Sunday, January 15, 2012

Christmas 2011

We headed down to El Paso to spend Christmas with Grandma, the Asencio Jr's and the Berry's. Our Christmas tradition is to go to Grandma's house Christmas Eve and have dinner and open presents. We used to wait till midnight to open gifts, but over the years, with Grandpa being sick, we've opened them earlier. Christmas Day is spent having more time with family at friends as we head over to the Berry's house for another wonderful dinner.
This Christmas was more reserved as we all felt the loss of having our first Christmas without Grandpa. Christmas was always his favorite time of the year and I fondly remember him smiling ear to ear as he indulged in Grandma's special Christmas cookies, peronillas and peacan sandies. He would look his finest as he dressed in red and greeted everyone with a "Merry Christmas!" He would start up the old music player in the living room, resonating the traditional Christmas songs by Bing Crosby and Perry Como and others. His memory is so fresh in my mind that it is hard to believe he is gone. We love you Grandpa!!
This was Christmas 2010

This year Gracie and Mckenna helped me make chocolate dipped pretzels for gifts

Gracie helping by putting on the sprinkles

We actually had a white Christmas this year! This is a lot of snow for El Paso:)

Gracie getting ready for Christmas Eve

Grandma and the girls

So excited!

Winston helping Mckenna open presents

Christmas morning in their new robes

Being princesses in their new tent

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