May 5, 2009

Feliz Cinco de Mayo

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We like to celebrate . . . a lot. We like to celebrate big things and small things. We celebrate holidays. We celebrate milestones. We celebrate accomplishments. We truly are happy for just about any excuse to celebrate.

Today is Cinco de Mayo. It's the day that the Mexican Army defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla. It's actually a rather minor holiday in Mexico but somehow we have made it into something much bigger here in the United States. I told the girls that today was a holiday and they immediately asked, "How are we going to celebrate?"

"We'll go out for Mexican food," I replied.

So Michal and Kenna put on "festive" dresses and we headed to a Mexican restaurant for dinner. We toasted the Mexican Army, ate chips and salsa and wished for the Mexican food we foolishly took for granted when we lived in Arizona. (Chicago has amazing restaurants but I've yet to find a really good Mexican one.)

The salsa was good, the company was great and you don't need anything more than that for a fantastic celebration.

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1 comment:

  1. Come visit us in San Antonio--we have Mexican food on every street corner.

    I lived in Michigan for a year after graduate school, and I asked new acquaintances about good Mexican food in the Detroit area. They said, "Mexican food...hmmm....you mean Chili's?"

    They did get a Mexican chain the month before I moved back to Texas.

    Your post reminds me that I need not take for granted the breakfast taco vendor who is stationed in our university student center every morning.

    I hope you enjoyed your Cinco de Mayo. I usually make my own Mexican food on 5 de mayo to avoid crowds. :) This year I was super busy and only had time for guacamole.

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