1. What is your holiday wish for your family?
To rejoice in happiness this season, one that will be very difficult for my family for we have lost this past August part of our hearts. My mother-in-law passed away unexpectedly and all our Christmas was celebrated at her house. So my wish is for smiles and more love than ever, and if tears come let them be of joy for the memories that will live with us forever.
2. What is your Christmas morning / Hanukkah Nightly tradition?
Since, we usually open all the gifts on Christmas Eve, I always leave a present for the kids on the stockings for morning. This way I unite my husband’s tradition and mine.
3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?
I want to take a trip to Europe and surprise my daughter with the airplane tickets.
4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?
We go around the town looking at the amazing streets that have been decorated with lots and lots of lights; we take a trip to the capital to see the Christmas decorations in Old San Juan district. Also, to the shopping mall for they throw snow and the kids love it since Puerto Rico is a tropical island.
5. What games did you play with your family growing up?
I remember mom loved the Atari, and we spend long hours with her playing.
6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?
Visiting the nativity at a convent near the governor’s house! The nuns make the most beautiful nativity, the complete journey to Bethlehem, I’ve ever seen. And my mom took us every year.
7. Where would you go for a Christmas/Hanukkah-away-from-home trip?
Ahhhh! I will love to go to Rome, Italy with my husband, kids, but specially my mom and godmother. Both of them will love that.
My top three items on my list are for the kids: My french coach for my girl, a nintendo ds for the boy, and the Udraw studio for Wii (I think that’s awesome).