Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Lights

On Christmas Day our family usually has a very laid back and easy day. After all the festivities of the previous night, the Martinezes just chill on Dec. 25th.
So after waking up around 9ish we eat whatever there is left over from the night before, cake pops, tamales, pozole, cupcakes--it's an all you can eat smorgasborg of food ;) and my kids love it!
We always go watch a fun new movie and this year it happened to be the new Tron movie in 3D. I have to say the special effects were awesome but the story...meh..not so much. The kids enjoyed it (including Sergio hee hee) and that's what matters. After that we came home and I made some hot chocolate while the guys watched Sergio's new AVATAR DVD. Then we went for a drive around town to look at the Christmas lights.
We ended up in a nearby town shopping center where they have cool lights and a water light show! We arrived just in the nick of time to see it. It was awesome. If you haven't been, you must!! It will be going on until Dec. 31st at the Village in Fairview. It's kinda behind the Macy's. The shows are at 6:15, 8:15 and 9:15 nightly. I took some video and pics of it.

 The water shoots up high and changes colors with the music!
 Here they are in short squirts of water...
 Beautiful trees and lights right around the corner. I must go shopping there more often.

Afterwards we just drove home and the kids played with their toys. Now, I am up blogging and remembering all the good times we have had this year. Whew! Time goes by fast when you're getting old :( I remember when I was young it seemed like forever for Christmas to come. But now, as I get older it comes in the blink of an eye. And that's why I try to take as many pics and video as possible (even if it does annoy my family). I don't care. I want to hold on to every precious moment before it's gone.
I know my family will thank me in the future. Memories are what we have to hold the past to the present; it's like the glue that holds our family together. We can look back and laugh and cry and remember the good old days :)

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  1. Thanks for the tip on the light show-we will definitely check it out! Thanks again for having us on Christmas Eve, we had such a great time! Our kids have still been talking about it. I didn't realize that you made that cupcake holder. All of your decorations were beautiful! Hopefully Justin's Dad will visit sooner than later so that we can get together. Congratulations on your mixer-they are wonderful! I'm looking forward to tasting some of your tamales, yum! Thanks again and Merry Christmas.


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