July 2008

Sorry for the delay in writing. It’s a bit difficult to keep up when the majority of my time was spent in a car or playing with the new nephew and nieces. Raj and I flew into Houston on the 13th and were picked up by a van full of adorable kids, a tired amber, and really good cookies. Immediately, we set off for Dallas and after a few pit stops we made it just in time to put the kids down for some sleepytime. We started the next morning almost on time (ok, an hour late) and after a loooong drive we pulled in to Omaha. The rest of the week was spent eating at some of the favorite spots and just hanging out. Great fun was had by all, playing Scrabble, attending the Gretna Day Parade, going to the midnight showing of The Dark Knight, and making the baby cry when Ravi put a pickle in his ear. Good times, indeed. Later on the week, I was trying to keep up with really pregnant Amber as we planned and prepared for the reception and shower. Raj and I felt so loved by everyone who came and showed their support of our marriage. The trip went quickly, leaving Raj and I quite sad but excited to be back and recover from our vacation. After this week, I can honestly say that I feel like a part of the family. It’s a good feeling. I’ll be posting photos shortly. Until then…



If you scroll down a few posts you’ll see a youtube video of a group of elderly folks singing Coldplay’s “Fix You”. It was playing in this little theater in Santa Cruz while Raj and I were on our honeymoon. Since it was only in select locations we decided to check it out. I have mixed feelings about the movie. It was good, but the reminder of one’s mortality just days after saying “I Do” was heavy to ponder. I’m young. I’m surrounded by people who I love and who love me. It’s not easy to think about the reality in which we live. We don’t stay young forever. Our bodies are going to get old and rusty. I might have to wear Depends one day. Obviously, that’s heavy stuff to think about! I think the hardest part to watch in the movie was the loneliness that these men and women fought. Some were married. Many were widowed. Most were lonely. And then some of them died. I don’t want to be fighting loneliness at the end of my life. I want to live a full life. Being the introvert that I am, sometimes it’s easier for me to seclude myself and get lost for hours on end reading books instead of picking up a phone and living life with someone. That movie, if nothing else, was a challenge to live with others. Maybe it’s selfish since I don’t want to be alone, but I don’t think God created me to be alone anyway so I’m okay with it. A lot to think about on your honeymoon that’s for sure! 🙂

If you want to watch a film that makes you think, you should pick it up, but I’m warning you, thoughts of yourself and others you love wearing Depends will flash before your eyes.

10:40 am….Wake up
11:20 am…..Get out of bed
11:30 am…..Make pot of coffee
11:50 am…..Put on Scrubs and check out blogs
12:51 pm…..Blog and listen to hubby play his guitar

I still have a bunch to do before we leave tomorrow for Houston-Omaha but I’m going to let this feeling of being completely relaxed linger a bit.

Saturdays are awesome.

How was your Saturday?

The last few years I’ve been fortunate enough to celebrate my independence in Big Bear, spending time with dear friends, and watching the famous Big Bear fireworks display at the lake. That’s all I’ve known since living in Southern California. The 4th=Big Bear Lake. Well, this year Raj and I decided to keep it low key and make Riverside our choice of celebration. Considering the fact that Raj and I had never been around on the fourth, we didn’t exactly know where the fireworks would be taking place. We decided that instead of going to an overcrowded festival of sorts we would watch the pretty bursts of working fire from the CBU lawn and enjoy the view in the quiet. Well, it was quiet but sadly there wasn’t much of a view. Here we are looking puzzled and sad being able to hear the exciting fireworks but not seeing the fireworks. Word to the wise: If you like fireworks, don’t go to CBU’s lawn.

But don’t feel sorry for us. We still had fun!

I hope you all had a great Fourth of July!

I really really really like coffee. I’m not sure if I’m being absolutely clear so let me show you how much I love coffee. If anyone wants to grab a cup o’ joe give me a ring. Well, not anyone. Friends. If you are my friend, lets have coffee soon.

I think Coldplay’s new album is fantastic. Strawberry Swing is my favorite. Violet Hill isn’t bad either. It has, what I like to call, sexy guitar. It just makes you want to rock out. Azina, you have to admit that the Strawberry song is a goody! C’mon!