First of all, thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes!
I’m really excited because my future in-laws are going to be celebrating 25 years of marriage on May 1st. They’re having a big party and renewing their vows. I get to be a madrina (kind of like a bridesmaid?), so in about 2 weeks you’ll be able to see pictures of a white girl wearing a traditional yucatecan dress. (Surprisingly, it looks pretty cute on me!)
For centerpieces, they’re making coconut candleholders, made from coconuts from my suegra’s hometown, a fishermen’s pueblito on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Here’s an example of a finished product:
So, this Saturday, we spent the day sanding coconuts on the front patio of my fiance’s family’s house. There are 130 coconuts total, and I’m pretty sure we only got about 20 done. Not a very good showing, but we have almost two more weeks.