Category Archives: Stories From Our Home

Summer Birthday Brunch and Dinner. Menus Worth Replicating

Hello and a good Monday to you all.聽 How was your weekend?聽 Relaxing? Quiet? Busy?聽 I hope you had a chance to not do anything for a bit. For us it was a very quiet weekend, and for me – it was a very relaxing weekend.聽 That’s because it was my birthday last Friday and all I asked of my family is lunch and dinner to be taken care of and not by takeout 馃槤 .聽 I also asked if I could celebrate my birthday for three days聽 馃榿 – Friday, Saturday and Sunday!聽 I am happy to report the family obliged and treated me to homemade lunches and dinners and let me just relax all weekend long.聽 I did some gardening, took long afternoon naps, read and browsed a lot 馃榿.聽 I had a lovely brunch up in the veggie patch on Friday. Then in the evening the twins made dinner.聽 It really was a perfect birthday and I couldn’t ask for anything more 馃グ馃槝馃挄鉂わ笍 Continue reading Summer Birthday Brunch and Dinner. Menus Worth Replicating

Coyote Pups and The Owl in the Courtyard

Good Friday to you all! I hope you had a good week and are looking forward to a relaxing weekend.聽 Today I thought I would share a few pics of wildlife in the garden that have been more active this summer. First set of pictures are of a little owl that resides in our courtyard.聽 Yes, an owl in the courtyard!聽 He has been living in our courtyard for over seven years now.聽 He leaves every winter and returns every summer to the same perch. As I was wondering why he hadn’t returned yet this summer, there he was quietly sitting in his spot last week!聽 For the story behind this little owl in the courtyard take a look at this blog the owl in the courtyard. Continue reading Coyote Pups and The Owl in the Courtyard

Father’s Day Celebration Menu

A good Monday to you.聽 I hope your week is starting off well.聽 How was your weekend? How was Father’s Day Sunday? For us our weekend was very relaxing. We just hung out with the family as we celebrated Father’s Day at home. We spent time at the pool and made a few of Hitesh’s favorite foods. Continue reading Father’s Day Celebration Menu

鈥淚 keep my ideals, because … I still believe that people are good at heart.鈥澛燗nne Frank

Good Monday to you all.聽 How was your weekend? I hope you had a more peaceful weekend than we had around here.聽 It’s been a tumultuous weekend here in America. The news of the pandemic took a break and instead the news stories were all about the nationwide protests for justice for African Americans. It goes beyond saying that many of us who saw the news understood the hurt among the protestors and what they were protesting against, which is racial injustice facing people of color in this country today.聽 I just can’t help but feel sad and heavy hearted at what I see and hear in the news.聽 Continue reading 鈥淚 keep my ideals, because … I still believe that people are good at heart.鈥澛燗nne Frank

Twins Surprise Virtual Grad Party 馃帗馃帗

Good Monday to you all!聽 I hope you are having a relaxing holiday weekend (for those in the U.S. celebrating Memorial Day).聽 I know it seems each day is blurring into another these days, as one of my friends put it “Feels like every day is a weekend, and every weekend is just another day.”聽 聽Still its nice to know that on the weekend you don’t have to wake up early and get to work online.聽 On our side we had a busier Saturday than we have had in the last three months.聽 My twins graduated high school!!聽 Continue reading Twins Surprise Virtual Grad Party 馃帗馃帗

La Fiesta de los Patios de C贸rdoba. The Festival of the Courtyards of C贸rdoba 2020

Hello and a good Friday to you all.聽 How was your week? I hope it was good one and you got some fresh air despite having to work from home and school from home, maybe you even got to venture out a little more?聽 As some of you may recall couple of weeks ago for Mother’s Day I did a post on an idea for a Mother’s Day flower exchange where my friends and I exchanged flower bouquets made from our own gardens. Continue reading La Fiesta de los Patios de C贸rdoba. The Festival of the Courtyards of C贸rdoba 2020

Post Mother’s Day Monday Post

Good Monday to you all!聽 How was your weekend?聽 I hope you had a chance to show your Mom how much you love her or tell her virtually this year 馃槝馃挄鉂わ笍.聽 聽Today I would like to share with you my Mother’s Day Sunday which was relaxing and calm 馃槉馃槏馃挄.聽 My three girls divided their tasks for the day and treated me to a homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner, and we spent the day together on a beautiful sunny day.聽 Here is a look at what was on the menu on this special Mother’s Day. Continue reading Post Mother’s Day Monday Post

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!
Wishing all the wonderful Moms a wonderful day filled with love and relaxation 馃挄鉂わ笍馃А馃挍馃拹 !

Today, on this very special day honoring Moms, I would like to share this poem I discovered titled “To be in my Mother’s garden again.”聽 This poem spoke to me immediately as my Mom was an avid gardener and a botanist who grew all kinds of flowers, vegetables and herbs in her tiny garden patch, and enjoyed all things nature 馃尶馃尡鈽橈笍馃拹. Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day Flower Exchange. Part Deux 馃拹

Good Friday to you all. I hope your week is going well and you are ready for Mother’s Day weekend!聽 I know it’s going to be different this year, we may not be able to get our usual hugs and kisses that all Moms like to receive, but I hope we can all still make it a special day for Mom.聽 One thing I know that makes all Moms happy is a beautiful bouquet of flowers.聽 That’s why today’s post is all about flowers – in honor of Moms everywhere 馃拹馃尮馃尯馃尭馃尲馃尶. Continue reading Mother’s Day Flower Exchange. Part Deux 馃拹

Mother’s Day Flower Exchange. Part One 馃拹

Good Monday to you all.聽 I hope you had a relaxing weekend, and maybe got some fresh air to get ready for the week ahead of shelter in place?聽 I hope you are all doing well and taking care of yourselves.聽 This week I wanted to start off with a wonderful happy post for Moms.聽 With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, I thought these images of beautiful flowers would be the perfect way to start the week – Moms love flowers 馃拹! Continue reading Mother’s Day Flower Exchange. Part One 馃拹