Life Lately

I am back home in Raleigh after a fun weekend in Charlotte.  Since Devang had to work, I drove alone with the kids and needless to stay it was a unique experience that I do not wish to have again.  BUT, of course, it was more than worth it.

Thanksgiving was hosted by my aunt Biraj as always.  We all brought a dish to share and the potluck included all the usual holiday suspects along with some awesome Indian food thrown in the mix.  I baked some garlic and chives biscuits, the recipe for which I will share one day because they turn out so so good and I can essentially bake them with Arjun hanging off my hip and Asha insisting on wanting to mix and stir.  There were so many kids you guys, some of them brand new and others meeting for the first time.  Overall, the entire experience was the essence of what this holiday is all about.

For the rest of out stay we pretty much relaxed with the grandparents.  There was yoga head-stands and kite flying involved along with a trip to see the Christmas Tree at Birkdale Village. I shamefully passed out by 9:00pm every night I think.  It was so wonderful!

I know I said this before, but I am so thankful for how things have worked out in life. This year saw some of the biggest changes in my life with having a second child, moving cross country, and saying bye-bye to a 9 to 5 job.  I have grown so much from this experience and feel certain that even more amazing things lie ahead. And that my friend is a priceless feeling with which to end this year!

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Chika Gujarathi is a freelance writer and a mother of three from Raleigh, NC. She writes for national and local publications about lifestyle, travel, books, and of course, motherhood! Her most current project involves illustrating and publishing a children’s Hindi book. When not adventuring with her family in the minivan, you can find her riding the streets of Raleigh on her beloved bike Linus.

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