As always, the whirlwind of holidays have come and gone. The Jardin has been decorated and the flickering Christmas lights are still around the little houses in our colonia. I always dread having to take down the Christmas tree...but it is that time.
I think the most amazing thing we saw this holiday was at our little gordita restaurant down the street. We went for breakfast one morning and enjoyed our usual egg and picadillo gorditas and Cafe de Olla. We have become pretty good friends with the family that runs this little business and so while we were eating, the "Papa," said once we were finished, to come into the house. He wanted to show us something. Once we had finished, he escorted us into the sala where a huge nativity scene was set up. It was breathtaking. It must have been 25-30 feet long. He had made mountain ranges, a night sky with stars and a moon, a large landscape and even a running water river! There were many figures set up for the nativity. Of course Mary, Joesph and baby Jesus, but also the three kings, many barn animals, shepherds, fisherman, dogs, oxen, wolves, campfires...everything! There must
on our Christmas Tree
have been 200 hundred figures. "It is much smaller this year," he said. "It usually goes to the end of the wall." He makes this scene every year and always adds a figure or two each Christmas. We must of looked at it for 20 minutes and it was so special to see how proud he was of his creation.
Now it is enero (January) and it feels like every day is Boxing Day, but I am sure we will get back into the groove of things soon!
Here is wishing you and yours a wonderful 2009!
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