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Cinco de Mayo + My Most Influential Teacher

Today is one of my favorite days ... happy Cinco de Mayo!

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My mom is in town, so Ian and I actually have a little date night planned this evening. I never turn down a fiesta opportunity, ha! Bring on the margs, guac, and queso. And I love refried beans. I feel like that is a total "love it or hate it" food but I'm going with LOVE. 

The spot we are checking out this evening has live music, so that's always a big plus too. And tomorrow night I am going to a Cinco de Mayo themed bunco evening with some of my very favorite girlfriends!

Cinco de Mayo ties in with my blog post from yesterday about inspiring teachers. I have had some pretty amazing teachers in my life, two that stick out in my head from high school and another two from college. 

I entered high school with two years of French under my belt and continued on with French classes. In my junior year, I decided to make the switch to Spanish and was immediately taken with the language. My Spanish teacher, Senora Lewis, was sunshine embodied in a person. She was sweet, patient, kind, motivating, and cheerful. Exactly what you would want in a teacher.    


This is a photo of us taken in the last days of my senior year of high school in South Carolina. I have not kept up with her and am not sure if she is still teaching, but if she is, there are certainly some lucky students sitting in her desks. I am going to see if I can reconnect with her. I'd love to let her know that I ended up becoming a Spanish major in college and that she played a very large part in that decision. 

So, cheers to everything I love about the Mexican culture, and cheers to teachers like Senora Lewis who make such an important impact on students' lives!

6 comments:

  1. Happy Cinco De Mayo! Have fun with your hubby tonight! :)

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  2. Enjoy date night tonight and the time with your girlfriends tomorrow! Sounds like a recipe for the perfect celebratory week!! ;) I'm sure Señora Lewis would be so honored by your words here. Best wishes in reconnecting with her!!

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  3. Enjoy date night and I'll see ya tomorrow!

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  4. What a great story! Good teachers are hard to find! Hope you had a day full of yummy food!

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  5. I loved my language teachers, too - not only did I learn a language but a love of French cultures, food, music, etc!

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  6. I loved my high school Spanish teacher too- she made the class fun and interesting! I'm jealous you got in a Cinco de Mayo date night. I love all things marg and guac related and thanks to baby tantrums/delayed bedtime, I didn't even get around to making tacos : ( (full disclosure: I totally gave up and threw a frozen pizza in the oven... blah.)

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