Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

We finally got our first good snowstorm yesterday. And just in time too! We just may have a White Christmas this year.

Before I headed off to work this morning I went out and made a snow man in the front yard.

Well, its more of a Snow Minister. xD

I hope my snowman is still there when I get home. ;D

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mystery Sloved!

Remember the previous post with a pile of paper sacks in my living room?

Well now we find out what that was all about!

All those sacks are were filled with a little bit of sand and had a candle placed in it. These sand and candle filled sacks are known as "Farolitos." They are bascially simple yet elegant christmas lights/decorations that pop up all over the southwestern U.S. around Christmas time. They have other names like "Luminaries" or as we like to call them, "Bagolitos" (bag-o-litos! xD)

The reason why there was so many on my floor was my dad and his friends were making some to decorate a part of town. (see my other post for more info:

Here are ome of the bags. We had about 900 of them.

On some of the bags we let people right names to honor family and friends.

Some of the bags all lit up.

These pictures don't do them justice. xD

Its my little brother helping out. ;D

Some shots of BGN helping out too!

What an ugly beast. xD
So now you know! ;D
If you are looking for something nice and easy(and something different) to try out this Christmas why not try making a few Farolitos?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Something has invaded BGN's home!

A moutain of paper sacks has formed on my living room floor.

Just what are all these sacks for? And why are they all folded at the top like that?

Even my cat Liya is confused...

Well, its no mystery for me. I happen to know what they are for. Do you? If not you'll find out this Saturday. ;D