Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!

To all of you:

This has been such a blessed year for us and making the journey with all of you has been even more special. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones! Wishing you love, laughter, and health!

Chocolate Lover + Mr. Milk

Monday, December 20, 2010


Hello lovelies! I know I have been in and out of the loop the last few months, but that's mostly because I have been waiting for our pro pics to arrive. There has been a lot going on around here, but I wanted to finish off all the wedding related stuff first, before continuing with everything else. 

As you might notice from my updated profile pic, our photos are ready! They are in the mail as we speak heading to us. We were able to see our over 1000(!!!) pics and slideshow on our photogs website, but I figure putting the password and link up on the blog for everyone to see might not be such a great idea. So a little more patience is in order and all will be revealed! I cannot express how over the moon I am about our photos! They are everything I wanted and so much more. Not only did Petros take beautiful photos, he and his wife are sweethearts! We had a fantastic time with both of them, especially on our location shoot! And just to keep you interested, here are a couple of pics I saved using screen shot:

All photos courtesy of Petros Sordinas | Photographer

In other news, Mr. Milk and I will be heading to Rome on Wednesday! We will be meeting one of our groomsmen and his gf there. We've had this trip booked for a couple of months now and we are so excited to be spending Christmas in Rome! We will be taking plenty of pics to share with you all, and I am almost certain a fair share of them will be of food! 

I hope all of you have fantastic holidays with your loved ones! And come January, the recaps of our wedding will be in full swing! 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Honeymoon Recaps: Male

We spent one day of our honeymoon not lazying around like bums, and actually doing something! We took a day trip to the capital of the Maldives, Male, which is of course an entire island, and we even had a private tour guide arranged by the hotel. It was fun to see the history of this span of islands, that only became known in the 70's.

I forget what the building in the background is. Some type of government building I think. But the flag of the Maldives was huge.

Here we are outside the President's Office. It faces the water and there are a fleet of navy vessels "parked" outside.

Male was packed with scooters. There were very few cars mostly because one would have to pay 100% tax on a car brought to the Maldives!

This is an ancient cemetery for royalty. The large, pointy stones are for men, the rounded ones for women, and the small one for kids.

And this is the Presidential Palace. There was a newer one built a few years ago on an island a few minutes away, but the current president has chosen to live here we were told.

This is their museum in Sultan Park. It was built with China Aid and hence the building reminds you a little of Chinese culture.

This is their largest mosque and one of the only ones that can be visited by tourists inside. 

My favorite part is visiting the markets. In this particular one, locals were only allowed to sell local products. The dynamite looking packages are a mixture of crushed coconut and brown sugar. Really yum!

Lots and lots of bananas! Makes you think about the gigantic things we buy at the store!

Betel leaves. Good for aiding digestion apparently. 

Betel nut. 

Local fishermen in their boats.

More boats. 

Beautiful tuna from the fish market

And finally a souvenir shop. We got some beautiful pieces from in here

We spent about 4 hours on the island and I feel like there was a lot more to see. If we had the time I would have gladly gone back and just walked around on our own. 

So thats it for the honeymoon ladies! We had a great time and would love to go back to the Maldives again at some point. Next time I post will be about the wedding! Should be getting our pro pics any day now and I can't wait!