Happy Holidays!

28 Dec

I haven’t posted in about a week, but I’ve been pretty busy and enjoying time with family. My uncle who lives in Florida came up to visit us, and we haven’t seen him in about 7 years because he moved to Paraguay for a period of time. Since he’s the only family we have here in the US, it is great to be spending time with him!

As per Paraguayan (and other Latin countries do this as well) tradition, we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. We have a big dinner, and stay up until midnight to say Merry Christmas and open presents. I used to hate this as a kid because I wanted to open gifts on Christmas morning, so I’d just keep a few unopened for Christmas morning 😛

On Christmas Day, we have our own tradition of going into New York City to see the tree and walk around. Last year, we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge.

This year we just ended up visiting Rockefeller Center and the World Trade Center Memorial, because my uncle hadn’t seen it yet. The memorial is beautiful.

Rockefeller was absolutely packed…obviously. But we always like going to see the tree and snap a few pictures even if it is almost impossible to navigate through the crowds.

Since then, I’ve just been relaxing since I’m off from work. I apologize for the lack of posts!

Yesterday, Dan and I went to the Devils game. It was a fun time, although they lost 😦

Who else loves hockey??

Did you have a few days off for the holidays? What did you do?

Do you have New Years plans?


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3 Responses to “Happy Holidays!”

  1. fitnessmeetsfrosting December 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    Looks like you had an amazing Christmas! So cool that you can walk through NY!

  2. Jim December 30, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    Hi Patty, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ! I like your tradition. Next year we are going to go into the city on Christmas Eve to see the tree, Bryant Park, etc. We hope to make it a tradition. And I love hockey but I am a Rangers fan… Boo Devils !! 🙂
    I can’t wait to watch 24/7 HBO Red Wings/Maple Leafs.

    Have a Happy and safe New Year !

    • reach-yourpeak December 30, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! I love the city on Christmas Eve. And noooo boo rangers! 🙂

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