed the time we spent together.


Jose said...

Just lovely!

Nikki said...

I love that pic of my pop and I ::DDDDD