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Seven Years

29 Oct

Today is our seven year anniversary.

Last night, I slept sitting up on the couch while our one month old son slept on top of me. My husband slept horizontally in bed with our daughter, waking up periodically to cover her with a blanket.

This morning, after our son spat up all over himself and me, I took him into the bathroom for a quick shower. When our daughter realized we were in the shower, she wanted to join too. My husband brought her to me and we swapped kids.

Tonight, we took an hour and a half to eat leftovers for dinner as my daughter picked out the veggies saying, “Yuck,” and cutely requested more and more big noodles.

This was our seventh wedding anniversary.

My husband asked me as we swapped kids for the shower this morning, “Is this what you imagined our seven year anniversary would be like?” I replied, “Yes, if I was lucky enough.”

Happy anniversary to my husband. I hope I’m lucky enough to celebrate every anniversary with you and our baby boos eating leftovers.


Six Years

29 Oct

Today is our six year anniversary.

When I started this blog, I had nothing but time. But now, I’m trying hard to fit everything I need to do and want to do in the day. Time is no longer infinite.¬†For my husband, I feel, it is the opposite. His work hours are less intense and he no longer has to study in his spare time. He seems to be gaining time.

After a whole year with our awesome daughter, we are still finding our “just right” balancing act. My husband drops her off at daycare in the morning; I pick her up in the afternoon. We read her I love you, Stinky Face — I read the mama parts; he reads the kid parts. I come in for a kiss on her right cheek; my husband goes for the left.

We are both so thankful for the chance to balance all that life throws at us and to balance each other out.

Happy anniversary to my husband, the best counterpart I could ask for.

Four Years

29 Oct

Today is our four year anniversary.

We’ve had a really tumultuous year – some really great times and some times we both would’ve rather just stayed in bed than face the day.

During those high times, I’d look next to me and see my husband’s giant smile. And during those low times, I could feel my husband standing next to me as he held my hand.

Happy anniversary to my husband, the person who will always be besides me for both the highs and the lows.

Birthday Dinner, WW-style

24 Mar

Today is my husband’s birthday.

Happy 31st Birthday, husband!

Birthday Dinner, Walter White-style

I’ve been pretty sick lately, so I didn’t do anything for him. I know, lame. If I wasn’t sick, I would’ve made him a nice dinner and a cake or baked good of some variety this past weekend. But instead, I was lying on the couch asking him to pass me the tissues for the past few days.

So instead of a nice birthday dinner, we had our current most favorite, quick and easy dinner. It’s boring, but pretty good, and takes about 15 minutes to prepare – roasted asparagus, homemade hummus, sliced radishes, and flatbread.

Roasted asparagus


Olive Flatbread

Since it was a pretty boring dinner, I fixed up the birthday boy’s plate just like Walter White would – writing out his age with a few spears of asparagus.

Birthday Dinner, Walter White-style

In another life, if my husband was a singer, he’d be a crooner:

Three Years

29 Oct

Today is our three year anniversary.

When we got married, we celebrated with my extended family three months after we tied the knot. Since most of my family is in New York or New Jersey, we organized hors d’oeuvres at my aunt and uncle’s house and a nice dinner at a restaurant in New Jersey.

Three Years

And even though today my husband and I are celebrating three years, just four months ago, we were having another wedding celebration with my husband’s extended family.

His family is much more spread out — from Texas to Boston, Chicago to Atlanta. So while my mother-in-law wanted to plan something sooner, things got swept up in distance and “Indian Standard Time” (always running late), and so it got put off to this past summer.

Three Years

Happy anniversary to my husband. I’d be as happy today celebrating four months as I am celebrating three years, so then I could do it all over again with him.

Summa Streets

5 Aug

This past Saturday, we went into Manhattan to enjoy Summer Streets.

For a few weekends each summer, NYC shuts down Park Avenue for 7 miles so people can run, bike, roller skate, skateboard, or just stroll around without any cars.

Through Soho

They have a bunch of rest stops along the route.

Our favorite is the REI Adventure Zone, where we tried out waterproof clothing and Shimano cycling sneakers. Plus, they gave away a ton of nice water bottles.

REI adventure zone

REI adventure zone

We also stopped at the Reebok Fitness Zone. I tried out some of their sneakers. It was like walking on air.

Reebok fitness zone

It’s a fun ride. You get to experience the streets of NYC like you never normally would.

Grand Central overpass

Grand Central

Our original plan was to take the subway into Manhattan and then bike back to Queens, but it was drizzling/raining most of the morning and there was no sign that it was going to let up, so we decided to take the subway back home.

Bikes on subway

Anyway, if you are in NYC the next two weekends, check out Summer Streets.


20 Jun


I’ve been lazy about doing projects lately, but this bag on Noodlehead makes me want to sew again.

Here’s the 21 dumbest things people have done for love.

Useful clipping tool for images: Clipping Magic; and a fun replacement for the usual Lorem Ipsum: Picksum Ipsum

This weekend is the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn. Who’s going?

Another Brooklyn thing I’d like to do this summer is try the ice cream at Sky Ice.