Sunday, May 6, 2012

Five Year Fiesta

Cinco de Mayo is an important holiday in our house. Gary and I have several special events and memories from this day! Yesterday marked the 5th year since we threw a big party and I unknowingly planned my own engagement shindig!

5 years ago, Gary and I were busy planning a huge Cinco de Mayo party with our family and close friends. Everything was Gary's idea and I helped with all the details, cooked the food, set up and entertained a nice size crowd.

After dinner, Gary and I were holding up the pinata as he gave a speech about the history behind this holiday. He then pulled a ring from his pocket, got down on one knee and purposed in front of everyone. (My family already knew because he had gone to my Dad and Mom and asked for permission!) I stood there, pretty much shaking and said yes. We talked about getting engaged, knew what the plan was for the wedding but I had no idea how or when he would purpose. It was the sweetest and most romantic thing.

Yesterday, we had many of the same friends and family here at our home to celebrate the 5 year milestone. {now for those of you counting years, yes we have a 10 year old and we had been together on and off for 8 years prior to the engagement} Gary and I have had the same close knit group of friends for a long long long time. We have added to the group, we have subtracted some who have moved away (even though they will always be close to us in our hearts) and we will always love them! It was great to celebrate with them 5 years ago and again yesterday.

We had lots of food. It was all delicious. We had traditional music. We had a pinata for the kids. We had drinks galore. It.Was.Awesome!

The kids enjoyed running all day and well into the night. A few kids stayed and slept over, some were even up watching scary movies until 3am! It was a wonderful day spent with wonderful people!


  1. Oh Tracy I love this story!! I'm glad you posted it!

    cute pictures! Glad you had a great time!


  2. Sweet engagement story!! Looks like a good time!

  3. So sweet! I love your engagement story!!

    Sounds like a great day

  4. What a womderful engagement sorry! Happy Five years!

  5. Great engagement story! I love Charlie's outfit and I LOVE all things Mexican.

  6. I swear, I commented on this already. Doh! Thanks for inviting us. It was so much fun celebrating with you guys!