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Yep, I am now 70 years old. This seems so amazing to me and I keep wondering where all that time disappeared to.

But I was rewarded with a fun fiesta from my family. They went all out for this occasion.

First I got a dance floor. It was a beautiful setting.

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A beautiful cake with Frida Kahlo on it.

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The best decorations anyone could ask for and great food and goodies, like these little sombreros made from sugar cookies.

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Gifts are also fun to receive. The most precious was receiving a picture of my mom that I had no idea existed. A life long friend who is in the picture found it and gave me a copy.   I’m thinking it was taken in 1953 or 1954 in front of our old courthouse.

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My family is always so supportive and loving that my heart is full of contentment.

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Happy New Year!💜❤️💜❤️

 

 

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We always have piñatas at our family birthday parties, but I never knew the history on them, so I did some research. Turns out that it is believed the idea originated  in China, and then did some traveling through Europe, Spain and then finally to Mexico. It seems that several countries have a similar tradition. And we have Marco Polo to thank for introducing it to the world.

Well, that’s ok, it is our Mexican family tradition and we enjoy it.

So,we went searching for the perfect pinata the other day.

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Our oldest grandson will be having a birthday celebration this week, so we picked him up and took him to the party store. He walked through the aisles, eyeing all the different characters  until he came upon the Angry Birds piñata and pointed to it saying this was the one.

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So into the car it went!

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Our family is very multicultural, so it’s really important for us to keep some of our traditions alive!♥♥♥



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