Thursday, June 30, 2011

five years

Five years ago, we married under a burning hot sun at Mill City Museum. Today we live a block away. Five years of marriage, four years of parenting, three years of law school and two beautiful girls. I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat.

who's who?


It absolutely melts my heart to see these sisters bonding. 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

summer mornings

I'm a bit over the camera phone photos, but they are so much more accessible and I don't want to forget these lazy summer mornings.

Monday, June 20, 2011


It's amazing what adventure you find when you're not looking - like live music on an overcast Monday morning.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


What, you've never seen a baby with a flower on her head before? 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cousin Lily!

Welcome to the world cousin Lily! 

::Mila now looks like a giant::

six weeks

Monday, June 13, 2011

visit to the dentist

We took our first trip to the dentist today. Sonia was not nervous at all. She has a cavity that will be filled on Wednesday and she's not at all embarrassed by it. In fact, she'll be the first to tell you that it's not because she doesn't brush well, because she does

Sunday, June 12, 2011

from papa's iPad

hipster nerd

A glimpse into the future of our hipster nerd. 

ten-year plan

Ten years ago, Sanjee and I met and fell in love on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. It was the fall of 2000. We were young, na├»ve and freshly emerged from our childhoods. I was returning from a year spent in Spain. Sanjee was taking a year off from Princeton. We didn’t intentionally fall in love, at least he didn’t, but almost immediately we spoke of a future, our future. I was 19, he was 20.

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, on a bench at the Roosevelt Monument, walking through the neighborhoods of Washington DC, we spoke of finishing school, getting married, going to law school, having children. We talked about places we wanted to travel to, cities we wanted to live in and the people we wanted to become. We drafted a ten-year plan – outlining just what we needed to do to get where we wanted to be. As the years passed, we checked-off our accomplishments, periodically adjusting our plan, focused on our goal. Graduate college – check. Get a job – check. Have a baby – check. Go to law school – check. Have a second baby – check.

Ten years later and we’ve reached the end of our ten-year plan. We’re here. We have everything and have done everything that we intended to do to date. Today, as we walked through Minneapolis with our almost four year-old in the stroller and our newborn on my chest, we talked about the next ten years. What will it entail? Who will we become? Where will we travel, and where will we live? When will the next child join us?

We’re drafting a new plan now, mainly in ink, with a few lines penciled in. The next ten years feel broader, with greater potential for variation. We are more settled and centered, having built our foundation. The last ten years have been about getting us to where we are today. And here we are.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

summer, minneapolis style

After our weekly Saturday morning visit to the Mill City Farmers Market for Indian spiced mini donuts (Sonia) and Americanos (mama & papa), we set out to walk the city. We happened upon not one, but two music festivals (blues & bluegrass) and a music recital. We returned five hours later. Summer in Minneapolis may be short, but we certainly enjoy every second of it.