Do laundry to make sure needed clothes are clean; check.
Dig bathing suits out of summer storage; check.
Find those plastic bags for airport liquids; check.
Arrange for Padma to be fed while we're gone; check.
Get affairs in order at work for my absence; check.
Leave a note on Suite Apple Pie that I'll be gone..... oops.
I've been in Arizona since Friday, for a family wedding and a bit of R&R. While I failed to note my scheduled hiatus here, I will have a few posts in the next couple of days with some highlights.
We had a blast with the family: my parents and brothers, grandparents, godparents and cousins, and lots of extended family from Cyprus. The bride and groom were present at our own wedding; they weren't engaged yet but we could see the spark between them and knew this day would come.
They were married at The Wright House in nearby Mesa, Arizona. It's a beautiful venue, perfect for a spring wedding.
Waiting for the ceremony to begin; hello!
The buffet dinner was tasty and eclectic. Cocktail hour showcased the two cultures being combined; the groom is my second cousin, a Greek Cypriot and his bride is from China, making for an awesome culture smorgasbord. Surprisingly, spanakopita and gyoza dumplings are excellent together!