Thursday, May 6, 2010

Senior Pics

Can you believe it?!?
Little bitty Caykin Bown (her name for herself when she was little bitty) is finished with high school!
What happened?
Was I there?

 These are only a fraction of the ones that were taken.
More to come later.

Thank you Uncle Stan and Aunt Kayti for taking a thousand or so photos of Caitlin.
You two are a blessing!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Hola Amigos!
Once again I am asking myself "exactly why are we celebrating a holiday which has its origin in another country?'. Evidently it has become American to celebrate un-American holidays. Personally, I think it is simply another reason to go out with your buds for an enchilada, which of course must be washed down with a cerveza or a margarita. According to wikipedia (my source of knowledge for most of my random facts) it is a common misconception among Americans to assume that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day. This most important holiday is actually on the 16th of September. Or, Dieciseis de Septiembre for those of you who want to be technical about it. We celebrate Cinco de Mayo for primarily the same reasons we get excited about St Patricks Day, Oktoberfest and Chinese New Year. They are days where we recognize the heritage of other cultures in our own melting pot nation. Plus it's a great reason to throw a party. Don't forget the nachos with queso dip. My oldest just came in behind me saying "hey mom, it's cinco de mayo, can we eat at Taco Bell for lunch, I'll pay". Arriba!!! My kid wants to pay for my lunch!
In closing I must advise you to not go around today saying "Kiss me I'm Mexican". It just doesn't have the same ring to it.