Last night Josh and I attended the second night Passover Seder at Hale Koa Hotel. It was organized by Temple Emanu-El. I really had no clue what would happen this night. I was raised Catholic so all I know is Palm Sunday, Stations of the Cross and Easter Sunday. 🙂 I’m not much of a Catholic these days, but my memories of my childhood are always there during these religious holidays.
But now that I will be marrying Josh, I need to learn his memories and the practices of his Jewish faith as we will be joined as husband and wife. I am not converting to Judaism and I’m not saying I never will, but we have decided to raise our family inter-faith. I love learning new things and most Christians learn the Old Testament (I think…I can only speak for my upbringing as a Catholic, the 10 commandments were drilled into my head).
I apologize for these pictures of myself, I was waiting at my dad’s house for Josh to pick me up and no one else was home except for my dad. Since he was busy watching basketball, I took pictures of myself. How vain! Hey I never do my hair and put make-up, I need to capture every moment that I do! LOL…
Okay after taking the pics, I realized how long my hair had gotten. No wonder Josh is always touching it these days. He loves long hair.
And I am so hoping my time on the elliptical working out is actually doing it’s job (I’m not so convinced). I say I’m not convinced because I feel like my legs are getting bigger…Josh says they are toner, but muscular to me, means “bigger”. Yikes. Hopefully they tone up.
And I was surprised to see my right dimple in my pictures again! I’ve gained so much weight they disappeared for awhile there. But look! It’s there again, hehehe…hi dimple! So I’ll keep working out and hopefully by the time I slip into my wedding dress I won’t feel like a beached whale.
Enough about my face!
So we headed over to Hale Koa Hotel to go to my first Passover Seder.
Right away we met someone who came by herself because she was curious about what happens at a Passover Seder.
We ended up chit chatting because her hubby is in the military and they had just come from 3 years in Germany. We got to talking about our wedding and honeymoon and she suggested castles and I was like…(is this a sign? lol…). I think Europe for our honeymoon it is.
We sat down at our table, which included other couples in their 30’s. The table was set with various items that symbolized different things for the Seder.
I won’t go into details about the Passover Seder, because I might screw it up big time. Just know I was pleasantly surprised to see the various people attending the Seder. Rabbi Schaktman who will marry us in July was presiding and he’s a fun guy. He pointed out that we had people from North and South Carolina, Colorado, Florida, California, New Jersey, Mexico even and other places there that night.
I thought it was very cool for them to come to the Seder even if they were on vacation!