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Celebrating is about sharing, telling stories, talking. It's about eating a piece of cake that a friend made for you, having a glass of wine or savoring a cup of coffee. It's that unknown sensation that doesn't let you get up from the table after eating. It's much more than just placing silverware and plates on a table, it's creating an ambience, a style, a sensation, an unforgettable memory.

Friday, December 23, 2011

The night before Christmas

My first Christmas 

My happy Christmas moments started, with a grandfather with a toy store, getting double Santa's presents and being spoiled as being the first daughter and first granddaughter.


Living in houses with no fences, friendly neighbors. Friends go from home to home knocking at the door with a cuatro, maracas and furruco singing christmas carols gaitas and parrandas. Smell of Hallacas in every house, music everywhere, festive day and night. Then I moved to were I had white Xmas and a chimney with the smell of fresh pine, apple and cinnamon. Later moved again, smell of cookies and hot chocolate, I had the glorious joy of having three children, and Santa's came along....


Living in so many places, I have knit all those memories into one, family and friends, sharing and cooking.


Of coursed my beloved Christmas tree that brings light into the house. But nowadays I feel Xmas in a very nostalgic way, kids have grown up, family are far away, some can't make it for Christmas, others are not longer with us. Presents are not longer in the tree, have to be sent by mail and sometimes those moments have to be shared with my computer.


I just want to wish you the same as I tell my kids:

Continue be curious it's the road to creativity, never stop dreaming. Enjoy the small and simple moments maybe the most important one to remember in future. Always find time to be with your self, observe nature, move, eat conscious. Have tolerance and respect to others. Always have your heart open to give love and receive, and the most important: LIVE WITH PASSION.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
and a Happy Holiday.

Lola, xoxo

15 comments:

decocinasytacones said...

¡FELIZ NAVIDAD LOLA!, para tí y los tuyos.
Que el 2012 te traiga salud y mucha suerte.
Un besazo
Marialuisa

decocinasytacones said...

¡FELIZ NAVIDAD LOLA!, para tí y los tuyos.
Que el 2012 te traiga salud y mucha suerte.
Un besazo
Marialuisa

Ann said...

What a beautiful post....Merry Christmas!

Tina said...

I really enjoyed reading this post, especially that last statement. Merry Christmas to you and your family-enjoy!

Simply Life said...

oh what a cute post- love the old picture!

Sandra said...

Awww you were so cute...Wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Anne@frommysweetheart said...

Oh Lola...what a wonderful post! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a blessed year to come! : )

Ruth Reynoso-Sance said...

What a cute picture! I love your post :-) Have a Merry Merry Christmas!

Lizzy said...

What a fabulous message to read on this Christmas morning. Merry Christmas, my friend!

Catherine said...

Dear Lola, Thank you for sharing these moments and for being sensitive and passionate. Through blogging I have found companionship and connection with people of similar experiences. I am happy for your friendship. I hope that blessings fill your Christmas season and New Year. Catherine xo

Magic of Spice said...

What a lovely post!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have an equally wonderful 2012!

Veronica Cervera said...

Feliz 2012!

Lola Lobato said...

Wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! xoxo

Antonio J. Orellana said...

Beautiful,Better late than never

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

You were super cute! I love this picture of you!