Tuesday, June 30, 2009

3 years

My Mom just reminded me today that 3 years back my dad got retired on this day .....Time is flying like crazy man ..it seemed like it was just few months back ... well I hope Dad you are enjoying your time and are having the best of time .. can't wait to see you ....

Lots of Love
All your kids :)

What I am upto these day ?

1. Garage Sales .. found this the other day and now it looks beautiful on our family room wall

2. Crochet - My friend Michelle is teaching me how ..so far this is all I have done with her help so should say she did it for me :0)

3. Enjoying the backyard .. we have more flowers and wind chimes

4. Flickering .. taking pictures and capturing moments

Enjoying Life and making every day the most blessed day ...........

Knock Knock

it was raining this morning and we had someone on our front door window ...

hehe a Baby Frog ... he wished us a "Good Day" and hopped back :)

25 reason to love Summer

Its funny how we just say oh summers are too hot and don't really look at the positive side of this weather .. so here we go lets talk positive for a while...you will find most of the points as childhood memories ... I guess it will help me in enjoying this and coming summers the way I used to do when I was a kid...

25 # Nimbu Pani (Desi Lemonade).....

I am game for two drinks anytime Nimbu Pani and Tea ... I remember I used to come back from school in the hot sun and the first thing I would do is make Nimbu Pani ... simple recipe and simple joy ...oh Summers is here!!!

Recipe : Mix 1/2 Fresh lemon juice /2 Cup water/2 tablespoon Sugar/ Crushed ice/ Stir and Enjoy :)

24# Cooler ...

Remember those days where filling up cooler was so much fun coz then you get to enjoy the cool breeze ...Cleaning coolers every year ... Things have changed and AC has taken over but you can't disagree that it was fun no matter how much work it was :)

23# Rain ...

First rain and all the kids would run out of their house to enjoy it .... didn't care abt muddy feet and getting sick the motto was to have fun ...its been a while I did that how about you ?

22# Paper Boat #

(....in continuation to the 23#) making paper boats in the water puddle and watching it sink haha so much fun ... oh summers is here !!!

21# Chuski

Don't tell me you don't know what am I taking about ...it's that very old colorful crushed ice thing. Do worries about the hygiene and how bad they are for you .. what we cared was which color to get this time :)

20# Watering plants

After a hot sunny day when are plants are dry and week , watering plants was so much relaxing ... as soon as you start they start swinging saying "Thank You" and bringing cool breeze for you

19# Kites

15th Aug and at least a month before from 4 PM to 6 PM you would find almost 80% of kids in India on top of the terrace. Yes you are right they don't care how much hot it is as they have something else more imp ... to cut as many opponent kites as possible and go back home with double the amount of kites they brought .. My brother Amit was amazing at this and we used to be together on the terrace and flew kites all evening ...the sky looks amazing with all the colors and shapes of the kite.

18# India Gate

If you have lived in Delhi you know what I am talking about ... going to India gate with family in night just to eat ice cream ...Fun Days !!!

17# Light Gayi !!! ( No Power)

Sounds terrible right no power but do you know how much fun it was for kids ? No studies as no power so run out and play with friends in dark. Then sleep outsides since it is cooler outside and then wake up as soon as sun is up ...and yes the power is back up now so go inside and sleep again :)

16# Summer Vacation

Counting days for Summer vacation to start and make science projects for homework and haha the cursive handwriting :)

15# Morning Walks

As soon as summer vacation start make plans with friends to go on morning walks and jog around ....

14# Phalse

Kinda blackberry but very tart .. kale kale phalse bade rasile phalse ...

13# Ganderi(Sugercane cubes)

Thirst Quencher ....cheap and good

12# Cotton

College days Wearing cotton kurta's to cool you off

11# Vacation with family

Masurie/Vaishno Devi ...time with family

10# Champak/Sabu and Chacha Chowdari

haha the Archive comics of India ...very entertaining

9# Kulfi

Did you eve play the game where you select a color and push the slot if the color matches you get two Kulfi .. haha it was awesome ..good treat on a summer evening

8# Hair cut

Keeping yourself cool

7# Refrigerator

I don't know if you can relate to this but on a really hot day I would just open the refrigerator and stand in front to get some cool air ... hehe

6# Faluda ....

oh man divine taste a divine experience ...

5# Watermelon

For lunch you get a big watermelon and the whole get to enjoy it ...good old days man

4# Thanda Thanda Pani ( Ice Ice Baby)

Taking shower in cold water and singing songs so loud that even neighbors can hear :)

3# Ice Cream Wala

Every evening at exactly same time Ice Cream wala bhaiya was there on the same corner of the street surrounded by kids buying Orange bar,Mily Bar, Choco Bar ...

2# Leechi ...

Summer cuisine from God ... it was expensive but worth every single penny

1# Mango (aaammm)

This has to be my favorite ...eating dozens of mangoes and then your skin breaks out ...no issues anything for mangoes ...not just any mangoes Indian Mangoes.

Do let me know what you love abt Summer ...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Last weekend we enjoyed the sunny weather of Atlanta Georgia. From Downtown Atlanta to Coke Factory ... from Stone Mountain to CNN towers it was total fun ... we also found this Patel Plza which is nothing but Indian strip .. here is a pic

and then enjoyed the Indian buffet at Mirch Masala .. food was good and guess what we had Pan ... brought back memory of school days when dad and me go for a walk and dad would buy the strong kinds and will get me the kids version of pan ..

Train ride took you around the stone mountain and helped us cool off ... we also did 4D movie which was kinda interesting since I have never done it before and we ended the day by watching spectacular Lazer show . We had a great time in Atlanta and made good memories in our book of Life :)

Here is the link to Flickr to see Atlanta in Black and White :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Took some random picks and enjoyed them so much that I decided to Flickr ....take a look at some amateur clicks ....nope I am not a photographer and I am not planning on being one its just an effort to try and capture the beauty that these eyes see .. do leave a comment of how good or bad they are ...

Flickr Link

Monday, June 15, 2009


Just came across this video and think its a perfect message from me to Baba ...


I know he is watching and listening ...I will wait for you Baba

Happy Bday

Happy Birthday Bhaiya .....

Enjoy Disney and have a blast with family ... can wait to see your pictures :)

Party is due from your side ;)

Lots of Love
Meenakshi and Nalin


We have our family friends (Vishal and his mom) coming for dinner this Wednesday and I am kinds excited coz I will be meeting Vishal's Mom for the first time. My husband keeps talking about them and tell me stories about Vishal and him playing cricket and watching movies together ...he so wnated to meet them so we invited them for dinner. As soon as I heard they are coming the cook in me started planing ab food so here is the plan so far ..
Butter Chicken
Mixed Veg
Fresh homemade Naan ( yup I make it..) and Rice

and for desert....Starwberry Short Cake ..yumo !..

Hope they like it .. can wait to meet them....

oh btw I am cleaning the house like crazy hehe ... last minute cleans to do ...

Friday, June 12, 2009

Things running on my mind ...

Make this home reflections of my ideas

Spend more time with parents

Explore new places with my husband

Enjoy the Summers

Look for reason to cook and serve

Take lots of pictures

Finish some pending projects

Drink and enjoy more cups of Tea

More walks

Sometimes dress to kill ;)

Don't worry about uncleaned dishes

Spend some time with me

Feed birds

Enjoy more music

Write more

Look for inspiring thought

Try something new

Write a letter to mom/dad

Send my nephew b day gifts

Thank God for watching over us

Do some community work

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Time is Flying.....

yes its is .... its been 6 months that we have been married .. I can't believe it since it was just like a week back....I looks and smile on all the fun stuff we did together and can't wait to see what's more en stored for us.....

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Some random corners of my house

Although its been six month in this house we still have not bought much ... reason ? We don't like just going to the shop and buying it we rather hunt for treasures ... I took pictures of some sections which I thought were catching my attention

More to come soon ....

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Enjoying the rain in backyard .......

Sitting on the deck and enjoying the rain ....Cool Breeze blowing my hairs away ...Thank You God for such wonderful weather and all the color in our backyard .....Grass is wet and green ....Clouds talking to each other ... perfect evening perfect weather :)

My New Wreath....

Monday, June 1, 2009

Color in our garden !!!!

I won't say a word I will let pictures talk to you ..........

Happy Birthday Joy !!!

My Nephew turned 1 today ....I am so excited for Ritu and Amit and our whole family .. and on the other hand kinda sad as I could not be part of the celebration. I wish I was there to give him hugs and kisses and tell me how cute he is. To make sure I don't go super sad I thought of an idea ... we should celebrate his Bday here, cake tonight for Baby Joy's Bday ....

I wish lots of good wishes and love for Joy. May god gives him all he deserves and lots of smiles ....

Lots of Love Joy
Buaji :)