Archive for November, 2020

Roman Holiday

In December 2019, we went to Rome for a week, arriving on Christmas Day. It was unseasonably warm which made for a great vacation and without a lot of tourists. This is our third trip to Italy as a family. The first time was when the boys were 4 and Annika was 6 months old! It’s absolutely one of our favorite vacation spots.

We stayed at a nice apartment near the Piazza Navona. All the major attractions are within walking distance from there.

Below is the family at the Pantheon.

Abhijit and Apurva came at the last minute to visit (all the way from Orinda)!

Here’s the boys at the Trevi Fountain with the obligatory coin toss.

Below, I am pretending to be Caesar near the Colosseum.

Here is the Vatican. Easy to visit and see without the throngs of tourists.

An “illegal” picture from inside the Sistine Chapel (no picture taking allowed).

Just past the Vatican is an old indoor locals market. One of the stalls had wines that were amazing. Of course Abhijit being the sommelier that he is was able to pick some amazing wines. They fill the bottle for you and you can bring it back the next day for a refill. Pretty cool.

I’ll end it on a funny picture. This was a dessert at one of our favorite restaurants. It sounded quite fancy in Italian, but ended up being a plate of oranges!

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Going to College

Annika got accepted to Harvey Mudd college and will be attending in September 2019 as a Freshman (in North Dorm).

Here are some pictures from her orientation day.

For those that know… the picture below is actually taken at Scripps College (next door).

So proud that she is able to attend such a great college (and my alma mater)!

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Annika graduated from High School and Vikram from UC San Diego both in June 2019.

Below, Vikram receiving his Math/CS Degree from UC San Diego!

June 2019 UC San Diego
Proud Mom!

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Annika went to a bunch of different formal and other events. Here are some pics with her and her friends.

Homecoming 2018

It’s now so obvious to me that yellow is her favorite color!

Homecoming 2019
Prom 2019 – Laguna Beach
Prom 2019 – Laguna Beach
Prom 2019
Prom 2019 Laguna Beach
Winter Formal 2019

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We took our biyearly family photos at the cliffs in La Jolla.

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Mexico Trip

It’s been a long time since I posted to our blog so here I am catching up on Lots of excitement!

In December 2017 we went to Playa Del Carmen, Tulum and Chichen Itza.

Here are some pictures from that trip starting from Playa Del Carmen.

Anjali and I by the Tulum ruins

We did a day trip to Chichen Itza and hiked up the pyramids.

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