Life Lately…

Oh my gosh…entirely too much is happening in my life! And it’s all good things! But before I get to it all, can I just get a collective AMEN to the abs of the US Olympics Dive team!! I have never before seen anything more ripped in my life. I mean, oh my god!!! Are those real!?? I am sure if I had looked from the corner of my eyes I would have seen Devang rolling his eyes at my constant commenting on their abs. But I couldn’t afford the corner of my eyes even. Jaw dropping. Go team USA, especially you David Boudia and Steele Johnson.  May be I should take up swimming….


Bodie Lighthouse. Nags Head Beach, Outer Banks NC

Our trip to the Outer Banks, NC

Despite living in North Carolina for many years on and off, I have never made it to the Outer Banks, until now. Last week my two nephews Eshaan and Aashrai (ages 14 and 10) were visiting with school being out, and we figured what better time to try out our fantasy of having lots of kids than to plan a weekend trip with the whole crew to Nags Head Beach in the OBX. In order to accommodate four kids and two adults, we traded our tiny Prius with my dad’s van and off we went.  Continue reading “Our trip to the Outer Banks, NC”


My New Favorite Activity

Not sure if this further solidifies my weirdness but my new favorite activity these days is weeding the garden! For a self professed plant killer, I am so happy to finally be useful.  There is something incredibly soothing and trance-like about getting those buggers out of the garden AND it is quite a workout.  I never knew this before. Continue reading “My New Favorite Activity”

Devang's birthday cake

A Surprise Birthday Party

I remember a couple of years ago when it was -42 degrees in Chicago during the winter and I decided to go out for a walk just to see what it feels like (I was numb in 60 seconds).  Last weekend was the opposite of that misery here in Raleigh with 100 degree heat and humidity. Still we managed to have a great time outside with a surprise party for Devang. Thanks to all the friends who came out to celebrate and again happy birthday Devang! Life is good and it’s an important reminder especially on days when others aren’t so lucky.   Continue reading “A Surprise Birthday Party”


Happy Birthday Devang!

The stories I have heard of Devang as a kid confirm the fact that he was born a badass.  This is a guy who has always followed his heart, who has always found the best and the brightest around him, who can fix anything, who has always without fail expected action over complains, who is kind and generous, who is the most fun dad, who is the best friend and spouse, who speaks his mind without fear, who refuses to accept mediocre anything, who has the greenest thumb I know, who loves a good cup of coffee, who will demand that you too be nothing but the best of yourself, who is a man’s man, who can still play basketball like back in college (albeit with a longer rest period now), who roots for the wrong college basketball team sometimes without fear ;)

Life is infinitely more fun with you by our side. joyeux anniversaire! Continue reading “Happy Birthday Devang!”


Raleigh’s Tour d’Coop 2016

Okay, so I suffer with this fantasy of having a farm and keeping chickens and goats. The whole idea seems so harmonious with nature and gratifying to the soul. Well, this weekend, I got a chance to observe at least a part of how this fantasy plays out for other people.  Continue reading “Raleigh’s Tour d’Coop 2016”


A Photo Essay

So much has gone on in the last couple of weeks that I am having a hard time keeping up with it.  There were milestones in terms of Arjun turning one, his first haircut, our six year wedding anniversary, a beach vacation for Memorial Day, and not to mention the usual day to day stuff that is still pretty fun and interesting. So here are some pictures to catch you up. Continue reading “A Photo Essay”