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Feels good to be me....

Thanks to my boss, I haven't been writing here regularly... usually I blog when I have time to spare at work. What with work being so hectic and then coming back home being euphoric, I haven't had time to spare on the blog. Wanted to write about a lot of things from Obama to Kasav to the Chris Parent/Chris Child game that we played at work. Will stick to the wedding for now though...
Weddings are great if it's not yours and if you happen to be a girl, you get to shop and dress up and then walk around organising and having fun. You don't have to worry about whether this marriage will last or dread leaving your home and staying with a bunch of strangers...
Anyway, I had a lot of fun at this wedding... here are a few pictures ...
Vinod gave us all an awesome surprise by turning up just in time for the wedding...
It felt great to be back with the entire family...
This guy was so funny at the wedding... was so happy to see him havig fun and being himself.

This is how my brothers cut the birthday cake...

Bringing the bride home...

All set to welcome the Year 2009...

Taken after the New Year's Mass... (This method of photography was Nam's brilliant idea. Every time I come down here she finds a new way to pose for the camera...)
Here we are with the cousins...
Here are a few other picutures that I like...
The Bombay gang... only Tina could make it for the wedding, missed the other guys. Grandma was very happy to see all her kids...

All the cousins's at the birthday party...

Welcoming the bride, check out those flower girls, they were so pretty...

All the cousins...
All the weddings he goes to, Manoj takes a picture like this...
Isn't this neat? I like these intricate designs...

The book of life has passed on, look at them... each telling the other to open it. The cousins have started a great tradition, we (Tonio & me) received this book first, then it passed on to Tina & Jaison... now Manoj & Linda have to start their own discovery. Any idea, who's gonna get it next?

Comments

mazhalai said…
Happy new year to you and yours....
wonderful to hear from you after a long time!
Nice post Karen... The cake cutting pic is so funny... Carol might want to have the Book of Life next ;) ... hope u get the hint ;)
Carol said…
hahahaha.. Tina, Thank You.useless female! and organizing you did cause you appointed yourself the wedding planner..in Manoj's very own words "Kavitha please, you're only the wedding planner.. not life planner."
Hey Mazhalai, wishing you a great year too. Hope you had as much fun as I had. I can't seem to get out of the fun/home mood, work seems to drag after this long holiday I spent at home.

Tina, nice picture. Yeah, those guys crack me up, they just stabbed the cake. Anyway, let anybody get the book, as long as there is another wedding and I get to party again!

Nam, Manoj sure is funny, but I bet I would make a good life planner too...
Anju said…
Looks like a lot of fun! Glad you had an awesome time!

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