5.07.2012

Fiesta Con Los Amigos

 something you might have noticed about me, is that i'm a big fan of celebrations.
life is too good not to take every opportunity to celebrate the fact that we're here, alive, happy, healthy, and together.

so i was really excited when ted tweeted me, asking if we had any plans for cinco de mayo, because i was literally in bed the night before wondering if it was too late to put something together.
we had a simple potluck style dinner, ted and lauren had a friendly cook-off to see who's (whose?) enchiladas were better--it was a perfect tie if my calculations were correct. 
while they were both delicious, i preferred ted's, marcus preferred lauren's--and it went like that around the table.
after dinner, we played with sparklers,
 and talked in the living room as marcus comforted ty and sierra's new baby boy through his traumatic mustache experience...
a real winner of an evening.

What did Cinco De Mayo look like at your house?

check out last year's party here.

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15 comments

Irene Navajas said...

I get excited when I see a word in Spanish in your blog! hahaha
Well, we don't celebrate it here in Spain 'cause it's Mexican... but Sunday was Mothers' Day and I surprised mine spending the day with her and my dad at home! Saturday was lame, home and studying... so unfair! :(

Brittanylewwhoo said...

How fun! Me and Kendall drove to Cali on cinco de mayo for him to meet my family! We had a party at Disneyland. It was so fun! I wish there was more mustache involvement though..

Chelsey Oliver said...

What a wonderful celebration Ash! 

Julie Morrison said...

Whose!

Anna said...

I love those mustaches! Such a cute idea. Looks like an awesome way to celebrate. I'm also LOVING that tablecloth- SO CUTE!


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Ashley Nielson said...

Gracias!

Ashley Nielson said...

Yay! That's so exciting!! Congrats again :)

Jennifer Thomas said...

I love your hair Ash, also I am dying over those succulents! Seminole Roots played for possibly the last time together and we celebrated the cinco with an after party at a friends house with some delicious tacos and a superman pinata. It was awesome.

Cortney said...

I'm not sure if you're just playing around with the who's/whose conundrum, but as an English teacher I'll just jump in and say whose denotes ownership - whose book, whose home, whose pants, whose cute cactus place markers. Who's is a contraction of "who is". If you're ever in doubt, just read "Who's" as "who is" to check. "We voted on who is enchiladas were the best" doesn't make sense, right? So it's whose. Hope that helps!

Savan said...

I'm a follower of Busy Bee Lauren, and I found your post through her blog!!! I LOVE YOUR WHITE DRESS!!! Its So cute! I'm really curious where you got it! I'm super tall, and I can't ever find dresses long enough. I just thought I would comment on it :)

Emilee Bush said...

Where did you get those mustaches?! I

Emilee Bush said...

Where did you get those mustaches?! They are so cute! I need some for a church activity, and wondering where I can get some...

Ashley Nielson said...

I got them on amazon. Just search self adhesive mustaches and they should come right up!

Kelli Anderson said...

you look like luna lovegood! and that is the greatest compliment coming from me! i think she is beautiful! lovely cinco de mayo evening!


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Ashley Nielson said...

haha i get that a lot. thanks :)
check the bottom of this post out: http://writingrainbows.blogspot.com/2010/10/ode-to-fashion-of-my-favorite-holiday.html