Wednesday, December 17, 2008

We are back!!! Update!!

Hey everyone! I am so sorry for not keeping you up to date. Things have just been crazy. I found out that I have Poly-Cystic Ovarian Disease. It has caused me a lot of issues. I am doing much better now. I had to take hormones to get back on track and you can imagine crazy me on extra hormones! Poor Robert and Ben. Then my best friend moved back to the US. That has been rough. I miss her. The Mumbai attacks did a real number on me. I was really afraid for a while. But, now, things are much calmer and I am feeling better. I also wanted to apologize for our Thanksgiving feast falling through. Everything just went wrong. Next time will be better. We got our Christmas tree up and tomorrow I will be posting pictures of it. Ben did a great job of putting it up. Talk to you soon!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Looking for a job.

Yes, me looking for a job. I need something part time to help me enjoy life more. Give me a sense of purpose. Money is not an issue but location and hours (because of Ben) are the main concern. I want a job where I can meet and help people. So, if you know of any jobs here please let me know.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Who knew?

Do you ever feel damned if you do and damned if you don't? Like no matter what, there is no right choice and if you say choose the lesser of 2 evils, which is lesser? Maybe, afraid to do what you want because doing what you want might result in what you don't want. A worse situation than what you have now. Wow. That is what I am going through about several things. Who knew growing up was so hard? Any advice?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Big news out of Ahmedabad

Ben is becoming a big boy. He has his first loose tooth. He is afraid that he is going to starve to death because he fears he cannot eat. It is so cute. I am so excited! I never thought motherhood could be so great.

More news.... The response to our Expat Thanksgiving is going well. Again, please email me if you have any questions.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Expat Thanksgiving

Currently, I organize a monthly Westerns in Ahmedabad lunch so, for Thanksgiving I am trying to organize a feast to make being away from home during the holidays a little better. I am trying to go all out. Turkey, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce the whole nine yards. If there is anything you would like to add or an expat you would like to invite please feel free to give out my email, it is, for more details.

Update.....More Serious....

I have decided to make my blog somewhat more serious. I will still add the photos and updates but I have decided to add some of my more important things that are happening in life. I hope you enjoy. Please leave any feedback it will be most appreciated.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

Boy Oh Boy do I miss Halloween. All the fun going house to house and the parties. Oh the fun. Happy Halloween.

I guess you are wondering why I am changing my blog up some. Well, I needed a change. I hope you like it. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Our Diwali Celebration ...

Our Diwali Celebration was fun. A few nights a ago Ben and Bob went out to hand out free fireworks to the disadvantaged children. The next night I went along. We went to a few scary neighborhoods I thought we might have to fight our way out of. Bob has no fear. It was fun, though. Then the next night we shot fireworks off our roof. That was fun too until we found the super sonic loud fireworks. These fireworks would definitely be illegal in the States. I am posting some pictures from those 2 nights and one of Ben's feet with gloves on them. It cracks me up. He is so funny. He walked around the house with gloves on his feet.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Trying to lose weight....

Well, I have gained a bit of weight since being here and I am trying to lose it now. It is hard! In case you do not know I weighed 230lbs about 5 yrs ago and I lost 100 lbs over a 18 month period. No drugs just diet and exercise. I am trying to lose 10 lbs before Christmas and I workout for an 1 hour a day, 6 days a week but I cannot get the eating under control. So, I have lost no weight. I am doing better but stress eating is my downfall. So, I guess the reason I am writing this is I need advice.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Dance lessons for 3 months..... Was it worth it?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Things are good...

Things are going pretty good except the other day my friend and I went to BBQ Nation and they gave us raw, yes raw, chicken to eat. Then I went for a massage at a new place and it was awful. The first appearance of the building is that it is clean and nice. But, then they brought me back to a cubical and asked me to undress for the massage and I was beginning to get worried because it was loud and bright. Every movement in the salon could be heard. Everything from babies crying, hairdryers to the knocking over of chairs. I did not relax. I stopped to massaged about half way through and got up and walked out because it was just too much for me to handle. A few days before they did a manicure and pedicure for me and they did a terrible job. What did I expect? The salon name is Bellezza. I won't use them again.

Friday, October 3, 2008

I am back

Sorry I have not written in a while. I will do better. Promise.

Things have been going fine nothing major to report. Ben is doing well. My loving husband is busier than ever and I and busy too but a good busy. I am really starting to enjoy life. 30 is proving to be good for me. Let's hope it gets even better.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bragging about my little boy.......

We have been going through house keepers left and right. But I think we might have found one that might work. Anyway, being new they always have questions. So, the other day one had a question and I told her to ask Ben. He understood every word she said and he even gave her an answer. All that in the local language. That makes me not want to ever leave here. Seeing him do that, interacting with others in a way that I can't. He is so smart.....Smarter than I'll ever be.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

DTDC Courier Service lost 2 of my packages!!!!!

Back on Mother's Day I sent a packaged to grandma. After 2 weeks of not arriving, it finally arrived and most of it was missing. So, I complained and the agent here assured me that it was a freak thing and said he would ship another package to the US for free, just to show me. So, several months later I thought I would do it again. Now it has been over 2 weeks (supposed to take 5 days) and my packaged is still not delivered. So, to say the least I am pissed. I hope that if you read this you take note of what happened and use your own judgement.

Monday, September 8, 2008

I am 30 NOW!!!!

Well, my birthday came and it was pretty nice. We had a small get together and had lots of cake. I got some awesome gifts. It was really nice. I am posting some pics of me and one of the great gifts I got. Bob and Kathi got me the chair that hangs for the ceiling. Michelle, got me a day at the spa. How wonderful it is to be loved and 30.

Monday, August 25, 2008


Well, I guess my son and husband are happy for the next few days because I have an acute case of Laryngitis. I cannot talk and it sucks. Every time I swallow it is like a thousand needles in my throat. I have been told by the doctor not to talk. So, with that I guess I will be on here writing away.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Us together.
He says it feels nice!

Ben getting his feet cleaned by the fish.

Enough said.
My feet are the pretty ones!
Check this out. This is fish cleaning my feet! It felt so weird.

Fish feeding frenzy.
On a boat ride.
Us at Outback!!!!!
Ben getting nervous about how high we were.
See this is why there are no pictures of me. I look terrible I know!
Ben driving an antique car. Yes he is really driving!!!

Ben after the Flying Dragon.
Ben before the Flying Dragon (roller coaster).

Ben on the tea cup ride.
Beautiful waterfall.
Thousands of goldfish in a pond.
This is Ben sleeping after a long plane ride. If you could only hear the noise he makes when he sleeps. He kept me up all night.
Our first morning there. Enjoying Starbucks. Ben is having chocolate milk.
This is Ben seeing how tall he is. He was just a little short to right the big roller coaster.

This is Ben in line at the theme park.

These are all pictures from our recent trip to Malaysia. These reason there are not many of me is simple. I had no hairdryer!

We stayed at a theme park resort that was really pretty cool. I hope you enjoy the pictures. Yes, I know my camera has the wrong date.....

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I got a new haircut and I am going to Malaysia on the 2nd of August. I will post lots of pics and keep you informed. I promise!!!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


This is me and Michelle, my best friend, on a girl's weekend in Mumbai. We had the best time. I ate so much food that is was amazing that I fit in my clothes to go home. We ate at Hard Rock twice and at the Hyatt. Both very nice restaurants. The traffic was terrible. We spent at least 8 hrs traveling and we only went to a few places. But the trip did not start off well. We left the airport and got in a car to find the hotel we reserved on line. We get there and it is a dump. We checked out the rooms and there was a toilet in the middle of the room with no walls. Nothing! It was awful. But, we got moved to a nice hotel and the weekend was saved.