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Introducing baby ‘Lily’

It’s late post. But better late than never, right?

This year has been so much fun. Most of my dreams have come true, especially the baby news! There has been 3 babies, all about a month apart, in the family this year. The 4th one is expected sometime next week. Can’t wait for the good news from the cousin! 🙂

Lily‘ is my baby girl’s blog name. She graced this beautiful world  on May 3rd 2016!!! The birth story is posted here.

It’s been 7 months now. Lime is still surprised by the fact that the baby is out of mommy’s tummy. He is a proud big bother and loves his little sister.

There are so many things about the baby that I want to record over here..Will do it as and when I find time..

We love our little one. She is our adorable doll. Her toothless smile makes us melt every time. She loves lying on her tummy and raising her head high. She is starting to sit up by herself and she always does it quickly when mommy is not looking at her. She is always curious about what is happening around her. She turns her tiny head all around to look at things. She even stretches her arms to reach for the cup when mommy is drinking her morning coffee. She also loves playing with mommy’s hair.

She looks up to her brother all the time. She admires him for everything he does. She laughs happily around him and plays with him. He sings and dances for her which is so adorable. She bears with whatever he does, even it is pinching her nose or hugging her tight. No complaints – She loves it all!

Keep growing our dear baby. Be happy and healthy! We love you and Lime the most!

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All you readers, send in all your love to the little ones, will ya?

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A letter to my husband on his birthday

Dear Lemon,

You are probably a little nervous about this letter now since I always like to be cheesy and as embarrassing as possible about you in my blog.  But do not worry. Today is your birthday so I will be a good wife and write only about what I like about you. I might have said the same things before but I think we all know by now that that’s kind of how I roll this blog. So, Ready? And go.

You are the heart of this blog. If it weren’t about you, I wouldn’t be here writing this post now.

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You do things in a way that only you can do in the way you do them.

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You are the reason we laugh so hard

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You do crazy things with me

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You are the awesome dad who likes to play with his son. And, I can’t wait to see how good you are going to be with our next baby!

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You look incredibly good when holding hands and walking together with Lime

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You take us on a vacation every year so we can relax and enjoy

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You love us

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Happy Birthday dear husband! You are the best! I hope you have a fantastic birthday today and you owe me a BIG treat this evening.

Loooooooooove,
Your wife!

6 Years!

Dear Lemon,

We complete 6 years of marriage today. We woke up this morning ready to celebrate million more years of togetherness.  

I can’t believe it! 6 years! So long? 6 years and we are still growing strong together. 6 years and we are still very much in love. Seems like we got married just yesterday. Six years ago, on this date, we complained a lot about the make up, the number of costume changes, and the long long wait to tie the knot. At the end of it all it was all worth it. Took us sometime to realize that we were indeed husband and wife. 

So many things have happened in these 6 years. Yet we are both the same people on the inside as we were the day we met in Skype.

Last year was big for us. But this year is going to be even more bigger. I see the house we have built together. It is still incomplete but is the perfect house in the whole world and the house makes me extremely happy.

We have not yet decided so many things for our future. We are yet to learn a lot about life. It all seems so crazy at the moment but I do hope all is going to be well. 

Cheers to you my dear Lemon, you have been so nice to me this year.. And I love my anniversary gift. You are the bestest. 

All with love, Lavender! 

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#27: Slices of Lemon

What do I write about number 27? I’m clueless today. I first thought I’ll post a picture that was taken during my 27th birthday. But then I figured I would rather write about what I’m good at writing about – LEMON 😉

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What do I do when people think Lemon helps me more than any other husband in the whole world?

I ignore them. Completely. 

What do I do when Lemon becomes lazy to take bath during the weekends?

I insist him. If he doesn’t do it by 12 PM, I yell. I shout.

What do I do when Lemon wears the same T-Shirt more than twice a week.

I tell him to change the 3rd day. If he doesn’t, I pour water on him his shirt. I even beat him irritate him so much that he does change the shirt in the end.

What do I do when the world thinks Lemon is the best husband a woman can get?

I accept. But I tell them immediately that he is EQUALLY lucky to have ME!!

What do I do when Lemon refuses to clean his car?

I never accompany him in his car. If we are going out, we take my car and not his.

What do I do when Lemon refuses to go for a long due hair cut?

How hard can it be to go for a hair cut? There comes a point in life beyond which I do not push him. But if this point is reached, I get mad and shout at him. Until he actually does what he was asked to do. This behavior is so hurtful. Sigh!

What do I do when Lemon refuses to tidy up the house? 

I keep asking him to do it. I cannot complete all chores myself. I need help from him. I would be the most happiest – the day he understands this. 

What do I do when Lemon misses MY call? 

I keep calling him. If even after 3 times he doesn’t pick up, I get mad. Especially if I find that he did not pick up my call just because he was talking to someone else on the phone. Also, I hate it when he enters the home in the evening talking to someone on phone.  “Finish your calls before you come home. Once you are here, your focus should only be on me and Lime” is what I keep saying to him.  Perhaps i’m annoying. But I’m that possessive. 

I can go on and on about him but let me stop here and leave you all with the pic I took in the Cayman Islands.

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At 24

Dear Lemon,

Do you remember this pic? It was taken on the day of our wedding, during the oonjal ceremony. That moment when this pic was taken will always be special. 

This was not a rehearsal. We were surrounded by our entire family, friends, the catering guys, the photographer, the video man and a zillion others. 

We were actually sitting in the oonjal for almost an hour waiting for the actual wedding moment. It was so embarrassing to sit in the swing all dressed up in front of the big crowd. Even more embarrassing part was when people started singing, dancing and teasing us all the time. But you made me feel comfortable. By passing jokes about our very own people. Lol. I laughed. I smiled. I was shy. I was 24 and you were 28. We were pretty young and fearless during that time.

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I found this pic in our wedding album today. One of my favorites. Cheers to all the good old times and to all our future ones.

Lavender.