Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Feliz Navidad!

To add a little Christmas spirit to our casa we brought Cedar like branches from our property so I could create a wreath.

The wreath was such a success that our landlord, Roselin, wanted to make one for herself, which we did!  It felt great to have an opportunity to be creative and add a little Christmas cheer!
Our first Christmas in Costa Rica was quiet and full of many wonderful SKYPE conversations with family and friends.  Chirstmas Eve we enjoyed a wonderful meal and festivities with friends here.  Before we made and ate many Tamales a Navidad tradition here in Costa Rica.  Christmas here is about families and friends and the making of Tamales is part of the family experience.

One day I arrived at Flor's Soda at 8:00 a.m. to help the family make Tamales.  There were a number of family and friends their to help and the young people were amazing workers.  We worked until late afternoon creating over 300 Tamales!  Flor generously sent home a bunch with me which are sitting in our freezer just waiting to be enjoyed!


Joyce Grazetti said...

A very nice Christmas in your new country. Have a safe, healthly, and happy New Year. Joyce

KC said...

Hey Sharon; I told the girls at WW this morning about following your blog. It is very interesting to me. You and Don are very brave to begin this adventure. I do enjoy following your blog. Happy New Year! BTW; do they have WW in Costa Rica?

Sharon and Don said...

So far I haven't found WW in Costa Rica? "KC" who are you, I can only guess!