Saturday, January 10, 2009

Where's Grandma....

So we have a lot of traditions with my Fernandez family.....and it all started with my Grandma Narcie. My dad is one of 3 kids and we always as long as I can remember get together on Christmas Eve. Every year plays out pretty much the same too......it goes a little something like this. Now Grandma was not feeling well this Christmas and decided to stay home despite all of our best efforts to get her to the party.

Every year my Uncle Larry makes his amazing Italian sausage and we have our tamales and tacos, deviled eggs ,mashed potatoes and gravy. We also had lasagna and a ham and my Aunt Kathryn made some deliscious funeral potatoes, let me just say there was a ton of food!!! Now after dinner it is a requirement that every person in the house be wearing some kind of head gear...antlers, santa hat, snowflakes, or the bah humbug hat. Once everyone has a hat and is settled in one room.....my cousin David grabs his Guitar or Piano....whichever he decides to bring and we sing every Christmas song known to man before we open our presents. Not just one verse.....every verse of every song!!!! And my Grandma loves it.....but she wasn't there this year (evil laugh) so we only sang half of the songs Woo-Hoo!!!! My nephew Noah performed Rudolph the Red Nosed Reinder too, I will see if I can post that video later....it was so cute.....I loved it!!! After the songs are done we do a gift exchange game between the Girls and then the Boys. Then come the sweaters from my grandma....she sure does know how to find a good sweater. And we ended the evening with my dad saying
" I am going to pack up my sausage and go"
Oh dad...that was the quote of my trip to Indiana...you better believe we gave him a hard time about that at leat he wasn't packing my Uncle Larry's sausage...oh wait he was...hehehe

Oh man do I love the Fernandez Family Traditions.....I can't wait till next year when we can do it all over again. I will say though I would much rather have Grandma there....even if we have to sing every verse of every song. I sure did miss having her there and seeing the joy in her face, having all of the family together and listening to them sing. We may not be a big family but there sure is a lot of love !!!


Feliscia my sis


Theme for this Christmas: Excellent portrayal Josh


My very talented cousin David....who's wife Mary is expecting a baby soon!!!


2nd cousins David and Noah


Which of these does not belong?

4 comments:

Tiniel said...

LOOOOOVEEEE the idea of wearing head gear and singing carols! Love the ugly sweater idea (sweet)... Love your hair... And so great to hear all the fun Holiday stuff. TINIEL

Pogue Fam said...

What fun! I love singing Christmas songs, but there is always that one person that wants to drag it out, and I like presents!!!

Katie M. said...

You are the best aunt ever! It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. I love your new hair -- so cute! I love all the new post too!

Jenkins' Family said...

Looks like you guys had a great Christmas, my favorite part were the sweet sweaters you guys found! You both look great, and we're looking forward to seeing you this summer.