Confession: I love checking my mail. Although it is usually the same boring mix of junk mail and bills, each day I have renewed hope that when I open the box, something new and exciting will be awaiting me. The other day, I was excited to find a small purple envelope in my box. The return address was a family friend in Michigan who I knew to be getting married. We're not particularly close--the bride is the best friend of one of my sisters--so I wasn't expecting an invitation. However, I opened it up and was delighted to find out that the wedding will be in late July, the usual time I take my long vacation to visit the fam.
The bride, Katie, is one of the sweetest, funniest people, and she's marrying a very nice guy from our hometown. His family is Greek and the wedding will be in the Greek Orthodox Church. Naturally, my mind immediately cues all of the best scenes from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." Will there be plate smashing, copious amounts of ouzo, and the constant shouting of "Opa!"??? I'm guessing not, but, like checking the mailbox, I'll hope for something exciting. In the meantime, I leave with two of my favorite clips from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."