One of the biggest adventures we had this month was a two day trip to the middle of the country for our friend’s cousins wedding. Apparently the RSVP system doesn’t work quite the same as in the states because you can invite pretty much anybody to a wedding.
So, we packed up and drove three hours away from the pretty beaches to arrive at our friend Haytham’s house. Their family was so hospitable. Giving us anything and everything we needed. The first night we attended the groom’s party. Stevie arrived first, came back and told me, “It looks like a scene from The Three Amigos”, so I was prepared when I rounded the cactus corner to see the party before me. The party did not start until 9 or 10, it was miraculous that our kids held it together as long as they did. Belly dancers, a horse show, loud music, dancing and food! It pretty much was the biggest party ever and it wasnt even the main event! At about 1am I finally went into a little room and lay down with the kids on the cots in front of a fan. Then about 2:30 we went back to Haytham’s house and all fell asleep cuddling in front of the fan again.
The next day we went for an adventure to the mountains with Haytham. I enjoyed the trip because we rode in our air conditioned car! The kids had fun too as we hiked around and had ice cream.
That night I was whisked away with Ella to get our pre-wedding henna and then to a dress shop to rent an evening gown. It cost about 15 dollars!
The wedding was a blast! We danced and danced with our new family and friends. And then about 1 we had to leave to make the trip back to our house. It was a long ride home but the kids slept until 11 the next day! Whew! I think we are still recovering from our trip.
Max was the first one on the dance floor
Let’s get this party started!
Haytham on the show horse
And…Stevie on the show horse
Max with his harem
Our mountain excursion and tour guide
Enjoying a nap in the A/C
Enjoying yet another ice cream.
On top of the world!!!
Sleeping arrangements! It was hot.
Ella modeling her dress for the wedding
My fancy dress. (Ignore the sweaty haired ponytail)