Hey everyone!! I know that I said that I wasn't going to write, but I couldn't help it when I realized that I hadn't written anything about how I celebrated my birthday.
On Sunday morning I got up (still with a cough and stuffed-up nose) and got ready for church. My family sang me the birthday song (in English and Spanish-- though the Spanish one is much longer), wished me a good day and sent me off to church with my two youngest siblings. Wait. There is something wrong with that picture, isn't there?
Well, it turned out that everyone else was sick. Okay, so I go to church by myself.
Now, according to the tradition of our church, you get wet on your birthday. I don't know who started that particular tradition, but there it is. Luckily they had compassion on me because I was still dealing with a cold. Whew!
After church I was invited to a party for the co-pastor's daughter (her birthday is the same day as mine, she turned two) at four. So, I stayed and helped Pily (her Mom) prepare stuff for the party. By the time four came around we headed down to the place where they were going to have the party. Only one problem, no one was there. Honestly, you have to know Mexican culture to truly understand how everything works here. If you say 2 o'clock, expect everyone to arrive at three. That's just how it is!
Anyway, after the party Karen-- pronounced; CAR-en, she's one of my best friends-- and I went back to my house. When we walked in the door I was pleasantly surprised to see that my Dad and siblings had decorated the house with ribbons. Awww, isn't that sweet!
Of course, I opened the presents first (apparently my brothers had been staring at them all day long =) ).
In case you wanted to know-- my Mom and Dad got me a new matress, YES! my brothers all got together and bought me a cellphone (my last on took a bath in the river =( ), Evie bought me a notebook and finally my Dad bought me a new CD by David Crowder Band called Remedy! I was vastly content!
For dinner-- It was much the same as anything that I ever did in the States; we had kiesh-- a French dish made up of eggs, meat (any kind) and veggies all mixed together and baked in a pie-crust-- and cheesecake. Yummmm!!!! I love cheesecake!!!
After dinner we all sat down and put in Sense and Sensibilty-- much to the dismay of my brothers. Karen and I both share a facination with anything by Jane Austen. I love all of her books and the movies aren't too bad either!
When everyone had gone to bad Karen and I stayed up to an ungodly hour talking and talking and talking and talking. You should hear us when we get going-- actually, you might not understand because we both talk in Spanish, lol!!
And so passsed my sweet 16!! I like small parties! Besides, last year we did the huge thing for my Quince Años.
Wow, I can't believe that I am 16!! When did that happen!
Now I am really not going to write anymore (unless I decide to :P )!