Christmas in Mexico, in Photos

Despite this being my first Christmas not in Texas, it was definitely one of the best. It really meant a lot that my family came to spend it with me in Mexico!

Here are some pics of our time together:

Carlos and I took my sisters to a get-together with some friends and we had the best time playing pictionary!

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My family loved tacos at Los Pioneros!

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Exploring Saltillo

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Feasting with Carlos’ family at El Principal (can I just take a minute to say Mexican sausage is quickly becoming one of my favorite foods? I have no idea why it’s red, nor do I want to know. I guess ignorance is bliss! πŸ˜‰ )

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We walked around outside the oldest church in Saltillo, from the 1500s…

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…because it had this wonderful view of the city at the top.

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On Christmas I took my family to Monterreal, and we stopped in this little town (called San Antonio) to buy fresh apple jelly.

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And this, is Monterreal. I always ask my students for recommendations around Saltillo, and practically all of them have mentioned going to this little place in the mountains for the scenery. It’s actually a ski resort!

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The lodge was beautiful inside

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We decided to eat a Christmas Eve lunch at the restaurant there and it was really good

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From our table, we had a perfect view of the ski runs. There wasn’t snow, but people were still practicing on the surface. However, 2 days after we came it snowed here for real!

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Who knew Mexico had sights like this?

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On Christmas Eve, we went to mass with Carlos’ dad. My family and I always go to church together on Christmas Eve and I’m glad we were able to go here. It was also really funny when the advent wreath caught on fire!

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Thanks so much for coming, fam! I love y’all so much.

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