Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Home (Mexico) for the Holidays.

Hi everyone! I've been such a bad blogger these past few months. A lot has happened, but I've documented little. I've made it my "New Year's Resolution" to take more pictures and blog a little more...hopefully! ;-)

Well, Greg and I had the opportunity to go to home (AKA my parent's house) for Christmas and New Years. It was so much fun! I hadn't seen my family in a long time, so I was quite excited to spend time with them.

Allow me to tell you (in pictures) about our trip.

Christmas Day 
(we were also there for Christmas Eve...but I forgot my camera at home)

Hoverboard-ing in our half paved, half dirt road.

Christmas tree decorated by my Dad. Isn't it gorgeous? He always does a really good job.

Dad (or Papi/Daddy to me).

We grilled outside. The weather was delicious. I mean, I was wearing short sleeves!

Family. There were a lot more people there, but not everyone had arrived yet.

We had SO much fun together. I took a lot more pictures, but I don't want to overwhelm you just yet! ;-) 

Two days later was Mia's 11th birthday. Mia is the second youngest cousin in my family. She gets just a little bit spoiled by us. Anywho, we celebrated at my Grandma's (where she and her family were staying - they live six hours away). We also used balloons and birthday decor we already had. Since they were leaving early afternoon back to their town, we decided to have a "PJ brunch" at 11 AM. Haha! 

Oh, and it snowed that day. In my town. In Mexico. Don't you remember I was wearing short sleeves two days ago? The last time it snowed in my town was when I was in high school...so yeah, a long time ago. 

I love this next shot. Because I love my Grandma's big, old table and how it has gathered family here, like this, for years. 

A day later, we also gathered to play "Loteria". We played approximately 5 cents a card and three jackpots (approximately 25 cents per player at certain times). I didn't win anything, but my Mom won the three jackpots! 

Oh, and since we didn't have enough chips for everyone, we played with garbanzo beans (chickpeas). Haha! They worked, but they were difficult to see - making it difficult to figure out if you won or not!

On December 31st, our family gathered at my parent's house (again). My sister, her husband, and a lot more of the extended family were able to join us this day! We had a crowded house for sure!

Thank you for looking through! I hope you have an awesome 2016.

I've definitely missed blogging. I'll be back soon!

P.S. Do you have a "word" or a bible verse (to live by) for this new year? I would love to know! I was thinking about a specific word, but none came to mind/life. However, the Lord has been teaching me a lot about His power through my weakness, lately. So yeah, 2 Corinthians 12:9 it is! I may or may not have randomly blogged about it one day (past post). ;-)


Monday, January 4, 2016

Perfect in weakness.

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12: 9

This verse has been on my mind lately, and I wanted to share it with you. Happy New Year, everyone!