To my husband Vinz, I thank you for being dad to our kids, for giving me Sophie, and for choosing to love Pat and Justin as your own.
It's the first day of 2018...perfect time for looking back at the year that was and trying to figure out how to move forward.
As I sit here writing this, I wonder how I ended up spending my lazy Saturday morning making Choc Nut Ice Cream. The answer to that is easy--- because I love this guy, my dear husband, my strongest supporter, my best-est friend. And I would go to the ends of the earth to find a... Continue Reading →
Today marks the celebration of Diwali, also known as Deepavali or the "festival of lights". Diwali is one of the most awaited and celebrated festivals in India "where people from all age groups participate. They give expression to their happiness by lighting earthen 'diyas' (lamps), decorating the houses, bursting firecrackers and inviting near and dear ones to their households for partaking in a sumptuous feast.
Like many NC families, it has become a yearly tradition for us as well. We usually go on a weekday, but due to conflicts in our schedules, we went last Saturday, which happens to be the first Saturday that the fair is open.
Saturday morning, the sound of the ocean waves and the sunlight streaming through the window woke me up. We're at the beach, and it made me smile.