Tuesday, November 1, 2011

happy diwali!

Our wonderful family friends, Mayuri and Shashi (Finn's non-biological grandparents), graciously invite us to celebrate Diwali with them every year. Diwali is a HUGE Hindu holiday- loosely defined as the celebration of lights, it signifies the triumph of good over evil. During Diwali, everyone lights tons candles and shares amazing food (with lots of sweets) with family and friends. This will be our fifth year celebrating Diwali with the Modgill's and it is by far my most favourite evening of the year! Mayuri is a vegetarian and always creates the most incredible meals! Unlike anything you will ever see in Indian restaurants, she incorporates dishes from the different regions that her and Shashi are both from- I swear Jeff starves himself on the days leading up to it just so he can enjoy every last bite! I especially love getting all dressed up and making a special evening of it. Venturing to little India to find beautiful outfits and jewelry, and now, finding little things for Finn too! I am so grateful to be able to share in this tradition and be able to teach Finn about the amazing diversity around us.

Diwali 2007
Diwali 2010
Welcome Ceremony
the crew
Diwali 2011
Mayuri and Shashi with Finn