West Coast Vacation & Wedding

What a month! Amisha and John’s wedding took place in Seattle and from there we went to Disneyland and then ended our vacation in Newport Beach, CA. It was great to see aunts and uncles we have not seen in years.

The boys had a great time at Disney although it was quite exhausting! Manish had a stomach bug and Hannah got a sinus infection so that made things a bit more stressful. But, we got over it and then spent a few days at Newport Beach, CA (this was the best part)!

The images below are a few favorites from our vacation.


2014_07_fam_01.jpg This was a very steep climb and the boys had to help their Uncle; Aunt Bella reads to the boys

2014_07_fam_02.jpg Home of the Seahawks; we took a tour of the stadium and then the boys had an after game interview :)

2014_07_fam_03.jpg Having fun as this was a family reunion of sorts

2014_07_fam_04.jpg Downtown Seattle at Public Market. That is the first Starbucks ever built.

2014_07_fam_05.jpg In Farmers Market, the boys look at the fish. They look delicious!

2014_07_fam_06.jpg A few from the rehearsal dinner. A pinata for the kids lots of dancing.

2014_07_fam_07.jpg Per Life360 Locator app, this is where Papa was throughout these 2 days as he picked up people from the airport, ran errands and did all sorts of other stuff. Amisha, tell him Thank You Dad!

2014_07_fam_08.jpg Wedding time! Amisha and John are thrilled. The boys are supposed to be ‘security’ but are more interested in watching a movie.

2014_07_fam_09.jpg Amisha looks wonderful and Oak, Miss O, Logan and Grandma pose for a picture

2014_07_fam_29.jpg Us!

2014_07_fam_10.jpg The trips in their wedding outfits, the cousins below and Ananya goes Hollywood

2014_07_fam_11.jpg We took a ferry ride and then we stopped by the water and skipped rocks in the ocean

2014_07_fam_12.jpg Beautiful Seattle! The middle picture shows Mt. Ranier and the bottom was a seagull that flew right over us

2014_07_fam_13.jpg Aiden enjoying the sights and ferry ride

2014_07_fam_14.jpg Here we are in Disneyland

2014_07_fam_15.jpg We went all over the park. Disneyland is a vacation for kids, exhaustion for parents!

2014_07_fam_16.jpg Loving every bit…but the best part (which brought a huge smile to Aiden’s face) was…

2014_07_fam_17.jpg Carsland with McQueen

2014_07_fam_18.jpg At night, Disneyland is beautiful!

2014_07_fam_19.jpg This was our favorite part, Newport Beach…simply beautiful!

2014_07_fam_20.jpg The boys and their Great Grandma

2014_07_fam_21.jpg Breathtaking! Warm sun, hot sand, cool water…found a crab by the rocks.

2014_07_fam_22.jpg Running around and playing in the sand

2014_07_fam_23.jpg Some more pics from Newport in the evening, night and morning…it is always so beautiful!

2014_07_fam_24.jpg When it was evening, they ran around on the beach…

2014_07_fam_25.jpg But in the afternoon, it is playtime in the water. Grandma gets hit by a wave!

2014_07_fam_26.jpg In their element having the time of their lives! Aiden said, “I’ve waited my whole life for this!”

2014_07_fam_27.jpg Papa and Grandma on the beach; while Uncle and Great Grandma stay back.

2014_07_fam_28.jpg It was a great time! Hope to visit again sometime.

    Summer means pooltime

    The pool is open for fun! The boys have been looking forward to getting the pool for the past several weeks.

    We went in a few times in May but the water was very cold. The temperature is finally warm enough where they can get in and stay in without shivering. Here are a few pics of the boys jumping around in the pool.

    2014_06_fam_01.jpg Ethan and Evan pose outdoors


    2014_06_fam_02.jpg Evan gets in Ethan’s face while; Ethan takes a big leap


    2014_06_fam_03.jpg Who can jump higher?


    2014_06_fam_03.jpg E&E at the store (top); going for a ride with some friends after Awana (bottom)


      Wedding Shower (Surprise)

      2014_05_fam_01.jpg Which one is enjoying this more?

      2014_05_fam_02.jpg Evan wants to call the plays but uncle Oak takes charge

      2014_05_fam_03.jpg Meanwhile, Aiden plays football down the slide

      2014_05_fam_04.jpg Time to eat!

      2014_05_fam_05.jpg Fake crying! He doesn’t want to wear the outfit, he wants to eat it.

      2014_05_fam_06.jpg Aunt Rashmi is having a good time while Aunt Nupur gives shoulder rides

      2014_05_fam_07.jpg So much fun at the park. Papa gives chase to Aiden and eventually caught him.

      2014_05_fam_08.jpg Fun at Ontario beach. The kids try to catch the seagulls.

      2014_05_fam_09.jpg The kids pose while the birds fly away

      2014_05_fam_10.jpg They have a race while Oak, Aunt O and baby Logan take a picture

      2014_05_fam_11.jpg Fun on the merry go round. Uncle Abishek likes this lion. ‘Prince’ (aka ‘A’) had a great time too.

      2014_05_fam_12.jpg Getting ready to go to the surprise shower…stop playing games!

      2014_05_fam_13.jpg The boys had a blast everywhere they went

      2014_05_fam_14.jpg A few pictures of everyone

      2014_05_fam_15.jpg Fun fun fun.

      2014_05_fam_16.jpg These are some of the weirdest looking brides.

      2014_05_fam_17.jpg But, they made everyone laugh.

      2014_05_fam_18.jpg Amisha and Jon entertained everyone while the kids watched a movie on the Ipad.

      2014_05_fam_19.jpg Some more family pics

      2014_05_fam_20.jpg …and some more…

      2014_05_fam_21.jpg …and a group shot.

      2014_05_fam_22.jpg Back to the beach. Grandma and Amisha help the boys build a sand castle. Amisha gives a kiss to Grandma.

      2014_05_fam_23.jpg Seems Grandma is doing all the work. Jon and Ethan take a walk by the water.

      2014_05_fam_24.jpg The boys found a…toad!

        Easter fun

        Easter time included a visit from Papa and Grandma, making Easter eggs with the cousins and a lot of time outdoors. The boys are excited that summer is approaching and keep asking when they can go in the pool. It will probably be a few weeks but with Texas weather, you never can tell.


        2014_04_fam_01.jpg Tossing the football with Papa

        2014_04_fam_02.jpg Time for toy cars down the driveway

        2014_04_fam_03.jpg Aiden loses a wheel; Evan, don’t hit Aiden! What are Papa and Grandma laughing at?

        2014_04_fam_04.jpg Making Easter eggs (Monster Inc. style)

        2014_04_fam_06.jpg E&E climb a tree with their cousin, Kaelyn; the boys admire a hot rod

        2014_04_fam_05.jpg The boys and Daddy

          Cold Spring, Upcoming Wedding

          From the pictures below, you can tell it was a cold start to spring (or a cold Winter’s end). The last few weeks have been consistently cold (seems colder than previous years). We had a mini ice-storm and the plants, the street and even the grass blades froze!

          Despite the weather, the boys enjoyed themselves! Papa, Grandma and Aunt Amisha were in town as they were finalizing the details for Amisha’s wedding dress (wedding will be in July).


          2014_03_fam_01.jpg Frozen!

          2014_03_fam_02.jpg Papa sits with Aiden and Grandma/Amisha are worn down from the bridal dress shopping