September 18, 2015

August 29, 2015

modeling | photos taken by kosta

Macy and Aja got dressed up and Kosta took them to a cool part of Las Vegas to take some fun modeling pictures.  They turned out so pretty! 


May 19, 2015

Persuasive writing | Grandma Mickey

I just love everything about this.  And it's all true, Grandma Mickey was amazing and wonderful in every way.  


May 18, 2015

Beautiful Indian Fabric




These fabrics are from the largest fabric store in South Asia, HP Singh, which was in New Delhi. 


March 31, 2015

Happy Birthday | Zoe turns 12

Zoe had a fun birthday party with all of her friends!  Happy Birthday, baby girl!


March 3, 2015

Lodi Garden | Uncle Kevin

Uncle Kevin visited us over Christmas break.  It's always nice to have visitors since we're so far away from family!  The kids LOVED having him around.  We visited Lodi Garden, which is very close to our home, just to walk around, take pictures and kick the soccer ball.  

Trying to get everyone to cooperate but...

...there is always that someone!

We walked further back than we normally do and found this beautiful building.  I wish I had taken more pictures!  This is Bara Gumbad (or "big dome") which is a beautiful stone gateway that leads to a mosque built in the 15th century.    

Not sure what they're trying to do here


March 2, 2015

February 27, 2015

Homemade Granola | Recipe

This granola recipe is so popular at our house that I have to make it every week.  It is completely natural, very low in sugar; a guilt free breakfast dish.  Luckily, all the basic ingredients are available locally in India.  It only takes 30 minutes to make (including cooking time) and makes my house smell heavenly.  We eat it with milk or sprinkle on top of yogurt.  It's yummy with craisins, chocolate morsels, or fresh or dried fruit.  


12 cups oats
1 T cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut oil
*this recipe is good with just the above ingredients.  You can add the optional ingredients listed below if you have them.

1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup hemp hearts
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped cashews

Mix above ingredients in a large bowl.  Spread half the mixture evenly onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet until cooled.  Once cooled, crumble and store in an air tight container.  Repeat for 2nd batch.


February 21, 2015

Happy Birthday | Noah turns 9

I can never get this boy to make a normal face, but I promise he's one the most handsome guys around.  {my unbiased opinion} On Friday Kurt and I surprised him by bringing donuts to his classroom and then Saturday evening we went ice skating as a family.


January 3, 2015

Indian Goodies | Dilli Haat

Fabric stamps


Colorful Rajasthani dolls

Leather goods