This was the best weekend in a really long time for my husband and me! We don’t have a lot of family close by…most of them are in a different continent. But, my cousin and her husband (5 hours’ drive away from my place) had some work in Chicago and decided to come with her family. She has a 4 year old boy and 1 year old twins (a boy and a girl).

The last time we saw them, they were learning to crawl and now they run! Kids grow up so fast. As soon as the twins saw me, they ran up to me like they already knew me…and they give the sweetest and the warmest hugs.

Baby girl and I took millions of selfies, and she is a good photographer too! She knows her alphabets from A to C. She even cries Aaaaa…Bbbbb…Ccccc… (Hilarious).

Baby boy is an athlete. He loves running in circles, climbing and being held. He loves being the center of attention.

The older boy was very shy and I had to bribe him with cupcakes to talk to me (I knew he needed to be bribed so I was prepared).

I admire my cousin sister a lot! I have always looked up to her. She is an Oncologist and even after a long day of work at the hospital, she has the energy to play with them, and give them all the attention they need. Her husband is a great help too. My husband and I were pooped and even had sore arms from carrying them and playing with them for 3-4 hours!

Their older son turns 5 next week and I wanted to paint him something. I found out the CARS is his favorite movie, so I painted one for him. I think he loved it… I saw him keeping it away from his brother and sister’s reach and even discussed with his mom where he would like to hang it in his room.


Hope you guys had a great weekend too!





Yesterday was our wedding anniversary! I am married to the most wonderful man in the whole universe.  We have been together for 7 years and married for 4!

We met at our workplace, but it wasn’t love at first sight. We were just good work buddies. Soon he left to join another company and we lost touch.

One day, out of the blue, he called me to wish me on my birthday. I was surprised to hear from him since he is horrible with remembering anyone’s birthday. That day he asked me out for a movie and dinner (our first date!) and we have been together ever since.

That’s how we celebrated our anniversary yesterday too, a movie and dinner at Cheesecake Factory.

Reasons why we are perfect for each other:

  1. I can talk for hours and he can listen
  2. He can spend his time watching documentaries and I can doze off immediately (which means I won’t complain when he watches them)
  3. He loves to clean the kitchen counters (a lot) but if the rest of the house is messy, doesn’t bother him. I am more of a ‘the rest of the house needs to be kept clean’ kind of person
  4. He is always calm in any situation and I can freak out immediately
  5. He always has so much faith in my abilities/talents even when I have my doubts, though I think he is smarter (intellectually) than me
  6. He is my biggest motivator. He encouraged me to start this blog
  7. When life sometimes gets messy or complicated, he is my anchor
  8. He thinks he is funny, but I know I’m funnier
  9. We love watching cooking shows together
  10. And most importantly, WE LOVE EACH OTHER TO BITS!





In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Those Dishes Won’t Do Themselves.”

What’s the household task you most dislike doing? Why do you think that is — is it the task itself, or something more?

The only thing I dislike the most is putting away laundry! Scrubbing toilets, washing dishes or even cleaning floors have never been an issue. There have been times when I have left the clothes in the dryer for days and picked out socks or jammies directly from the dryer. I dread folding clothes or putting them on hangers…it feels like a lot of work. Putting clothes in the washer and dryer is the easiest part.




Siblings Love!

This week I wanted to talk about my baby sister (not a baby anymore) and me.

She was mistaken for a boy for quite a while (probably because of the short hair, ha-ha).  I am seven years older than her. As a baby she was super clingy!! She wanted everything I had, tore everything I loved apart (typical sibling rivalry).  Mom kept saying I had to be nice to her because she is “small” (not fair… right, seems funny now). But, I was also (still am) super protective about her.

I remember bringing my neighborhood friends’ home every day when she was a newborn, which annoyed the crap out of my mom mainly because we were all rolled up in sweat and mud from playing outside and had to be constantly reminded to wash our hands before touching her.

We played dress up and ruined mom’s clothes and makeup…danced to the songs on the radio and when she had exams, I made question papers for her to answer and graded her, like a teacher…those days were fun :).

She is the best sister and best friend I could ever ask for <3.

What is your favorite childhood memory?