Photo Challenge: Feliz Navidad!

I missed PJ’s photo challenge last month so I wasn’t about to miss this one. After all, the theme is Feliz Navidad! And, there’s no shortage of photos for this time of year. Shortage of time. Yes. Shortage of photos. No.

December is always a mixed bag of activities. This year, along with gift shopping, we also were getting ready for a much-needed family vacay to Mexico. Add to that, the usual Christmas season activities, and you get a very. busy. month.

So, here’s my Feliz Navidad five.

Feliz Navidad One
We hadn’t had a family vacay since 2016 due to Entrepreneur’s brain surgery and chemo regimen. His 90-day chemo holiday was coming to a close and he was very much looking forward to enjoying himself before the next set of scans. I’m conflicted about vacationing during the holidays. It seems to add that much more to an already busy schedule. But, it was now or nothing so we rolled the dice, booked it  and, by the grace of God, were able to all be together for a week of sunshine and fun. We contacted the same photographer who took our family pics in 2015 for an updated one.

Feliz Navidad Two
For the past few years, I’ve taken a photo of Peanut and Twix in Santa hats under our tree. The days drag but the years seem to fly.

Feliz Navidad Three
After returning from the warmth of Mexico, we jumped into Twix’s Christmas program at preschool. Sporting Mexican braids, she fully embraced the performance, singing the loudest and overall enjoying herself, sort of oblivious to what was going on with the other children. I think her eyes were on Papa the entire time.

Feliz Navidad Four
Peanut’s 4th and 5th grade Honor Choir performances hit a week later with caroling visits to two businesses and a veterans home.

Feliz Navidad Five
It was nip and tuck, but we finally visited the jolly elf before he took off for the North Pole for his Christmas Eve ride. Peanut figured out Santa this year, but went along with everything so Josie could enjoy the magic. The look on Twix’s face is a precious reminder of the magic and wonder of the season.

There’s my five for PJ’s December photo challenge. This monthly photo challenge is very easy; PJ selects a theme, we take five pics during the month and post. That’s it! Won’t you join us in 2019?

I hope everyone’s holidays were merry and bright. Don’t forget to visit the others over at A ‘lil HooHaa for more of the month’s festivities.

9 thoughts on “Photo Challenge: Feliz Navidad!

  1. I’m glad you’ve had a good December. I know you were most jazzed about your vacation to Mexico. Good for you.

    You’ve a lovely family.

    Have a fabulous day and a happy and HEALTHY New Year. Big hug. ♥

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  2. Lisa, I am soooooooooooo glad you decided on taking the vacation and that you were all able to join in together because I’m sure it was just a joyous and relaxing time after all you’ve been through this year. LOVE the family photograph 🙂

    “…Twix’s Christmas program at preschool. Sporting Mexican braids…”

    OMG, how fabulous! She looks like a professional up on that stage. Looks like she most definitely has a future in the entertainment business because she looks so natural!

    The picture with Santa is so precious!

    Merry Belated Christmas to you and your family!

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  3. I think it’s great you got to break away for some fun in the sun, and your picture tells me you had the best of times with your family!
    Isn’t it great how kids totally focus on their performance? They know how to live in the moment.
    Happy new year!

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  4. Looks like you had a great month. The family photo is great. And the santa hat photo shows so much happiness and joy. This season really is fantastic to embrace. I’ve taken a bit of a different turn with it in recent years and enjoy it much more than in the past — and I always enjoyed it then! The last photo and comment is kind of society, but wonderful to know the magic of the season is real, no matter if things are figured out or not. 🙂

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  5. Great photos! I love the look on her face with Santa. My boys are pretty much grown but still have a Mall Santa photo every year. The family photo is Mexico warms my bones!!

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  6. One thing I really miss now that my “children” are young adults – the unfettered, enthusiastic performances. They “dance like nobody’s watching” because they haven’t yet developed that awkward self-consciousness that we all grown into. So glad your family took the time together to enjoy this magical phase of life!

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