A Cancun Christmas

22 Dec

After today, I won’t be blogging until Monday. You know… Christmas and all that 🙂

Jorge and I got all our Christmas shopping done this weekend. Plaza las Americas was pretty crazy, but nothing compared to US malls the week of Christmas. (I made the mistake of going to the mall on Christmas Eve once when I lived in Virginia… 45 minutes to get out of the parking lot. Never again.)

The weather continues to be in the 70s during the day, and much cooler at night. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed going out in the evenings with jackets and scarves 🙂 It is more challenging for me to get into the Christmas spirit when it’s not freezing outside, though.

I’ve been listening to Christmas music all month. My two favorite kinds of music are Glee songs and Christmas songs, so obviously I’ve been listening to their Christmas album.

Jorge’s family normally doesn’t exchange gifts on Christmas, but this year we decided to do it. I already know what I’m getting from his parents, and I’m pretty excited about it! I just hope his brothers don’t peak inside their gift bags, which are already under my in-laws’ tree.

My company had it’s annual “posada” (the Mexican term for Christmas party) at a resort in the Hotel Zone last week. It was a good night for me… I won employee of the year for my department, and I won a bar mixing set in the raffle!

The English copy editing team at the office Christmas party... Fumiko, Mat, and me!

And last but not least, the long overdue photos of the Christmas lights at our house! I think it turned out nicely! (Except for some of the colored lights not working… oh well.) We’re actually planning on leaving up the lights in the tree for a few more months, just taking down the colored lights after Christmas. I’d like to point out that I fought hard for the last 5 boxes of white Christmas lights at Walmart. I got the evil eye from a few ladies, and I had to dig through about 20 stacks of colored lights… but it was worth it to find them all smushed against the back corner of the shelf.

**Please ignore the crazy dogs in the background**

Merry Christmas!

21 Responses to “A Cancun Christmas”

  1. Mike LeGay December 22, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    Thanks for the glimpse of Christmas in Cancun. We enjoy the winter wonderland here in parts of the US, but its great to see the holiday celebration in one of our most favorite travel destinations. Merry Christmas.

    • gringation December 22, 2010 at 4:31 pm #

      I do miss winters in the US! It makes everything feel more “Christmas-y”!

  2. MurdocksMama December 22, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    Ahh all these photos are so much fun! I feel like it’s been forever! I hope you two have a WONDERFUL Christmas!!

    • gringation December 22, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

      I hope ya’ll have a great Christmas, too!

  3. foxy December 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    Your lights look great!

    Merry Christmas, friend!

    • gringation December 22, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

      Merry Christmas to you, too! (We need to talk Survivor soon!)

  4. Nikki December 22, 2010 at 4:22 pm #

    I love your lights! So whimsical. I second leaving them up…in case you needed an extra vote 😉

    Congrats on employee of the year! What a great feeling. And hello, that Matt is adorable. If you weren’t already married…well whatever you’re happily married so I don’t need to finish that sentence.

    Merry Christmas! Hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family!

    • gringation December 22, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

      Thanks for your vote on the lights! I’ll take it into consideration. 😉

      Oh, and Mat is very flattered haha

  5. Kate December 22, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    The lights look gorgeous!!!

    I love to see how people do things in different countries.

    I wish that I could go see my “fam” in Cuernavaca at Christmas. It would be amazing!

    • gringation December 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

      I bet Cuernavaca is beautiful at Christmas!

  6. KfromMichigan December 22, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    Congrats on employee of the year! The lights look great and I’d leave them up too. Have a wonderful Christmas – Feliz Navidad to you and Jorge!

  7. Ang December 22, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

    Pretty lights!!!
    and congrats on your big accomplishment at work! That’s huge!

  8. Elizabeth December 22, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    Love the Christmas lights! I hope you guys have a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

  9. Holyoke Home December 22, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    Merry Christmas to you and congratulations on your award! Very well deserved, I’m sure!

  10. Julie M. December 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    Your lights turned out beautiful! Have a wonderful Christmas and we’ll catch you on Monday!

  11. Krysten December 23, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    Oh my gosh employee of the year!? Congrats! Wishing you a very merry Christmas hon.

  12. laurencancun December 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm #

    Merry Christmas amiga!!!!

    CONGRATS on the award – superstar!!!!

    See you soon!

  13. joeandharryabroad December 24, 2010 at 8:39 am #

    Well done for employee of the year :)! The lights look absolutely gorgeous, you should definitely keep them up all year. We managed to find some clear ones too and now they’re up they wont be coming down!

    Hope you enjoy your Christmas and have a great New Year too 🙂 xx

  14. The Drama Mama December 25, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    First of all, congratulations on Employee of the Year! That’s quite a feat!!

    I also LOVE your Christmas decorations and how pretty your house looks.

    Merry Christmas!

  15. Krysten December 28, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

    Christmas in Cancun looks pretty fabulous.

  16. becca December 28, 2010 at 9:44 pm #

    I’m totally jealous of the 70 degree weather. The lights look great. We never got ours up this year. Oh well. Too late now.

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