Well, Mex and I made it home safely on Monday night after a very, very long day of travel (starting at 5 am and ending at 1 am Tues). It was sad to say goodbye to his family, especially his dad, but we felt upbeat all day because we were excited to get home. However, once we got home and our house was cold and quiet we really, really missed all of his family in Mexico and the togetherness we feel when we are there. Our house still feels lonely with just the two of us here.
Tuesday the 6th
was another holiday in Mexico that we missed called Day of the Kings (Dia de los Reyes). “Santa” (they actually say the kings) comes on the night of the 5th and delivers presents to the children. They do it this way because the 6th is when the three kings brought presents to Jesus. On that day there is a special bread called Rosca de Reyes. It’s in the shape of a circle and has dried fruit on top. Inside somewhere there is a little plastic baby Jesus doll about one-inch long. Whoever gets the doll has to provide tamales and chocolate for anyone in town who wants to come over on Feb 2nd (Mex’s pretty sure it’s not because of Groundhog’s Day =) for Candelamas or the Candle Mass day.
On another note, we celebrated our 3rd anniversary yesterday. This 3rd year of marriage has completely flown by and I have a hard time believing it has been that long already. Although the Oceanaire is where we had our wedding dinner, Mex likes to go to Ichiban’s so we went there instead and had the sushi bar. I’m glad to report we are still happy although definitely out of the “honeymoon phase” and are willing to argue openly when necessary =)