2009 was a year full of strong emotions: good and bad ones, and Im completely sure it is a year that I will never forget. It actually marked so many things in our lives and I dare to say that it may have been the year where I learned and grew more in my whole life. It was a year with lots of tears, but a the year that made me as strong as I feel now.

Here are the girls enjoying the fireworks from their bedroom at my mom's house when the clock marked 12!

Gotta say that it was the first year since the last 6 Christmas that I didnt have a child crying being scared with fireworks! Big milestone for our household!
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This year I was too busy helping the girls to open their presents, that I couldnt get as many pictures as I normally get. The also got other stuff but here are the stuff they got from me and Auntie Cara.

They choose what they wanted to leave for Santa, so he got: Strawberry milk, a banana, baby carrots and cookies (those cookies were they ons that kept me awake while I was wrapping them ALL NIGHT long! LOL)... I have to practice my Santa's handwriting for next year, and I think I will also purchase a notebook for years to come. This year Santa used "the napkin":

First off, when they walked out their bedroom, they found some clothes from Santa. I purchased a white shirt, made a Christmas tree and their name with glue, and threw some glitter on it. They loved them!

Here are their gifts:

Before tearing them apart...

Because the dolls are never enough!

Camila's favorite gift:

My favorite gift from all....They have toys of each color inside of each "crayon"... LOVED it! .. In the back, Gaby's favorite gift: A Barbie Register!

They all got crowns, wands, earrings and bracelets:
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This year I made plans with our holiday cards and how early I was get them out and yada yada yada, however it didnt happen. I made our Holiday Cards WAY LATE and I didnt even mail them out. I decided to stick to online this year, because of the time it was. Anyway, here it is!
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Last night after the show, we went to visit my grandmother. I hardly get to visit her and it was sooo nice for the girls to spend some time with her. My grandma was surprised with all the bananas they were eating (Mimi actually ate 2 and a half, Camila 3 and Gaby 3)... Gotta love my piggies!!

All 3 girls ready to leave:

Arent they just gorgeous?

Mia being cute (how I miss her long hair!!)

My grandma, mom and the girls:

Mimi chatting with my gradma. She will be 92 years old next year....
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Today we went to a play about Jesus Birth. It was awesome and the girls had a blast. I took tons of pictures of the play, but I wont bore you all with them. Here are just a few...

The camels:

Here you can see Maria, Joseph, Baby Jesus and the 3 Wise Kings:

The angels:

The cast at the end of the show:
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To be honest, we cant remember for the live of us the name of the song that Gaby and her classmates represented on their presentation. We think it was Christmas in the Caribbean, but we are just not sure. That is what happens when you are a lousy blogger and dont post on time!

Anyway, enjoy these few pictures. I have lots more, however I prefer not to post many pictures with the other kids in it as my blog is public. Looking back at the pictures, I see that Gaby already had a "flower bow" like the one on these pictures (wonder where it is! LOL).



That night I had the Christmas Party for my job at Hard Rock Cafe and I had a blast! Oh, memories!
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Cant even remember when was the last time that I did something for my look. I believe the last time I got highlights was after Gaby was born in 2003!!!!

When I started loosing weight a few months ago I decided it was time to let my hair grow and anybody who has done that can relate on how difficult it is. I have been wanting to get highlights since several months ago, however I wanted to wait until my hair was long enough to blow dry it, instead of keeping it wet with gel or leave in.

So, the time had come and my hair was long enough to be blow dried which means highlights were in order! The "before" picture was taken a week or so before the highlights (please, ignore my poor smiling skills for the camera..ugh), and the "after picture" was taken a month after it (on my birthday party) because it was the only picture I could find that actually shows my hair. The hair was also longer and for some reason it looks a bit reddish, however the base is brownish and the highlights are blondish.
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I bring a camera from work yesterday, and the girls were thrilled for getting to go outside for some pictures. I have sooo much to learn about photography but I promise to get better with the time. I really need to learn how to use manual settings, especially for days like there when auto mode is giving me a hard time!

Take a look at their faces cause these pictures does say a lot about their personalities!



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We have been sleeping at my mom's house simply trying to keep the girls away from the unpacking process, however not being able to unpack at night is making things way slower. I know we will get it done at some point!

Here are some pics from today! Gaby and Mimi just being naughty:

Gaby begging for a picture:

Camila getting to bed (I remember she was sick that day):

Mimi being spoiled by her grandma: Being rocked to sleep (something that she actually hated when she was a baby, and it is now loving!):

Even Lupita (my mom's chihuahua) got her picture taken!
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We actually rented the new place 2 weeks ago, however today is when we officially emptied the old house and finished moving all the furniture and boxes to the new place. Im not really sure how I will make fit a 2 floor house into this small apartment, but we will manage.

It also has 3 bedrooms plus a little bedroom next to the laundry room (used for maids in this country), however each room is way smaller and now we dont have space for the outdoor toys. We have also given away a lot stuff, and we will be giving away more once we finish unpacking.

Note from June 2010: Over 6 months in the new place and I have to admit that LOTS of boxes are still packed. We have been working hard to unpack those boxes in the last few days, and we wont stop until we finish! Being without "those things" for some many months made me realize that I can actually LIVE without so many things, so we will be getting rid of LOTS and LOTS of stuff that we actually dont need.
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