It’s getting closer to Christmas, and I am so excited! I enjoy taking this time away from school to spend time with my family and sleep. However, this Christmas is going to be very different. It’ll be the first one I spend without my brother. He moved to Los Angeles during the summer to pursue his dream of becoming a photographer. I’m so incredibly proud of him for taking such a huge step in his life, but my parents and I will certainly be missing him this holiday season.
On a happier note, as I grow older, I realize how important the time I have with my family is. Sometimes they bug me (I’m sure everyone can relate) but I couldn’t ask for a better one. We have a lot of small traditions, but my favorite has to be Christmas Eve when we all go to my grandma’s house for a Mexican fiesta and dirty Santa. It’s a night filled with food, laugher and a small argument here and there. It’s nothing fancy, but we always make some great memories.
I’m sure this year’s holiday celebrations will be even better than the last, and I cannot wait! I love this time of year, not just because of the gifts and decorations, (don’t get me wrong, I love that part) but because I get to spend time creating memories with my awesome family. What’s your favorite part of the holiday season? I’d love to know!
Here’s an “awkward family photo” from
Christmas Eve a few years ago!