Monday, June 21, 2010

June Holidays

Happy Anniversary!
On June 18 Jai & I celebrated 5 years of marriage!
It seems like we always are traveling on or around our anniversary.
This year we were in MA staying with my cousin Jeff & his family.
That afternoon we left Julia with Susie, Jeff, his wife, Leslie, & their 2 school-age children.
They had a great time playing in the pool, jumping on the trampoline, & riding the kid cars.
Jai & I drove to nearby Fitchburg and stayed at a lovely B&B.

The B&B is on a gorgeous piece of property with a pool, woods, green lawn & a friendly big dog.
I took a nap while Jai showered & watched some World Cup football.
Then we ate dinner at a local Indian restaurant.
The review states the food is delicious, but ambiance is lacking. We concur!
The next morning we breakfasted on the porch.
We ate fresh local strawberries picked by the owner, Greek yogurt (our new favorite food), oatmeal and omelets.

We returned to the family rested & full! : )

Gift: I got Jai a colorful hammock and for us as a couple/family an ice cream attachment for our Kitchen Aid mixer. YUM! : )
Jai gave me bookshelves for the dining room - to be built within a month's time. YEAH!

Father's Day on June 20, 2010
World Cup soccer (or as the rest of the world calls it "football") is from June 1-July 11.
Jai was a good sport (haha) since we left Nashville to travel to New England on June 11 & basically missed MANY games. Then we're traveling back from Jai's family reunion in Atlanta on July 11 during the FINAL World Cup match. Therefore I decided to give Jai some time alone at Jeff & Leslie's house while the rest of us went to church. It was a nice old church, nice short service, friendly people. They really enjoyed cute Julia. They seemed really disappointed when we told them where we lived. Jeff said they asked if we were his neighbors. : )

Jai had a little break & watched some football alone. Later we traveled to New Hampshire to stay with my aunt & uncle Carol & Ray and cousin Julie, her husband, Evan and their 2 tween/teenage children. Carol is my uncle Bob's ex-wife (my mom's oldest brother), but she is Julie & her brothers' mom too & will always be my aunt. Ray is a great person too & we consider him an uncle.

Thanks for being a great dad to Julia. She is a lucky daughter to have you for a father.

We had lots of time spent with family - seems appropriate to spend these holidays with family too.

Gift: I got Jai a NICE camping French press so he can have delicious coffee in the great outdoors. He really likes it!