So as you may have surmised from my last post, C & I are in the US. We arrived here after a whirlwind week which involved me waking up extremely early for work all week long, arriving back home at 9pm Thursday night and then leaving for the airport at 5am Friday. 20 long hours later, we touched down in Northern Minnesota. Minus C's suitcase - I seemed to have passed my baggage curse on to him.
Oh, and did I mention our US wedding reception was the next day? Good thing I had him pack his suit in his carry-on. Seriously, why I thought this insane week was a good idea is beyond me. Though I guess to be honest, I was never that hot on it in the first place, but we were talked in to a Thanksgiving Saturday reception so that friends and family wouldn't have to trek back to MN two weekends in a row.
But no matter, it ended up being an absolutely lovely day** and I felt very blessed to finally have been able to introduce C to my dad's family. He was a big hit with the ladies, and I got so many compliments on how handsome and kind he is. It is oh-so-true and I hope it is something I never take for granted.
So no Thanksgiving for us, but we sure do have so many things to be thankful for this year.
**The day was made even more lovely by the fact that I was at the last minute able to convince my mother that a Taco bar was not a good idea for a wedding reception. I was highly perplexed by the idea - why on Earth would any one think tacos and wedding dresses go together?! Not to mention that C hates eating with his hands... But apparently Taco bars are all the rage in MN - my aunt told me the last three weddings she'd been to had them. Go figure. Instead, we had the good ol' MN standbys of mini-ham & turkey sandwiches, potato salad, cut up fruit & veggies and wedding cake. Which C has taken to like a mo-fo. I swear he has eaten at least 20 pieces in the past few days. Good thing the man is a bottomless pit.