Omar & Johanna invited us to attend their annual Octavitas event in Virginia. Honestly, I was not aware of such a celebration. Read the bottom of this article Puerto Rican Traditions for more info about this time honored tradition. My bad for being uninformed.
We rented a 4 door Jeep Wrangler (shweeet) expecting snow and got some in Virginia. It was a wonderful time! The pictures and short video here do not depict the fun that we all had.
Most especially, it was Doñas birthday. What a beautiful way to spend a weekend with friends and family!