Thursday, February 28, 2013

Christmas in Indianapolis

A few shots of Christmastime in Indianapolis.

The tree downtown in the circle.

A pre-holiday dinner at Carmen's house.  She cooked an amazing feast in her hot pot!  That was the food dreams are made of.

Our Christmas tree before I moved all of the presents out to take to Chicago and Kentucky.

A cookie exchange I hosted with the Scrubmates girls. There was so much food.  Left to Right is Valerie, Erin, Amy, Carrie, me, and Meagan.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Before Christmas a couple of our Indian friends convinced us to go out for a night of Bhangra dancing.  It ending up being a mix of pop and Indiana pop and we had a lot of fun!

Darren with Mollie and Smitha.

Yes it was December but it was warm out!  With most of the ladies of the evening, Smitha, Mollie and Carmen.

And the whole group.  Me, Darren, Saurabh, Mollie, Smitha, Carmen & Neha

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ashish & Elite's Wedding Reception

I didn't the reception could be decorated more beautifully than the weddings but I was blown away.  This room was not built for a wedding but I cannot think of anything more perfect to occur in the space.

The flowers were unreal.

The cake was decorated by hand to look like mendi. 

But what really blew us away was the dessert table. Not that I could fit much after dinner and wedding cake but it couldn't have been more beautiful.

A few snapshots from the dancing.

Ashish DJing.

Darren with Pete.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Ashish & Elite's Wedding

A couple weeks after we got back from our own wedding we had another wedding to go to.  This time for Ashish and Elite, friends of Darren's from residency. They got married outside of Detroit so a quick trip up the road. 

Their Sangeet, similar to a rehersal dinner was in the center of the Henry Ford museum.  Notice the airplane over their heads, it is huge.  A very neat place for a party!

After the Sangeet we met back up at the hotel.  Their special was apple cidar martini's.  They were incredibly tasty!

Ashish is Indian and Elite is Jewish so they had two weddings and one reception on the Saturday.  The morning started early with the Baraat.  Ashish made his grand entrance on a white horse with all his family and friends were dancing in his honor. 

The ceremony was beautifully decorated. 

Ashish arriving with his mom and sister.

Elite arriving her with parents.  She looked stunning!

Their departure.  They raised their hands at exactly the wrong moment!

The flowers were beautiful even a couple shaped like elephants.

Later in the day was the Jewish ceremony.  Ashish arriving with his parents.

The incredibly adorable flower girl

Elite descending the stairs with her parents look spectacular again.

They used the flowers from the morning but the flower balls were gorgeous!

Saying their I do's.

Married, again!

Friday, February 22, 2013

St Lucia - Kim's Birthday

On Thursday was Kim's birthday.  We thought we should go out to celebrate instead of hanging out at the resort.

The dessert was amazing and beautifully plated.  Michelle's chocolate cake.

Creme Brulee and Kim getting surprised with a sparkler in her cake!

Happy Birthday Kim!

With these pictures, this concludes our trip to St Lucia.  What an amazing trip with some of the most amazing people!  Love to you all. Thanks for making it awesome!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

St Lucia - Halloween

Halloween was the day after most of our guests were heading home.  Because of that we decided to have a Halloween party.  Complete with candy and costumes.  The most scandalous which was Adam... Face covered to protect the innocent. :) Not really just a jacked up picture!

Katy Perry, a turkey head and an angel. 

The HF gang.  Tim went all out with his biker outfit. I was really impressed.

With Elizabeth (Mrs Potato Head) and a cute butterfly Annika.

Amanda and Mike.

Missing my Jon and Em!

The whole group.  Really love this picture of everyone all dressed up.  Of those who dressed up we are just missing Annika, Gary and Kim.  The little one had to get to bed.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

St Lucia - Tuesday's Tour - Part 2

Still at the beach, between the Pitons.

With our roadies in the ocean.

Our next stop was the volcano.  Tihs time we got to spend a little additional time there and walk around with a guide.

And our last stop before heading back was the waterfall.  My brother and Erin behind the falls

The three amigos after we convinced Erin to join the party.

Kevin & Beth with Cosol!

With Darren.

From Pirates of the Caribbean.