Ernie and I are throwing a party to celebrate this milestone. Needless to say I am a little nervous, mostly because I am going against the cultural norms in what I am doing. Mexicans throw parties for any event, because they love to celebrate. Most parties involve loud music, dancing, drinking, socialized over the loud music, Mariachi, food, snacks, lots of friends and family. I have left out some of these components and added some that are more me. Thus the nervousness. I was told people would go because I was doing it. Not sure what to make of that.
Then Ernie will lead some floor hockey, which will be completely foreign to them. Good thing there will be Dallas and Rick to help with that.
We have ordered a 'taquisa' (tacos) as I did not want to make the food like I did the for the Canadian party. That is normal, and something they will enjoy. It is hired out - so no work for me! I am making the desserts though. I have already begun with cupcakes and cakes. A Truffle is in the works too. They enjoy my desserts and will only complain, as they load their plates, that because of me they will have to eat lettuce for the next month!
I am also mixing groups, which is not unheard of, but adds to the hosting issues. Making sure each groups is content and enjoying themselves. The groups will be the gym folks (the largest group), the cell groups, and my neighbour ladies group. I love them all as they all bring a richness to my life.
So I would appreciate your prayers as we celebrate with our 'Mexican family'. That we would be able to enjoy ourselves and bless our guests.
Thankful for Ernie, who loves this sort of thing - a party with tons of people! He is already talking about the next one - his 60th in two years!! I get overwhelmed. I am waiting for Sunday - my day of rest!