Thanksgiving did not feel much like the normal cozy America Thanksgiving that we have every year, but I’m not complaining! I’d put up the pictures, but Christian’s computer broke down and that’s the only computer I can use to post pictures, so I’m going to have to wait until we get home. We had Mexican macaroni and cheese (coditos verdes, or macaroni in a green chili cream sauce), Mexican spaghetti (spaghetti in a red cream sauce), smoked turkey, scalloped potatoes, and lots of pie. Mom brought sweet potatoes with marshmallows and ambrosia salad, both Thanksgiving musts. Ambrosia salad is my favorite Thanksgiving food. We just mix together a lot of diced apples, sliced grapes, tangerine wedges, pineapple chunks, shredded coconut, pecan pieces, mini marshmallows, and Cool Whip. It’s heavenly.
Today is the first day I get to listen to Christmas carols!!! Dad has a strict no-carols-until-the-day-after-Thanksgiving rule. I think it’s ridiculous and sad and lame, but I’m not the dictator for life, so Dad’s word goes.
Here are a few pictures of the Quincenera. It was a surprise!!! And it was lovely! I think I would go so far as to call it my best birthday party ever:
(sorry about the red eyes)
With some of my girl cousins
Tia Mary with Jorgito, Valeria & Brandon
haha… my little cousins were enjoying the cake while we took pictures
With tio Rigo y Tia Minita. Tia Minita put it allll together! She is amazing!
The PINK centerpiece! They know me well.