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Hi guys! It’s been a while, an embarrassingly long while, but rather than get into why I’ve been such a slacker (another topic for another time), I thought I’d just get things rolling with another one of my travel home videos. This time featuring the always lovely L.A. from nearly two months back (again, major slacker) when we made the trip for my dear friend Foram’s wedding to her beloved Ben. The wedding was perfect as was the weather, and we couldn’t have asked for a better time. Figuring out how to win the lottery so we can return and live there for good is currently a top personal priority. Until then, enjoy this video!
Music: “Rollercoaster” by Bleachers
Bonjour, mes amis! I’m finally able to share the second and final video from our Italy-Paris honeymoon from back in August (August! – doesn’t that feel like a lifetime ago?).
Anyway, this was my third trip to Paris, Brian’s second, but our first time there together. It will certainly not be the last. While the focus of our honeymoon was Italy (10 nights, versus the finally 3 in Paris), the City of Love sure did upstage things. We’d both done all the main tourist attractions before, and yet the beauty, culture and all of the feels left us feeling like we could never get enough. This planet of ours is a big one with a lot of worthy places to visit, but if you told me I had to limit my travels to Paris and only Paris for the rest of my life, I wouldn’t be mad.
This video captures some of the highlights from our too-quick visit, including our first-and-also-not-last visit to Disneyland Paris (the Ratatouille ride is amazing and Brian talked about it for days). Would it be terribly American and uncultured of me to say that that was our favorite part? Because it kinda was. I have no idea when we’ll make our way back there, so until we do, this guy will have to tide us over.
Music: “Paris” by Magic Man
Check our Honeymoon Part 1: Italy if you haven’t already.
Happy hump day, friends! Today’s pic-me-up comes in the form of moving pictures with yet another home video. This time starring our white Christmas in the Colorado mountains with my family.
For those of you who don’t know, I’ll be converting to Judaism later this year after I complete my conversion studies. As it goes, Christmas (or Xmas) no longer holds any religious meaning for me (and hasn’t for a while if I’m going to be honest). All that aside, the holiday is still something I really look forward to, because it means I get to spend time with my family, my childhood friends, and I’m never one to pass up a gift-giving opportunity. Brian’s been a great sport through all of this, and much as he insists that he’d still prefer to sit in solitude on December 25th, because “that’s just what Jews do,” I’d like to think that he’s been enjoying this new tradition of living the good life in the Colorado Rockies. And as you’ll see, he still found plenty of opportunities to stay true to his heritage. I’d also like some credit for my song choice, the aptly titled “Unbelievers” by Vampire Weekend.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the show. Two things of note: (1) we went skiing (Brian’s first time, my first in about 15 years) and (2) we took our new GoPro out for a spin (awesome wedding gift). I have so much fun making these little videos that I don’t think I could ever tire of them. I hope you feel the same way (more videos for your viewing pleasure here). Enjoy!
I originally intended to post this video yesterday, but some security measures kicked in preventing me from logging on. I guess I’m not the only one trying to blog over here more. Hackers, gotta love them. Anyway, Brian and I are now happily at home in Colorado with my parents and brother, and are headed up to the mountains where we’ll be spending the next few days.
In the spirit of the holidays and time with family, here’s a look at when mine came to visit us in Atlanta. The video offers a few glimpses of our house as well if you’d like to take a look. Let me just say it’s still a work in progress, so please be kind with your judgment.
Logging off for the rest of this week. Wishing you and yours a wonderful next few days no matter if you celebrate with Christmas ham or Chinese takeout.
Today, I’m very happy and exhausted (I stayed up way too late editing this) to share the first of two honeymoon home videos starring the always beautiful Italy. For now, I’ll let the video speak for itself, and follow up with more details on restaurants and things to do in the next couple days.
Music: “Everything” by Kaptan
If you like what you see, you can catch my other home videos right here.
P.S. I really wanted to edit this video to the tune of “That’s Amore,” but ultimately decided it wasn’t the right fit. I sure do love that song though, mostly for the imagery of getting pizza pies thrown in the eye. Sign me up.
Hello hello! I’m back again with another home video. This time, from my bachelorette weekend in Charleston and Folly Beach, South Carolina. I had the best time, and tried to do it justice with these two minutes and change, but much of the fun had to be edited out. Still, I hope you and everyone involved enjoys it.
Thanks again to all who attended, it was such a pleasure to see friends from different stages of my life come together in one place. Special thanks to Rohini and Megan for going above and beyond. The entire experience was so thoughtful and I could not ask for better friends.
More details on bachelorette goodie bags and the like to come in later posts. If you’re interested, search #iheartyy for more pictures from the weekend.
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