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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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Happy Holidays!

23 Dec

I apologize for not posting much the past few days…I’ve been busy doing last minute Christmas shopping and wrapping. I always tend to wait until the week before to start shopping…oops.

I probably won’t post for the next few days so I want to wish everyone a very happy holiday season! Enjoy!

Take a few minutes & help children have gifts for the holidays

24 Oct

Every year, Rutgers University hosts the Big Chill 5K race. Instead of paying a registration fee, runners just have to bring a toy, which is then wrapped and given to local children whose family may not be able to afford holiday toys.

Our Recreation team created this video and have entered it into a Johnson & Johnson contest. With your help, we could win a grant that will help us fund Big Chill and help make the 10 year anniversary special. Please consider taking a few minutes to vote and help make sure children are able to receive gifts during the holidays.


Watch the video and vote here!