Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Going down for Tamale Day

This will be a quick post to let you know i'm still around *smile* but the kids and i are flying down to dad and moni's house today. the flight is our christmas present (mine and rob's) - how fabulous is that? so instead of taking 2 days to drive w/the kids (who, well and truly, are the most fabulous travelers!), we get to take the plane and will be there in 2 1/2 hours (we have a stop along the way). so YEA! more time to spend w/family that we don't get to see often enough (especially now that irene's in school!).

we're going down for the most special time of year there - Tamale Day! our whole family (and it's quite huge w/everyone there) gets together on saturday (after much prep work the previous days) and we make tens of dozens of tamales. then santa comes in teh evening and we sing and we just enjoy each others company. it's good.

last year we missed it b/c we had the incredibly awful diabetes scare w/rhys - we were in teh hospital for 2 days. not a primo time in our life. happily, it turned out that it was acute abdominal pain causing his sugars to spike in a big way. but b/c of that, we missed the trip.

irene will miss two days of school, but it's okay. she's finished her homework for the week and we have her work for the rest of the week.

i'll catch you all when i return.

oxox!

10 comments:

Carrie said...

Wait! When are you coming back??

kristen said...

sorry about that! we return on sunday :)

Carrie said...

Whew!!! I thought you were going to be gone until after the holiday. I don't know if I can go that long without my friends.

Rob said...

For those of you keeping score at home, Kristen and the kids made it safely down to SoCal. The flight leaving Reno was quite bumpy (this is common since we're next to the Sierras) but other than that there were no problems.

Carrie said...

Thanks Rob!

Carrie said...

Kristen, I tagged you and will wait til you get back.

KaraMia said...

Oh man that sounds yummy. No chance you could airmail me a few?? pretty please with salsa on top!!

Carrie said...

I hope everything is okay with you and yours! Just coming by to check on ya.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo a fellow tamale maker! We already did ours, too. I think we ended with almost 30 dozen! Yikes. Talk about tired hands.

Hope you have safe travels & a wonderful holiday.

Wait, were in SoCal are you guys?

kristen said...

carrie - i really will do the meme :)

kara - so sorry -- but man alive are they yummilicious!

cece - yea!! we made 58 dozen. we brought home 3 dozen and 4 dozen tortillas. moni and dad live in Redlands (san bernadino county).