Hello All! Well this last week has been a doozy! Filling you all in on our 4th of July celebration went to the wayside and I’m so sorry as it was a fab party! As you all know this is the one celebration come hell or high water we make happen! It’s the celebration of so many things! For many it’s the obvious appreciation for those fallen soldiers, those past soldiers and those current soldiers who are and have fought for our freedom. As Joe, his grandfather and both my grandfather’s served we honor the day for them and those friends we know who have and are serving. It is also the day we celebrate Joe’s grandfather’s birthday! Lastly, it’s a time that we get to get together with friends and family to celebrate life and how lucky we are to have those we do in it! So this year we decided to run with Joe’s heritage and do a Mexican Fiesta theme!
Most important was entertainment and food…at least for me! So good Mexican food was the start and typically we try to hire a chef to come cook at the event. This was tough which I hadn’t expected. So I spoke with a few friends and they highly recommended a grocery store/restaurant a few towns over. So we had steak and chicken burritos, Spanish rice, black beans, enchiladas, and tamales! For dessert we had strawberry filled tamales, churros, cupcakes, fresh fruit! For drinks we had a variety of Mexican beer and of course a margarita machine! For the kids we had fun flavored drinks and blue raspberry slushies -a must for all parties that contain kids! My kids are rarely affected by sugar so it was a double thumbs up for us…I’m sure other parents were not thinking the same. But it’s a party so we all have to have fun! For the kids we had horseback rides and a small petting zoo which included an alpaca, two sheep, and two goats. We also had bounce house with a slide and for the adults we had a band. I would have loved to hire a mariachi band but the cost just wasn’t in the budget this year. Honestly, the band we had was amazing and was a perfect fit. They played music of Santana, La Bamba, as well as a Mexican Polka that was perfect for the Piñata breaking! They also had my nephew who is taking guitar do a couple songs with them. Overall, the food and the entertainment all worked perfect! Sometimes plans do go as you initially envision but in the end the results are better than you could have imagined!
Next up we headed to Hayward while Joe went to a desolate island with his brothers for a week in Canada! With us arriving in Hayward on the actual 4th we got to enjoy a fireworks show that was honestly one of the best I’ve seen in years! I didn’t capture a ton with the camera but what I did are here for you to enjoy! It was a great night!
I look forward to sharing the rest of our Hayward trip with you later this week! As I was there I got to work on some refinishing and refreshing projects for my in-laws and I can’t wait to share those and the other fun stuff we got in to while up there! Until then Cheers🍻