Holy Security

December 30, 2017 - In the last 40 house of being awake we've been through so many security checks, it's insane. But I'm getting ahead of m...
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Indian Reception

December 29, 2017 - The last event of Hima and Keval's wedding is the reception. Unlike a reception for an American wedding, Indian receptio...
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Hima is married!

December 27, 2017 - Today consisted of two significant ceremonies... Grah Shanti and the Wedding. The Grah Shanti began a little after 9am...
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Sangeet!

December 26, 2017 - Today we traveled to Baroda. We all piled into a big van with our luggage all on top...Indian Style. We also lost the ai...
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Did you know there is a 4...in the morning??

December 25, 2017 - The whole village attended Hima's cousin's wedding last night, except us and her it felt like. Nobody returned to the vi...
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Wedding Festivities Officially Begin!

December 25, 2017 - Today finally started Hima's wedding festivities! Haldi Ceremony and Ganesh Puja (see "Nobody Comes to India" post if yo...
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Spa Day and More Wedding Festivities

December 25, 2017 - We haven't even begun attending Hima's wedding festivities, and it seems like we've done so much already. Today began a...
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Nobody comes to India in December and only attends one wedding...

December 23, 2017 - The next door neighbor is also getting married and we were invited (this is the third wedding now... the first one we we...
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Lazy day

December 23, 2017 - Today was a lazier day with a later start. First stop is always Hima's for lunch. Today we had roti, rice, and a potato...
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Part II: Shopping in Surat

December 21, 2017 - We had a bit of a late start, but it was for a good cause. We spent the morning getting our journal up to date. If you m...
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Shopping in India

December 20, 2017 - Today was all about shopping. Hima has quite a lot of errands that need to be done in advance of the wedding, and much o...
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Arriving in india

December 20, 2017 - Another long travel day - 7 hours in the air to get to Mumbai and another five hours by car to get to the Surat area whe...
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Day 2 Hong Kong: The Big Buddha

December 20, 2017 - Day two was much slower paced (thank goodness, cause we are still fighting some jetlag). Today's main attraction was Po...
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No Wifi

December 19, 2017 - For anyone following... We arrived in India yesterday! We don't have consistent Wifi, but I wanted to take a second to s...
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Day 1 - Hong Kong

December 17, 2017 - Meeting friends in a foreign city? My new favorite memory of any of our travels. We were so lucky to have Terence with u...
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St. Louis to Hong Kong

December 16, 2017 - 16 hours on a plane. 16 hours. We survived. Food was hit and miss, and the last two hours were pretty rocky. BUT w...
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Excitement or Anxiety

December 15, 2017 - Have you ever thought about how you experience very similar symptoms when you are anxious or excited? Rapid heart rate,...
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All the Gear

December 11, 2017 - I asked Kevin if he would be a guest blogger and talk about all of his camera gear… He did not say 'yes'. Apparently...
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Holy Clothes

December 10, 2017 - Well we started packing this weekend. Holy clothes! I was fortunate that I was able to borrow all my traditional clothe...
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Where has the time gone?

December 03, 2017 - I can't believe we are only 12 days away from takeoff. It seems like it was just yesterday that Hima and I became fri...
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