Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas!

Yesterday, my family (the Cruz/Hunter/Rosenberg side!) attended Christmas Eve Vigil Mass at the Co-Cathedral in downtown Houston. We really enjoyed the celebration, ambiance and message.  The kid’s choir was a treat – and a great way to keep us all occupied as we waited for mass to begin. I also really enjoyed seeing all of the children dressed up for Christmas.  Too Cute! After mass, everyone came over to Cliffwood for Mexican food.

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We had a great fiesta, including tamales (from Pico’s!), my bean casserole, green chile chicken enchilada casserole, red chili and an assortment of appetizers.  [Note to all: the El Monterey steak and cheese taquitos from Randall’s are AMAZING!  You must try them! ] We had a really nice time catching up and eating.

Col_ Cliff Christmas 2012

We celebrated Christmas at my parent’s house this morning.

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After opening presents, we toasted with Bloody Marys and enjoyed some great appetizers. Mom even had Boudin Balls made by Sonny! Do you know Sonny? He owned/operated the Crazy Cajun and Happy Cajun restaurants and is now an independent chef and caterer.

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Anyhow…For lunch, Mom made a great spread of Ham, Parmesan mashed potato casserole, green beans, cranberry sauce and rolls.  Nelda contributed a delicious corn casserole dish to our feast. Much to my delight, we watched my favorite movie of all-time today – “Overboard.”  Yeah, don’t judge. More than anything, I loved spending time with my family today.  I really love how our family has grown over the years and cannot believe how blessed we all have been.

John and I spent the afternoon at Cliffwood organizing, packing and checking last-minute to-dos off our lists.  We leave bright and early for Hong Kong tomorrow and couldn’t be more excited. Oh wait…have I mentioned this yet? No? John and I are spending the next twelve days in Hong Kong and Thailand.

I hope you are enjoying the holidays and spent today with those that you love. Best Wishes for a great rest of the holiday season!

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