Sunday, December 30, 2007

I believe in the magic of Christmas!

This year, I have been so very blessed! I have done so much and shared great moments with family and friends. It truly has been amazing. Here are some photos so you can see what I've been up to this past week...

First, I got to see my cousin, Angel (we call him Butchie) and his wife Ivy. Butchie and I were raised by our grandparents so we're very close. And their beautiful son, Gabriel, is my Godson.

On Christmas Day, my Mami was feeling well enough to get out of bed and share some time with us. Her nurse, Ednis, who is heaven-sent, dressed her all up after the Hospice nurse bathed her and she brought Mami out in a wheelchair to surprise us all! She looked so beautiful! Look at her with my cousin Jessie, my Titi Mae, me and my stepdad Jorge. How sweet is this.

I also shot a family photo of my DH with his wonderful family. Here's Richard with his grandma Meri, sisters Roxana and Rebeca (who came from Ohio), his mom Marita, his dad Pepe and little cousin Isaac.

We ended the day by going to see our best friends, Yayi and Jorge, having dinner with them and exchanging some great gifts. This is my Godson, D'Angelo, opening his presents. He loved his Webkinz best! The next day we went out on Jorge's boat for a fun-filled day out on the water in this great city. So very cool. The day was perfect.

Last night, I got to meet my sister!!!! Can you believe that? My Dad had a lot of children and I have not met them all. I do keep in touch with a couple of them, but I have always dreamed of having siblings nearby. So it was great to meet Evelyn, my older sister, along with lots of cousins, a niece and nephews from Tampa. This all took place at my cousin Saribelle's house here in Miami. She planned a Spiderman birthday party for her 3-year-old little boy, Gabriel.

This is my cousin from Tampa and my sister on the right...

Of course, I had to get a spider tattoo and glitter on my face courtesy of Sari :-)

Here's Sari with my little darling cousin, Crystal. So sweet.

And here's the four of us... My two cousins, my sister and me.

This is my sister with her two youngest boys (she has three!), Jeffrey and Marino, who is named after my Dad.

And finally, here's my cousin with my niece, Karina, and my nephew, Luis. They're 17 and 16 years old! Wow!

We really had a great time over there last night. I hope we get to see them all again soon.

I've also been scrapbooking so I have quite a few holiday layouts to share with you all so stay tuned!

Peace to all and have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! xoxo


Ady said...

I love all your photos. There is plenty of inspriration there to keep scrapping...I can't wait to see the layouts you've created...

Anilu Magloire said...

Happy New Year to you, sweetie!!
Love the pics and I am so glad you got to meet your sister :)

Trish said...

Happy New Year to you as well! I loved looking at your family pics--how cool is it that you met your sister! Such a pretty family...

The best to you in 2008!