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Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve in Cuenca

Dear Family and Friends,

Each year I post about the children's Christmas Eve parade in Cuenca.  And each year as I go through the pictures to decide which ones to share with you, it brings tears to my eyes.  I miss my grandchildren most at this time of the year.

Papa Noel (aka. Jim Stephens, our brother in law) was a big hit with the children.  He shopped all year for small toys and passed out over five hundred toys out to delighted kids.

Papa Noel and his elf helper Audrey.

The darlings of the parade.....


As I am posting this, the parade is still going on.  It lasts from 10 am until 5:00 pm.  Thousands and thousands of children...this is a wonderful tradition in Cuenca.

Chuck and I wish you a Merry Christmas.


  1. Such adorable faces, thankyou for sharing. Feliz Navidad, Mary & Steve

  2. Mary & Steve, How did you enjoy your first Christmas Eve in Cuenca? Your mom will be arriving soon. See you in Jan.

  3. Thank you for these gorgeous photos of the children! Only 5 more months till we get to be there. I know I'll fall in love with the children.

  4. Rachel, Glad you will be here next year to enjoy the parade first hand.


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