It always makes me a little uncomfortable when people apologize for neglecting their blogs. I get a pang of guilt for having hungrily checked for new content over and over and over. It's easy to forget that, of course, this person has a life. A real life with triumphs and failures, tragedies and victories. Family, stress, career demands.
I won't apologize for being MIA for the past few weeks. I don't want it to seem like posting is some sort of a chore always accompanied by a long, exhausted sigh. It's not. But I will offer an explanation: I've been uninspired. (Here, a sigh is appropriate). I have been doing a little crafting, a few home improvement projects here and there, some baking. But I'm just stumped as to how to make it all sound interesting. Can someone provide me with an angle to write about cinnamon rolls? I replaced all the doorknobs in my house with beautiful glass ones I bought on ebay. But it's hard to imagine a more mundane object than a doorknob.
Additionally, I've been preoccupied. My real life, my personal life, has changed dramatically in ways that I'm not comfortable expressing publicly. It's a shame because, ironically, this change represents the biggest 'stunt' I've ever attempted in my entire life.
Thirdly, and most triumphantly, I'VE BEEN IN MEXICO!!!
Yes. Brian and I traveled to Tulum for our friends, Evan and Adrienne's wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony - intimate, tender and romantic. The Mayan god of rain, Chaac, undoubtedly approved of their union, because the tropical storm/hurricane he had been threatening us with all week decided to stay away for the entire afternoon.
Here is the lovely couple. Post kiss.
Here is one of the devastatingly handsome groomsmen.
The wedding was held at the rustic and elegant, Milamores Tulum. Brian and I also stayed there for the entire week. The hotel's decor is eclectic and inspiring with soaring ceilings and funky details like this hallway of chandeliers made from sea shells. I am in awe.
The romantic vibe continued as we all ate dinner in a gorgeous space entirely lit by candlelight.
Evan and Adrienne are so thoughtful and lovely. There was a special vegan menu just for me. It was the best food I ate the entire time I was in Mexico.
I thought it was a misprint on the wedding invitation where it indicated that the wedding festivities would take place from 3:30 to 1 AM. But, the celebration and revelry continued all night long.
Eventually, of course, the Lucha Libre mask made an appearance on the dance floor.
Congratulations friends. Thanks for inviting us to celebrate with you. I wish you all the happiness and love in the world.
I have so much more to share about our Mexican adventure. I will post more in a bit as soon as I have a chance to sort through our pictures and weed out all the ones where I'm blinking.