Boy, do Argentinians know how to party! Last Saturday my neighbors of 20 plus years threw a party to celebrate their combined birthdays: two 50s, a 21st and an 18th all this year. Add them all together and you get a 139 Festival to celebrate Milestone Birthdays.
Over the years we’ve been to a few parties at their home. They probably figured it was safer to invite us than have complaints about their lively Latino music. Hardly likely, I love their music! The solid wood table that my husband made many years ago now sits on their decking and we’ve sat around it many times.
But last night there were too many people for their place. The party was ten minutes away, in a local bush setting, a community hall decked out for a night of nights.
You could feel the vibes and the sense of fun and friendship as soon as you walked in. It was grooving, colorful and loud, much like our neighbors themselves.
Here we are with Daniel, the host of the night, as always, warm and welcoming.
The air was full of sizzling aromas of spices and delicious food. Argentinian-style chorizo barbequed amongst the gum trees, plenty of drink and lots of laughter.
The speeches were bilingual, spoken in both English and Spanish, touching and moving. Poems written for both son and daughter. Daniel you are a wordsmith. Followed by words of love and gratitude from their gorgeous kids.
The music was fitting for the night – up beat, colorful, quirky and lots of fun.
And in true Argentinian style we moved and grooved and danced the night away.
Such beautiful people enjoying a a fun night. It was an honor to share in their celebrations. Happy birthday and congratulations to Daniel, Silvi, Rebeca and Jaime.
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend.
I wish everyone love and laughter in the week ahead. Amidst our ordinary every day routines, chores and responsibilities I hope you all have a chance to enjoy some simple pleasures in life with the ones you love. And create some extraordinary memories.
Cheers to awesome music, dancing, happy times and good neighbors.