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Less Than 48 Hours in Atlanta

Vishnu and I made a quick trip to Atlanta this weekend.  And by quick I mean it was less than 48 hours.  But I’ll take what I can get!

We drove to Atlanta on Friday.  The 11 hour drive actually flew by as we were doing some prep work for Roshni and Samir’s wedding!  We got to Vishnu’s parent’s house at 8 pm.  After eating dinner, we sat and talked/watched TV for a bit before heading up to bed.

Our friend Anil’s wedding was Saturday morning, so we got up, got ready, and got going!  The wedding and reception were both so much fun.  The whole day felt like a college reunion of sorts.  Lots of eating, dancing, laughing!

On Sunday it was a little hard to rise and shine…my legs and feet were killing me!  Dancing in ~4 inch heels for hours makes for a rough next morning!  Regardless, we wanted to spend as much time with Vishnu’s parents and brother as we could so we sucked it up and got up pretty early.  Then before we knew it, it was time to head to the airport.

I’m not going to lie – this trip made me really homesick.  As much as I love living in Miami, there is nothing like home!  Thank goodness I’m going back in a short 2.5 weeks!

Now for some pics from the weekend…

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Wedding Weekend on Amelia Island

Annnnnd we’re back from wedding event #3 of the year!  As expected, it was an absolute blast.  The weekend was one big college reunion!  While it was great catching up with people we haven’t seen in years, I (and I think Vishnu would agree) am entirely exhausted!  Totally worth it though!

My plan for this post was to share some pictures from the weekend, but let’s just say someone changed a setting on the camera that caused 95% of the pictures to come out a little blurry.  And let’s just say that someone is me. Oops!  Lesson learned.

Anyways, here are a few decent shots we were able to get.

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How fun is this setting?!

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Most of these pictures are from the first event of the weekend (the garba).  Not sure why we didn’t take more pictures at the wedding itself.  I think both Vishnu and I are still getting used to our SLR.  I, for one, was afraid I was going to drop it or lose it.  And to be honest, we didn’t even bring our camera to the reception (the last two pics were clearly taken with an iPhone).  When Vishnu asked me if we should or not, I said no because I knew we would both want to dance.  It’s a little hard to boogey with that thing hanging around your neck!

I promise we’ll take better pictures at the next wedding we go to…which is only a little over a month away!

And finally, congratulations Naveen and Shaylee!  Everything about this weekend was beautiful, and we feel so blessed to have been a part of it!

My Husband Likened Me to the Queen and Other Happenings

The other morning (I think it was this past Sunday), Vishnu and I woke up and chatted for a bit before starting the day. During the conversation, we somehow started talking about kings and queens. And here’s how that went…

P: You’re the king of my heart! Am I the queen of yours?
V: Of course.
P: It’s like I’m Queen Elizabeth and…you’re Prince Phillip?! Hahahahaha. (obviously kidding)
V: OMG! You ARE Queen Elizabeth. And I am your humble servant. That’s it. That’s our relationship. Hahahahaha.

And then we started our day.

While I’m pretty sure Vishnu was joking, I would have to say that I don’t think the power balance in a relationship is ever 50/50. Maybe it’s just me, but I think in any given situation, one person dominates (even if it’s just a fraction more). For example, when it comes to deciding what we eat at home, how and when things are cleaned, and our finances, I am the one in charge. Of course, I consult with Vishnu, but in the end, he usually defers to me. And in situations having to do with our cars, major purchases, and any medical type stuff, he’s the go to person. And when it comes to the everyday issues, it boils down to who has more time (usually me). This system works for us.

Anyway, don’t let his comment fool you…he IS NOT a servant.  Anything but if I do say so myself!

Moving on…

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I was gifted something pretty amazing this past week by Vishnu and my in-laws.

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For the past two weeks, we’ve had two boxes sitting in our bedroom that I was told were off limits. We received the “final” package this past Monday, and that evening I was allowed to open my gift while Vishnu and my in-laws watched (via Facetime).

We had been talking about getting a DSLR camera for a while now but decided to wait since they are pretty expensive. Well, my amazing in-laws decided that we shouldn’t have to wait and bought me (us) one! I think they’re secretly hoping we’ll become really good photographers so that when we have kids we can share all of our frame worthy pictures with them! Not that anyone said that directly…

I’ve had a lot of fun playing with the camera over the past few days and am really excited to learn more.  I may even take a class at some point.  For now, I’m going to read lots of “tips and tricks” post/articles and watch as many instructional videos that I can.  Expect more pictures from here on out!

Thank you, mom and dad!!!  Y’all are too awesome!  And by the way, the other two packages contained a cute camera bag and a cleaning kit (gifts from Vishnu)…thanks, babe! #soblessed

In other news, my friend Shelly was given two tickets to see Hillary Clinton speak at the University of Miami and asked me to be her date!  What an amazing and unique opportunity!

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To be honest, I’m not deeply familiar with Hillary’s political views so I can’t comment on them (nor do I really want to).  However, I respect her as a female leader and all that she’s accomplished with regards to women’s rights around the world.

Thanks for taking me with you, Shelly!

Well, I think I’ve said enough for today.  Have a wonderful weekend and do something fun!  We’re going to the beach tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And I’m Just a tad bit excited.

Do you think it’s possible for a relationship to be 50/50?
Any recommendations for photography sites or videos?
Weekend plans?