Two New Foods

Over a week ago now, I went to Sunfest with a good friend. She comes from a Latin background and so she suggested I try some of the Latin food options available at the festival. As a result of this suggestion I tried two more brand new foods I had never eaten before: pupusas and tamales.

Pupusas are handmade corn tortillas filled with a blend of cheese, refried beans, and/or pork.

Tamales consist of meat and/or potato wrapped in a cornmeal dough and steamed or baked in corn husks.

Both were delicious, and the tamale had a very interesting texture. I’m looking forward to the next time I can eat Latin food again. It also means I have crossed an item off the list completely: five brand new foods have been tried.

Can you find the pupusa and the tamale?
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Crazy Beautiful Wedding Weekend

This weekend past was quite a hectic weekend indeed. I guess it is to be expected considering it was a wedding weekend after all! And it was my step-sister’s to boot. Though it was a crazy weekend away from home it was quite enjoyable, even though I am happy to be home again!

The wedding day was a beautiful regardless of the fact that it rained for most of it and was kind of dreary when it wasn’t. Though the sun did finally break through around dinnertime, making the dinner quite lovely. The bride, my step-sister, looked absolutely radiant and the bridal party looked beautiful. The groom and groomsmen looked dashing in their tuxedos as well. The dinner was phenomenal and the venue and its staff were fantastic as well.  I was smart enough to have my camera along and I was lucky enough to be able to snap a few shots throughout the day. These were some of the best:

Flower Girl and Daughter
The Flower Girl – Also daughter of the bride
Father and Daughter
Father and Daughter
Sister - Maid of Honour and Flower Girl
Maid of Honour and Flower Girl
The Bride
The Bride
First Kiss
First Kiss
Naptime and Snuggles
Naptime and Snuggles
Pam - Bridemaid
Pam – Bridesmaid
Wedding Party
Wedding Party
Sisters
Sisters
Step-Mom (my mom) and Son of the Bride and Groom
Step-Mom and Son of the Bride and Groom
The Cake
The Cake

Now, I obviously was not the professional photographer. I am nowhere near good enough at photography to be a professional! I’m just glad I had the opportunity to take some candid shots. These are just a selection; if you would like to see me please feel free to check out my Flickr account (link in sidebar, under my About Me photo).