Last night Fr. C. came over and gave the Epiphany House Blessing, which included the Blessing of the Chalk. Here are some pictures from last night.
Incensing and blessing the Family Room,
our Prayer Room,
the Master Bedroom,
writing the initials of the Magi
and the final blessing.
This morning the children woke up to to find presents from
The Three Wise Men Los Tres Reyes Magos under the tree. We've kept this tradition form my childhood. They collected grass for the camels and put it in boxes under the tree. They got a hot cocoa maker, boxes of hot chocolate, candy canes, marshmallows, and a HUGE basket of fruit with apples, tangerines, kiwis, bananas, mangoes, peaches and pears.
Right now, my family in Puerto Rico is roasting a pig and having a wondeful celebration. There is lots of food, music and games. I miss them all very much and I wish we were there with them. Christmas is definately not over yet. Next year for Christmas we're giving the kids one present each and
The Three Wise Men Los Tres Reyes Magos will bring them what they would normally get Christmas morning.
May you all have a blessed Feast of the Epiphany. Feliz Dia de los Reyes!