One of those “better late than never” kinda posts

We enjoyed our first Christmas morning in Arkansas. The afternoon, evening, and 4 days that followed without power are and adventure we’ll never forget. Here’s our annual orchestrated chaos of unwrapping the presents video. A special thanks to the Hopkins who sent extra funds specifically to buy the kids some gifts, and to the Reapers …

8 smiles

eight faces, eight smiles, all facing the same direction.  that’s all we ask for. what could be so hard about that? here’s some of my favorite pics from our recent photo shoot that didn’t make the cut into the Christmas card and including the one that did. (thanks to michael sekaquaptewa for holding the camera.) See and …

Christmas gifts unwrapping

we set up the macbook pro again this year for a little time-lapse video of our gift unwrapping. here’s the first round. i’ll update this post as the day/weekend progresses with the other unwrappings with other family. Lara Family:

… to download or for iPhone users to view click here: 2008 Laras Christmas – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Najeras/Laras Family: (coming later today)

the nintendo standard

almost every american has childhood memories of what Christmas was like growing up. for me those memories include trips to california, singing around the piano, lots of family, and the nintendo.

that’s right. “the nintendo”.

that was the most memorable gift my sisters and i ever got for Christmas. i don’t know what your “nintendo” was, maybe a bike, a cabbage patch doll, a He-Man Master of the Universe action figure, an ipod, or maybe a puppy. whatever it was, it was what lit up your eyes. that thing that you made promises to your parents, Santa, or God to in order to get. you saw it a catalog or online or maybe your friend had one. or then there’s those incessant saturday morning commercials in between the cartoons.

for me and my sister’s it was the original Nintendo Entertainment System.

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