Every year a few days before Christmas, Casa de Amor has a Christmas party for the tías (caregivers) and volunteers. It's usually some delicious meal (prepared by Tía Silvia!), we hear a devotional from Tía Maria, and then as is tradition here, the tías receive a "canasta," which is a plastic bowl filled with different foods and products. This year, the volunteers also received canastas! I think the canastas were larger this year than they ever have been. We could barely drag them to the door when it was time to leave! Casa de Amor was so generous to all of us, and we're all thankful for our big crazy family here at CDA!
Tía Silvia is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside ;)
The tías also each received a bag of chicken with their canastas!
One canasta between Sarah and I would have been more than enough, but we each received one. There were multiple bags of pasta, rice, sugar, salt, oatmeal, milk, oil, and trigo, among other things. It was a great surprise as many of these things are foods that Sarah and I buy and use frequently. As we just moved, we threw out a lot of half-opened/nearly expired foods to have less to move, and many of these were things we would have had to re-buy. Now we're stocked up for a long time!